Hey, friends! I told you all yesterday on Facebook that my creative juices have been overflowing lately. I have so many ideas I am trying to get them all out to you as quick as possible. This Let it snow – Dollar Tree tag makeover is my favorite so far! I just love how this one turned out!
Let me show you how to make one of your own:
- Wood tag – Dollar Tree
- Felt snowmen – Dollar Tree
- coffee – Only if you wish to coffee dye your felt snowman
- Wood letters – Dollar Tree
- material for hat and scarf
- small piece of pine
- berries – optional
- orange puff paint – Any orange paint should do!
- Black fabric marker – Not needed but very helpful
- Black paint – I used Crazy crow from A Frayed Knot paint line
- white chalk paint
- wood beads
- black button
- Different colors and sizes of ribbon for the bow
- paint brushes
- hot glue gun and glue sticks
Step 1: If you are wanting the antique look on your snowman then you will want to coffee dye him. To do this just soak them entire felt snowman in some left over morning coffee for about 10 – 15 minutes. Mine took a little for the coffee to saturate the felt, so be patient with this one. Allow the felt snowman to dry overnight.
Step 2: I recommend using the back side of the tag as it is smoother. Paint with the crazy crow chalky paint from @A Frayed Knot or any black paint you wish to use. Allow to dry completely. Dip a chip brush in to white chalk paint, brush some off, and the dry brush over the entire tag. Allow to dry completely. Once this is dry, dip your brush back in to the white paint and run your finger across the brush to create splatters or “snow”. Allow to dry completely.
Step 3: Pull out enough letters to spell, let it snow, or whatever you wish to spell. Paint them white and allow to dry. Using a blow dryer or heat gun will help to speed up the drying process.
Step 4: Lay the felt snowman on top of the material you wish and trace out the hat. Cut it out and glue it on. Using the same material cut out two strips for his scarf. Hot glue them in place. Glue a button in the middle of the scarf where the criss cross meets. You can also add some embellishments to his hat. I added some pine, berries, and a small bell.
Step 5: Lay out the snowman and the letters the way you want them to look and begin to hot glue them in place.
Step 6: Using a bunch of different colors and sizes of ribbon create a bow. I personally find this re-fabbed bow the easiest to make. Hot glue the bow to the top of the tag but not over the hole. You will need that open to hang your project.
Step 7: Feed a piece of twine through the hole at the top of the tag and tie a knot in it. Then begin to feed wood beads on to the twine. I used 3 beads and thought that was plenty. Secure it with a knot. Make sure your knot is big enough that the wood beads don’t slip over it.. don’t ask me how I know that, haha.
Step 8: Finally, you can put a few finishing touches on your snowman. I used a fabric marker to fill in his eyes, mouth, and buttons. Next, take some puff paint or orange paint to fill in his nose. I also add some rosy cheeks with some blush.. you all know how much I love some rosy cheeks! ha.
If you decide to make this DIY I’d love to hear from ya! You can drop a comment below or message me on any of my social media pages. Hope you have a blessed weekend and as always remember to keep it simple. Catch ya next week my friends! Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, youtube