Snowmen from old socks

This idea was originally from a Facebook craft post that was circulating last year – snowmen made from old socks, filled with rice. It seemed like a doable idea for us, since we always have holey socks… AND I’ve been searching for a craft to use up some old dried beans that I had bought before we started growing our own a few years ago. Soooo, my snowmen are filled with dried beans, instead. Worked like a charm! πŸ™‚

Besides the rubberbands, I also tied string around them as a safety precaution. (Because at our house, rubber bands break quite often and usually at inopportune moments, lol!) πŸ™‚

By far, this was my favorite craft this Christmas! Just some tacky glue, my hot glue gun, and a plethora of miscellaneous odds and ends I keep for future projects. I’d STILL be makin’ them, but I ran out of beans, even after buying 10 more pounds of them at the Dollar Store, lol! I have a feeling I may cave and buy more beans so I can create more of these cuties during the year… πŸ™‚

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6 thoughts on “Snowmen from old socks

  1. Diane Sanor

    They are so adorable!! Love them!! We better watch out with you! You are one ‘crafty’ person!! LOL!! Do you have directions that you could share?

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    1. Dawn Roberts Post author

      Thanks, Diane! I’ll email a pic of the FB instructions I had printed out & kept in my file. As far as directions for how I decorated them, I can honestly say there are no two alike, lol! I basically rooted through my stash of fabric scraps, denim parts, and oodles of oddities I’ve kept over the years – like old buttons, push pins, tacks, old game pieces, pinecones, etc. For the most part, I used my trusty hot glue gun. But for smaller parts like push pin eyes, noses, & string smiles, I used Tacky Glue… Possibilities are endless!! πŸ™‚

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