How to Make a Snowman in a Jean Pocket

How to Make a Snowman in a Jean Pocket

Recycling jeans is a great source for crafting supplies. This little snowman found a great home in a jean pocket. He has been design tested and kid approved by an after school program for elementary age children. The snowman in a jean pocket was completed in less than an hour with prep work being done ahead of time. Hang your snowman in a jean pocket on a door knob to greet Christmas visitors or give him as a last minute gift.

Instructions

Step 1

Cut through the back of the jeans and around the jean pocket; this will create the pocket bag to work with. Cut a 12-inch length of jean seam for the handle. Hot glue the ends of the jean seam inside the pocket beside each seam.

Step 2

Cut a 1-inch thick by 3 1/2-inch square piece of floral foam using the serrated knife. Insert into the pocket and hot glue to hold.

Step 3

Apply hot glue to the top of the foam and cover the foam with stuffing. Allow the foam to peak out the top of the pocket for snow.

Step 4

Cut the wood skewer in half and insert the blunt end into the Styrofoam ball. Smear craft glue over the ball and sprinkle with the clear crystal glitter.

Step 5

Paint the pointed end of the leftover skewer orange. Allow to dry and cut off the point. Apply craft glue to the cut end of the point and insert into the ball for the snowman's nose.

Step 6

Dip the blunt end of the other skewer into black acrylic paint and dot eyes and five dots for the snowman's smile. Allow the paint to dry.

Step 7

Insert the snowman skewer into the jean pocket on the right side. Insert the Christmas floral pick on the left side.

Step 8

Glue the4-inch wood heart to the front of the snowman jean pocket. Glue two buttons to the star's edge.

Step 9

Tie several strands of raffia around the handle of the jean pocket snowman.

Step 10

Lay the snowman in a jean pocket on a flat surface and spray with the spray adhesive. Sprinkle lightly with the fake snow flakes.

Tips and Warnings

If you are making these with elementary aged children, you may want to have the steps with the hot glue gun done ahead of time or designate an adult helper for these steps.

Things You'll Need

Old blue jeans, Christmas floral pick, Floral foam, Two wood skewers, Two and a half inch Styrofoam ball, Black acrylic paint, Orange acrylic paint, Raffia, Two flat buttons, Four inch wood star, Fake snow flakes, Clear crystal glitter , Stuffing, Craft glue, Hot glue gun, Serrated knife, Scissors, Spray adhesive, Paint brush

About this Author

Based in the Midwest, Cyndee Kromminga has been writing craft and interior design articles for 15 years. Her articles and craft designs have appeared in Crafting Traditions Magazine, Easy Holiday Crafting Series-House of White Birches Newsletter and Country Woman Christmas Books. Kromminga's education is in interior design and she has experience operating a craft and design business for over 20 years.

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