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Welcome to the 4th Annual Handmade Holidays Blog Hop! A few years ago we were looking online for handmade gift ideas and thought it would be great if there was a resource dedicated JUST to handmade gift ideas. Enter the Handmade Holidays hop! We’ve gathered over 100 of our creative blogger friends in the craft industry as well as some of our fellow product manufacturers to bring you a plethora of inspiring gift ideas you can make now to give to your friends, family, and colleagues. Pin and bookmark these ideas for this holiday season and to use throughout the year! Each day of the hop features approximately 30 gift projects and you can “hop” from one blog to another to check them all out.

AudreyPettit Thermoweb ReadySetSnowFrame

Hi everyone, and welcome to the Handmade Holiday Blog Hop! Today I’m going to be sharing a quick and easy snowman home decor project using Therm O Web Stitchn’Sew™ interfacing and adhesives. Let’s take a look.

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Ready. Set. Snow. Frame created by Audrey Pettit

Therm O Web Stitchn’Sew™ Interfacing
Therm O Web SuperStik Glue Stick
Therm O Web 1/2″ SuperTape™
Therm O Web Fabric Fuse Glue
Patterned Paper, Die Cut, Sticker: Authentique
Floss: DMC
Chalk Pastels: Stampin’Up
Sewing Supply: orange felt, black buttons, sequins

To begin, find an unused desk frame and remove the glass. My frame is 4×6 and was a super steal for only 99 cents at the thrift store. Then gather your supplies.

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Therm O Web Stitchn’Sew™ Interfacing is known mostly for adding stability behind fabrics, but I love using it for lots of projects requiring fleece or felt.  And because I am fond of primitive, shabby chic crafts, I like to give my interfacing a good soak in some coffee or tea before I get started. Here you can see the difference between the natural interfacing, and the piece I’ve stained in a coffee bath.

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Die cut or hand cut a large circle from the interfacing to use for the snowman’s head. I tried out a variety of round household objects until I found a size I liked for my frame. If using a template shape, simply trace around it with pencil, and then cut it out. We won’t be using the entire circle, so I put my circle container slightly off the edge to conserve fabric.

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Hand stitch a mouth using 4 strands of black embroidery floss. Stitch on two black buttons for the eyes. Apply pink chalk pastel to the cheek area using a cotton ball. Hand cut a wavy carrot nose from a scrap of orange felt. Set aside the nose for now.

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The snowman head can be inserted into the frame as is, or can be adhered to a cardstock backing for added durability. Trace your circle template onto a scrap of cardstock, and cut it out. Coat the cardstock with Therm O Web Super Stik Glue Stick, and apply the snowman face on top.

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The Super Stik Glue Stick is sewable, so go ahead and machine stitch around the edge of the snowman head, if desired.

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For a super strong hold, adhere the snowman to the background paper using Therm O Web SuperTape.

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Adhere the carrot nose with Fabric Fuse Glue.

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Add a die cut sentiment banner to the top right corner using SuperTape for a strong hold.

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Pop the snowman panel into the frame. Add a few final sequins for embellishment, adhered with Fabric Fuse Glue.

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Are you ready for lots more creative handmade gift ideas and projects??

Follow along on our blog hop! Simply click on each of the links below to be taken to that post with additional information and photos on how to create a handmade gift project. Have fun and pin away!

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
Ellison Educational Equipment
ICE Resin
Neat and Tangled
Therm O Web < Walnut Hollow < Elizabeth Craft Designs
Rowland Technologies
Graphic 45
Hydrangea Hippo
Pink and Main
The Buckle Boutique
Tami Mayberry Art & Design – Tami Mayberry 
Jamie Dougherty – Jamie Dougherty Designs
Elizabeth Craft Designs – Raquel Mason
Meagan – The Charming Farmer
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L – Angela Ploegman
Carolyn Dube – A Colorful Journey
Pink and Main – Mistyana Wright 
The Buckle Boutique – Niki Wilson
It’s Sew Lorine – Lorine Mason   ‎
Therm O Web – Andy Knowlton 
L. Grace Lauer – Uniquely Grace
Clearsnap – Meihsia Liu
Oh Snap Lizzie – Lizzie Sanchez
Graphic 45 – Katie Zoey Ho
Charity Wings 
ICE Resin – Tatiana Allen
Polly Carlson – Pieces by Polly
Ellison Educational Equipment – Jan Hobbins
RoseRedd Paper Studio – Rochelle Washington

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10 Comments on Welcome to Day 3 of the Handmade Holidays Blog Hop

  1. Marice Rhsy
    November 9, 2014 at 10:05 am (2 years ago)

    This is one of the cutest winter projects I’ve even seen, and one of the only ones I’d like to make. Bravo!

  2. Laura Strack
    November 9, 2014 at 12:39 pm (2 years ago)

    This felt snowman frame is the cutest! Thanks, Audrey!!! Just darling and so do=able!

  3. Linda Storey
    November 9, 2014 at 1:07 pm (2 years ago)

    I love this guy! Snowmen are so wonderful. This is such a cute project. I have a sister-in-law that would love one, so I guess I’ll be making one. Thank you so much for sharing your talents.

  4. Linsey
    November 9, 2014 at 2:26 pm (2 years ago)

    OH how very sweet this is Audrey! I love working with felt and this is such a cute idea for a festive home décor piece! I love your detailing like the stitching around Mr. Snowman’s face–such a darling project, tfs!!! 🙂

  5. Carmen Olson
    November 9, 2014 at 6:28 pm (2 years ago)

    What an adorable seasonal creation! Snowmen melt my heart. Well done.

  6. Debby L
    November 9, 2014 at 7:33 pm (2 years ago)

    Oh so sweet. I love this for a piece of home decor for my Holiday!

  7. Linda Chidster
    November 9, 2014 at 11:56 pm (2 years ago)

    LOVE Mr Snowman…I collect them!!!

  8. Ann
    November 11, 2014 at 1:36 pm (2 years ago)

    Super cute, love how he is peeking from the corner.

  9. Maria Matter
    November 12, 2014 at 8:23 am (2 years ago)

    so creative Audrey, love this idea!!