A Repurposed Pot Lid Snowman

The last couple days we have seen a dusting of snow already.  I haven't even put my garden bike away yet.  Really I'm not looking forward to snow, but I made another snowman today.

I think I have mentioned a few times before that I go to thrift and consignment shops on my lunch hours.  I live in a small town, and there really isn't much shopping here.  We have no place to look for salvage.  I find a few things at an antique shop once in a while.  So I work with what I can find, an abundance of kitchen utensils and bakeware/cookware.
Pot Lid Snowman http://organizedclutterqueen.blogspot.com/2013/10/a-repurposed-pot-lid-snowman.html
 I started with three mismatched pot lids.




Pot Lid Snowman http://organizedclutterqueen.blogspot.com/2013/10/a-repurposed-pot-lid-snowman.html
I put aluminum foil over the black knobs on the bigger lids, and spray painted the lids off white.  Two holes were drilled in the small and middle sized lids and one hole in the large one.

Pot Lid Snowman http://organizedclutterqueen.blogspot.com/2013/10/a-repurposed-pot-lid-snowman.html
I cut the top of a thick white sock off for a hat.  

Pot Lid Snowman http://organizedclutterqueen.blogspot.com/2013/10/a-repurposed-pot-lid-snowman.html
The sock is tied with string on top.  The small lid handle (nose) is hand painted orange with acrylic paint.

Pot Lid Snowman http://organizedclutterqueen.blogspot.com/2013/10/a-repurposed-pot-lid-snowman.html
 I put a wire through the top hole of the small lid and pushed the wire through the back of the hat.  This wire will hang on a nail.

Pot Lid Snowman http://organizedclutterqueen.blogspot.com/2013/10/a-repurposed-pot-lid-snowman.html
 This is the hanger pushed through the hole and the back of the hat.  A loop is made by twisting the wire.

Pot Lid Snowman http://organizedclutterqueen.blogspot.com/2013/10/a-repurposed-pot-lid-snowman.html
I wired all the lids together.  

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My snowman is now ready to hang.

Pot Lid Snowman http://organizedclutterqueen.blogspot.com/2013/10/a-repurposed-pot-lid-snowman.html
I didn't put a face on this snowman.  I thought he was cute with the orange carrot nose sticking out from under the stocking cap.

Pot Lid Snowman http://organizedclutterqueen.blogspot.com/2013/10/a-repurposed-pot-lid-snowman.html

That's my repurposed pot lid snowman, as easy as that!

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22 comments:

  1. Can't believe that you have had snow already. It's going to be 80 here today, but the nights are quite cool, good for sleeping.
    Your snow man is really cute and a great idea with potlids.
    Mary

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  2. Too cute! I love that idea and I probably have all the ingredients! YOu ARE amazing!~ BTW! Quit buying up all the zinc lids people...no wonder I have no lids for my jars!?!? LOL! Just kidding but seriously...I could use some! I can't find them...evidently they're exporting them to the North! Ha! Ha!

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  3. Soooooo cute!!! how do you come up with these adorable ideas for stray pot lids and junk!!

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  4. OMGOODNESS i am so doing this. I LOVE your inspiration and your blog. I was looking for a fun project for my kitchen and wahla... HUGs and thank you .. love it... DID I MENTION I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT

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  5. That is so cute Carlene..and original too!
    No snow here yet but it's cold.
    Too early isn't it?
    Come back Autumn.
    Cindy

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  6. Oh my gosh Carlene, this is so darn cute! Love the original colour bits left on each pot lid. Brilliant!! :)

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  7. That is so cute, Carlene...how fun to use the handles as buttons!

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  8. Snow already! You just amaze me with the ideas you come up with. I'm going to try to look at things with an eye for making them something entirely different. But I know I can't come close to the things you come up with! You have a true talent.
    Brenda

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  9. I love your snowman! What a clever idea. Thank you for sharing, I want to make one too. Hugs,

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  10. Your snowman is adorable with his carrot nose peeking out from under his hat! I don't want to think about winter, but I guess it's here, whether we want it or not!

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  11. This is so very cool! It's going to be like the pumpkins...I'll like each one more than the last!! Great idea and awesome project Carlene. (And you know I'm jealous of your snow!)

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  12. Oh my word.....this might be the cutest snowman yet! You are so clever.....I wish I could shop with you for pieces for a project for my house! :)

    I enjoy reading your blog!
    Tammy

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  13. This is perfectly wonderful. Soooo cute.

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  14. Carlene, this is just way too COOL!!!! That brain of yours, I'll tell you, so clever!! Snow already, YIKES!

    Cynthia

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  15. Cute Snowman Carlene ... just in time for your first snow. You are just so creative. Hard to believe SNOW already ... short Summer for you.
    Blessings,
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

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  16. Cute Carlene, you always come up with such fun and creative ideas!
    hugs,
    Jann

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  17. This is so cute and so cool!!! I want one! It will be on a next project for sure! Thanks for being so generous on the details and the how-to ;)

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  18. Stopping by from Chipping with Charm's link. This guy is too cute!

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  19. I am in LOVE with this cutie Carlene!! So fun :)

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