My collection of snowmen is very small now. I used to keep them out all winter, but the past few years, I have put them away with the Christmas decor. Now, I dream of spring as soon as Christmas is over. Too bad winter lasts until at least April here (and until May 1st this year). The older I get the less I like snow, and truth be told, the less I like men too (or at least have much less patience with them), so snowmen have lost most of their appeal with me.
Then why did I make a snowman today? Because when I saw these layer cake pans at the consignment shop, they screamed snowman. (Just like the other cake pans screamed pumpkin to me!)
There. Don't they look like a snowman?
How about now after they have been dinged up with a hammer and spray painted off white?
That was step one of my project, dent up the pans with a hammer and spray paint them.
Next I drilled a set of holes in the top and bottom pans and two sets of holes in the middle sized one.
Then I took them outside and sanded off some the paint to distress them a little more.
Then I cut two lengths of wire to wire the pans together.
Very easy. Get them as tight as you can together before twisting the wire. But not too tight so that the snowman will not hang flat.
The pans are attached with the wires.
I thought this old nail would make a great faux carrot nose. I dry brushed just a bit of orange paint on it.
I used old metal, beat up buttons for the eyes and mouth. I attached the facial features to the pan with E6000.
I also added a door strike plate part for a little more decoration.
I then cut a strip of burlap 2 x 40 inches long.
I raveled the ends and tied them in a knot for fringe.
Then add some kind of a hanger on back. I used another piece of wire.
There you have it, a cake pan snowman! Only 69 days until Christmas. Snow maybe this weekend!
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