Re-purposed Cake Pan Snowman

I think that almost every woman in my small northern Minnesota town either collects snowmen now, or has collected snowmen in the past, including me.  I have purchased and/or crafted hundreds of them.  Though their heyday has past, snowmen will always be a winter and Christmas decoration here in the Northland. 

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!)

Repurposed Cake Pan Snowman
There.  Don't they look like a snowman?



Repurposed Cake Pan 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.

Repurposed Cake Pan Snowman
Next I drilled a set of holes in the top and bottom pans and two sets of holes in the middle sized one.

Repurposed Cake Pan Snowman
Then I took them outside and sanded off some the paint to distress them a little more.

Repurposed Cake Pan Snowman
Then I cut two lengths of wire to wire the pans together.

Repurposed Cake Pan Snowman
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.

Repurposed Cake Pan Snowman
The pans are attached with the wires.

Repurposed Cake Pan Snowman
I thought this old nail would make a great faux carrot nose.  I dry brushed just a bit of orange paint on it.

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I used old metal, beat up buttons for the eyes and mouth.  I attached the facial features to the pan with E6000.  

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I also added a door strike plate part for a little more decoration.

Repurposed Cake Pan Snowman
I then cut a strip of burlap 2 x 40 inches long.

Repurposed Cake Pan Snowman
I raveled the ends and tied them in a knot for fringe.
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The burlap strip is his scarf.

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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!










21 comments:

  1. OLÁ CARLENE,LINDO HOMEM DA NEVE,PARABÉNS.BOA QUINTA.BJIM.VALÉRIA.

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  2. Very cute....you think of so many things! Amazing!

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  3. I love this little guy and want to make one too! Add cake pans to my thrift store hunt list!

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  4. This is just adorable, I have no idea how you think up all this stuff. I love it. Hugs, Marty

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  5. Oh, no, Carlene - a snowman from cake pans!?! I used to keep my snowmen out hoping to see a flake or two, but their mojo never worked so now they disappear with the other Christmas stuff.

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  6. He would be so cute hanging maybe on a fence with a light behind him.
    Ann

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  7. How adorable and creative, Carlene!
    You are amazing!
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  8. I love your snowman. Thank you for sharing him with us. I have to be on the look out for the round cake pans so I can make one too. Hugs, S

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  9. We Never have snow here on the Gulf Coast, so I think just a little bit would be wonderful! It always looks so pretty! This snowman is adorable. I think I'll try to make one too. It may be the only snowman I get to make for a long time!

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  10. Oh I have to do this, Carlene! This is so fun! Thanks for sharing!!

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  11. Love,love,love this little tin snowman. You are so stinkin talented girl!

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  12. Carlene as soon as I saw cake pans I new this was going to be adorable!! I was correct.

    Cynthia

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  13. Love, Love, Love this!
    Snowmen are my favorite!
    Thanks for sharing!

    Sandi

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  14. Cute idea Carlene ... your creative mind never stops. Love it.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

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  15. Very creative and cute..he needs a red toboggan!

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  16. This is so darn cute Carlene!! Love the junk bits and it's the only kind of sn*w I want to see for quite some time. Love him!!

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  17. I am constantly amazed by your vision! Love this snowman lots! Did you get snow yet?

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  18. I like the face on this one. I have got to get busy and make something new for Christmas!
    hugs,
    Jann

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  19. Your clipboard that you made yourself is really cute!

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