Author:
Jessica Carey

Hey, everyone! I’m Jessica and I REALLY like to make pretty things. For the last several years I’ve gone from teaching myself to crochet, to selling my makes to friends and family, to opening an Etsy shop, to pattern designing and now I am so fortunate to have worked with some of the biggest brands and companies in the fiber world from all around the world.

Charlie the Snowman Holiday Globe DIY Project

Patterns/DIY
12/13/2018

Is it just me? Or is this tangible and nearly perfume-y magic that is mingling in the cool breeze enhancing the holiday season for you also?! Goodness, the holiday season is just my ultimate favorite for so many reason. From the generosity of others, to the decorated shops - to the discounts on yarn.. ;) This really is a season for celebration.


This year I decided to add to our decorations but chose to make one by hand. I drove across town to our local JOANN store and scoured the aisles for some inspiration on what to make.


One an end cap, I found these DARLING little Christmas-themed figurines and instantly wanted to make a little “scene”, but wanted to do something a little more hands-on. I snatched up the teeny green trees and went to grab a glass terrarium, some wooden beads, paint, poms and more.


I knew I wanted to make a cutie little snowman, complete with a top hat and scarf. His name just SCREAMS Charlie, so that’s what I’m going to call him. I brought everything back to my office and got started with some crafting which just made my heart just so happy since it’s been SO LONG since I’ve played with other materials than yarn. Sigh, what a reminder of how nice it is to expand once in awhile!


I know you’re anxious to make one of these sweet Charlie the Snowman Holiday Globes so let’s get started!

This is a personal blog. All editorial content and projects are intellectual property of Jessica Carey, designer of The Hook Nook. This post was sponsored by JOANN Stores but all ideas and opinions are my own.



To make your own globe, you will need:

-Glass terrarium with open front

-Two packs of mini white poms

-Holiday gift ribbon

-Holiday florals

-One small, one medium, and one large wooden bead (to create the snowman!)

-Two circular wooden discs (to sit snowman on top of, acts as a platform)

-White acrylic paint

-Small paintbrush

-White glitter

-Orange, plaid and black felt sheets

-Three tree figurines

-Hot glue gun

-Hot glue sticks

-pssssst! You can grab all of these supplies at your local JOANN store or online here!


Ready?! Let’s do this!!



First, I was just so excited to create my little Charlie so I began with that first. It is the most “intensive” part of this project, so once he was made everything else just kind of fell into place!


For the paint, I mixed white acrylic paint with white-based glitter to create to create a “snowy” texture with the paint. When applied, it made it a little more “bumpy” which added to the overall visual of a true snowman!


What do you think?!


You can choose to skip the glitter part and just paint them white, but the glitter just makes it EXTRA. ;) However, I used plain white paint for the platforms since they wouldn’t be seen underneath the white pom “snow.”


Once Charlie and the platforms were all painted, I used hot glue to attach the pieces of the snowman, and then used hot glue to attach them to the platforms.


Next, I cut up pieces of a black felt sheet to create Charlie’s sweet little top hat. I created one rectangle (top hat portion) and two circles - one small and one larger. The circles will act as the top of the top hat and the bottom brim portion.


Using hot glue, I attached all of the pieces and then adhered it to Charlie!




For his nose, I cut a teeny piece of orange felt and hot glued that baby for his crunchy little carrot nose.


Lastly, I found some really fun buffalo plaid felt at my local JOANN store and cut off a thin and long strip, wrapped it around his neck and hot glued into place so Charlie didn’t have to freeze while sitting in all of that snow - ha! Plus, it’s just cute.



Once Charlie was all ready for his winter wonderland, it was time to create the scene! I placed a drop of hot glue on the bottom of Charlie’s platform and set him inside the glass terrarium. I spread out the white poms around him and placed the tree figurines!


Once my scene was set, I felt like the it needed some extra holiday pizzazz so I attached a small holiday floral around the top with hot glue. I also had found a two-pack of adhesive gift ribbon and placed the white one next to the red florals which really helped make it POP!





What do you think?!


I’m personally so excited to add Charlie to our winter decorations. It’s always so much fun to have a “friend” come around each year when it’s time to decorate for the holidays.


What will you name your snowman pal? Madison? Bob? Gertrude?? Tell me in the comments below!!


Don't forget to share your progress online and use hashtags #handmadewithjoann and #thehooknookers so share with our communities! Be sure to follow along with me on Instagram to see more fun inspiration and stay in the loop with whats to come! Thank you to my friends at JOANN Stores for helping me create such a fun project!

xo,

Jessica


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