Thursday, December 10, 2009

Craft from the Past...

My Mommy made these WAY back in the olden days...
Are these not the cutest snowman ever? I believe they are circa 1970's? My mommy is the best toll painter in town. At least she was, and she would be still, if it was still cool...
They just got old enough to be cute again...FINALLY! I remember these snowmen from when I was a little girl. They were around each and every Christmas.


So I had to modernize them just a touch to help out with their coolness factor... I cut 3 5x7 papers from cute scrapbook papers. Love the Christmas Trees...


I still had 3 frames left over from my monogrammed frame project. So I then put the papers behind the glass.


Then I used a glue gun on the backs of the snowmen, and plopped these little dudes on each frame. I did it on top of the glass so I could peal them right off after Christmas, the snowmen are cool, but not cool enough to have their permanent residency in my favorite frames.

Ta-Da...10 minutes. (less time than the post is taking me for sure!)


Now when my girls grow up they will remember the snowman. Then I will give them to the most sentimental of my daughters because she won't give them to goodwill.


Then in about 30 years time, she will dig out the snowmen, and they will finally be cool again for the third time around. Then she will tweek them (because she will be a crafter). And put them on the wall for her children...



Thank you Mommy. See I didn't give your cute things to goodwill. That is why I earn the egg family :)
I will share a post about the egg family around Easter. Megan and I are fighting for them. I think I will win.

22 comments:

Fiesta said...

wow Heather those are wonderful!

Amy said...

SO CUTE Heather! Totally remember them now that I saw them again. What you did was fantastic! Totally adorable in those frames. Kills me that you can do this! You post also reminded me of, "If You Give A "Mouse A Cookie" :)

Lori said...

Love these! So creatively displayed!

♥Tami said...

So cute! Love them!

grammajill said...

I am so glad you did not give them to Salvation Army or something. THey are CUTE, even if it is in a 70's sort of way. You girls are going to have to draw straws for the eggs, or find someone who can cut some more wood. So I can show you how to paint them!

One Cheap B*tch said...

Love them!

Sara said...

love it! and i love taking old stuff from my mom, too. :)

Fresh Poppy Sisters said...

I love these snowmen too! I for sure get the eggs H!! When mom handed out Christmas stuff she did it oldest to youngest, and I'm #7! You got at least two really cute things I know for sure...I WIN!

glor said...

What a treasure! Love how you updated them. Just beautiful. Did you include what you wrote about your mom and painting on the backs of these. I can just see in years to come so many that will also treasure these.

Tammy@InStitches said...

Such a great idea, they are adorable !

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Hi Heather. I had to laugh at your post. I too told my 18 year old wonderful daughter....'we don't ever sell these family quilts that your grandma made...or these family dishes....or...etc.... Some things I would be horrified if they were sold. I'm sure most women can relate. And I love your Santas. Glad you still have them. I like your new project you did with them! Great idea.
Blessings,
Debbie

Karen- The Graphics Fairy said...

So cute!! I love how you updated them with the frames!

Kate @ The Gaines Gang said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE them! They were cute before but now super cute. Think I need to dig through my mom's stuff this Christmas!

Amanda said...

That is a wonderful way to take something old and make it new again. Adorable.

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Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

Very cute! I always love snowmen

Cindy said...

You've revived those wee things perfectly! How sah-weet!
Would love to have you link to my Make it for Monday party too :)

Stephanie Lynn said...

These look fabulous! I love the frames and it is so special that you were able to re-use something sentimental!

Nina... said...

Oh! what a wonderful idea to preserve something so special! The little snowmen are adorable. Thanks for sharing!

Miss Mustard Seed said...

That is some beautiful tole painting! You really gave those pieces new life. They look wonderful in their new frames and the green paper really shows them off. Great job!

Jane said...

What a great way to update this adorable old Christmas decoration. And without losing it's original charm either...love this idea! Thanks for sharing and for linkin' up!

jane @ Finding Fabulous

Sarah said...

Super cute! My mom tole painted everything. Oh the memories! God's blessings, Sarah :D

Anna See said...

What a sweet and charming way to jazz these up!