Winter is a magical time of the year. It is one of the times where the out in nature it transforms into bright shiny silver and hues of blues. Looking to the sky in anticipation of the first snowfall. Dreaming of the first snowman that you going to build, the snowball fights you will get into. This is when you also start looking forward to the Christmas cookies and family to come visit. In a Norwegian tradition you make seven different kinds of cookies to hand out to friends and family. Traditionally the baking starts on December 1st. I like to start, if possible, the weekend after Thanksgiving. The reason is, baking seven different kinds of cookies is time consuming especially when some of the Norwegian cookies are a bit time consuming and using special pans to cook them in.
When it comes to winter I love snowmen. I would rather decorate my house in a winter theme than just Christmas all because I love the decorations. Putting the decorations up, I do not want to take them down for a while. By decorating more of a winter theme I can leave my winter decorations up until February if I wish, which I usually do. Funny thing, I used to think that decorating the house was all for the kids while they were growing up. But apparently, I love the holidays and decorating for them and getting together with family. Turns out the decorating is all for me, but everyone enjoys them.
In the story of Frosty the Snowman the hat is magic. It brings him to life. When winter goes away so does the lively snowman. So In our family we keep the hat safe from one year to the next. It is a great reminder of the magic of being a child and how as a child you believe in the magic of Frosty. As a mother and a grandmother I want to keep that magic alive.
In todays DIY I am making a snowman hat out of a coffee can and a plastic plate and decorated with what I had on hand. I got the plate at the dollar store, and we drank the coffee and saved the can. The first thing I did was paint the can and the plate black.
The next step I hot glued the coffee can to the plastic plate
Dug around my supplies to see if I had ribbons and other Christmas stuff I could add to the hat.
As with most of my projects I try to use what I have on hand. But I do go buy supplies often since I am always creating something for myself, my family and friends and of course to sell. As with many of the projects I show on my blog they are also for sale. This project was pretty quick and if you want more of them they are made very easily.
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