Cut and glue a scarf and top hat to complete your super-cute winter watchman. Brrrr! Thank goodness Santa brought me a scarf!
Gather your supplies
Old hardcover or paperback book (with pages at least 15 x 20cm in size); craft knife; cutting mat; hot-glue gun and glue sticks; fine-tip glitter-glue pen; crystal glitter; 2 small twigs, 5-8cm long; 10cm square of black felt or wool; fabric glue; 2.5 x 40cm strip of felt or wool and 4 small pompoms in your desired colour; snowman diagram
Step 1 Remove cover from the book using a craft knife. Enlarge and trace the snowman, hat, crown and brim patterns onto white paper and cut out.
Step 2 Trace snowman pattern onto first page of book, aligning straight edge of pattern with book spine.
Step 3 Place cutting mat under 10 pages and cut along traced line using craft knife. Use cut pages as a template to cut the next few pages. Continue cutting, a few pages at a time, until book is completely trimmed.
Step 4 Round off the spine by folding the front of the book to the back, so first and last pages touch. Hot-glue spine onto itself and hold in place until glue sets. Stand snowman upright and let glue dry. (Note: If the spine is too stiff for pages to evenly spread open, loosen it by opening to every fifth page and running your fingers down the spine.)
Step 5 Run a line of glitter glue down a few page edges of snowman. Sprinkle glitter on wet glue; allow to dry.
Step 6 Sandwich a twig end between 2 pages for an arm. Hot-glue in place. Repeat with another twig on opposite side of snowman.
Step 7 Using the patterns, trace and cut hat, crown and brim shapes from black felt or wool. Roll hat piece into a cylinder; overlap the long edges by approximately 3mm and secure with fabric glue; allow to dry. Run a line of glue around the bottom edge of hat and glue to centre of brim; let dry. Run a line of glue around the top edge of hat and adhere crown to top; allow to dry. Trim crown even with hat edges. Glue hat to top of snowman and allow to dry.
Step 8 Glue pompoms to ends of felt strip to create a scarf; allow to dry. Wrap felt strip around snowman’s neck and loosely tie ends.