For the past 26 years I’ve collected Santas and Snowmen as part of my holiday decor. Each collection has exceeded the number of surfaces in my house, so now I alternate years when I display them. Obviously when I saw these guys on Pinterest and knew I just had to make a set of them.
I gathered bottle caps, white spray paint, my glue gun, acrylic paint, buttons, twine and fleece scraps.
First I spray painted the bottle caps white and let them dry. Then I fired up my glue gun, ran a bead of glue down the back of each bottle cap and laid the twine in the glue. I cut the twine longer than the height of the three bottle caps and was able to loop the excess back and glue it to the top cap. I also placed a bead of glue between each cap where they touched to keep them from twisting. After that I painted on the eyes, nose, mouth and buttons. Finally I wrapped a piece of scrap fleece around the neck and hot glued a button to the scarf.
These would also make great decorative tags for gifts.
In this blog post, I shared my Quest46-Item #2 – Lose the rest of my weight and increase my fitness. This is one of the ways I plan to do that. I downloaded a free app to my iPhone called the Seven Minute Workout. I learned about this workout through a fellow blogger. It’s 12 exercises that you perform for 7 minutes and your progression depends on your fitness level. I was drawn to this program because of the time requirement – everybody has 7 minutes – and because they’re all exercises I know how to do. I may not “be able” to do all of them well, but I “know how” to do them. The app has 29 achievements that you work through by doing the 7 minute workouts. I’m more successful with exercise when I’m working towards a goal.
Question of the Day: Have you ever made a snowman from real snow?
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We are ready to be your workout partners. Mindy can sit on your feet while you do crunches, Woody can do step ups with you and I (Ellie) will lie right next to you when you do planks. And I’ll try not to lick your face.