Friday, November 19, 2010

How To Build A Snowman Out Of Rocks - By Stacy

Hi! It is Stacy from Not JUST A Housewife again :) I love snowmen! They are so charming. They can be silly or traditional. I decided to make some out of rocks this year. I had everything on hand so it didn't cost me a thing. But even if you had to pick up these supplies, it isn't very costly.


I found some rocks in my back yard that were round(ish) and washed them up really well. Then I used some heavy duty epoxy to glue them together. I usually like to use Devcon High strength 5 minute epoxy but this Loctite worked well too. The Devcon brand was a little less stinky and set up quicker but the end result is the same.



Next I used a polymer clay (I LOVE Sculpey) to make the hat and carrot nose. Once you bake it is is very hard. I have been using this stuff since I was about 6 years old and I love it. It comes in all sorts of colors too if you don't want to have to paint it. I just always have the basic clay on hand so that is what I used.




I painted the rocks all white before gluing the hat and carrot on. Paint a face, add some button and scarf and you are done! I decided to glue mine to a board even though he was pretty steady. I have 4 boys who "look with their hands" so I thought it would be better.




I love that snowmen can stay out even past Christmas. They are a winter decoration so they last longer :)

 Thanks!


9 comments:

PeggyR said...

He is really cute!

Susan said...

The snowman is absolutley so cute!!

Jackie Koll said...

He is so cute!! I might have to go search for some rocks . . .

Amber said...

I think I'm going rock hunting, thanks!

Jana said...

So cute! Link up!

http://gigglesglitzandglam.blogspot.com/2010/11/glam-party-3.html

Cindy said...

That is a fantastic snowman. I love it!

Kristen @ ladybug-blessings.com said...

ah this is so cute! If you have a chance I'd love for you to come link up to Ladybug Blessings Handmade Tuesdays. www.ladybug-blessings.com

Green Eyed Girl said...

What a brilliant idea! I love it!

Kristin said...

This is such a cute idea. I love your snowman, he is adorable.