Jan 27, 2011

Lovely little find

So I was standing in the line at the grocery store and the person in front of me was taking an awfully loooonnnggg time.  I quickly realized though that the delay was for my benefit because my mind went into crafty over-drive when I spied this ....



(I bought 3 and I'm not even a gum chewer)


When I got them home I unwrapped them.  Can you tell yet why I was so excited? 
This container, with the labels off of course, makes the perfect snowman.  

I still had socks and everything else left over from my last snowman craft.  so I was all set to start crafting.
 
And, to make it even better, I knew I could turn then into little Valentine's gifts, too and so I did.




So, just like the sock snowmen from a few weeks ago, I just cut up socks for the hat and scarf.  Then I glued on some buttons for the eyes.  The nose is the end of a BBQ stick painted orange.

Easy, right?!

18 comments:

taidyeoriginal said...

I LOVE these! simple. creative. awesomeness!

mysteryhistorymom said...

These are incredibly darling! Love them!:) Lori

Alberta said...

Adorable!

The Lovely One said...

So cute!

Sabrina Mix said...

OMG, Amy!

You're a genius, so creative!

xoxo

GretchenP said...

super cute!! personally i really like them all pink and purpled out. :) your crafty thinking brain amazes me! :)

Kim @ It's a Crafty Life said...

These are so cute! Love how you saw that craft coming out of that container. I would've just tossed it and never thought twice. Adorable. :-)

Jenny @ Embellishing Life said...

Clever, adorable idea! I love it! I hope you'll come share this idea at the craft catwalk today! :)
http://embellishinglifeeveryday.blogspot.com/

Margaret said...

Absolutely amazing and so crafty.

Sheena said...

I love stuff like this...I always have little jars and containers n nit nats laying around..so cute!

Jenny @ Embellishing Life said...

You know I love this! Featuring it tonight :)
http://embellishinglifeeveryday.blogspot.com/2011/02/catwalk-valentine-round-up-feature.html

Jen@eighteen25 said...

those are adorable!!! gotta add them to my valentine's board on pinterest!
thanks so much for sharing!
jen :)

ScoobyinWY said...

Way too cute!!!

Rachel {BubblyNatureCreations.com} said...

no way,, these are so cute!!!

Please share this over here: http://www.bubblynaturecreations.com/2011/02/project-party-weekend-flavored-lip.html

We would love to have you join us!

Cozy Home Scenes said...

How cute and simple to make! And so, so perfect this year since it really is snowing in so many places. Thanks for sharing your snowmen with us.

Barbara said...

Dang cute! Made 7 of them for my girls at church. I would never have looked at a Mento's container and seen a snowman! You are amazing!

Tami said...

Just stopping by to let you know that I've featured your craft on Family Fun Crafts! You can see it here:
http://funfamilycrafts.com/valentine-snowmen/

If you have other kid friendly crafts, I'd love it if you would submit them. :) If you would like to display a
featured button on your site, you can grab one from the right side bar of your post above.

Anonymous said...

These are just adorable! Wish you could buy the containers empty though...