Sock Snow People
I know these are all over the internet but here are the snow people I made. The only thing I had to buy was two bags (3# each) of rice and the map pins. Everything else I already had! I decided to put the inside of the sock on the outside for a more textured look. All the hats are made from old thermal socks of my husband except for the baby blue one. Most are made with the toe part of the sock cutting up further so you can make a roll for the band. The Packer one is made with the top part of the sock. I used the band off a sleeve to create the yellow band. The infinity scarf is made by cutting a strip off the whole sock and stretching it. It rolls up into a tube and I wrapped it around the neck. I made tassels with embroidery floss. I used my blush and a Q-Tip for the cheeks. I like the pink cheeks. It just adds a little something. Ok this is a brief explanation of how I made these:1) Cut the toe end off a tube sock and rubber band the end tightly. Turn sock inside out (the rubber band will now be inside) 2) Fill the sock with rice. The easiest way is to put rice in a glass and pull the open end of the sock over the rim of the glass and pour in. I used appr. 1 1/2 lbs. of rice in each. Rubber band the top tightly and cut off the excess sock. 3) Use your hands and form the rice to make a head shape and rubber band this spot. 4) Now it is time to dress your snowman! What I did for the three back ones was to cut the toe end off a thermal sock of my husbands. I rolled the cut end two times and just the toe color showed while the inside fuzzy part of the sock made the band. (yes those were the color of the socks). To make the fuzzy ball on the top of the red hat I just cut a slice off the rest of the sock and stretched it. It rolls into a tube shape. I then just folded it over again and again, tied it tight in one spot and cut all the loops and fluff it. The Packer hat was made with the top part of the sock. The band of the sock makes the hat. I cut it rounded and turned it inside out, glued the seam, turned it back around and you have a hat! Because the sock didn't have a yellow band I cut the band of a sleeve of a polo shirt and glued it to the rim. 5) Use map pins ( I got mine at Hobby Lobby) to make the eyes and nose. I just put some of my blush on a Q-Tip and rubbed it on the cheek area. Well I hope this helps everyone.