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Snowman Purse

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Follow this easy guide for a Snowman "purse" decoration for you own winter wonderland!

Materials:

  • FIMO® Soft Polymer Clay — White, Peppermint, Brilliant Blue, Mandarin
  • AMACO® WireForm® Armature Wire: 1/16"
  • AMACO® Pasta Machine
  • AMACO® WireForm® Diamond Mesh
  • 2 Small Black Beads
  • Miscellaneous Bugle Bead Mix Light Blue — Halcraft
  • Miscellaneous Beads — Halcraft
  • Loew-Cornell — Square Stick Soft Pastels
  • White Embroidery Floss and Large Embroidery Needle
  • Flat Brush or Cotton Swab
  • Dremel Tool or Small Hand Drill
  • Ruler
  • Typing Paper
  • Tape


Instructions:

  1. Flatten White FIMO® Soft to the thickest setting of the pasta machine. Cut out four snowman pieces from pattern. With pencil, make a tiny indentation where holes will be drilled on both pieces. Mark the snowflake on the front piece.
     
  2. Cut two pieces from snowman pattern from WireForm®. Cut 1/4" around WireForm® so it will embed inside snowman.
     
  3. Layer WireForm® between two pieces of snowman. Smooth edges to hide seam. Repeat for back of snowman.
     
  4. Roll a small nose from Mandarin. Place onto face. Press in beads for eyes and draw smile.
     
  5. SCARF: Roll one log from Peppermint and Brilliant Blue approximately 3" long by 1/4" diameter. Cut into 1/4" sections. Lay onto neckline alternating colors.
     
  6. Lay flat and bake both pieces in pre-heated oven set at 265°F (130°C) for 1 hour. Allow to cool.
     
  7. PURSE CENTER: Draw a pattern from paper 91/4" long x 3" wide. Beginning 1/8" from edge mark hole lines every 1/4". Cut out pattern and create two pieces from clay and once piece slightly smaller from WireForm®. Layer the WireForm® between the two clay pieces. Smooth edges and seams. Mark drill holes with pencil.
     
  8. Cut another piece of paper in half lengthwise and tape into an 11" circle. Wrap center of purse around this circle as a guide. Place the purse center and guide into oven and bake for 1 hour.
     
  9. Drill holes into front and back pieces of snowmen according to the marks. After center has cooled, check alignment with front and back and adjust if necessary. Drill holes.
     
  10. Drill a hole in the center of each end for the armature wire.
     
  11. Sew beads onto front of snowman with embroidery floss. Shade snowman with brown chalk around edges and add blush for cheeks.
     
  12. Sew sides of snowman with embroidery floss.
     
  13. Curl armature wire as desired, add beads and press ends through holes in center of snowman for handle.

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