Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Snow Patties

The minute I saw this version of what I have come to call "Snow Patties" I knew that I had to make them.

Here's how mine turned out.........



Aren't they adorable? I think they'd make a great stocking stuffer or a sweet little gift for a neighbor, friend, teacher, or co-worker! Want to know how I made them?? Let's get started!

You will need:
Round peppermint patties (I admit that these were difficult to find! I searched about 6 stores before I finally found the round ones. The Christmas ones that are red and green are not in round packages, they are in square packages and I don't think they'd work too well for this.)
Black cardstock
White cardstock
Adhesive of your choice (I used glue dots and my Xyron machine)
Pretezel Bags (You can find these in the cake decorating/candy section of your local craft store.)
Ribbon
1 1/2 inch circle punch
2 inch scallop circle punch
Snowman face printable which you can download here
Tape

1. Print your snowman faces out and punch one out with the circle punch. Punch 2 more circles out of white cardstock with the circle punch.
2. Punch 6 scalloped circles using the scalloped punch out of black cardstock. Punch 6 circles out of the black cardstock using a regular hole punch. These will become your buttons.
3. Adhere each of the white circles to one of the black scalloped circles. I ran the white circles through my Xyron machine but you could just use glue dots for these as well. Now, using the glue dots glue these to the front of your Peppermint Patties.
4. Adhere the small black circle "buttons" to the middle and lower part of your snowman and a black hat to snowman's face. (I cut the black hat using a shape I created in the Silhouette software but you could free hand one or find one online to use as a guide.)
5. Adhere the three remaining black scalloped circles to the back of each of the Peppermint Patties.
6. Grab the middle and lowest part of your snowman and turn those over. Put a small piece of tape on the back to keep them together. Slide them into your pretzel bag.
7. Loosely tie a piece of ribbon around the bag to be your snowman's scarf.
8. Add the snowman's face to the pretzel bag. Fold the bag down in the back and tape it closed.

And you are done!


I big puffy heart these snow patties!

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6 comments:

Monika said...

So adorable. You find and make the cutest things! :)

Jen said...

Oh my goodness these are cute! I saw these over on Today's Creative Blog and clicked over. Just adorable! I hope you don't mind, I just shared the link on my Facebook Page.

Emily @ 52 Mantels said...

CUTENESS!!! I love those! I may have to do these for some cute kids in my life :)

12 Months Of Christmas said...

Coley - I have another fetish... SNOWMEN!!! I just LOVE these!!! I decorate my house in snowmen during January - I just feel that there is SO much going on at Christmas time.. that my snowmen get ignored.. So I now decorate with snowmen in January - so I can ENJOY them.... I think I'm going to make some of these and put in my girls lunches.... won't the other kidos be so jealous?? And my kidos will have the MOST AMAZING mom ever!!! LOL!!!! Thanks for sharing....

Shontell

Oh... did you get your package? Just wanna make sure you did....

~The Bargain Babe said...

Aww those are very cute. What good neighbor or teacher gifts!

nuvofelt said...

What fun. I'll give these a go.

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