Sunday, March 20, 2011

Pepper Mill Snowmen

Do you remember the extra-large pepper mill that I bought at the thrift store that didn't work?

He now has a new life with two other pepper mills. They've been recreated into a charming snowman family.

I've always liked spindle snowmen like this one on the Plaid website. However, spindles seem expensive to me. These pepper mills were not expensive (perhaps not a dime a dozen at the thrift store but very, very cheap and very easy to find).

For those who may be curious, I used a wide ribbon spool to make Mr. Snowman's hat.

I will be sharing these at:

A Marvelous Mess


A Tiny Announcement: I am going to try to create a hundred unique styles of snowmen by the end of the year.


  1. A great idea to switch out the spindles for broken pepper mills instead! They make a lovely family, Melissa!

  2. I love snowmen. What a great way to use your thrifty find!

  3. So cute and creative!

  4. Those are so cute! I love looking at things and their shapes to see what I can turn them into. I saved a Picante Salsa jar because it looks like a female figure. One day I'll finish the project that's in my head!

  5. They are so adorable! What a great use of broken pepper mills!

  6. I sooo love this creative idea, Melissa!

    Have a happy Monday xxxx

  7. I saw these and let out an audible gasp!
    Soooo cool. So very very cool.

  8. The perfect shape for snowmen! I'm diggin' your snowman kick these days!

  9. Very cute snowmen!! They turned out really well!
    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!

    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  10. Love these pepper pot snowmen! Such a cool idea ;)