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.

11 comments:

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

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

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  3. So cute and creative!

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  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!

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

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  6. I sooo love this creative idea, Melissa!

    Have a happy Monday xxxx

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

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

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  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
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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

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