Upcycled Pan Lid Snowman

Today is a fun day for me... I'm actually making something I've pinned!! 

I'm a Pinterest addict but in reality, I pin lots of things with intentions of creating my own version but does it actually happen?? Well... not so much... aside from recipes.

But I joined a "new-to-me" group of talented bloggers called the Pinterest Challenge Group and I'm excited because this is my first month participating!!

Upcycled Pan Lid Snowman

Upcycled Pan Lid Snowman

It's time for the December Pin Challenge! The purpose of the Pinterest Challenge is to motivate us to not just pin, but to make it happen! This month's challenge is all about New Year or winter projects. The pin I chose is an adorable snowman made from a pan lid!!

I picked up these are two pan lids from a garage sale free box this summer! This isn't a true before shot though because I had already painted the one lid white.

Upcycled Pan Lid Snowman

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Supplies Needed

Paint the lid white and punch a hole in the top. I use my crop-a-dile. I have raved about this handy punch so many times... it will literally punch through A.N.Y.T.H.I.N.G.!!

Upcycled Pan Lid Snowman

Now, lightly draw on a snowman face to your liking. Begin painting the eyes and mouth with black craft paint (you could do a traditional snowman mouth with dots of paint to make it a little easier).

Upcycled Pan Lid Snowman

Paint the handle with orange paint for his nose.

Upcycled Pan Lid Snowman

Add highlights to the eyes and mouth with white craft paint. To do this, use a damp paintbrush and drag just one side of it through a small puddle of white paint, then paint along the left edge of each eye with the paintbrush. Add a small highlight in the mouth in the same manner.

Add some eyebrows and eyelashes too. You can use a fine-point Sharpie marker instead of a paintbrush if your hands are not that steady.

Upcycled Pan Lid Snowman

Add cheeks with a scruffy paintbrush and decorating chalks.

Upcycled Pan Lid Snowman

Using an old toothbrush, splatter the lid with black paint. To do this, dip the toothbrush in water, then in a puddle of black paint. Holding the toothbrush about a foot away from the lid, flick the bristles with your fingers.

Upcycled Pan Lid Snowman

Once it has dried spray it with a coat of clear sealer (this is especially important if you'll be hanging yours outside).

In the inspiration picture I chose, they painted on a little garland crown. I decided to use some mini garland I had instead.

Upcycled Pan Lid Snowman

I used the one on the left and stole some berries from the one on the right. Use E6000 glue and little clamps to attach the garland.

Upcycled Pan Lid Snowman

I also added a few snowflakes that I cut from this package trim ribbon.

Upcycled Pan Lid Snowman

Upcycled Pan Lid Snowman

All that is left is to add some ribbon and hang it up!!

Upcycled Pan Lid Snowman

Upcycled Pan Lid Snowman

Upcycled Pan Lid Snowman

It would be cute nestled into a wreath too but then it would be harder to tell that it's a lid.

Upcycled Pan Lid Snowman

Upcycled Pan Lid Snowman

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Upcycled Pan Lid Snowman

For more Pinterest inspired projects from this month's Pinterest Challenge hosts, check out the links below ↓

My PinterventuresMom Home Guide
Our Good Life Farm Girl ReformedSlices of Life
Stone Cottage Adventures Sew Crafty Crochet
Purple Hues and MeLove My Little Cottage

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