Friday, December 2, 2011

Tequila Snowman

I was going to title this post "Liquored up Frosty" but decided that was as bad as "Grandma got ran over by a Reindeer" which by the way, my 4 year old granddaughter sings a lot....loudly...every day...to me.



That little guy started with this...



a tequila bottle! I forgot to take a before picture, so I actually had to search for one.



The round thing is one of those glass vases in the floral department at Hobby Lobby. Again, forgot to take a picture of before. Anyway, I spray painted them both white.



I used E-6000 to glue the vase to the top of the bottle and also for the buttons.



I really didn't know what I was going to use for his hat, but found this clay pot in my craft room. It's amazing what I can find in there if I dig around!



I painted it black and stuck a few sprigs of berries through the hole in the top.



To make sure they stayed in place, I put a dab (that ran) of glue on the wires.



Add a little ribbon and you've got yourself a hat.



Glue it to the top and add a felt scarf.
I don't think anyone will ever know what Frosty has (or had) in his belly!

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23 comments:

moncheri said...

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Terry said...

How do you envision this before you start? Amazing,...he is so cute.

Petticoat Junktion said...

you know.....people are probably going to thing soooo badly of me but I knew that was a Patron bottle as the body! Love it.

Whitney Reed Cypert@Keeping Up with the Cyperts said...

This is adorable! I sure hope you are selling him at your craft show! : ) Love it!

Trisha said...

This Snowman is awesome! New follower from the Sunday hop!

Trisha @ MommaTandBabyE.com

Jill said...

Just brilliant Terri! I love this idea - he's so cute!



Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a great week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success
http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

Condo Blues said...

Cute, clever, and recycled! If you need help emptying another bottle for more Frostys - CALL ME.

Lindsi B said...

That is such a CLEVER idea! Your snowman is pretty darn cute if you ask me! We'd love you to share it with our readers as well for Fun Stuff Fridays linky party. http://www.toysinthedryer.com/2011/12/fun-stuff-fridays-2.html

Kim said...

I kinda like liquored up frosty,LOL. How cute and creative. I had no idea you could paint the glass and have it look so nice.

Kammy Wielenga said...

How did I KNOW before I even clicked on the link that it was going to be your project?! haha. Super cute result!!! I love snowmen.

Q @ JAQS said...

Very clever idea :)

If you get a chance - love for you to link up to my "Made by ME" linky party: http://www.jaqsstudio.com/2011/12/made-by-me-9-linky-party-and-features.html

marissa said...

he is so darling I've love you to add it to my what we wore and made party over at http://raegunwear.blogspot.com

Annika said...

That's one very cute snowman! You could even do this to give as a present to a tequila lover by just wrapping the bottle part in white tissue paper, I guess.

Mindie Hilton said...

You had me at tequila lol.

Spencer and Amy Munn said...

This is totally cute!

Tammy said...

How cute! Thanks for sharing him with us :)

The Answer Is Chocolate said...

CUTE! I can just see the looks I'll get at our favorite Mexican restaurant when I ask for an empty tequila bottle lol.

embracingmessy said...

Very cute! Would you be interested in sharing on my blog? I am hosting a 25 Days of Handmade Christmas series and I'm looking for a few more participants. Details are here: http://embracingmessy.blogspot.com/2011/12/25-days-of-homemade-christmas-day-1.html

Cheryl @ That's What Che Said said...

LOVE this! (and LOVE that particular kind of tequila also!) Would you want to link this up to my Holiday Happenings link party? It's party of my 25 days of Christmas series and anything Holiday goes! http://wp.me/p1SSXe-vp

Megan said...

that's my kind of snowman. I'd better get to work on some margaritas so that I have an empty bottle to use!!!

megan
craftycpa.blogspot.com

Tonia @ TheGunnySack.com said...

What a cute snowman and what a great way to upcycle! Thanks for sharing!

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Meg Sluyter said...

Hi Terri, I saw your Christmas round up post featured at Someday Crafts and that led me here. I love this, such a creative idea. I have a friend we give a bottle of this to every year and I think I might disguise the full bottle like this instead of wrapping it. That is, if I can get it to stay together without the glue somehow. Thanks so much for sharing, pinned!