Monday, December 12, 2011

Snowman Paint Can & Wearable Pin

I really hope that you enjoyed my last post on Monday, because I decided to carry on the snowman theme by creating a snowman paint can gift container with a detachable, wearable pin. 

This project is fabulous for a few reasons. The first one being that I saved money by using the same rubber stamp on all the projects. Who doesn’t want to save money around the holidays? The second reason is the paint can is the perfect gift container to put your card and ornament in to give to your loved ones. And the last reason is by creating the snowman pin as part of the decoration on the paint can, you can give your loved ones an additional gift with the wearable snowman pin! On top of all of that, it is so darn cute, it’s bound to make your loved ones really happy. What could be better than that?!

If those aren’t reasons enough for you to create this project for your loved ones, let me give you one more. It’s fast and easy to make, and I don’t know about you, but those are two words that I love to hear during the holiday season. 

I hope that I have inspired you to try to stop the madness of the holiday season by sitting down, picking up your rubber stamps and scrapbook supplies, and create something fun for your loved ones. You are sure to put a smile on your family’s faces and I guarantee that it will put a smile on yours. 

I hope that you enjoy the holidays with your family and friends, and I wish you lots of love, good health and happiness for the holidays and all year long!

Happy Holidays!

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Snowman Paint Can & Wearable Pin


  • Paint can- gallon size
  • Pattern paper- two different types
  • Ribbon- 2” wide
  • Basswood- 3/32” wide  
  • White card stock
  • Vivid! dye based inkpad-Black by Clearsnap
  • Watercolor pencils
  • Wire- 24 gauge Silver & White
  • Shake-On Beads
  • Paper, Rock, Scissors glitter paint
  • Aleene’s Paper Glaze
  • Aleene’s Memory Glue
  • Aleene’s Platinum Bond Glass and Bead Slick Surfaces Adhesive
  • White acrylic paint
  • Wire cutters
  • Scissors
  • Exacto knife
  • Paintbrush
  • Pin back
  • Hole punch
  • Rubber Stamps:
  • Snowman with Heart
  • Hanging Ornament


Cover entire paint can with two different pattern papers. Stamp snowman once and ornament six times on white card stock with black inkpad. Color images with watercolor pencils. Cut out images. 

With silver wire, make six small loops. Adhere to the back of ornaments. Cut white wire and shape into six ornament hangers. Attach to ornament loops.

For the pin, stamp snowman on white card stock with black inkpad. Color with watercolor
pencils. Cut out. Lay image on wood. Trace with a pencil. Cut wood with Exacto knife. Paint
wood with white paint. Let dry. Adhere stamped image to wood. 

Apply a thin layer of Paper Glaze over stamped image. Let dry for 24 hours. When dry,
adhere green glitter paint to holly leaves. Add red and white beads with Glass & Bead
adhesive. See picture for placement if needed. Adhere pin to back of wood image.

Tie ribbon around paint can. Adhere ornaments to paint can. Attach snowman pin to
center of the bow.

Here is another variation of the Snowman Paintcan

1 comment:

Molly Smith said...

What a great idea, Lisa! Love your projects and they all look perfect. Your photos are great. Thanks for sharing and the detailed tutorial.
Hugs xo