crafty christmas – snowmen paper plate bunting

yay it’s december! if your household has a 6-year-old like ours, then you have probably been on count down since halloween. how many days mummy?

so we have buckled, and the tree has gone up and the christmas craft has begun!

now i can’t say i invented these little fellas, i saw them at a friend’s house last and instantly knew i wanted to do these with ronnie this year. so so simple and they really make me smile.

all you will need :

– white paper plates

– black, white and orange card

– pencil

– glue stick

– paper punch

– scissors

– a couple of round shapes, and an oval to draw and cut around

so to start you need to cut out all the shapes that you want for your snowmen.  larger circles for the black eyes, and smaller circles in white for the eyes and smaller black circles for the mouth. you will also need some different triangle shapes for the noses.

now we have a cricut mini, which we were given some time ago which we reviewed here, it has become a firm favourite in the family because it makes things like this super quick and easy.

lay your paper plate out and place your eyes, noses and mouths pieces of card on the plate, mixing them about until you get the face you want and then just stick them down.

next you need to punch a couple of holes at the top of the plates for you to thread the thread/string through so that you can hang these up on the wall.

tah dah very very simple.

now to finish the rest of the room

disclosure : as i said in this post we were sent a cricut mini for the purpose of a review. this was quite some time ago and this post isn’t a review of the product, we have already done that. however we use it a lot, so no reason not to mention it. our opinions are our own and we have been completely honest, i’m sure you will agree.


    • December 21, 2014 / 09:56

      well you know, got make your self smile!

  1. December 1, 2014 / 16:20

    This is my kind of craft! Looks awesome.

    P.S I agree with Anya, my fave disclosure of the month!!

    • December 21, 2014 / 09:57

      so easy and quick. and nothing like saying it like it is!

  2. December 1, 2014 / 19:16

    Such a cute idea, a great way to brighten up the place – so simple to make too

    • December 21, 2014 / 09:58

      really really simple and you can have quite a lot of fun with the expressions too

  3. December 1, 2014 / 19:41

    How fab, they look really effective yet easy enough for little hands to be involved.

    • December 21, 2014 / 09:58

      perfect for all sizes of hands

  4. December 1, 2014 / 22:22

    Love it! Might think about making them this weekend with my boys. So simple – yet so effective.

    • December 21, 2014 / 09:58

      do it do it do it! show me the pics when you are done 🙂

  5. December 2, 2014 / 06:41

    Oh they are lovely!

    • December 21, 2014 / 09:59

      thanks becky

    • December 21, 2014 / 09:59

      you must!

  6. December 2, 2014 / 13:29

    GORGEOUS! Question: should I get a Cricut? Is it easy or a faff?

    • December 21, 2014 / 10:11

      i really like our cricut. the only downside is i wish i could go a bit more freestyle. i think you can on the top of the range one but it is £££££s. saying that we use our loads and loads, so much you can still do. makes things like this so so easy to do!

  7. December 2, 2014 / 18:57

    They are lovely!!!! Does Ronnie take commissions?!!

    • December 21, 2014 / 10:11

      no but i do!

  8. December 2, 2014 / 20:57

    Oh they are fantastic – love the eyes.

    • December 21, 2014 / 10:11

      look into my eye, the eyes…

  9. Mammasaurus
    December 4, 2014 / 18:57

    Too cute! Those cricut things look fab – anything to make craft easier is good in my books!
    Ho ho hoooooo!

    • December 21, 2014 / 10:12

      who needs to spend half a day cutting out circles when this can do it for you in less than a sneeze!