Art therapy life coach, artist, photographer, designer—Gina believes that the purpose of the arts is to enrich and heal lives.
Christmas Is Coming!
We take out the Christmas tree, string it with lights, ornaments and other decorations.
I grab the ladder and start putting up Christmas lights on the front of our home.
Putting up a Christmas tree and adorning it with colorful ornaments, hanging stockings by the fire with care and filling them with tiny little "stuffers," hanging mistletoe and kissing beneath it are all time-honored Christmas decorating ideas and traditions that many people adhere to.
Halloween has come and gone. Everyone is still recovering from the stuffed tummies of Thanksgiving. Now it's time to decorate for Christmas, just a few weeks away.
Store are jam-packed with Christmas trees of all types to choose from:
- pre-lit artificial
- all colors
Christmas music plays on the speakers overhead, enticing customers to buy those gifts and Christmas decoration which line the shelves. We leave the store with bags of pre-made ornaments and decorations, many of which could have been made at home with a little creativity, and a lot more originality.
My Snowman's Hat
Frosty, the Snowman and His Inspiration
One of the most popular Christmas songs for both children and adults is Frosty, the Snowman.
Frosty the Snowman is a beloved family classic in which an animated snowman dons a magical hat that brings him to life, and he sets off on a variety of adventures. There are many versions of the story, but what remains the same is the signature top hat.
Frosty, the Snowman has inspired snowman building throughout the country, whether you live in an area where it snows or not. People have gotten very creative and built snowmen out of cotton, fabric scraps and so much more.
Frosty, the Snowman
Frosty, the Snowman-inspired Christmas Tree
Frosty, the Snowman's Hat: A Very Simple, Yet Elegant Christmas Craft
This top hat has inspired Crafters for decades.
You can certainly purchase your own pre-made snowman's hat, but it so much more fun to design and decorate your own version of the Snowman's Hat.
This Snowman''s Hat is very simple to make, and you may already have some or maybe all of the items in your home. This is perfect for older kids to do or for you you to do with our kids.
There are so many ways that you can make a Snowman's Hat, but his is how I made mine. All you need to do is simple take the basic idea and make it your own. You can't go wrong with this. I will even post some more ideas in the hub so you can see what others have done.
What You Need
A coffee can
A large plate or charger
Some Christmas ornaments and decorations of your choice
Spray paint (I used black, but you can choose gold, white or other color.)
What You Do
- Spray paint the can and the plate in your choice of color.
- Glue the coffee can and the plate together to form a hat.
- Decorate the hat using your choice of picks, decorations, ornaments, etc.
- Enjoy your creation.
Step 1: Spray Paint the Can and the Plate
Step 2: Glue the can to the plate.
Hot glue the various embellishments to the brim of the hat. I pulled apart my holiday picks to create a fun grouping on both sides.
Step 3: Start Adding The Decorations.
Step 4: Continue Building on the Design
Paint Some Snow Using White Acrylic Paint.
Add Some Train Tracks. (Optional)
Add the Train. (Optional)
Don't Forget Touch-ups.
For those of you who like to see it being done, here is the video.
You can even create a Snowman's Hat using a hatbox.
You Can Use the Snowman's Hat as a Gift by Leaving the Top Open, and Filling It With Items
Use Icicle Ornaments to Create Snow Effect
This was a super easy and fun project and it will make an excellent addition to my growing Winter decorations. I'm so glad I saved those coffee and formaula cans...I wonder what I will do with the others?
.....Maybe Make The Whole Snowman?
Have a Merry Christmas!
Thanks for stopping by. Let me know what you think by posting in the comments section below. If you do try this, let me know.
Enjoy decorating for Christmas and the Holidays.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.
© 2017 Gina Welds
Gina Welds (author) from Tampa, Florida on December 14, 2017:
Hi Chitrangana Sharan. Thanks for stopping by. So glad you liked the article. Yes, adults and children alike enjoy making these snowman hats. My kids certainly do.
Hi Manatita. Good to see you as always, and thank you for your kind words. The creativity bug never quits. I am doing well... Thank you for asking....a few new issues, but I never give in to them.
manatita44 from london on December 13, 2017:
Ever the artiste as usual and nicely done. It's amazing that you have time for all this creativity. How's your health?
You convey the Spirit of Christmas well and I would remember you for our Christmas circus coming very soon. Much Love, Gina. Much!!
Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on December 01, 2017:
Very nice and creative article! I think the children and adults alike, would love to make it with the detailed instructions and pictures, which you have provided.
Thanks for sharing!
Gina Welds (author) from Tampa, Florida on November 30, 2017:
Thanks for stopping by, Sharon, and thanks for your kind words. I know you will enjoy making yours. Merry Christmas!
Sharlee on November 29, 2017:
Wonderful! I so enjoyed your hub, and I will be making one of your creations to add to my holiday decor.