Sunday, November 27, 2011

Pumpkin Turned Frosty the Snowman


Every Fall, Jonathan and I will head to the pumpkin patch with Hosea and Sarah, take pictures and pick out a medium sized pumpkin.  And then.....the pumpkin sits on our dining table and no one notices it again until it's time to throw it out.  Sad, huh?  (Not to mention, a waste of mula).  I always have good intentions but alas do nothing with it.

So, we were doing some cleaning after Thanksgiving and I took our unused pumpkin out to the porch to toss in Monday's trash.  Then, I got an idea.  Why not use the pumpkin to make something for Christmas!  So, in my head popped Frosty the Snowman!




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Isn't he the cutest?!?  All I did was paint him (Hosea & I gave him two coats), cut out some coal (aka felt) for his eyes and mouth.  Cut out orange felt for his carrot nose and then gave him a scarf (my fave!).  Easie peasie!

The funniest thing is that I put him out on an 80 degree day.  While we're not counting on snow this week, I hear it's supposed to be in the 60s!  Good thing too, cause Frosty couldn't survive in this weather for that much longer!


Happy Sunday!

29 comments:

Stephanie said...

What a great idea! My pumpkin is sitting by the trash now but when I get home I will get him ready for the porch again. Thanks for sharing!

Joanne said...

CUTE!!!!

BJ_Mama said...

Dag-Nab-IT! I just tossed my pumpkins yesterday!!!! ANd I had ONE that wasn't rotted yet! AWESOME IDEA!!!! I am gonna remember it for next year!

~Randee said...

TOO STINKIN CUTE!!! I am your newest follower!! Hope you will come look at my CHAOS!!!

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SusieQTpies said...

Love it. We are doing the same this year with 2 pumpkins. My teens didn't carve them for some reason so I'm putting them out as mr & mrs snow.

Have a super day. I'm your newest blog follower. I'd love for you to come link this post up in my Holiday Tips, Crafts & Recipes http://cafescrapper-scrapsoflife.blogspot.com/2011/11/join-holiday-tips-crafts-recipes-link.html

Katie said...

I love this idea! Darn it! Why didn't I think to do that... instead we just threw our pumpkins away. For once they actually lasted past Halloween and all the way into Thanksgiving. I'm your newest follower!

Faith, Trust and Pixie Dust said...

VERY clever. I love re-purposing. And it looks so great.

Warmly, Michelle

Veronika said...

This is too cute! Great idea! Love the scarf also :)

Rona Gregory said...

Now that really IS recycling at it's best! Great Job, love it!

Ro
via Creation Corner

Carrie said...

Brilliant and so cute!

Lindsi B said...

*smacks hand on forehead*
That is the EASIEST idea and I LOVE LOVE LOVE that the pumpkin doesn't go to waste! Oh my word he is adorable! Would you please share this with our readers for Fun Stuff Fridays linky party? http://www.toysinthedryer.com/2011/12/fun-stuff-fridays-2.html

Maureen said...

I do believe this is the definition of AWESOME! How adorable and clever!
I'd love for you to link up to my Fresh Friday Link Party!
http://www.releasemecreations.com/2011/12/fresh-fridays-link-party-6.html

Heather @ Raising Memories Blog said...

Seriously, you have one cute thing after another! :)

A To Zebra Celebrations said...

ohhhh I love snowmen!! this is so cute and i have pumpkins left :)

Lindsay said...

Such a cute idea! :) Thanks for linking up!

Katie said...

Just wanted to let you know that I featured your amazing snowman pumpkin on Sew Woodsy today!

SusieQTpies said...

You've been featured! Thanks for linking up: http://cafescrapper-scrapsoflife.blogspot.com/2011/12/hot-chocolate-bark-holiday-link-up.html

Susie

Melissa said...

Absolutely ADORABLE! Such a cute idea!

Amy @ Positively Splendid said...

This idea is downright fun! I will definitely be saving a pumpkin for this purpose next year. Thanks so much for linking to my Saturday 7 party last week. I shared your idea in this week's Saturday 7 Spotlight! http://www.positivelysplendid.com/2011/12/saturday-seven-spotlight_10.html

Maureen said...

Just featured your adorable pumpkin snowman as one of the Freshest of the Week on Release Me Create!
http://www.releasemecreations.com/2011/12/fresh-friday-linky-party-7.html

Jen Lossing, The Consigner Designer said...

This is brilliant. I always hate throwing my pumpkins out as well. I feel like they aren't appreciated long enough. I love it! I am going to do this next year. Thanks!

Amanda K @ Every Creative Endeavor said...

So Cute! Thanks for linking up! I am sharing it on FB/Twitter today!!

Mommy Papi and Babies Sauri said...

I saw this post and started to follow your blog. What a really cute idea.

I also transformed our trusty Halloween / Thanksgiving pumpkin into a snowman head.

Thank you so much for the great idea!
Mommy Sauri~
Http://casadesauri.blogspot.com

ButterYum said...

Now why in the world have I never thought of doing this? What an excellent idea. I don't know how it is in your area, but around here you can get pumpkins from the local farmer's markets for a drastically reduced price after Halloween. Now I have a reason to stock up next year.

:)
ButterYum

Houses Built of Cards said...

ADORABLE!!! What a fun idea!!! Thanks so much for joining us at Patches of Pink!!!

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www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

Krista's Paper Cafe said...

I am coming over from Patches of Pink, Link Up Party. Very cute! I like that it is a kid-friendly project!
I am #19 at Jalisa's Link Up.

Angell @ Passionate and Creative Homemaking said...

I featured this today on my Christmas in July Celebration

I have a featured button for ya!

http://passionateandcreativehomemaking.blogspot.com/2012/07/day-5-christmas-in-july.html

Cindy deRosier said...

I'm the Editorial Assistant for Fun Family Crafts and I wanted to let you know that we have featured this project! You can see it here:

http://funfamilycrafts.com/pumpkin-snowman/

If you have other kid-friendly craft ideas, we'd love it if you would submit them. If you would like to display a featured button on your site, you can grab one from the right side bar of your post above. Thanks for a wonderful project idea!

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