Repurposed Vintage Milk Can Snowman


Happy Wednesday, Friends! Today I'm sharing a fun project to add a little whimsy to your holiday curb appeal. Yes, I know Thanksgiving is still a week away. {If you missed my vintage Thanksgiving mantel, you can see it here.} It's one of my favorite holidays, so much so, that I'll be stepping away from the computer screen all next week to spend time with family. The thing is, I really like to savor the Christmas season which for me, means getting a head start on holiday crafts, and that brings me back to today's project. She's really too feminine to be called a snowman--isn't she sassy? Come see how I repurposed this vintage milk can and dressed her up with things I already had on hand...


repurposed vintage milk can snowman


Last year, I repurposed a milk can as a whimsical scarecrow. Standing near my front entry during the fall, he greeted guests, was featured in Country Sampler's Autumn Decorating issue and has been a readers' favorite, too.  


repurposed vintage milk can scarecrow and snowman


You may remember, I asked for your feedback to name him and the name Rusty was selected. Since Rusty has been so popular I thought it would be fun to repurpose his backyard cousin as a snowmanlady. Now she's going to need a name too--please leave your suggestions in the comment section! 


repurposed vintage milk can snowman



To make your own, start with a white milk can. As I mentioned, this one had been in my back garden and was in dire need of a makeover, so I gave her a fresh coat of white chalk paint.


repurposed vintage milk can snow man


Next, you'll need an extra large white plastic ornament for the head. I found this glittery one at Walmart for $4.88. {18"-20" depending on the size of your milk can.} 


repurposed vintage milk can snowman


If you painted the milk can, while it dries raid your craft stash for items that would make a cute face. I had a mini carrot leftover from Easter, that I used for the nose. I used a few of the flannel covered buttons from Friday's Find and attached them with magnets to the milk can and more buttons  of  various sizes were perfect for the eyes and mouth. I attached everything to the ornament head with glue dots.


repurposed vintage milk can snowman
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If your milk can doesn't have a lid, the head should rest nicely at the top of the can. Since mine had a lid, I flipped it over on top of the can and placed the head there. Now the fun part--playing dress up with your snowman. I experimented with several scarves and hats before mine came to life. Accessories like the felt flower really add personality! 


repurposed vintage milk can snowman


When I was finding links for milk cans, I noticed a few small ones. A miniature version of this craft would be cute, too.{I've included links below.} 






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repurposed vintage milk can snowman

Remember to join us for tomorrow's Vintage Charm party!  


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Don't forget to leave a name suggestion for my sassy snowlady ;) 

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10 comments:

  1. Oh she's adorable! And to think my milkcan is just a side table...tsk. I love her face...the heart buttons are a cute touch. She needs a sassy name but it's too early in the morning for me to think of one. Lol. I'll have to think about it!
    Enjoy your family time! Hugs,
    Cecilia

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  2. I can't believe I never thought of that myself! So cute! I just might have to make one. I have plenty of milk cans and some bowling balls I can use for the head. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  3. So very very cute! Love the hat -- I'd wear that hat myself!!

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  4. Super sweet and dressed for the season!

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  5. So creative ... cute as can be. Love the hat and the heart buttons on the mouth. Good job.
    Hugs,
    Audrey Z.

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  6. How about "Bertha"? She's too cute. Looks like a "Bertha."

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  7. So Cute! How about naming her Winnie after the season she's representing. 😁

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  8. This is so adorable!! And can be used all Winter!! Thanks so much for stopping by!!
    Hugs,
    Deb

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  9. I really think it's incredible how you created your snow-lady with inexpensive finds. It really goes to show that we are not so much limited by our finances, but by our imaginations. Such a clever DIY!

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  10. You are very creative, I'm impressed #happynow@_karendennis

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