I picked up this rather tall cute plastic outdoor snowman for free last year.
Plastic Snowman, Before
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Then I noticed that he was holding a pipe in his left hand. Ugh. I did not like the pipe!! But he was such a cute snowman otherwise!
So I decided to alter this snowman and make him hold something else! It is not really a snowman makeover– just a little alteration. Here’s what I did….
I took an awl and poked (rather pushed and jabbed) a hole in the plastic near the base of the pipe.
Into that hole I pushed and poked until I inserted one of my faux tree stems from an old Christmas tree that I had salvaged. Then I hot glued the stems just where I wanted them onto the snowman, and tied an extra ribbon onto the stems.
Plastic Snowman, AFTER!!
Now he is holding an evergreen branch instead of a pipe. Isn’t he even cuter now than he was before?!
When I first put him outside, he blew over. I realized that he had a hole underneath, so I put an old broomstick pole into the ground, and put him over the pole so that he would no longer blow away.
If I decided that I didn’t want this snowman anymore, he might make a nice white elephant gift exchange gift! : ) But I think I will keep and enjoy him for awhile. If you would like to see the rest of my Outdoor Christmas Decorations, click here.
B4 and After!