“Melted Snowman” Painted Stones

I live on Lake Ontario and have a stash of beach stones in my craft area for a few years now. They were smooth and round and I knew I wanted to paint them someday. After getting them out and stacking them I suddenly saw a glimpse of a little melted snowman! Stones, paint and super glue are really all you need. This is a super easy craft project and would make a great paper weight or a cute little shelf-sitter.

You can make the bodies and heads as big or small as you’d like based on your preference. The only recommendation I would have is make sure your stones are smooth and kinda flat.

I used some regular acrylic paint. Apply two coats so they are nice and bright white.

Stack them how you’d like and glue them in place. I used super glue and it worked really well.

Use a paint pen or fine tipped brush to paint eyes, mouths, buttons, arms, and a nose. Paint pens worked great for this project.

I used a small stencil brush to make subtle pink cheeks. I always like pink cheeks on my snowmen, but you don’t have to. Make the face however you’d like. πŸ™‚

I tore some thin strips of homespun fabric for the scarves. You could also paint them on!

A small circle of fabric on the bottom will keep them from scratching whatever surface they’ll be sitting on.

You might notice I changed the large snowman’s mouth. Originally it was a squiggle but I decided I didn’t like it. Painting over it won’t work, as the white paint doesn’t cover the black without doing a millions coats. So instead, I sanded it off with a fine grit sandpaper. Then, I re-painted it white, and applied a new mouth with my black paint pen. I like the circle mouths because it gives them more of an “aww crap, I’m melting!” look…lol!

I also applied a coat sparkle mod podge to seal it and give them a sparkle. I am kinda obsessed with this sparkle mod podge incase you haven’t noticed. I think it gives a magical feel to a lot of Christmas and/or holiday crafts!

12 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. thelaughingkraken
    Dec 06, 2019 @ 13:21:32

    These are so adorable!

    I’ve been a (mostly quiet) follower (and fellow crafter) for years — so glad to see you posting a bit more frequently these days! πŸ™‚


    • Eyeballs By Day, Crafts By Night
      Dec 12, 2019 @ 06:24:43

      Thank you so much for being a follower all these years! I’ve had a random spurt of crafty motivation and I hope to keep it going. I recently started working from home which has allowed me some more time to work on some of the projects I’ve been thinking about. Happy Holidays and happy crafting as well! πŸ™‚ ❀ maggie


  2. annieliz1965
    Dec 06, 2019 @ 13:24:07

    Ohhh, this makes me feel a bit sad – but it’s very cute.


  3. StephTheBookworm
    Dec 06, 2019 @ 14:24:36

    In love with these!


  4. Susie Wittwer
    Dec 06, 2019 @ 16:52:09

    These are so cute. Such a clever idea!


  5. jenclair
    Dec 07, 2019 @ 09:15:07

    I love that the head gives dimension to these cuties!


  6. Bonnie Russell
    Dec 12, 2019 @ 05:50:35

    I just love your creative projects! Thanks for the inspiration.


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