Packing peanuts whimsically transformed into Snowman poop!
A little tulle, a little ribbon, some computer printed labels, and of course Styrofoam packing peanuts! Voila! Snowman Poop!
I've seen similar things with marshmallows or mints, but any chance to re-use something gets my creative circuits firing.
These make great party favors, or office gifts, and they are super simple to make.
I used a roll of glitter tulle from the craft store. Much cheaper than tulle circles.
First Cut about 6 to 8 inch lengths of tulle and ribbon.
• Place packing peanuts in the center of the tulle
• Gather the corners together and twist.
• Tie ribbon around the twisted tulle.
• Attach label with another piece of ribbon. I printed mine on the computer but if you have nice penmanship you could do them by hand.
• That's it! Snowman Poop!
I get asked how I come up with some of my designs. Sometimes it's a pretty easy answer and sometimes it's a bit more complicated. I see everyday things as having potential all the time. But the inspiration often comes much later and very unexpectedly. For example, this necklace above. The two large aluminum pieces have been in a shoebox on my shelf. They used to be the handle to a box cutter. It broke and I couldn't bring myself to toss it. Fast forward a year or so later. I go into that shoebox for something else and spot them. No sooner than I touched them, inspiration hit. Wham! Just like that I knew what to do with them. As you can see above, I documented the process from start to finish. The necklace only took 20 minutes to assemble. But a year to think about it!
Re-Usin' by Susan is the culmination of many years of exploration and experimentation in jewelry making. People ask me how I got to be so creative. I tell them I ate paste as a child.