Patriotic Uncle Sam Snowman Candy Container - made from old bedspring

November 18th, 2009 in member junk     
TroyRash TroyRash, member
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the finished product - hat removes for access to interior to hide candy -
close-up of the head
close-up of the hat
inside the container
with the top of the hat removed
the finished product - hat removes for access to interior to hide candy -

the finished product - hat removes for access to interior to hide candy -

a candy container made with the use of a rusty old bed spring - i made a paper mache ball - the old fashioned way - like we used to do in school - textured it - let it dry and cut it for the opening, painted it white - attached it to the spring and then decorated it - the hat was made with a discarded paper towel roll - his scarf is made from crepe paper that i fringed by hand with a pair of scissors - i call him my Uncle Sam Snowman -

Pattern or design used: My own design - Troy
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Comments (11)

TrinketFarmer writes: This is SO great! I love the hidden candy. The whole idea has so much creativity. Posted: 10:01 am on December 6th
shabbychick writes: Your Uncle Sam Snowman has a definite spring in his step! Love him! And, paper mache - I haven't done that in a long time... He's just as cute as he can be!

Thanks for sharing!

Kathy Posted: 10:50 am on November 24th
bluebucket writes: Too, too cute. Love him.
Yours in junking, doreen Posted: 10:44 pm on November 23rd
alicemom writes: Oh Troy,
Wish i had been there for the mache'n! Get us in the spirt!
smiles, alice Posted: 10:43 pm on November 22nd
TinTinJunkFan writes: very cute and very vintage! Posted: 3:51 pm on November 20th
junktiqueboutique writes: He is so cute and original. I love it. I wish I had some bedsprings. Posted: 2:42 pm on November 19th
fellowjunker writes: I am loving your Uncle Sam Troy......what fun!!!!
xojanis Posted: 1:55 pm on November 19th
RustyDiva writes: Awesome attention to detail! How fun to paper mache the old fashioned way ~ I remember making musical shakers out of big old light bulbs and paper mache. Great project. Posted: 10:52 am on November 19th
suewhitney writes: Ah hahaha....he is ADORABLE!! I love when junk projects make me smile. This Uncle Sam sure has a spring in his steo just in time for the holidays. Great project, Troy!

Be Well,
Sue Posted: 9:26 am on November 19th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: How cute! I am impressed with all its detail...particularly the adorable fringed scarf. We are always looking for seasonal decor ideas.

Well done, Troy!
Candy Posted: 7:45 am on November 19th
Prior writes: Just darling! Lezlee Posted: 9:37 pm on November 18th
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