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Blonde Designs is an inspirational blog focused on invitations, parties, and good design. We are Angie Gubler and Kristin Rees, best friends, graphic designers and moms.
We are both former art directors at Martha Stewart Living and Martha Stewart Weddings, respectively. 
We own Blonde Designs, an invitation and stationery company.

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Monday
Jan102011

mini snowmen

I'm so glad I saw this idea last week on the Martha Stewart Craft blog. We got a couple inches of snow in Texas and I was too much of a wimp to go outside with my kids this morning. I convinced my son to make some mini snowmen inside (after I promised him I would go out with him later!). We had our ribbon scarfs, peppercorn eyes, orange toothpick noses, and twig arms all set out on the kitchen table ready to go. James brought in a big bowl of snow and I made the snow balls with a cookie scoop. I realized I had no where to assemble them, so I quickly filled some ramekins with snow to make a base. We had to work fast, but it was fun watching these little snowmen come together. Now they are displayed outside our back window where we can enjoy them for the next few cold days.

Reader Comments (9)

cute, Kristin!

01.10 | Unregistered Commentermelanie

I'm going to try this tomorrow!

01.10 | Unregistered CommenterNicole

OOOH, we're set for a big storm in NY starting tomorrow. I'm definitely going to plan on these (as we're bound to have a snow day Wednesday.)

01.10 | Unregistered CommenterTania

This is such a clever idea, thanks for sharing! If we go back to school this weekend I will do this activity with my pre-k'ers.

Just wondering if you brought the molten cake ramekins back up to room temperature before baking them. I love the idea of being able to make them in advance!

02.15 | Unregistered CommenterLeah

Sorry, didn't mean to post a question about the molten cakes here!

02.15 | Unregistered CommenterLeah

These are adorable, Kristin! I've bookmarked this page. Would love to do this project with my kids someday.

On a different note, I sent an email to the "blonde designs info" email address. It has to do with designing a blog button. Let me know if, for some reason, you don't receive the email.

Thanks for sharing this great project!

02.16 | Unregistered CommenterAbbie

They're so cute! Amazing idea.

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