Once upon a time, I found a headless snowman in a box of old ornaments. The price was right (a freebie!), so I brought him home, where I introduced him to another snowman that I had in my collection.
The snowmen bonded and they conspired. Snowman No. 2, the one with a head, asked for a makeover for his friend. I was game but I needed to consult a higher authority: Laurie aka Magpie Ethel, who took pity upon me, and whispered: Celluclay, a concoction that resembles old-time insulation until you mix it with water.
Then it becomes a sticky goo that you can't get off your hands. But I worked with it and made little snowman heads. I also inserted a toothpick end into them as also directed by Laurie.
After the head completely dried, I sanded it smooth with an emery board. It's a tedious job and one that's tough to photograph, considering I had an emery board in one hand and a snowman head in the other.
When that was done, I painted the head with a paint that was the perfect match: Baby Pink, by AppleBarrel.
Then, I added a mix of Martha Stewart glitters in black and silver to try to duplicate the original glitter, which had tarnished to mostly black.
Next came the nose, which was from an old holly corsage, and the hat, which came from an Ohio flea market. And then the painted-on eyes and a smile. I also added my own touch: a scarf, fashioned from vintage ribbon.
So, now, meet my guy, who's no longer the headless snowman, but the one-armed snowman. But considering that he can now see, hear and maybe even speak, he's not complaining. He's living happily ever after.