Color Wash Snowman Gift Pocket By Dina Wakley

Make this darling gift holder with Adirondack® Color Wash and Claudine Hellmuth Studio Sticky-Back Canvas.

  • Stickles™ Glitter Glue
  • Flat Piece of fabric (4.75"x8")
  • Scrap of orange, black & brown fabric or scrapbooking paper
  • Piece of blue tulle or ribbon
  • Sewing machine and black thread


(1) Use a paint brush and the Matte Multi-Medium to draw large circles on the 4.75″x8″ piece of Sticky-Back Canvas. Let the circles dry completely.

(2) Spray some Sailboat Blue and Butterscotch Color Wash onto the piece of canvas. Dip your paintbrush in water and move the ink around to make it similar to a watercolor wash. If necessary, use a paper towel to wipe excess Color Wash off of the Matte Medium circles. Let the piece of canvas dry.

(3) Remove the adhesive backing from the canvas, and apply it to the wrong side of scrap of fabric. The fabric becomes the lining for the gift pocket. Sew all the way around the entire piece of canvas and fabric.

Fold up about 3″ of the canvas to form a pocket, and use a sewing machine to sew the pocket into place.

(5) Cut 3 circles out of the 3″x6″ piece of Sticky Back Canvas. Vary the size of the circles…you’ll use them to build your snowman.

(6) Sew around the edges of the 3 circles.

(7) Use Matte Medium to glue the circles together into a snowman.

(8) Add a scrap of orange fabric or paper for a carrot-like nose, and fashion a top hat from black fabric or paper. Adhere those to the snowman with Matte Medium. I used blue tulle to add a bow to the black hat. You could decorate your top hat with ribbon or even flowers.

(9) Use Distress Stickles to add more detail to the snowman. I used Broken China for the eyes, and Black Diamond for the mouth and buttons.
(10) Cut some arms for your snowman from a piece of brown fabric or paper (I used a brown paper bag). Adhere your arms to the snowman with Matte Medium.

(11) When the snowman is dry, use Matte Medium to glue him to the upper front flap of your gift pocket. Be sure to just glue on the upper flap so the envelope can still opened.

(12) Print out “Happy Holidays” from your computer (or use stamps) and glue on the sentiment near the snowman with Matte Medium.

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