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I was at my aunts house and happened to see that she had recently purchased this funny little snow globe , but it had water in it so I was curious. I picked it up and  read it. LOL, it was a California snowman.(pictured above) I thought it was the cutest thing since we are known for warm weather in  California. I had been wanting to make my dad a draft stop and I thought this was perfect for him. He has always been a bit of a jokester. So this is how I made it.  :)
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Step 1: You will need:

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2 sheets of black felt
1 sheet of orange felt
1 sheet of red felt
hole punch
sewing machine
needle and thread to hand sew
measuring tape 
scissors and/or rotary cutter and mat
about 4 lbs. of beans
fluffy white material - about 1 yard
polyester fiber fill
fabric glue
green felt or cut out a piece of a patterned fabric to decorate the hat a little (see step 4)

Step 2: Getting Started

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First I made the draft stop part. I wanted it to be pretty sturdy so i made the inside of it.the part that holds the beans out of a piece of old bed skirt. I cut a piece that was 8 x 42. sewed all the edges except one of the short edges.Then  I turned it inside out. I also cut a 9 x 42 inch piece of the fluffy white fabric. Sew all three edges. Turn it inside out. Now put the thinner fabric tune into the fluffy tube and fill it with beans. Sew it closed. Then you can sew the fluffy one closed also. 

Now to start the fun decorations of the draft stop. For the eyes I cut 2 circles and used a hole punch to make the holes to make it look like it has button eyes.
sunshiine2 years ago
Love this idea! I need about 4 of them LOL! Thanks for sharing.
danlynne07 (author)  sunshiine2 years ago
LOL. :)
You are on a sewing roll! :D

I love this, so cute. I like decorations that have a purpose!
danlynne07 (author)  jessyratfink2 years ago
Lol, thank you.
poofrabbit2 years ago
This is adorable and that snowglobe is a hoot!
danlynne07 (author)  poofrabbit2 years ago
Thank you. :)