After a bit of fooling around with my first effort, now I am quite happy with this little project. Again I started with a 7" paper mache cone on which I painted rough strips in a maroon red and creamy white, you don't have to be perfect because the next step is to cover all of this in a good white glue and coat with Diamond Dust. I tried several other colors but a silver tinsel pipe cleaner for the handle worked best in this mix. The red rim is wired tinsel trim from Michael's adhered with DST. I adhered a line of vintage silver tinsel garland along the inside top (DST) and that along with a bit of snowy white paper shreds make a fine winter nest for the vintage '50s snowman with plastic holly pick. I added a rosette (the smaller TH die) made with a MS pp and topped with a vintage button. A bit of ribbon and a sparkly pompom finish it off. While I find Diamond Dust stays pretty well put, I have sprayed this this with a light coat of fixative.
I am entering this in the "Vintage Christmas" Challenge #39 over at Sugar Creek Hollow, "V for Vintage" challenge at the Alphabet Challenge Blog, "Anything Goes" challenge at Simon Says Stamp Challenge, "Glitter and Sparkle" challenge at Divas By Design