Since I've been too busy to do a how to this week this is the next best thing. These snowmen pokes are so much fun to make and to use. I put them in my tree, they look so cute peeking out from the branches. Send me your email address and I will send you this pattern in a pdf file. My email addie is firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put on the subject line "free pattern" so I am sure to open your email and not hit the delete button. I have added a top hat to these guys too (sorry no picture for that one). You can find the top hat pattern that fits these in the halloween poke demo that I posted on my blog. You will find it in the archieve. Let me know how they turn out for you. Send me a photo and I will post it on my blog.
A bucket full of these is so cute. Take a large can (like a coffee can) hot glue some floral foam in the bottom and add a few Christmas florals and poke these little guys down into the can.
This is one of the alpine trees I decorate for Christmas. I place three of them together in the little alcove by my stairs. They are completely decorated with handmade ornaments, most of them from ornament swaps I have been in. The others are handmade by myself or by my children. I always hate it when it's time to take them down. My DIL pokes fun at me for all the trees I put up. I tell her "just wait until you have so many ornaments that youhave to put up extra trees to use them all.