- Sand the edges to give them a distressed look.
- On three of the blocks, tape off the top section for the hat. (I mixed dark brown and black paint together for the hat color.) Right after they are painted, peel the tape off. After the paint is dry, sand the edges to let some of the white paint through.
- For the lower sections, choose scrapbook paper that you like and Mod Podge it to the front of the remaining 5 blocks. Follow the same directions as in steps 7 and 8 used here to apply the paper.
- Here's a little tip: stick the peas to a piece of tape to hold them in place and then use a sharpie marker to color them black. The marker can rub off, so you'll want to spray them with a clear sealer. Glue them in place with a clear drying craft glue. I applied the glue to the pea using the end of a pin, and used the same pin to add 2 small white dots to each of the eyes to give them that little sparkle.
If you have a project that's got you stumped, set it aside, think about it, and wait for the inspiration to come. I never would have guessed that I'd be able to make this craft with only items that I already had, by using an old foam brush, bamboo skewers, and most surprisingly...split peas! Remember, you never know how or when the inspiration will come, so keep those channels open.