Friday, January 14, 2011

Happy Little Snowman Tute

Happy Friday!!  Here's the quick little tutorial on how I made this adorable wood-block snowman...


Materials
  • 4 pieces cut from a 2x4 (3 for the snowman body and 1 for the snowman hat)  The lengths that I used are approximately 5 inches, 4 1/2 inches 4 inches and 3 1/2 inches (I used the bottom two blocks horizontally, and the top snowman block and hat vertically)
  • 2 black buttons for eyes
  • 1 nose cut from a trim piece (approximately 2 1/2 x1/4 - I found this piece of wood at our Lowes in the same place as the dowel rods)
  • 1 hat brim cut from that same piece of trim, approximately 4 inches in length
  • ribbon(s) for the scarf
  • wooden clothespin
  • scrapbook paper
  • white, black and orange craft paint
  • E6000 glue
  1. Notch each corner of the snowman body wooden blocks to give them a slightly rounded look
  2. Sand each piece well
  3. Paint the snowman body 2 coats of white craft paint
  4. Paint the snowman nose 2 coats of orange craft paint
  5. Paint the hat pieces 2 coats of black craft paint
  6. Using E6000 glue, adhere the 2 black buttons and 'carrot' nose onto the snowman's top block and let dry several hours
  7. Using E6000 glue, adhere the blocks together and let dry overnight
  8. Cut scrapbook paper to fit the wooden clothespin
  9. Using hot glue, adhere the scrapbook paper to the wooden clothespin
  10. Using E6000 glue, adhere the wooden clothespin the the snowman
  11. Tie ribbon(s) around the snowman's 'neck'

1 comment:

sweet & lovely crafts said...

This is so adorable! I can't wait to try to make this.

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