Wednesday, December 24, 2014

4x4 Snowmen | A Holiday DIY

I've been in a very crafty mood lately with making a few gifts and wanted to add a couple more decorations to the house for the holidays. A couple years ago I made some 4x4 pumpkins and they turned out so well. As I was putting them away this year and getting out my Christmas decorations it struck me that I could take the pumpkin idea and make snowmen! 

Now I promise you I do not think of myself as particularly crafty. I attempt. That's about it. These snowmen have a few steps, but are pretty simple to make!

Started out with a 4 foot long 4x4. I bought mine from Menards. They will even cut it for you for free. I had mine cut into a 13 inch, 15 inch, and 18 inch pieces. There will be just a couple inches leftover. I made that into a small snowman to put in Claire's room for decoration, but you can discard it if you want. 
Spray paint the sides of the 4x4 pieces white. I had to use a couple coats. Don't worry about the top or bottom, they will not be seen.

Sand down the edges down for more of a worn look, but you can skip this step if you want.

Paint on the nose and mouth. Use hot glue to glue on eyes and buttons for the body. The scarves are from my scrap pile (hot glued on, too) and I found some cute socks at the dollar store I used in place of hats. They fit on perfectly and the fuzzy look works well for a hat!

All in all, this project cost less than $10! Most of the supplies I already had on hand so I only had to buy the spray paint, socks, and 4x4. These cutie pies would make a great gift, too! 

This little family is now decorating our living room bookshelf for the holidays. And as my mother-in-law says, since they are snowmen they can work as winter decorations and stay up through January! ;)

I am taking tomorrow off to celebrate with family so I hope you all have a wonderful and very 
Merry Christmas!  

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  1. These are so cute! I'm not a very crafty person, but I think I could handle this. I'm going to try this.

  2. These little guys are adorable, and you're right, they don't seem too difficult to make. Merry Christmas, Laura!

  3. These snowmen are super cue! I'm definitely going to be making these next year! Merry Christmas, Laura!

  4. These are so cute! Great hand made decor for the holidays!

  5. These are super cute. Merry Christmas

  6. Super cute, thanks again for the inspiration!

  7. They are too cute. You are so crafty. I need to make them for next year.

  8. You are so crafty! I love that idea, and you can choose any size to work with too. I am making a mental note to try it next Christmas, like a giant one....
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