Keeping it Simple: Easy Christmas and Winter Decoration: 2x4 Wood Greeting Snowmen

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Easy Christmas and Winter Decoration: 2x4 Wood Greeting Snowmen


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I have a thing for snowmen. I just love decorating with them. I think that I like them because you can use them for Christmas but you can also use them for all of winter. So when I saw this idea, I knew that I wanted to make it!



*****UPDATE- If I were to make this again, I would screw the pieces of wood into the base piece or I would use a nail gun.  I used a staple gun because that is all that I had at the time but now that I have more tools, I would reinforce it better :) *****

This is how I made it:
1) I started with 5 pieces of 2x4 wood (I know that in the picture there is 6, I was going to use all of them, but decided it was too crowded). I cut them in various sizes, from 12 inches to 18 inches.

2) I used the 18 inch piece for the bottom. Using a glue gun (I couldn't find my wood glue) I glued the other pieces on the bottom pieces.

3) For more reinforcement, I stapled the backs of each piece

4) I then painted all of it white

Now for the cute hats, I made them out of adult gloves


5) I turned the gloved inside out and sewed the thumb.

6) I then gathered the four fingers and tied them with ribbon

7) I cut each finger in half, just for fun :)

8) I then placed the hat onto the snowman

9) I then made three more hats and some scarves out of fleece

10) Using black paint, I painted on the faces. For the noses, I used some wooden V letters that I had and painted them orange.

Now for the sign:
11) Using my Silhouette, I cut the letters out of card stock and patterned paper

12) Using mod podge, I put the letters and snowflakes onto my black piece of wood

13) I then glued the sign in front of the wood and stapled the bottom

14) I then used cotton balls and glued them all over the bottom piece of wood.

And now it's on my porch, ready to greet people when they come by!!!



16 comments:

thopler said...

Great idea! Thanks for sharing. I think I will add this project to my growing list of "Must Create". Thanks again! I'll post pics on my blog. www.project4-thopler.blogspot.com

Mandy @ Sugar Bee Craft Edition said...

Great job - - my mother-in-law made us one of these a few years ago: http://craftedition.blogspot.com/2010/12/greeting-snowmen.html

Maridith @ Strictly Homemade said...

These are cute. Very inventive. My mother loves snowmen and she would love something like this. I am going to have to save this for next Christmas.

Elaine Edwards said...

Squealing with delight!!

Bonnie said...

So stinkin cute! Love them. Coming over from a blog hop and I am your newest follower! I would love for you to follow me back.

http://somewhereincraftland.blogspot.com

Bonnie said...

P.S. I featured you on my blog today. Come check it out...

http://somewhereincraftland.blogspot.com/2010/12/snowmen-2x4.html

Misty said...

Love this idea! Thanks for linking @Creative Itch's "Sew Cute Tuesday"!

Stacy said...

That was so clever to use gloves for the hats! I know what my extra pieces of 2x4 are going to be turned into:) Thanks for linking up!

Mandy @ Sugar Bee Craft Edition said...

Thanks for linking up to Take-A-Look Tuesday at Sugar Bee Craft Edition - I featured you today! - Mandy, www.craftedition.blogspot.com

Lori@Paisley Passions said...

Absolutely DARLING!!! I never would have thought that their hats were gloves. What a great idea! Thanks for linking up and sharing on Thrilling Thursday @ Paisley Passions :)

simplydesigning.blogspot.com said...

This is such a cute idea!! I love the snowmen!

Thanks for linking up!

Ashley
www.simplydesigning.blogspot.com

AmieAnn said...

Oh my gosh! I freaking LOVE these! Thanks for sharing with my Pink Hippo Party!

Ginger said...

Cute! Thanks for linking up to Mad Skills Monday!

itssewforyou said...

I love the adorable snowmen! I linked your project up on my blog:
http://itssewforyou.blogspot.com/2011/01/projects-i-love.html

Tamara said...

Made this tonight! LOVE it!!! Thanks for the inspiration. My sister-in-law wants me to make one for her for Christmas. THAT tells you how cute they are:-)

Barb McEwen said...

So cute. ! Ready to make some for gifts for friends. But...call me dumb. What did you sew the thumb too?