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!!!


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.


Bonnie said...

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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!


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:

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?