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Monday, November 16, 2015

A Dose of DIY - Wooden Snowman

Hi everyone.  Today I am joining a group of great bloggers in the Dose of DIY challenge. This month's theme is Christmas decor made with wood or fabric.  


  
My project is a cute little wooden snowman and I incorporated a bit of fabric with a scarf and hat for him.  Isn't he the cutest.


Vintage, Paint and more... snowman decor made from thrifted wood pieces

I made him with some wood pieces I found at the thrift store one day.  It was a large bag of all sorts of wood pieces - balls, spindles, beads, cubes, etc.  I had no idea what I was going to do with any of it but knew that it would come in handy in the future.

Vintage, Paint and more... thrifted wooden pieces

 For this project I chose the two pieces below - a ball with a flat side and a small cup with a flat bottom.  I turned the cup over and glued the ball's flat side to the flat surface of the cup with some wood glue. Then I let it set for a while to dry.


Vintage, Paint and more... wood pieces used to make a cute snowman

Next I painted it all white except the little bottom lip which I painted black using craft paints.  I used a sharpie to make a face and some buttons down the front.  I love how cute he looks here - but I decided to go a step further.


Vintage, Paint and more...DIY painted wooden snowman


Here's a little closer look at his face. Just two black dots for eyes, a small "u" shape with little dashes in red for a mouth.  Three black dots for buttons.

Vintage, Paint and more... sharpie drawn face on wooden snowman

For the next step I cut a long strip of blue felt about 3/4 inch wide and then cut fringe on each end for a scarf. 

Vintage, Paint and more... fringe cuts on a felt scarf

I then used a thrift store shirt and cut a small square out of the sleeve.  I sewed up the open side to make a tube for a cap.  I then gathered it across the middle.   With this area I cut little bitty strips to make a tassel.  Love this little hat - did you notice it has snowflakes on it?  Perfect...
Before I added the hat and scarf I sprayed him with some hair spray and sprinkled on some glitter ( my new favorite way to add glitter to wooden objects).  Here he is all dressed and glittered  - ready for winter.

Vintage, Paint and more... snowman DIY'd with wooden pieces painted and glittered

I wanted to place him in a bit of a snow setting.  I had a plastic plate I had bought at the dollar store and filled it with Epsom salts and then sprinkled some glitter on that to make "faux snow".


Vintage, Paint and more... "faux" snow made with Epsom salts and glitter

Next I added some bottle brush trees I picked up at the dollar store.

Vintage, Paint and more... bottle brush trees and "faux" snow create a snow scene

Time for our little guy to enter the snow laden woods.  He looks so at home here.

Vintage, Paint and more... A cute DIY wooden snowman in a snow scene created with bottle brush trees and "faux" snow

This little guy is definitely ready for the cold weather and not just for Christmas.  He could be kept around through the winter months to cheer you up. 

Vintage, Paint and more... DIY wooden snowman in a snow scene of bottle brush trees and "faux" snow

Thank you for joining us this month and don't forget to visit the other ladies to see what they have done.  You can find them easily by following the links below.



Vintage, Paint and more... DIY'd wooden snowman in a "faux" snow scene with bottle brush trees

Don't forget to join us next month when we bring you another great challenge.  



33 comments:

  1. This is TOO cute! Love it! :)

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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    1. Thank you Jess and thank you for hosting such a great party.

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  2. Cathy...he is the CUTEST!!! I love him you did such a great job on this...but you always do on all your projects!!!

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    1. Thanks so much Tammy, such sweet words.

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  3. So cute! His little face is SO cute!

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    1. Jill, I love his face also - it did turn out cuter than I imagined.

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  4. These snowmen are so cute! And I like the bottle brush trees in the vignette!

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    1. Thank you so much Tiffany. I love those little bottle brush trees and can't get enough of them.

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  5. Aw, Cathy - he is SO cute!! I never would have guessed he was made out of wood! I love the sparkles you added to him. Pinned!

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    1. Thank you Bre - I think you can never have enough sparkle....

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  6. This little guy is so cute, I love that he is made from thrifted pieces! Great job.

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    1. Thank you Sarah. I don't know what I would do if it wasn't for thrift stores. Love them.

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  7. Hi Cathy,
    Wow you made the cutest snowman! This is a great handmade decoration for Christmas!
    Thanks for sharing this at Cooking and Crafting with J & J.
    We hope to see you again! Julie xo

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    1. Thank you so much Julie and thank you for hosting each week.

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    1. I hadn't thought about it Cristin but it would make a cute centerpiece. Thanks for the tip.

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  9. What a cute little snowman!! Love it!!

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  10. So cute! I love him for hanging out in your home all winter long!

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  11. I love this little snowman. Thank you for adding this post to the Bloggertunities Share Thread. I shared it on my Fri Faves this week.

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  12. Oh my, Cathy! He's just darling. What a wonderful addition to your Christmas decorations. He's such a cutie. Thanks for linking him up to Vintage Charm this week--

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  13. Your little snow man with bottle brush trees is absolutely delightful. If I wasn't already pressed for time I'd be going to get what is needed to make this. Haven't seen any bottle brush trees at any of our $ stores in Grand Junction this year. I refuse to pay exorbitant prices at other stores for them.
    Your bottle brush trees are as cute as your adorable snow man. Love his scarf and hat, great job.
    Guess will have to dig in holiday decoration boxes with my village to find some trees.
    Love idea of putting your little scene on that plate with epsom salts. Was in Michaels today and commented to myself about price of very small bag of snow, $4.99? Don't think so. Another gal heard me and I told her about using epsom salts for snow. She'd never heard that, neither had I until I got hooked on blogs. So maybe at least saved somebody little bit of dough. I told her then after holidays she could have nice bath with epsom salts, double use. Who couldn't use a hot bath with epsom salts after holidays and cleaning up decorations?
    Your little snowman scene will be such a cute addition to your decorations this year. Enjoy it.
    Have wonderful Thanksgiving.

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  14. He is Adorable - thank you for sharing on Pin worthy Wednesday :)

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  15. This is so cute! Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty!

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  16. This little guy is absolutely adorable. Thansk for sharing the how to with us. I'll have to see if I can also find some wooden balls.

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  17. He is a cutie Cathy. Love the added glitter! You created a fun wintry vignette. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  18. This is so cute. Pinned & shared thanks for joining the party! Hope to see you again soon. Theresa @DearCreatives

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  19. Congratulations! This post is featured over at Diana Rambles this week and has been pinned to the Featured at Diana Rambles board at Pinterest and shared on Twitter. Please grab a featured button via the post guidelines graphic. Thanks for sharing this awesome idea!

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  20. He is so cute :) Thank you so much for sharing you snowman!
    Congratulations, you are being featured in this week's
    Snickerdoodle Mini Round Up!
    Have an awesome day!
    Joanita

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  21. Thanks for sharing with us your great idea Cathy. He looks so cute. I can't imagine he is made of some wood pieces at the thrift store.

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  22. Squeal! Such a little honey! Your little snow man with bottle brush trees is absolutely delightful. This is the cutest thing ever!

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  23. So cute. I oftened bought this guy for Christmas but now I will do my self for my family. My children will be so excited for sure. Thanks for your share Cathy.

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