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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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".
Next I added some bottle brush trees I picked up at the dollar store.
Time for our little guy to enter the snow laden woods. He looks so at home here.
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.
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.
Don't forget to join us next month when we bring you another great challenge.