Here is how you can make one of your own.
-1 wooden stair rail from the decking section at Lowes - about $3
-2 square end pieces from the decking section at Lowes - about $5
-Orange paint or paint pen
-scrap fabric for the scarf
|2 square end pieces|
Except for the wood pieces, I had everything on hand and I'm sure many of you do too... so the supplies ended up being less than $10! There are 2 different decking stair rails to choose from. I had a craft day one Saturday morning and Katie and Danielle came over so we could each make one.
First cut several inches off one of the ends of the stair rail for however tall you want the hat to be. (Later one of the square end pieces will go in between the cut pieces for the hat bottom like the 2nd picture below)
On the opposite end, screw in the other square end piece for the snowman stand. Paint this piece white.
Paint the snowman face. I used a sharpie marker for the eyes and mouth and an orange paint pen for the nose.
The girls snowman faces all turned out unique. Later Katie painted over her nose and added a wooden nose using the end of a wooden skewer which is another idea.
Paint the other square end piece and the piece you cut off for the hat with black paint. Screw the black end piece to the top of the snowman. Use wood glue to attach the black snowman hat piece that you previously cut off to the top of the black end piece.
Tie your fabric scrap around the snowman's neck area. Do snowmen even have necks? Regardless we know they need a scarf!
Finally, glue the button on in the desired spot on the snowman.
AND your snowman is complete!!
I put mine on our front porch to merrily greet people at the door. He is just fabulous don't you think?!
So go make one and let me know what you think. These would make great Christmas gifts too! I made one for my work executive who had a Christmas party for our team.
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