I just absolutely love spending family fun quality crafting time with my parents! Every time we see each other we always craft 1-5 things together because it holds sentimental value for us. A few years ago we created these cute DIY indoor/outdoor Wooden snowmen together. I call it our Snowmen and Snowwomen Wood Family.
Today I am going to walk you through how to make these cute DIY Wooden Snowmen and Snowwomen.
Materials needed for this DIY Wood Snowmen and Snowwomen
- Burlap-ours had snowflakes on the burlap
- Felt-Optional for Snowwoman’s bow
- Paint- black, blue, blush, brown, green, orange, white (whatever colors you want to use)
- Paint Brushes
- Power Tools
- Wood board 2×6 and length is up to you (we used a long board and cut it to the sizes we needed. But Home Depot can cut the wood for you if you do not have tools.
Cutting the Wood Boards
To start we grabbed a long pine wood board and cut it to the length we desired. We cut the adult ones to 29in and the child one to 23in. Everything here is really up to you and your creative mind.
Next we slanted the top of the boards for the hat. Then cut small wood pieces to go across the top of the hat that is 9in long and 1.5 wide and half an inch thick.
The small pieces we cut for the rim of the hat, we then drilled screws into it to hold it in place. Make sure your screw are short so they don’t go all the way through to the back unless that doesn’t bother you.
Now that our wood snowmen and women are cut and put together, it is now time to start painting our DIY Wood Snowmen and Snowwomen.
Painting the wood boards for our DIY Snowmen/women
Painting the base with white
We started by painting the whole board white, excluding the top part, which is the hat. We painted 4-5 coats of white, letting it dry in between each one.
You can also grab a hairdryer and dry it quicker, if you are anything like me. LOL I tend not to wait till it’s completely dry and that just leads to more layers of paint and problems.
Painting the top part black-HAT
We are now going to paint the top of the board with the slant black. I believe it took 1-2 coats of black. Let it dry completely.
While that was drying we all decided to look for faces that we liked searching through google for snowman/women faces.
Painting the Faces on our DIY Wooden Snowmen/women
I believe everyone in the family went free hand for the faces, but me. LOL I tend to draw my faces out before I start painting so I have a good idea of where things are going and how big I want them.
I used a pencil and drew out my entire face starting with the eyes, then the mouth. Next I drew the nose and the ladies eyebrows. Again the face is totally up to you and what you like. I then made sure I loved it and the sizing then I started painting. The pictures in this article should give you a good idea.
Adding the final touches
We got creative here, and my honey added a pipe to his snowman’s mouth along with some painted snowflakes on his hat. LOL My step-son added buttons with paint to his snowman.
I don’t know about you, but I take tremendous pride in our DIY decorations so I want them to look AWESOME! I took two different colors of felt and cut them-one bigger than the other.
My pink felt is 6in long by 2in wide and my blue felt is 7in long and 3in wide. I then positioned them how I wanted them and took a string and tied it in the middle to form a bow.
Once I tied the string off I then cut slits in the pink felt. Then you are ready to hot glue that bow onto your snowwomen.
Adding the Burlap with snowflakes
I measured out how long I wanted the burlap to be and how many times I wanted it to wrap around my snowwomen and then cut it. I shaped and formed it how I wanted it and tied it into a bow. Once I was happy with how it looked, I then hot glued it onto the wood.
Adding the Buttons
The buttons I picked were pretty big buttons to glue onto my snowwoman. I placed 3-4 buttons to decide how many I was using. I only used three. Then positioned them and started hot gluing them to the wood.
Once I was done with all the embellishments, I went back to my hat and painted light blue snowflakes on it because I really liked the look of my honeys snowflakes on his hat. LOL
The completed DIY Wooden Family snowmen and snowwomen
WE just completed these beautiful Snowmen and snowwomen together! Now make sure you leave a comment with a picture. I always look forward to seeing what you have created! I can’t wait to see.
Once you have your snowmen and snowwomen (snow family LOL) completed drop a picture comment below and also head on over to my FB page and leave a photo there so we can all celebrate your creations! I can’t wait to see them!
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