I have a collection of snowmen that I started many years ago but I have not added to it in years. Until now. I can’t wait to show you how to make a primitive wooden snowman like the one I just made.
I just added this cute guy to my collection and I love it! It’s super easy to make and you can use scrap wood to make it too. Which saves $$$! And who doesn’t want to save money at this time of year. In fact, I didn’t spend a dime to make this snowman. Now that’s my kind of craft!
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To make a primitive wooden snowman you will need:
- 2 x 4 wood scraps cut to 5″, 7″ and 9″ lengths
- dark paint or stain
- white or light paint
- hot glue
- fabric scrap for scarf
Start by painting the wood scraps with a dark paint (or stain). Allow to dry.
Now add a light coat of a white or light colored paint. Allow that coat to dry. (I helped the drying process along with my RYOBI portable fan!)
While the paint was drying, I looked through my hardware stash and found some drawer knobs that I had previously received from D Lawless Hardware. The only problem was they were a little bright and new-looking. Nothing a a coat of Oil Rubbed Bronze spray paint couldn’t fix!
Once the paint was dry I sanded the edges of the wood pieces to reveal the black and wood underneath. Then using my power drill, I drilled holes and used my hot glue gun to attached the painted knobs to the wood pieces.
Lastly, I glued the three pieces of wood together, tied a scrap of fabric around the “neck”, and hot glued on buttons for the eyes and nose.
I had just the spot for my new primitive snowman on top of the hutch, right beside the red birdhouse that I made out of an old thrift store shutter.
Be sure to visit our fellow 12 Days of Christmas Bloggers below for even more creative ideas this holiday season!
He’s cute, I love his little button nose!!
This is a great way to use up scrap wood and I really like the drawer pulls for buttons.
I love your snowman – great way to reuse drawer knobs!
Love how you used furniture knobs for the buttons! Pinned and sharing 🙂
Emily @DomesticDeadline.com says
What a great way for me to use up some of my scrap wood!