When the holidays roll around and you begin feeling that ‘crafting spirit’, try this holiday wood pattern for a winter craft project. The design is simple but gorgeous and is easy for anyone to do. It doesn’t require difficult or expensive equipment and is the perfect opportunity for some family bonding.
This primitive snowman made out of wood blocks is perfect for an arts and crafts style home or yard. To do the project, you will need one 1 ½” unfinished wood block, one 2” unfinished wood block, one 2 ½” unfinished wood block, two unfinished wood mitten buttons, one 3/8” jingle bell, three 1” rusty tine primitive stars, Down Home brown antiquing medium, ivory Apple Barrel acrylic paint, black Apple Barrel paint, harvest orange Apple Barrel paint, goose feather Apple Barrel paint, Weldbond universal adhesive glue, double spring side cutter pliers, paint brushes, 3 ply jute, and black craft wire.
First, paint each of the blocks with the ivory Apple Barrel acrylic paint. Then, take the goose feather Apple Barrel paint and paint the mittens. Allow these parts to dry before rubbing them with the antiquing medium. This will give them an aged look that truly compliments the project. Make sure that you do this evenly to prevent it from having a two toned look. Then, allow each of these pieces to dry. Once they have dried, use the glue to glue the blocks together. You can stack them evenly to create a clean looking snowman or you can give it a fun look by making them a little off-balanced.
Once this part is finished and the glue has dried, take a screw and create a hole on each side of the snowman. This is where the arms will be located. Then, cut two 2 ¼” pieces of wire and use the glue to secure the wire inside the holes you created. When the glue has dried, attach the mittens. Once this is done, attach the stars to the front of the snowman. These will be the snowman’s “buttons”. Then, take the 3ply jute and cut a piece that is 6” long. Tie into a bow and trim any loose ends. Use the glue to secure the bow to the snowman. You can secure the bow anywhere you would like, though it looks great when glued to the top star, almost like a bowtie. Then, use the ivory, black, and orange to create the snowman’s face. If you wish to place a hat on the snowman, you can take an infants’ sock and make it look aged by using the antiquing medium. Allow the sock to dry before attaching it to the snowman’s head. Then, attach the jingle bell and you are ready to set your new holiday addition inside your home or garden!
Not only is this a gorgeous addition to your personal décor but this is a great gift to make for your friends and family. Purchase a few extra blocks, mittens and stars and you will have more than enough paint and antiquing medium to whip up a few extra!