Old Shutter Snowman


Do you have any old shutters hanging around? I do. I kinda collect them from the side of the road when I find them.
I spray painted this old shutter red.
Then I painted on some crackle paint. Finally, I painted the snowman white but it doesn't look new. It looks old because it's paint is crackled. I love that.
I painted the features of the snowman, added some white sprayed branches and snowflakes. Also, I bought some real plaid fabric for the scarf and I went to the other side of the shutter to attach it.
Hope you enjoyed. Linda @Crafts a la mode

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  • Hol11006748
    Hol11006748
    on Dec 5, 2016

    I have not been able to find "Crackle" paint anywhere! I mean I've gone everywhere our little town has, Tractor Supply, McCoys, Ace, Home Depo, Wal Mart, I mean EVERYWHERE! Where do you get this elusive stuff?? :/

    • Bev
      Bev
      on Jul 1, 2017

      DecoArt and Folk Art Brand acrylic paint lines sell it in craft stores like AC Moore, Micheal's, Hobby Lobby and Walmart. It is available in 3 and 8 ounce sizes.
  • Sharon Haight Bennett
    Sharon Haight Bennett
    on Oct 13, 2017

    What do you use for it's arms so that they don't break when you put it away for another year?
  • Ellen
    Ellen
    on Dec 5, 2017

    I love this, but I am confused? Did you paint the whole shutter red first the white snowman overtop? (The picture looks like u painted whole shutter white (?) , also, do u paint the snowman with white paint and then the crackle on top (?)

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  • Happy Powell
    Happy Powell
    on Dec 13, 2017

    For large areas like this I have used white Elmer’s glue & a hair dryer as a crackle medium. But, as of this minute,i cant remember if i put the glue on 1st or last, practice on something first, it does work.
  • Dawnmarie
    Dawnmarie
    on Jan 15, 2018

    I love this ,need to make one.
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