Down at the bottom of my yard you’ll find about a dozen stumps from a pine tree that died last year. Hubby took the tree down last fall and he split most of the logs for firewood.
Time: 3 Hours Cost: $0 Difficulty: Easy
I think hubs pooped out because he didn’t quite make it to the end of the pile. They’re not really bothering me, they’re out of the way, I have plenty of logs for the fireplace and when I run out, I have tons of pallet wood ends.
Some of the log chunks I had left were quite large, I could totally see why they were left behind. But what if you stacked the logs, wouldn’t they make a great snowman?
You can see it can’t you?
To make a snowman you'll need to peel off any remaining bark and give your snowball logs a good scrubbing.
With a circular saw, reciprocating saw or jigsaw, trim off the edges of your logs to give them more of a rounded look.
Paint your snowballs white. I’m using some leftover exterior house trim paint.
Like any snowman, my guy has sticks for arms. Drill a hole - insert stick.
I was going to use a painted sharpened dowel or stick for my carrot nose, but this wood piece was already painted orange. Not quite a carrot, but close enough.
Drill a hole, insert nose.
From thin scrap wood, cut out a oval brim for your snowman’s hat.
My snowman’s scarf is made from the sleeves from an old flannel shirt. Each sleeve was cut into two pieces lengthwise, then sewed together to get one long scarf. Notice the button cuffs?
Of course you could always use a real scarf.
I painted the brim of the hat black and added one more painted black log to use as the top of the hat.
To hold the brim and hat securely, I drilled a hole into the top of the head, through the brim and up into the hat to hold a piece of dowel.
The bottom logs were super heavy, pretty sure they’re not going anywhere.
Painted on mouth, eyes and buttons.
If a 4 foot snowman is a little too large, you may be interested in my snowman made from a 2x4 scrap
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