DIY the Cutest and Easiest Wood Scrap Snowmen!

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2 Hours

When Christmas and winter approaches, my first decorating accessories stop is always my workshop... for the scrap wood!

I personally love creating affordable decorating ideas from reclaimed wood scraps! And here's a super fun one starting with squarish wood posts...

This idea can stay out not only all Christmas, but all winter too!

Love visions of snow during the seasonal holidays too? Add this cute idea to your list...

Gathering the wood

Wondering what to make, I spotted various squarish wood posts. Not all were perfectly square, but close will do in this case.

Bonus points if your chunky wood is chippy white! However you could also create this look by painting the wood, then distressing it with an orbital sander.

Building and decorating the snowmen

The posts were cut into squarish pieces, then stacked to create wooden snowmen!

And then it was decorating time! Various chunky and small screws, and branches were added to the snowmen to create whimsical features.

Holes were pre-drilled for the buttons and branch arms so they were easy to insert.

There's a nifty arm drilling trick I share in the original blog post link at the end of this post!

But there was one more wintery element to add...

Creating burlap ribbon scarves

A chilly snowman could use a warm and cozy scarf, yes?!

So I grabbed a wider burlap Christmas ribbon I had in my stash, and stenciled black snowflakes on it to create a neutral winter look.

Stencil tip!

And here's a handy tip for stenciling to achieve the sharpest results possible with no pain bleed. Ensure your paint-loaded brush feels dry! Here's how:

How to stencil:

  1. position stencil on the ribbon
  2. load stencil brush with paint, then remove most paint onto a rag
  3. tap the brush through the stencil for the desired effect

The 3 snowflakes were the perfect scale!

Stencil source:

Stencil is Winter Graphics from HERE

The finished wood snowmen!

But a choice is fun, so some scarves were made from cotton rope as well!

This little snowman family turned out the cutest! And they are so fun to customize!

However there's one more idea to share...

Be sure to visit the original blog post HERE to see another idea for the scarves that used some rusty junk! VERY fun twist that's completely weatherproof!

Think you'll make a few of these cuties? What kind of scarves would you use on yours?

Check out many other unique reclaimed wood Christmas ideas HERE

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