DIY...How to Make Wood Slice Snowmen

4 Materials
2 Hours

A cute Holiday Decoration or Gift. I love Snowmen and these cute little guys made from Wood Slices cut from branches trimmed from our old pine tree.

This past summer, when my husband was trimming the old pine tree, I asked him to save a few logs from the branches. I wasn’t sure then what I was planning to make but I knew I wanted to save some just in case.

I asked my husband to cut wood slices out of the smaller logs using a circular saw.

If you don’t have access to a pine log or don’t feel like cutting Wood Slices* you can also purchase them online. (see link in original blog post) Make sure to double check sizes before ordering online.

I picked out four wood slices of varying sizes.

I laid out the wood slices to determine placement of how I wanted them to go together. I drilled small holes on the end of the wood slices with a fine drill bit approx. 1/4-1/2″ into the end of the wood.

Using small dowel rods or bamboo skewers for reinforcement, I inserted the rods into the holes with a squirt of DecoArt Americana Wood Glue*. (*affiliate link)

Each wood slice has a small wood dowel piece in between to hold the snowman together.

Once the wood slice snowman was completely dry and stable, I drilled a hole in the center of the largest wood slice to use as my base. The Snowman is attached to the base using a small dowel and wood glue.

For directions on how I decorated the snowman... Click on the blog post link at the bottom.

Suggested materials:
  • Wood slices
  • Wood glue
  • Bamboo skewer or dowel rod
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  • Pat29437001 Pat29437001 on Oct 19, 2017
    So cute, will have to give it a try.

  • Crafty Crafty on Jan 22, 2020

    Love this idea . I would probably eliminate the base and put twine at the top for a Xmas tree ornament. I make ornaments for friends every year.