Make a cute, wooden snowman using supplies you can find around your yard and in your home. It’s a fun holiday decor project.
Hi everyone! Today I’m sharing steps on how to make a cute little wooden snowman. This is an easy DIY project that you can complete in one evening.
I created the snowman for a half-hour holiday challenge with a few fellow bloggers. For the challenge, each blogger created a holiday themed project within 30 minutes. The 30 minutes does not include drying time, just actual time actively working on the project. Check out their half-hour projects below:
- Rustic DIY Christmas Village (Saws on Skates)
- Adult Advent Calendar (Charleston Crafted)
- Mason Jar Floral Arrange (Mother Daughter Projects)
- Christmas Card Display (100 Things 2 Do)
- DIY Customizable Rustic Wooden Advent Calendar (Hazel & Gold Designs)
Also, you can check out all our WIP photos and join in on that challenge on Instagram with the hashtag #halfhourholiday.
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Tools and Supplies
To create the snowman I used the following tools and supplies:
- Acrylic craft paints (black, white, orange)
- Super glue
- Wooden branches (approximately 3″ and 4″ in diameter)
- Small wooden dowel
- Twigs (2)
- Yarn (optional for the snowman’s scarf)
If you don’t have access to suitable branches or if you’d rather skip the step of slicing the branches you can purchase wooden slices online.
How to make a wooden snowman
How to make a wooden snowman in 5 easy steps.
Step 1: Cut the branches into 1/2″ thick slices
The basic jig worked well, not too small. 👌 Slicing the branches really made me wish I had a larger table on my bandsaw. Especially for the longer ones. #onedayillupgrade . #halfhourholiday #woodslice #logcookie #logcookies #cherry #cherrylog #cherrybranch #wood #hardwood #woodworking #woodwork #dowoodworking #maker #makersgonnamake #makeallthethings #woodworker #garage #garageshop
If you are only making one snowman, you’ll need 2 large slices (snowman’s base + abdomen) and 1 smaller slice (snowman’s head).
Step 2: Drill holes for assembling the snowman and for the snowman’s arms
- Drill a hole in the snowman’s base.
- Drill a hole at the top and bottom on the snowman’s abdomen
- Drill holes for the snowman’s arms on the abdomen
- Drill a hole on the snowman’s head
Step 3: Paint the snowman
Give the snowman’s head and abdomen a base coat of white paint. Allow it to dry before painting a face and additional decorations.
Step 4: Assemble the snowman
To assemble the snowman, use a wooden dowel (cut to size) coated with glue and insert the dowel into the hole in the base and the hole in the abdomen. Repeat this for the head.
Glue twigs into the additional holes in the abdomen for the snowman’s arms.
Step 5: Create a scarf for the snowman (optional)
To give the snowman a more festive look, cut 3 strands of yarn. Double the strands and braid them together. Attach the scarf to the snowman and use glue to secure it.