The Wood Scrap Snowmen is a one kind of a Christmas Wood Craft Pattern. Try these steps to make the Wood Scrap Snowmen pattern. |
- Wood scraps in various sizes and shapes
- Acrylic paint in white, black and orange
- Brown antiquing stain
- Material scraps
- Children’s socks
- White Craft glue
- Small and large paint brushes
- Dry rag
Learn about the other types of Christmas Wood Craft Patterns with Christmas Carnivals.
- Sanding and Painting
Begin by sanding any rough edges from the wood to avoid painful splinters. Paint wood white on all sides and at one end (cover the other end) Allow paint to dry, then apply a second coat and allow that to dry as well.
Leaving enough room at the top of the "head" for the hat's brim, paint on face by dotting on two black eyes and black dots for the mouth. Using a small, fine paintbrush, paint on an orange nose. Allow to dry completely.
- Preparation of Embellishments
Use tea dyed socks and gingham prints for the antiqued snowmen, traditional primary colors or the popular ice blue for your white snowmen. Fringe the ends of your scarves with sharp fabric scissors, string small pieces of raffia through button holes and tie in knots or bows, cut small scraps for patches, trim the feet off of children's socks and fringe ankle ends for hats.
- The Antique Look
This step is optional. When the paint has dried completely, brush on a layer of brown antiquing stain, ensuring that all cracks and crevices are filled. Immediately wipe off with a dry rag. This will create an antique look. Allow the stain to dry.
- Finishing Touches
Reinforce the scarf, placed around the neck with a bit of craft glue. Place the cuff of the children's sock on the snowman's head (the end that is not painted), glue brim in place. Trim the "top" of the hat but the trimming should be done in a fringe fashion. Tie a ribbon or piece of raffia around the fringed top and tighten. Fluff up the fringe by pulling and adjusting the fringes with your fingers. Add buttons to the hat or on the body. One can also glue a small patch on the hat brim. One may also use material scraps to fashion a hat. At the end glue a pom pom on the top.