Chatting with a friend today, we both shared how much we crave the part of the holidays that have more to do with hanging out together than finding parking spaces at the mall. So here is a fun and easy craft of some scrap reclaimed wood pieces, craft paints, and a little left over wire that will bring you all together. First ingredient…gather your kids, your parents, your friends, and make some hot cocoa. Then hand them each a little paint brush, and while you make your handmade snowman ornaments, chat about all the amazing Holiday and Christmas stories of your past. I think you’ll find, that they are about being together. Happy Crafting to all and to all a good night! My best, Joanne
These cuties can go on the tree as an ornament, the door knobs, or even as part of your holiday wrapping.
I used a piece of old picket fencing. Made sure it was clean and dry. You can use pieces of trim or other wood as well.
Using craft paints, and little brushes, make the circles for the snowman first.
Then fill in the centers, let dry and add the details — like the buttons, nose, scarf, hat and if you want, arms.
Using upholstery tacks, and some copper wire, I hammered in the tacks and wrapped the wire around them. You can add a dab of glue in the hole before you hammer it in if you want.
Look how cute this snowman looks hanging on the door to my guest bathroom. Have fun making these ornaments with your kids, friends and family!