Winter Wonder: Wooden Snowmen Garland

January 9, 2013

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I have a snowman collection.

There. I said it.

It’s not as sizable as it once was and, as far as collections go, it’s on the small side but I do have one. They are packed away and haven’t been let out the last few years because of the curious hands I have in the house. I don’t remember how the collection began but I do remember receiving some favorites as birthday gifts over the years. I think once it starts it snowballs (like snowmen! Haha!).

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My mom always did a great job making my birthday special. I remember hot chocolate and cookies, I think there was a sledding party or two and, of course, winter-themed DIY projects. :)

One of my favorite projects was a snowman made from a wooden stick, wrapped with a darling plaid flannel scarf and topped with a plaid flannel hat. It had a cinnamon dough nose and painted-on eyes. Even after all these years, they are still one of my favorites in the collection.

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I thought they would make a cute garland. I made a few changes. Couldn’t find a cute plaid flannel (though I think snowmen are cute in red) and kept them really simple.

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Supplies:

-wooden sticks
-white paint, red optional
-knit gloves
-pom poms
-flannel material cut in strips
-orange marker
-thread
-scissors, sand paper, glue gun, X-acto knife, large needle

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Paint the sticks white on both sides. Once they have dried, sand the edges a little for a cleaner look.

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Cut the finger tips off the knit gloves to make hats. Attach pom poms to make them even cuter. :)

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Use the X-acto knife to cut triangles for darling ‘carrot’ noses. Use the permanent marker to make them orange. Hot glue in place.

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Wrap each snowy guy with a flannel scarf.

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Then string them up on the thread.

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Happy little snowmen, all in a row.

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Take care.

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Amy Christie

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Dana R January 10, 2013 at 8:21am

This is so cute. Consider it pinned for when my little guy is older!

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amy christie January 17, 2013 at 4:44pm

Thanks Dana!

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Cheryl January 10, 2013 at 9:33am

Squee!! I love these!! SO cute and manageable for little hands to help.

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amy christie January 17, 2013 at 4:43pm

Thank you Cheryl! Yes, they are perfect for little hands.

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