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Monday, November 25, 2013

Wood Block Snowmen from Vintage News Junkie

 Candace from Vintage News Junkie has some super adorable wood block snowmen for you all today.

Happy Monday friends, from Vintage News Junkie!

Candace from Vintage News Junkie
My name is Candace and I am honored to take the wheel for a day to let Allison spend some quality time with her two little baby-dolls! 
I mean, have you ever?! How precious are those tiny little hands... oh, Miss Sadie Rose
And I can't get the image out of my head of Miss P running toward the camera with her three pink balloons and one blue! How cute was that?? 
A precious family indeed!!

DIY Wooden Snowman

And what better time to celebrate family, than the holidays!! 
I have been decorating my house for a few weeks now... it seems burlap and sparkle are my common theme! 
I whipped up this Ruffly Burlap Christmas Tree in about 5 minutes... and pumped out some Burlap Flower Ornaments too! I even managed to work in a video tutorial for that one! 

So today, I will share another DIY Christmas project... a little snow family made from a wood pallet... this one in honor of Allison's new family of four!

DIY Wooden Snowman Tutorial
I started with some blocks of wood that I had pulled off of an old pallet I had on hand. 
The hubs helped me cut those blocks into smaller sqaures that I could use to build my snow-family! 
Much easier than starting with a real snowball and rolling it to one side of the yard. Then turning around and rolling it to the other side of the yard. You still don't end up with a ball... am I right? It's always wonky!! That's why I found cubes to be appropriate! 

How to Dismantle a Wood Pallet in Four Easy Steps

We cut our cubes down to 4 inch, 3¼ inch, and 2¾ inch cubes. 
Then I stained them all a very dark brown.
How to Make a DIY Wood Snowman

Once the stain was dry, I painted them white, that way I could sand them down a bit and have the dark wood shine through. I wanted a rustic, shabby look for these 'lil guys!
DIY Snowmen from Old Wood Pallet

After we sanded the blocks down, we drilled holes in either side of the middle block. Those were for the arms!! 
I snagged some sticks from a tree outside and cut them down to about four inches long. 
We used a drill bit that was the same width of the sticks and they slid right in! We added some wood glue to hold those bad boys in place.
How to Make a Wooden Snowman  Tutorial
How to Make a DIY Wood Pallet Snowman

Now to build our snowman! 
You know how it is when you build a snowman... getting that head to stay on top can be a task. It wants to just roll right off!! So to keep our snowman in one piece, we decided to use a dowel. We cut the dowel into 2 inch pieces. 
Then drilled a 1 inch hole in the top and bottom of each block, so they would fit together. Make sense?
Wood Pallet Snowman Tutorial

Then we popped the dowel in with a little wood glue and boom! We were in business!!
Build a Wooden Snowman using Dowels

And last but certainly not least, every snowman needs a scarf!! 
I had a little scrap burlap laying around, so I doubled it over and tied it around our 'lil snowman's neck!! Now he is sure to stay warm!!
Make a Burlap Scarf for your Wooden DIY Snowman

And that's it!! 
I love the way my little snow-people turned out!! And you could make them in all sizes to suit your family!! 
I bet you could even glue some tiny squares on the mama-snow-person to show her carrying a baby!! 
That's what Allison needs!! How cute would that be?!
How to Make a Snowman from Wood Pallets 

If you're on the hunt for more DIY Christmas projects, I am making 12 DIY Christmas Trees over on my blog! 
And I managed to whip up a pretty snazzy Holiday Dining Room for Under $20. It even includes a Table Runner I made from old wood from a 1923 house! I'm a sucker for upcycling old junk!

Wood Pallet Snowman

And if you swoon over burlap like me, check out my Ruffly Burlap Wreath Tutorial or my Loopy Burlap Christmas Tree

It's been so much fun hanging out with you today!! 
I invite you to stop by the Blog for a visit. 
Let's chat over on Facebook or Twitter! And my favorite place to hangout... Pinterest!

Until next time,
Vintage News Junkie

Those are adorable Candace! Thanks for sharing! 


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