Saturday, September 24, 2016

How To Make A Fast and Easy Miniature Snowman Duo Decoration

Several years ago while my mother and I were shopping at a craft show in Sturbridge we saw a booth from a crafter who was selling beautiful clocks with shadow box bottoms that had three shelves that you could add mini holiday and seasonal decorations to.  We were in need of a clock for our family room so I bought a burgundy colored clock, which is shown in the picture below.

I thought it would make for a great clock and area to decorate for the various seasons and holidays. The only problem with the clock was it was so heavy we had a hard time carrying it to the car.

So, of course, I set about gathering various miniatures to decorate my new clock.

I had bought several unfinished wood snowman pieces at a craft store years before and hadn't used them as of yet.  I decided they would be perfect so I decided to finish them.  Here's what I did:

Supplies Needed:

1" by 1 1/2" by 1/2" Unfinished Wood Snowman
3/8" by 1 1/2" by 1/2" Unfinished Wood Snowman
Acrylic Paint (White, Black, Colonial Blue, Orange)
Small Scarps of Wool (For Scarf) - 2
Matte Finish or Mod Podge


1)  Paint the top, bottom, back, front, and sides of each snowman with the white acrylic paint. Let dry.
2)  Paint the top, bottom, sides, front and back of the hat for each snowman with the Colonial Blue acrylic paint. Let dry.
3)  Using the diagram below as a guide lightly draw the eyes, eyebrows, and nose of each snowman with the pencil.  Lightly draw dots for the mouth of each snowman with the pencil.  Lightly draw circles for the coals down the center of each snowman with the pencil.

4)  Paint the nose for each snowman with the orange acrylic paint. Let dry.
5)  Paint the eyes and eyebrows for each snowman with the black acrylic paint.  Let dry.
6)  Paint dots for the mouth for each snowman with the black acrylic paint. Let dry.
7)  Paint coals down the front center of each snowman's belly with the black acrylic paint. Let dry.
8)  Brush matte finish or mod podge on the top, bottom, sides, front, and back of reach snowman. Let dry.
9)  Cut two 6" long by 1/4" wide strips of wool for the scarves for each snowman out of the scraps of wool.
10) Tie the scarves around the neck of each snowman and knot in the center to secure. Trim the edges.

It was so easy to do and, truth be told, they look wonderful on the clock.

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