Skinny Farmhouse Snowman DIY
My friend had two of the cutest snowmen that I fell in love with! Her niece found them at a thrift store! What a lucky find! I wanted one too and knew I could duplicate it fairly close. So with some thought I came up with my skinny farmhouse snowman DIY to share with you all.
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What’s it Made of?
I’m pretty sure hers are a staircase spindle cut in half. That give it the nice curved indent to make it look like snowballs stacked like a real snowman. Since I only have straight dowel rods, I would have to improvise!
My dowel is approximately 9” long. I used scrap quilt batting to wrap around the dowel to make it fat fastening it with a small piece of duck tape. I just eyeballed the size of the batting and came up a little short on the top piece so I just cut a smaller batting piece to fill in the middle.
I started at the bottom and place a bit of hot glue to start the white cotton twine I twisted around the dowel to the top.
I thought the round disk of wood would be a good stand for him but it wasn’t! Luckily I had a wooden star that is perfect for him to stand on. I used some E6000 and hot glue to attach it to the base of the snowman.
Dress Him Up
He needed a scarf so I cut a piece off of an infinity scarf I got at Dollar Tree. Used it in other projects so what a great buy! He also needs a hat. I took a piece of felt and wrapped it around the top of the snowman’s head and just eyeballed a triangle. It’s going to be a stocking cap.
Sew a seam and clip the bottom straight. Turn it right side out and pull it over the head. I tacked it in a couple of places with hot glue to keep it put. It didn’t want to bend down the way I wanted, so another dap of hot glue to keep it bent in place.
Pick your spot for the scarf and tie it in place. I clipped the ends about 1/4” across the bottom of both ends to finish the scarf. Glue the buttons in place. ( I ended up using 3 buttons in the end)
Make His Face
Form a carrot nose with sculpting clay and hot glue that in place. I took a magic marker and dotted on his eyes and mouth.
The originals have wooden signs, but I used chipboard for mine. I used my Cricut paper cutter to cut my sign 1×3” then made my design in Design Space by simply finding a font I liked and typing the words. You can make your sign say whatever you like!
Skinny Farmhouse Snowman Done
So this is where I decided he needed the third button after I glued the sign in place. And he’s perfect! I’m in love! My husband said it was. $20 snowman! Not for sale though!! I’ll be making more though I suspect because he was super easy to make! In all it took 15 to 20 minutes to make him! He’s right at home on my shelf next to a little tree.