Christmas, Crafts

4×4 Wooden Snowmen

These little 4×4 wooden snowmen are a fast and practically free craft project to create. They are made with scrap wood and leftover paint.

These little snowmen are a totally free DIY project that took an afternoon to put together. I used an extra 4×4 from the wood pile in the garage, some leftover latex paint, acrylic paint and spare burlap. Meet Frosty and his 4×4 wooden snowmen friends!

I was inspired to make these little guys by a picture that I found on Pinterest. But it’s originally from the Etsy shop Double Duty Decor.

How to Make 4×4 Snowmen

The 4×4 wooden snowmen are really easy to make. They only cost me 50 cents for the orange paint for their carrot noses! First, I cut down some 4×4’s. I used 4×4’s leftover from building our dining room table.  I love projects that recycle scraps and leftovers. It’s a creative challenge. And I love a good challenge!

I sanded down the wood to smooth any super rough edges or splintering. Once the wood was smooth, I painted them white. I applied the paint fairly thin to let the wood show through for a more “rustic” look. I used leftover paint from the dining room table. Hooray for recycling!

After the white paint dried, I used craft paint to paint on the faces. I totally freeballed the faces. The noses are crooked and the eyes are a little wonky. But snowmen are never perfect. That’s one of the reasons people love them right?

How I Made the Snowmen’s Hats

Finally, time for the hats! The hats are made with some scrap burlap. I cut a square of burlap and wrapped it around the top. I secured the burlap with hot glue. Then I finished them off by tying it with ribbon. I cut off any excess burlap and used that for the scarves.

The little top hat is made from black card stock. I cut six squares out of the card stock. I cut one piece larger than the rest. This large piece attached directly to the top of the snowman. It’s larger to serve as the brim of the hat. I used the other pieces to form a cube. I think Mr. Top Hat is my favorite ๐Ÿ˜‰

These 4×4 wooden snowmen are quick and easy to whip up. Plus, they didn’t really cost me anything! I love crafting for Christmas. It’s even better when the craft doesn’t interfere with my Christmas budget. There’s something about the holidays that gets my creative wheels turning. It’s definitely when I do my best crafts.

I’m linking up! Centsational Girl, Home Stories A to Z, House of Hepworths, Serenity Now, The Shabby Creek Cottage, and Hi Sugarplum


  1. Such a cute, fun and easy way to bring in some holiday cheer! I always see these at craft shows. I just put my decorations out and started wrapping gifts this week.

  2. These are adorable!! And all the possibilities for other holidays – pumpkins, flags, etc. very cool project

  3. Adorable! I can’t wait to see this finished table!

  4. Kristen | Popcorn on the Stove

    Very cute! I love snowmen because you can keep them out in January ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Love these! Maybe I will make some to have for next year ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. emily @ go haus go

    So sweet!

  7. Aaaw! These are adorable! I always vow to do something crafty for Christmas and then I never get around to it (I blame the vast quantities of food and made-for-tv movies)!

  8. Super cute!! There is a little sandwich shop around here that did that for halloween and made cute jack-o-lanterns, and Jack HATED them. He kept saying “Mommy! Those SCARE me!” It was ridiculous. Maybe next year he will outgrow it and I can try to make some like yours! Haa

  9. They are so cute! I love them! I agree with Kristen- snow men are great because they can be a “winter” decoration as opposed to just a Christmas one.

  10. These are so cute! When I read your post about the fireplace decorations I knew I wanted to steal this idea! What kind of sandpaper did you use?

  11. I can’t believe you made those! They are SOOO cute!!

  12. These are awesome! Definitely pinning.

  13. Amy@BuffaloRoam

    They are adorable!! I love their squiggly little smiles. ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. Oh, I love these little guys!

  15. Kelly @ Corner of Main

    So cute! What a great Christmas Craft =)

  16. I love these Ashley they are so cute!

  17. This post reminds me that somewhere we have some birch log snowmen the boys made. Wonder where they are? Guess if I don’t find the old ones they could make your new ones.


  18. aaaaaahhhh! These are too stinkin’ cute! Must try. Thank you for sharing. Visiting from Serenity Now ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. Found this through the Shabby Nest link up. They are so great!
    With Luck

  20. Inspired you were and oh so CUTE! Love these snowmen! Thanks so much for sharing at the No Rules Christmas Party!

  21. ADORABLE! I love them ๐Ÿ™‚

  22. aw, these are adorable! love their little hats! ๐Ÿ™‚

  23. Jocie@TheBetterHalf

    So cute, Ashley! And cheap too!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks so linking up last week at the Humble Brag. Hope you’ll come back tomorrow to link up. Also the Silhouette Cameo giveaway ends this weekend!

  24. You know I love these, and you for joining the party! ๐Ÿ™‚

  25. Love em so much…featuring these cute men on my blog tomorrow! Thanks again for linking up! Merry Christmas!

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