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 😉
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.