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How to Make Wooden Snowmen Crafts

Wooden snowmen crafts are gorgeously simple, and this is a major part of their charm. You can make these quaint holiday-themed objects from a wide variety of off-cuts and timber, and they don’t usually require any special knowledge of a vast supply of woodworking tools. All you need is some imagination and time. If you’d like to find out how to make wooden snowman crafts, here are a couple of ideas.

How do I make wooden snowman crafts? 

You will need some tools such as a band saw, a drill, wood glue, paint, and some decorations such as twigs or yarn for the snowman’s scarf. 

Project 1

One snowman that caught our eye was fashioned from three cut wooden circular slices of a tree branch cut with an ordinary band saw. The first slice can be laid flat on the table as a base and to this you drill holes and fix the perpendicular next wooden disk – the snowman’s body standing upright. The snowman’s head is then fixed in the same way to the body. The overall appearance (even before decorating your piece) is unmistakably a snowman.

Once you have your snowman structure in place, you can decorate with a cute face, add the sticks for his arms, and fix the yarn around his neck for the scarf. Cute, appealing, and very effective this basic prototype for wooden snowman crafts can be used in a variety of ways and works for all sizes.

Project 2

Alternatively, to keep things simpler, just cut a small branch from your garden and form into a triangular shape at one end and hopefully leaving the wood stable at the other end so it can stand.

Scrape off the bark at the pointy end, leaving the wood smooth underneath, and decorate with a painted face, a tiny Christmas inspired hat and a scarf. We painted a hat on the pointed end of the wood and added a real scarf made of green and red tinsel, but the choice is up to you.

These types of wooden snowmen crafts look really effective when stood together in a group. The beauty of this design is that you do not need to do any drilling or screwing. The only glue you will need is to stick on your scarf or perhaps a nose or some tinsel.

Making wooden snowmen crafts is a Christmas activity that reflects the changing of the seasons and celebrates the holidays. If you are working in your garden in the fall, don’t consign your bits of old branches to the trash. Keep them safe as you prepare for the onset of winter, and try making your own wooden snowmen crafts instead. 

For added holiday fun, turn on and sing along to “Frosty the Snowman” with your family after the project is all finished!For other fun wooden snowmen craft project ideas, check out some of our other favorite sites, Instructables and the DIY Network.