Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Building Memories

Giving us a great gift for Christmas one year, a close friend and co-worker of mine deserves all the credit for this little idea.    We've had "ours" for years and when we took it out knowing Winter was right around the corner, I said to the Pres, "Oh, Honey...oh Honey...do you have any extra wood?"

When he said, "Yes," I began singing, "Do you want to build a snowman?" 



Looking at me like I was losing it, we were off working on another little project...a perfect gift for someone special!

Using 1/2 inch plywood cut the following:

7 1/2 in x 15 in (hat/head) - paint top half of head black; paint bottom half white  




9 1/2 in x 16 in (torso) - paint white
11 1/2 in x 20 in (bottom) - paint white




2 1/2 in x 13 in (brim) - paint black (See pic for shape..angle one end, notch the other end like you would (or should I say "wood") ribbon.




Cut wooden egg in half lengthwise - paint black (eyes)




Cut 5 inch tapered dowel to a rounded tip - paint orange....we used a dowel cut in half, then tapered it (nose)

Coffee beans for the happy face - painted black

Once all the paint is dry, you can begin assembling:

Glue/nail on the eyes, nose and brim then the beans forming smile.

Glue big buttons or stars on torso.




Drill 1/16 inch holes in all three pieces about 1/2 inch from edge. Run wire or nylon cording through forming loops leaving enough give so it can fold.




Secure hanger to back of snowman's head using sturdy wire fro hanging.



Use some old flannel to whip up a scarf like I did.Tie caressingly around "his" neck.



So, what do you say?

Do you wanna build a snowman????




You must know someone who would love to attach it to their house.
We do!!!
  


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22 comments:

Delores said...

That is just great. Terrific idea.

Monkeywrangler said...

That's really creative and cute! I like it.

Sandra said...

great job and it looks so pretty hanging there.

TexWisGirl said...

so very cute!

Willow said...

Very , very cute !
Happy Holidays.

VaishVijay said...

Very creative!

Linda said...

Guess I should "build" one, too. Especially since we probably won't see enough snow to build a "real" snowman. Hugs, Linda@Wetcreek Blog

Meryl Baer said...

Cute and clever! I am also hoping for a little bit of the real stuff, it looks so beautiful - at least the first day or two.

Meryl Baer said...

Cute and clever! I am also hoping for a little bit of the real stuff, it looks so beautiful - at least the first day or two.

eileeninmd said...

What a cute snowman! A fun project!

lindaakacraftygardener said...

I love it, thanks for sharing.

Ginny said...

Wonderful! Brilliant, I love it. Do you know when they were testing the movie before it was released, they almost got rid of the snowman song. They wanted to shorten the movie and thought it was not as good as the other content. Now it has turned into the star of the movie!

Ann Thompson said...

YES, yes I do want to build a snowman. I LOVE this

Pamela Gordon said...

I love it! It's so cute.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Cute! A group of us made snowmen from birch logs one year and I gave mine away when someone admired it.

Inger said...

That's so cool!

Inger said...

That's so cool.

Felicia said...

that is just too cute.

Country Wife said...

Such an adorable idea. I have a granddaughter age 2 who loves Frozen and she will wait till your just about asleep and then whisper in your ear,"Do you want to build a snowman?" LOL.

Susan (ABON) said...

Now that's cute, and simple too!

Rambling Woods said...

I love your snowman and now that song is stuck in my head

Buttons said...

Oh a perfect idea:) Hug B

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