It’s finally getting cold here in Georgia, which probably has many of you laughing because you’ve already been experiencing winter for awhile. Are you looking for a craft project to brighten up those winter blues? How about a snowman craft made from a wood spindle? I love him because he’s colorful and cheery, and he adds the perfect touch to a side table or centerpiece. He’s also a true budget craft, because the wood spindle base was reclaimed and we already had paints on hand – so not even $1 was spent to make him. If you are looking for pieces of scrap wood to use as painted surfaces, try a brand new subdivision with houses under construction. Always ask first though! Here’s how our friendly snowman craft is made.
Easy Spindle Snowman Craft
Gather These Supplies
- Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint – Black, Mango, Pear, Pool Blue, Regency Blue
- Reclaimed wood spindle
- Large wood ball
- Wax (old candle)
- Scrap fabric or wool for scarf
- Buttons – 3 coordinating
- Hot glue gun
- #10 Flat Brush
- Artist Varnish Gloss
- Black marker
Time for finishing touches! Cut fabric or wool to desired length and tie around neck, creating the scarf. Add buttons with hot glue. Paint your toothpick with Mango; drill a hole in the front of snowman’s face and insert with glue. If you don’t have a drill, simply break the toothpick and adhere the flat side to the face with a small dab of hot glue. Add varnish and let dry, then add eyes and mouth using a black marker.
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