Thursday, November 25, 2010

CrAFts aRe NeVeR A BoRe WiTH A 2X4

All I want for Christmas is a 2x4....really there is so much you can do with them in the crafting world.

For fall I made Wooden pumpkins, before that I made a set of Family Blocks and for my Christmas decorating I made this 2 x 4 snowman. 

{{{Here's my snowman tutorial}}}

1. Gather three pieces of 2 x 4 block in staggering sizes. Sand the edges.
3. Paint all three blocks. I used white paint mixed with a bit of light brown paint to tone down the bright white colour.
4. Once your white paint is dry take a bit of dark brown paint and water it down. I wanted the aged, primitive look so I painted all three blocks with my watered down brown paint and immediately wipped it off with a cloth.
5. For my snowman's nose I used a piece of beadboard painted orange. I painted my watered down brown paint over the nose and whipped it down allowing the brown to sneak into the grooves of the beadboard.
 6. Once my snowman was completely dry I glued him together using my Weldbond glue. I decorated him with little do dads I found in my craft cupboards such as twine, buttons and scrabble tiles.
A clothes pin, Mod Podged with scrapbook paper holds the little "Brr" sign.
I love how my snowman turned out...I'm making a few for Christmas gifts!!

Im linking my snowman to...


Childmade

Katie's Nesting Spot




Funky Junk Interiors

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12 comments:

  1. Thanks for submitting this! i am featuring this at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com.

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  2. He turned out VERY cute! Come plant your creative seeds at my blog Party - Plant a Punkin Seed Party. It's up on Friday's but open all weekend long!

    Hugs,

    Kristi
    Punkin Seed Productions

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  3. This is great - thanks sooo much! My mom loves snowmen and I always have a hard time buying for her - I'm definitely making this!

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  4. Love this! Snowmen have to be my favorite! I'm going to have to make one of these now. Thanks for linking up!

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  5. LOVE IT! You do fabulous work. This reminds me of a snowman I saw the other day in the mall. I took a picture of it to make it. You could whip one right up! Take a look...
    www.woodandwineclub.blogspot.com
    (We love anything with wood!)

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  6. Adorable! I'm doing my 1st Linky party & its all about Snowman!! I would love for you to join ;)
    www.itsallinmyheadstefsblog.blogspot.com

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  7. I did a snowman post today and featured yours here. Thank you for sharing =), also your newest follower.
    www.purplepaisleypinwheels.com

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  8. This is so cute! I featuring it over at my Sassy Sites Christmas party today! Come by and check it out. Don't forget to grab a Sassy Featured button too! :)

    http://sassysites.blogspot.com/2010/12/sassy-christmas-using-wood-and-made-by.html

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  9. Just dropping by to let you know that I linked to this post in a round up today from the Home & Garden channel at Craft Gossip. :) This will appear in the main Craft Gossip RSS feed, on the main home page and can be found directly here
    http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/9-snowman-ideas/

    If you would like a "featured by" button, you can grab one here!
    http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/grab-a-craft-gossip-button/

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  10. I LOVE this. I made one too! Come check it out if you get the chance!

    - Michelle @ Bunch of Craft

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  11. I think this might just be my favorite 2x4 snowman yet! LOVE it! I will be linking it on my blog today - Pink Little Notebook.

    Thanks SO much for sharing and inspiring!!!

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  12. Love this idea!! How big did you make your squares for each of the three levels? I would like to make this for gifts but not sure how big to make it.

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