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!!
I decided last year when taking down my Christmas decorations that this year my front door deserved a fresh new Christmas wreath with a bit more style and class. I won't even show you my old wreath...I'd hate to embarass myself.
I wanted my new wreath fairly simple so I chose only a few things to decorate it with.
A cream coloured star and two fall garlands.
I picked the garlands up in the harvest section at Micheals a month ago but I'm sure they have something very similar in the Christmas section.
My wispy twig wreath was also purchased at Micheals.
I wrapped both garlands around the wreath in an over under motion.
I then tied my star onto the wreath. To make my star hang straight and not sideways I retied it using my piece of twine. Pull the loop of the twine through the hole on the star and feed the ends of the twine through that loop and pull. I hope that explanation wasn't too confusing!!
Lastly using floral wire, I added a hook to the back of my wreath so it could be hung securely.