SUPPLIES

– Small Pallet Wood box Sign 6.26 in x 6.26 in x 1.3 in (Box Pallet Wood Plaque $4.49 at Hobby Lobby) – Three large half wooden beads – 2 Large black buttons – 5 medium black buttons – Craft Acrylics paints in white, black, orange, and aqua (or color of your choice) – Two artist paint brushes (medium and fine line) – Piece of twine – Jewel buttons or buttons of choice (for body) – Small tinsel garland or ribbon/fabric/yard for scarf – Miniature red bell or holly sequin – Red and white baker’s twine (option for bow on hat) – Hot Glue and glue hot or substitute with Quick Dry Tacky Glue – Scissors – Paper plate (option for paint)

Add some white acrylic paint to a paper plate or old piece of cardboard. Dip your paint brush into white paint and cover the entire front of the pallet box. You will need to let it dry 30 minutes before adding a second coat.

Paint all four sides of the box in a color of your choice. I am using a pretty aqua color to match the accessories in my kitchen.

When gluing the snowman’s body down, you need to leave a small overhang with the first bead. See the first photo in the next slide as an example.

The reason for the overhang is for adding a hat. We will be creating a hat with buttons in the next section. After gluing your three pieces in place, you can give the snowman’s body a coat of white paint.

You will need two coats and allow it to dry for 30 minutes before you embellish it.

Two large black buttons and five smaller buttons are perfect to create a hat base for the snowman craft project. Add dap of hot glue to a button and avoid the center where the holes are located.

Five medium size black buttons will be hot glued together to create a stack part of the hat. Add a dap of hot glue and place place the stack on top of the two glued based black buttons. Now glue the hat to the snowman's head.

Embellish the body of the snowman with some jewels, paint, or buttons. Add some small tinsel garland as a scarf for the snowman. Use the tip of a pencil or artist brush to push the tinsel into the glue. Trim the excess tinsel to the right length. On the hat, you can tie a bow with red and white baker. Add a dap of glue to adhere the bow and a miniature jingle bell.

Create a nose for a snowman using a small piece of twine. Paint the twine orange for a carrot looking nose. Glue on the orange painted twine carrot nose to our snowman. Let’s give our snowman eyes by dipping the end of an artist paint brush into black acrylic paint. Dot the black paint on the snowman to create round eyes.