This little snowman was born from pencil and paper. I drew out the pattern. Cut him from 1/2 inch MDF(medium density fiberboard) with my trusty jig saw. He's about 12 inches tall.
To cut the star out of the center. Drill a hole large enough for your saw blade to fit in. Then start cutting out the star shape from there. It takes a bit and be careful!
I rounded all the edges with a sander.
Painted while it was still in two pieces. Couple of coats of paint and a distressing with brown stain.
Glued the snowman to the base. Then glued on parts of a disassembled small grapevine wreath, pine cone, fake berries, a scarf of scrap fabric.
Oh, and a nose! I cut the nose from thin MDF, sanded, painted, and glued on his little face.
I found these super cool fake candles. They are a little base with a flame. It flickers and runs on batteries. That way you don't burn your house down and your snowman looks super cute with a flickering candle showing through the star cut out.
These are little Christmas trees cut from the same MDF. The base is a heart, the trunk is a dowel. Sanded and spattered with paint for a distressed look. These sold like hotcakes at my little craft booth I used to have. They are about 7 inches tall.
I drew a stretched out sock pattern for a stocking. Cut from thin MDF, then painted. Can you tell I used to glue buttons on everything?! Two holes at the top and twine for hanging.
Share some of your past Christmas crafties. Even the ugly ones, those are the best!
While your looking for your old Christmas crafts ponder this...... What do you do with an ugly Christmas decoration that is given to you? Do you display it, because after all it was a gift and it's the thought that counts. Do you put it away in a box and only pull it out for display when that person comes to visit?! You know you have one of these ugly Christmas quandaries!