How To Make A 4 X 4 Snowman

After making 4 X 4 Pumpkins, we had part of a 4 X 4 left and I set out to create a 4 X 4 Snowman! I was really quite impressed with the results and suggested we make more for gifts.

Guess What? My husband was actually on board and liked the idea too! Woot! Woot!

Making a 4 X 4 Snowman was a super fun project and we LOVE the end result! You never know if others will appreciate homemade decorative gifts but I think these are pretty cool! #4x4snowman #ChristmasDecoration #ChristmasDIY

4 X 4 Snowman

4 X 4 Snowman Supplies

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4 X 4 – Just your standard untreated 4 X 4 fence post. We used two 8′ 4 X 4’s and got seven Snowmen out of each one.

1/4″ X 1-1/2″ Poplar – This is for the Hat Brim and Noses. I found mine at Lowe’s.

Chop Saw

Finishing Nails – We used two nails on the Hat Brim. In hindsight, I would also use nails on the Carrot Nose.

Sander – Makes the job go sooo much faster!

220 Sand Paper

White Paint – I used Behr Marquee Semi-Gloss (Ultra Pure White)

Black Paint – I used Rust-Oleum Chalked Ultra Matte Paint (Charcoal)

Orange Paint – I used Behr Premium Plus Ultra Exterior Satin Enamel (Bright Orange). We had this leftover orange paint from painting our patio chairs but you could totally use craft paint!

Paint Brushes – My favorite paint brush is the Wooster Shortcut but any paintbrush will do for this project.

Painters’ Tripods – You Guys! I just discovered these things and they make painting so much easier!

Painter’s Tape

Fleece – Cut into 2″ x 27″ strips for scarves and 3-1/4″ x 3-1/4″ for bottoms. We used a red plaid fleece purchased at Walmart.

Black Buttons – We purchased a value package of black buttons for the eyes and buttons!

Mini Black Buttons <<< These are the exact buttons I used for the Snowman’s mouth!

Glue Gun

 

 

How To Make 4 X 4 Snowmen

Note: This post is Picture Heavy! I’m a visual learner and pictures help me immensely so I thought they might help you too!

Quick sand 4 X 4 with 220 grit sand paper

Paint 4 X 4 with semi gloss white paint

As you can see, I wasn’t too worried about full coverage as I like the wood to show through!

4 X 4 Snowman

Cut 4 X 4 using a Chop Saw

We weren’t real particular with our Snowmen being the same size and eyeballed it. They are approximately 13″ – 15″ with a few shorter end pieces we made without hats.

Cut Hat Brims

We used 1/4″ X 1-1/2″ Poplar. You may have scrap wood that would work just fine. Our Hat Brims are approximately 5-1/2″ long.

Cut Noses

We used 1/4″ X 1-1/2″ Poplar. My husband cut triangles and used the hammer to make little carrot creases.

4 X 4 Snowmen

Sand ends and edges of Snowmen

Sand Hat Brims and Noses

Tape off top to paint the Snowman’s Hat using Painter’s Tape

4 X 4 Snowmen

For a crisp line, paint the edge of the hat with your semi-gloss white paint to seal the tape.

4 X 4 Snowman

Paint bottoms of Snowmen

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Paint Black Hats

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Paint Hat Brims

4 X 4 Snowman Hat Brims

Paint Carrot Noses

Snowman Carrot Noses

Sand Everything!

We gave our Carrot Noses, Hat Brims, and 4 X 4 Pieces a finish sand to bring out the wood and make them look rustic!

Adhere Hat Brim

We used a nail gun and two nails but it would be easy enough to hammer two nails!

Tie Fleece Scarf around 4 X 4 and cut Decorative Ends

Our Fleece Scarves were 2″ X 27″. I like to use a cutting mat to make cutting fabric super simple!

4 x 4 Snowman

Glue two medium buttons on for eyes using a Glue Gun

Glue three large buttons down front

Adhere Carrot Nose with glue gun or two nails

In hindsight, I would nail the Carrot Noses on as a few fell off during transportation.

Glue mini buttons on for Smile!

We used either five black buttons or eight buttons for a crooked smile.

The video below shows me assembling a 4 X 4 Snowman!

How To Make A 4 X 4 Snowman YouTube

Glue Fleece onto bottom of 4 X 4 Snowman

We added this step as a furniture protection measure. It gave our snowmen a nice finishing touch!

 

This was a super fun project and we LOVE the end result!

You never know if others will appreciate homemade decorative gifts but I think these 4 X 4 Snowmen are pretty cool!

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Making a 4 X 4 Snowman was a super fun project and we LOVE the end result! You never know if others will appreciate homemade decorative gifts but I think these are pretty cool! #4x4snowman #ChristmasDecoration #ChristmasDIY
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