Its not hard to see what this snowman was made from, just in case, it is an old wooden oar.
Hubz boss had some in his barn a few years ago, he was throwing 2 out and hubz rescued them for me.
1 hangs, damaged and rustic looking in our den and this one I made into a snowman for Christmas two years ago
Summer is where you’ll find old oars and Christmas crafting time for crafters so I thought I’d share.
I sanded the oar down with an electric sander. Primed it with Bullsye 1 2 3 primer (my pre chalk paint days) I didn’t need to use paint because the primer was white and gave me the flat look I like.
I used black stain on the arm of the oar for the “hat” the brim is a wonky scrap piece of wood I stained it black too, hot glue and a few finishing nails to keep it on.
I measured the oar “face” and designed a snowman face, printed it and using carbon paper transferrd it to the oar.
You can hand draw the face if you don’t have a way to design and print it, once you get it perfect on a piece of paper transfer it with carbon paper or by rubbing pencil all over the back of the paper.
I used a sharpie paint pen in water base black for the face (I like matte looking finishes) I didn’t clear coat it because this oar is for indoor use. The nose is another odd shaped scrap I found in my wood bin, I painted it with orange craft paint hot glued it down and used some finishing nails.
The bird is hobby wood (great for DIY Christmas ornaments) cut into a bird shape painted with red craft paint,the wing is medium weight cardboard (think cereal box, in fact I think that’s what it was lol) stained with some stain I had leftover.
I hope you can find an old oar and make yourself a snowman or two, I am grateful these two fell in my lap, until then and since I haven’t been able to find any for cheap.
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