This post is sponsored by Behr paint but all opinions, paint choices, and the jolly little snowman are all mine!
I am joining the rest of my Behr DIY Experts team for a Holiday Home Challenge.
There is 19 Holiday projects created with Behr paint! Here’s a quick preview of them all and I will have links to all their posts (plus a really great giveaway for YOU) at the end of the post.
So here’s what I created with the help of Behr paint this year – a DIY painted wood snowman. Here in the south this may be the only kind of snowman I get to make this winter so I just love him. Plus he is perfect to use for Christmas and well in to January too when it seems I am not usually sure what to do for decorations and the house looks a bit bare.
Here’s how I made him and how you can make your own too. Start with a piece of wood big enough for however big enough you want to make your snowman. I just grabbed a thin piece of plywood wood out of the stash in my garage.
I made my own “compass” to draw out the circles by just attaching a piece of string tied to a nail to a pencil. Easy! Then I drew out my 3 circles making them overlap each other.
The dimension of my snowman are 20 inches for the bottom circle, 17 inches for the middle circle, and 13 inches for the upper circle and the hat is 12 inches across the top part and 15 inches across the bill part. Hope that helps if you decide to make your own. But honestly you can do whatever size you wish. I cut it all out with my Ryobi jig saw.
Then it was time to paint. I used the leftover Marquee black Exterior Semi-Gloss paint from my front door and shutters (Broadway) for the hat, Behr Premium Plus Exterior Semi Gloss in Ultra Pure white which I use for my railings and trim for the snowman, and 2 sample pots of paint for the red ribbon (No More Drama) and the orange nose (Mandarin).
Since I used exterior paint if I want to one year use this in the yard, not under cover on the porch, it will hold up great. Here’s the snowman and hat all painted waiting for me to add the eyes, mouth, ribbon, and buttons.
I wasn’t exactly sure what to do for the nose but my husband kindly grabbed a wooden dowel and sanded it on his belt sander to create the perfect shaped nose. I had debated about using styrofoam but didn’t have any on hand. So just be creative and use something you have around the house. I glued the hat and the nose on with some wood glue.
I wanted to dress him up a bit so grabbed a scarf from my collection and this chalkboard I found in the dollar spot at Target. I grabbed a wooden stake out of the garage and painted a quick coat of the Broadway black paint and then glued this chalkboard to it for him to hold as a sign.
A few sticks collected from the yard and glued to the back for his arms and he was all finished!
He is just resting against the house but if you wanted to display him in your yard screwing some brackets on the back that slide over a stake you put in the ground would work perfectly. You could even create a family of snowman in front of your house
He is having fun on top of my flea market sled, I added my craft stick snowflakes for height, and a fun little Christmas tree displayed in an old Coke crate. I love decorating my porch for Christmas – it’s so fun to come home to twinkling lights outside too.
This friendly little snowman was so easy and cheap to make and I am so glad I can use him well past Christmas on my porch.
I will share my entire Christmas porch and lights next week but for now here’s a sneak peek.
19 other bloggers created a holiday project with Behr paint too so be sure to click through and check all of them out and pin some of them too!
- Rustic Front Porch Christmas Sign by Mountain Modern Life
- DIY Painted Wood Snowman by The Frugal Homemaker
- Merry Christmas Sign with Hanging Ornaments by The DIY Dreamer
- Joy Porch Sign by Sugar Bee Crafts
- Paint Dipped Pine Cones by Someday I’ll Learn
- Santa Front Porch Display by NewlyWoodwards
- DIY Black &White Ornaments by My Little Secrets
- O Holy Night Sign by Marty’s Musings
- Fence Picket Door Hanger by Maison de Pax
- Ornament Frame Decor by Made to be a Momma
- Holiday Planter by Life at Cloverhill
- A Monogrammed Christmas Wreath by Just a Girl and Her Blog
- Outdoor Christmas Display by Frugal Mom, Eh!
- DIY Outdoor Plywood Holiday Trees by Décor Adventures
- Rustic Hanging Christmas Baskets by Clean and Scentsible
- DIY Outdoor Lanterns by All Things Heart and Home
- A Pop of Pretty: http://wp.me/p1B9ZR-3D6
- Christmas Decorating by Be Crafty Workshop
- DIY Christmas Trees by Poofy Cheeks
And here’s the special part for YOU! BEHR will be giving away 3 gallons of paint to 4 lucky winners! Wow – what a great Christmas present. You could do several room makeovers in January with that prize. Just enter using the rafflecopter widget below.
Giveaway runs from December 2nd 2015 at 4:00am PST until December 9th 2015 at 11:59pm PST. Open to residents of the United States and Canada that are 19 years old and older. Void where prohibited. Complete rules and restrictions can be found in the Rafflecopter Widget below.