Terra Cotta Snowmen
Hello everyone! So today I am here with some cute DIY décor that can carry you through the winter season. I want to preface by saying that this is not an original idea and you can find countless varieties of it on Pinterest, but this is my version of the cute little snowman pot DIY.
First, you need to buy two sizes of terra cotta pots that will sit on one another. I went for the two of the smaller sizes that they had at Michaels.
I then bought some outdoor acrylic paint to ensure that it would adhere well to the pots. I painted the smaller pots black for the snowman hat and the larger pots white; I did two coats for each color. I used some sandpaper to scuff up the pots after the paint had dried to give them a worn look.
I then dipped the handle of a paintbrush in the black paint to make the snowman eyes and mouth on the white pots. After that was dry, I glued the two pots together, with the smaller black pot on top. I tried using both hot glue and liquid Gorilla Glue and found that hot glue worked better as it dried almost immediately while the liquid glue was very drippy and I had to keep wiping it away to avoid glue streaks down the white pot.
As that was drying, I worked on the snowman noses. I cut down some thin wooden dowels that I had with an X-acto knife and carved them to look like carrots. Then I painted them orange and let those dry. Once they were dry, I attached them to the front of the snowman face with Super Glue.
I was bothered by the fact that the top black pots had a hole in the top, so I cut out a small circle of some black adhesive vinyl that I had and glued it down to make it look more like the top of a hat.
Finally, I cut out some lengths of twine that I had, as well as some thin strips of felt to use as hat decoration and as scarves. I attached both with some hot glue here and there to keep them in place. And here they are! There was some wait time as things dried, but overall these were very simple little crafts and they came out so cute!
What do you guys think of these little snowmen? Let me know in the comments below!
P.S. Today's image on the homepage for this blog comes from Pexels user Jill Wellington:
12/26/2021 05:54:36 pm
Carrying on the fine snowman tradition!
12/26/2021 06:14:42 pm
those are adorbs!
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I am a 26-year-old crafter and baker from New Hampshire!