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Easy Snowman Holiday Decor {or Giftable} in 30 Minutes

So I like easy. I have two children, ages 2 and 4, if I’m going to decorate, make a craft, do something artsy, it has to either be something they can help with, or something that can be done during nap time! This holiday craft totally fits the bill, PLUS since it is both CHEAP and EASY {to fabulous adjectives in my book}, it can be made and given as gifts!! Make multiples, give them to friends and family! You’ll be deemed “Martha Stewart.”

Simple DIY Snowman Holiday Decor Craft and Giftable  from WholesomeMommy.com

So, you just need a couple things for this craft and I got them all at Walmart:

  • a large burlap frame
  • white and black acrylic paint
  • a couple paint brushes {I borrowed some from my kids’ stash!}
  • a foam spouncer
  • letter stencils
  • Folkart Extreme Glitter Acrylic Paint {in black}

supplies for simple burlap holiday decor

First, I lined the stencils up on the side of the frame. The word “snow” fit perfect across the side. But, you could put other words like Brr, Cold, or even your last name.  I used the spouncer sponge tool to dab the paint over the stencils {don’t smear or paint, just bounce it up and down like your dabbing the paint on}.

Stenciling the Burlap Holiday Decor

Using a paint brush, I outlined the shape of the snowman on the opposite side of the frame. Then, I filled it in with white paint. Then, using the black paint, I painted a hat on top of his head, black eyes, coal mouth, and buttons.

Snowman step of Holidy Decor Burlap Frame From Wholesome Mommy

Using a clean paint brush I painted just a bit of the Folkart Extreme Glitter Acrylic Paint – just a swipe around the bottom of each snowball of the snowman’s body.  This really brought dimension to the snowman and made him pop!

Finally, I hot glued a small twig on for his arm and a couple leaves to accent his hat {both items from my yard!}.

Easy DIY Snowman Holiday Decor Craft and Giftable from WholesomeMommy.com

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  1. Where did you find the burlap canvas? This looks like so much fun!

  2. Is the canvas square or rectangle? What are the dimensions? This project looks like a lot of fun I can do with my teens!

    • Denisesawyer says:

      I looked for the dimensions before I posted and couldn’t find them – my best guess is 11×14 is a bit larger than a sheet of paper {8.5×11} It is a rectangle.
      Wholesome Mommy

  3. I love snowmen! I love to use them to decorate with through winter. I also use mittens in a wooden bowl or box. You can find them on clearance at the end of winter.

  4. Carol DiNuzzo says:

    Loved this project, but frustrated. Went to 3 local walmart stores. They only had very small burlap canvas boards (6×6 and 6×8″) only 2″ letter stencils and no white acrylic paint! ( or black for that matter). Checked online-no. So I guess I’ll have to use your very creative idea and make my own with supplies from Joann’s.

    • Denisesawyer says:

      Sounds like a plan. I’m sure you can find what you need at other craft stores if your walmart isn’t carrying these items. Sorry for your frustration!
      Wholesome Mommy

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