Terra Cotta Snowman Craft

I’ll admit it.  I’m kind of addicted to snowmen.  It doesn’t snow much here in the desert, but I love to fill my home with their cheery faces as soon as Thanksgiving dinner is all cleaned up!  I made this family of Terra Cotta Snowmen in the early days of my marriage, and I thought you might like to try your hand at making them, too.  I saw some in a magazine, and I knew I could make my own. Do you want to build a snowman craft?  (Hee, hee.  I couldn’t resist.)

Snow or no snow, bring a little Winter cheer to your home this Christmas with an adorable DIY Snowman Family! {OneCreativeMommy.com} #ChristmasDecor #SnowmanCraft #terracotta

Terra Cotta Snowman Craft

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Materials:

  • 3 colors of craft paint for the hats.  (I used burgundy, navy blue and forest green. Choose whatever matches your home and your style.)
  • Pink paint for the cheeks. (Choose a more subtle pink than I did! Whoa, those cheeks are pink!)
  • White spray paint
  • Terra Cotta pots and lids in various sizes.
  • Wooden Craft balls (with flat bottoms) in three sizes.
  • Orange Sculpy clay
  • Buttons
  • Black craft marker, paint pen or Sharpie
  • Hot glue
  • Brushes

Snow or no snow, bring a little Winter cheer to your home this Christmas with an adorable DIY Snowman Family! {OneCreativeMommy.com} #ChristmasDecor #SnowmanCraft #terracotta

Directions:

  1. Spray all pots and wooden balls white, and allow to dry.
  2. Paint the lid “hats,” and allow to dry.
  3. Carefully and lightly draw a grid design on the rim of each pot, and fill in the checker boxes with paint to match the corresponding lid.  (If the checkerboard seems too complicated, just paint each rim the same color as the corresponding lid.)
  4. Shape the noses out of clay and bake them in the oven. (It might be wise to make a few extras in case a nose gets lost when the snowmen are stored away after the holidays.)
  5. Using marker or paint pen and buttons, create a face for each snowman. (Do your best not to make your tiny snowman creepy looking, like mine!)
  6. Glue on the noses, buttons, and wooden balls with craft glue.  (I will warn you that the noses will inevitably fall off when they are in storage.  I have to reglue the “Dad” snowman’s nose on every year.)

Display and enjoy!

Snow or no snow, bring a little Winter cheer to your home this Christmas with an adorable DIY Snowman Family! {OneCreativeMommy.com} #ChristmasDecor #SnowmanCraft #terracotta

Snow or no snow, bring a little Winter cheer to your home this Christmas with an adorable DIY Snowman Family! {OneCreativeMommy.com} #ChristmasDecor #SnowmanCraft #terracotta

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you’ll stick around and check out some more ideas. Images below are linked:

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Heidi

Comments

  1. I’m so glad to have found your site! I’m homeschooling my daughter for Kindergarten and I know she’ll enjoy some of your projects. :) I’m hosting a linky party starting Saturdays at 8 pm and I’d love to have you link up! It’s called “Found & Foraged” at http://www.averystreetdesign.com. Hope to see you there! xo.
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  2. Adorable! This would such a sweet way to “wrap” a gift!
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  3. Love the terra cotta snowmen! Pinned it and plan to share on our FB page too! Thanks!

  4. I love the pots! Shared on my FB today. For what it’s worth jeannie.
    Jeannie recently posted…DIY Home Renovation–Painting the Front DoorMy Profile

  5. How cute! Pinning and will be sharing on my Facebook page. Thanks for sharing, stopping by from the Pin It Party!
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  6. Thanks for linking up such an adorable Christmas craft at The Pretty Pintastic Party! We liked them so much we’re featuring your post at the party this weekend!
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  7. Woo Hoo! We featured you at The Project Stash! I can’t wait to see what you link up this week! :)
    Marilyn recently posted…6 Snowman Crafts & The Project Stash Link PartyMy Profile

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