Something about a snowman just says "Merry Christmas" to me! How about you?
So, let's get into the Christmas spirit and paint a snowman to decorate your porch, lean against your fireplace or add a little bit of Christmas cheer anywhere in your home.
36 inch long by 6 inch wide - Piece of wood - I used a piece of old fencing that we had replaced over the summer. Any scrap of wood will do - any size. Of course, a piece of new wood will work as well. A lot depends on the finished look you are seeking. I like the old distressed look.
Since I had planned to make several and I wanted them to be similar, I prepared a template. I used a piece of paper I had cut to the size I wanted to make the snowman and drew the shape on this paper.
I placed the template on the board and transferred the pattern to the board. Since my board was dark, I rubbed the back side with white chalk and then traced the pattern with a pencil which transferred the design to the board in white.
I painted in the following order: white head first, then the black hat, red hat band. After the face dries, add the eyes, nose and mouth. I mixed a little bit of red paint with white to make pink and used my finger to rub on his rosy cheeks.
When the hat is completely dry, brush on a little bit of white accent on the hat and draw on a few random snowflakes. I also used the end of a round paint brush to add some white drops for tiny snowflakes. Refer to my photo above for placement. I mixed a little bit of black paint in the orange and added a few details on his nose. This is not necessary, but can be done to shape the nose a little bit.
When all the paint is completely dry, tie the ribbon scarf around his neck!
Merry Christmas and Happy Painting!