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It’s been snowing up here in Michigan, so it’s really put me in the the mood to decorate for the holidays.  Are you ready, or no?  I pulled last year’s repurposed snowman shutter dude out of the basement a few days ago, and he looked at me with those big bedroom button eyes and said, “I need a lover, Julie.”  He was quite stern about it, too 😯 .  So, I looked around the basement for anything (or anyone) that resembled a future wood snowman’s lover.  Then I remembered I had saved 2 white cedar boards last Summer that my husband had painted white (to replace the trim around our kitchen French doors) during our composite deck makeover.  He had purchased very long pieces, and this was the extra he cut off.  He almost threw them out, but I grabbed them and put them in my paint room down stairs just in case.  One of them is all I needed.  I hope you enjoy our very simple DIY “Thrifty Style Snowman Lovers”…   What a cute idea to use an old shutter or scrap wood to make a wood snowman couple for your front yard--->Thrifty Style Snowman Lovers Before we go any further, I think lover boy up there deserves a name, don’t you?   I’m going to leave that up to you, so I hope you can read ’til the end.  In the mean time, let’s continue hooking the charming nameless snowman up with a girlfriend, shall we? Here’s the cedar white board I was talking about…   What a cute idea to use an old shutter or scrap wood to make a wood snowman couple for your front yard--->Thrifty Style Snowman LoversI promise, this is not how it looks (below).  The new girlfriend was not arrested by the snowmen police.  She just needed a little adjusting in the back.  She also needed a name for identification purposes 😯 .  I think the name “Jackie” fits her perfectly since her hat is from my daughter’s jacket.  So, Jackie it is. To secure Jackie’s outfit, I tied the sleeves of the sweater, and tucked them in.  Then I secured it all with a big paper clip, and the belt.  Of course, if your snow-woman is going to be in the windy extreme winter elements with no shelter, I recommend cutting the sweater to fit better and then nailing/tacking it in place.  Secure the hat if you need to as well. What a cute idea to use an old shutter or scrap wood to make a wood snowman couple for your front yard--->Thrifty Style Snowman Lovers

 

 

Here’s beautiful “Jackie” from the front.  Wow…what a hottie.

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What a cute idea to use an old shutter or scrap wood to make a wood snowman couple for your front yard--->Thrifty Style Snowman Lovers Jackie was actually easier to create that nameless boy since Rick had already painted her.  All it took was one of my old sweaters, an old belt, a scarf I very rarely wear, my daughter’s never used/not needed furry jacket hood, 2 buttons/strong glue for eyes, ruby red nail polish for her plump lips, a black permanent marker for her beauty mark, 2 very small red Christmas bulbs for earrings that I screwed in, and a big clasp paper clip for securing her sweater in the back.  If you don’t have these items, the thrift store or dollar store does.

Jackie is ready for love…

What a cute idea to use an old shutter or scrap wood to make a wood snowman couple for your front yard--->Thrifty Style Snowman Lovers So, what do you think we should name him?  After all we can’t call him “nameless lover boy” forever.  Please leave your suggestion in the comments, and I will announce his name next week!

Jackie & Jack

(Jack won by a landslide!)

What a cute idea to use an old shutter or scrap wood to make a wood snowman couple for your front yard--->Thrifty Style Snowman Lovers

Notice how they are “leaning” into one another?  You know what that means, right?

What a cute idea to use an old shutter or scrap wood to make a wood snowman couple for your front yard--->Thrifty Style Snowman Lovers

 

What a cute idea to use an old shutter or scrap wood to make a wood snowman couple for your front yard--->Thrifty Style Snowman Lovers

What a cute idea to use an old shutter or scrap wood to make a wood snowman couple for your front yard--->Thrifty Style Snowman Lovers

 

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34 Responses

  1. ColleenB.~ Tx. says:

    Jackie is absolutely adorable.
    In the ‘please pin for later’ photo; the big guy looks like he has a bit of ‘twinkle’ in his eye from a fallen snow flake so ‘Jackie and Twinkle McFreeze’.
    So glad that the big guy now has a lady friend. :}
    Maybe next year at this time they may have a couple of little ones as well. :}

  2. Cindy says:

    What a cute couple!! I love this fun way to repurpose shutters! Could even use drawer fronts, or scrap wood!

  3. Deborah says:

    Adddddddddddddddddorable! Can’t wait to see their babies!

  4. Virginia Friedman says:

    I get so excited when I see an email from your blog. I can’t wait to see what goodies you have to share.
    I love Snowmen.
    Jackie is adorable. Such a fashion statement.
    Only fitting that she be with
    Johnny. Jackie and Johnny. I love it❣️❣️

  5. Mary says:

    Jack Frost of course! Jack Frost and Jackie Frost!

  6. Linda says:

    DARN!! Mary beat me to it!! lol I was going to say Jack Frost too! Jack and Jackie Frost. How cute can it get!

  7. Dannie says:

    I vote for Jack Frost! They are cute!

  8. meegan says:

    OH. My goodness! I am LOVING this idea! The earrings and belt are killing me-I love it so much. You are too fun! Your creativity is amazing, Julie.
    Happy Thanksgiving.

  9. Dad says:

    You Did Good, love, Mom and Dad in NY.

  10. Nancy says:

    Ooooh! These lovers need to come to my house! I think I may have found a January project for Mr. P. (Unless he spirits me away to warmer climate!)

  11. Kaycee says:

    Brrrrrrr,,,, what a chillin’ couple you’ve got Julie! Jackie with those red smoking hot lips and that twinkle in Johnnie’s eye could only mean one thing, , , , , , lots of snowballs on the horizon! hubba hubba

  12. Hilary Milner says:

    Adorable couple! How about naming this gentleman Woodie? Goes well with Jackie don’t you agree? Happy Holidays

  13. Bliss says:

    They are a pretty good looking couple. If you would have used a bifold closet door she could have been his loover. Ah ha ha ha ha…

  14. Barb says:

    Love your snow couple! I have a snowman (no name at least not yet) and he may need a lady friend. He’s about 6 ft. Tall but fortunately for me I have 2 old shutters just like yours. And how you dressed her is adorable! As for the name, we’ll I like Sam. Same as on Rudolph.

  15. virginia says:

    I just love this project….am hoping to do it….
    And Jack Frost gets my vote! Love all your creative
    ideas …keep them coming.

  16. Michelle @ The Painted Hinge says:

    Oh these are adorable! So cute and fun!

  17. carol bittner says:

    Ahh Julie, this couple is so cute. JFK (Jack Frost Kringle) was my thought. Jackie & JFK.

    Love the things you two do; all so clever.

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your Family

  18. Mary says:

    That’s looks stunning!! I just recently found your page and I absolutely love it. Everything is so beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

  19. […] if you missed it last week, these 2 thrifty “Snowman Lovers“ are over on the other side of the porch.  They really top off the snowy flakey […]

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