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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”… 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… I 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.
Here’s beautiful “Jackie” from the front. Wow…what a hottie.
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…
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!)
Notice how they are “leaning” into one another? You know what that means, right?
Hey wait! There’s more holiday decor from the “Thrifty Style Team” below!
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