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Merry Christmas from all of us here at redheadcandecorate.com– including my partners in crime, Rick, our 2 children, and our 3 rescue cats. I hope you enjoy my last Christmas post of 2019 which really comes at a perfect time because it centers around my family…my “Wood Snowman Family” to be exact. If you missed the “big one” a couple weeks ago, click here for our full home: “Christmas Holiday Housewalk“.

This thrifty DIY Wood Snowman Family sounds so simple to make and you can personalize it for your family!

Before we go any further, I have GREAT NEWS. Last week, I had to travel home to NY unexpectedly because my Mom was very, very ill, and we didn’t think she was going to make it. She is now home with my Dad and doing much better. Thank you for all of your lovely prayers. I read every comment and appreciate all of you!!

Meet the Wood Snow Family

Okay, so enough with the mushy stuff, let’s meet the new snowman gang hanging out on our front porch with their fresh carrots. This idea has turned out way cuter than I ever imagined. They even match 😊…

This thrifty DIY Wood Snowman Family sounds so simple to make and you can personalize it for your family!

I guess you have probably realized by now that the snowmen represent our family of 4. Keep that personalization in mind if you plan on trying this at your house. Each family is unique, and you should display your snowman family exactly the way your family is. For example, maybe you are a single parent? Maybe you have 2 moms in your family? Maybe you are a grandma and have 7 grandchildren? Whatever makes up your family… that is what should be celebrated!

You may recall 2 years ago I started with the big guy the “REPURPOSED SNOWMAN SHUTTER”. He has held up tremendously well, even after our terribly brutal winters up here in Michigan. He is one strong, good lookin’ dude, just like Rick, my husband.

This thrifty DIY Wood Snowman Family sounds so simple to make and you can personalize it for your family!

After the big guy, the following year came his lover. Me. We are a match made in heaven…or should I say Michigan?

This thrifty DIY Wood Snowman Family sounds so simple to make and you can personalize it for your family!

HOLD UP! To be totally honest, I just remembered that my readers named the couple Jack & Jackie. That’s okay though…I always felt like they were Rick & I anyway. I don’t think anyone will even notice, ha ha.

These THRIFTY SNOWMAN LOVERS were made with leftover cedar wood (the man was an old shutter) and that is exactly what I used for the kids, below. I had 1 more cedar board left, so I cut it into appropriate sizes. The kids are actually almost the same height now at age 17 & 20, but I remember when they were little the difference in height.

This thrifty DIY Wood Snowman Family sounds so simple to make and you can personalize it for your family!

How to make Wood Snow Family

As mentioned above I used the same cedar wood we had left over from another house maintenance project. After cutting the board in 2, I had Rick drill a hole to stick the mini carrots in.

This thrifty DIY Wood Snowman Family sounds so simple to make and you can personalize it for your family!

All that was left to do, was to dress the kids. The fur wrap didn’t look that great so I opted for a buffalo plaid scarf to match the little one’s hat. The thrift store, or the dollar store are both great places to find winter scarfs or hats if you don’t have any extra. I almost put a mini skirt on the oldest, but I couldn’t find one big enough. After thoughts came and I could have just used a little fabric from my extra pillow cases. That reminds me, did you see how I transformed a pillowcase yet?

This thrifty DIY Wood Snowman Family sounds so simple to make and you can personalize it for your family!

While we are on the subject of winter hats, I thought I would leave a link below to a hat my husband bought me that allows me to wear my hair up while wearing the hat. You’ll find that below!

This thrifty DIY Wood Snowman Family sounds so simple to make and you can personalize it for your family!

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MESSY BUN BEANIE HAT WITH PONYTAIL HOLE

DIY EXTERIOR SHUTTER REPLACEMENT

This thrifty DIY Wood Snowman Family sounds so simple to make and you can personalize it for your family!
This thrifty DIY Wood Snowman Family sounds so simple to make and you can personalize it for your family!

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13 Responses

  1. Kaycee and family says:

    Merry Christmas to my favorite shutter couple and their new additions! Wow, you guys work fast creating not one but two little shutters! I love the way your family is represented, have a blessed and very merry Christmas Fiato family!!

    • Julie says:

      I was trying to figure out a way to say this in the post, lol. Time goes by quicker here, lol! Merry Christmas, to my favorite Kaycee and your wonderful family!!

  2. dad says:

    You did good, love to all, Dad in NY.

  3. ColleenB.-Tx. says:

    They are absolutely Adorable.
    Maybe next year another will be added. :}
    Wishing you and your family a Very Merry & Blessed Christmas and a Happy & Healthy New Year.
    Thank U 4 All the great inspiration you have given us through out the year.
    God’s Blessing to you & your family.

  4. Amy Nead says:

    So happy to hear your mom is home and doing well! Merry Christmas to you and your family….love the snowfamily……will definitely so next year!

  5. Lorri Rauscher says:

    I just want to say …how glad I am to read that your Mother is feeling better and at home with your Dad💞I just love your Shutter Family..I am going to remember this idea when seeing old pieces of wood. Merry Christmas to you and your family🌲

  6. C. DeSesa says:

    Absolutely adorable !!

  7. Connie Schmelzer Giancola says:

    What an adorable family!

  8. Bette Querin says:

    HI Julie:

    Nice to see you added some kiddos to the family. So darn cute.
    Have a wonderful Merry Christmas to your whole family.
    Let’s hope 2020 will be a wonderful year.
    You mentioned you will be coming to Canada again, wish I ;lived on the East Coast and we could meet in person. For now, emails will have to do.

    Cheers, Bette

  9. angela carrera says:

    what a good idea? I only have one, that I made from an old shutter….he’s still up in the attic. BUT if I can make at least two more over the….non-winter months, next year this will look great bunched together. thank you!! always inspiring. Happy Holidays and here’s to a wonderful 2020.

    Angela from NJ

  10. Tammy (Pa) says:

    Very cute..!! Simple enough..but they make a nice statement.
    Glad to hear that your mother is doing better.
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family..!!!

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