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