Four Foot Log Snowman



Four foot tall Log Snowman DIY

Down at the bottom of my yard you’ll find about a dozen stumps from a pine tree that died last year.  Hubby took the tree down last fall and he split most of the logs for firewood.  

I think hubs pooped out because he didn’t quite make it to the end of the pile. They’re not really bothering me, they’re out of the way,  I have plenty of logs for the fireplace and when I run out, I have tons of pallet wood ends.

Four foot tall Log Snowman DIY

Some of the log chunks I had left were quite large, I could  totally see why they were left behind.  But what if you stacked the logs, wouldn’t they make a great snowman?

You can see it can’t you?

 

Four foot tall Log Snowman DIY

I believe some kind of pine beetle had attacked the tree which is probably why the tree had died in the first place and they left the bark really easy to remove.

Peel off any remaining bark and give your snowball logs a good scrubbing.

Four foot tall Log Snowman DIY

With a circular saw, reciprocating saw or jigsaw, trim off the edges of your logs to give them more of a rounded look.

 

Four foot tall Log Snowman DIY

Paint  your snowballs white.  I’m using some leftover exterior house trim paint.

Four foot tall Log Snowman DIY

Like any snowman, my guy has sticks for arms.

Four foot tall Log Snowman DIY

I was going to use a painted sharpened dowel or stick for my carrot nose, but this wood piece was already painted orange.  Not quite a carrot, but close enough.

Drill a hole, insert nose.

Four foot tall Log Snowman DIY

From thin scrap wood, cut out a oval brim for your snowman’s hat.

Four foot tall Log Snowman DIY

My snowman’s scarf is made from the sleeves from an old flannel shirt.  Each sleeve was cut into two pieces lengthwise, then sewed together to get one long scarf.   Notice the button cuffs?

Of course you could always use a real scarf.

Four foot tall Log Snowman DIY

Painted on  mouth, eyes and buttons.

Four foot tall Log Snowman DIY

I painted the brim of the hat black and added one more painted black log to use as the top of the hat.

To hold the brim and hat securely, I drilled a hole into the top of the head, through the brim and up into the hat to hold a piece of dowel.

The bottom logs were super heavy, pretty sure they’re not going anywhere.

Four foot tall Log Snowman DIY

When I was making this guy it was 65 degrees outside.  It was great weather for finding and scrubbing logs, but it wasn’t quite snowman weather yet. He’ll probably make it to the front yard this week when the weather turns cooler.

Four foot Log Snowman DIY-

Four foot Log Snowman DIY-

Four foot Log Snowman DIY

This guy is pretty big and he’s pretty heavy.  If you don’t want to store him until next year, he would probably make a good bonfire.

Have a great week.  Stay inspired.

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