I was trying to think of something for my door during the month of January and decided a snowman would represent the month nicely.
You all know I shop thrift stores/yard sales/flea markets for crafting items. I look at the different wreaths out there and don’t even see the décor that is on them. I just look at the wreath base. I buy them knowing I am going to rip the little dusty flowers or what nots off and just use the wreath base. I hate paying retail craft store prices for these kinds of things!
Back in the summer I found a double wreath (a larger one and then a smaller one glued to each other) with some little tshirt rosettes glued to them. I had my 50% off coupon and the price marked was $1.21 so, for the two grapevine wreaths I paid 60 cents! Can’t beat that with a stick!
I ripped off all the rosettes and the two wreaths apart. I decided they were the perfect size for the large and medium wreaths for Frosty. I had a small dollar store wreath that was just the right size for the head.
I grabbed a can of cheap white spray paint from my paint stash and headed outside to paint the wreaths.
I didn’t worry about getting them completely white. I wanted a dusty snowy look.
Once all of that was dried I assembled him with craft wire. I wired from the back so you wouldn’t see the wire.
I tied a scarf around the “neck” and that was all it needed. I did try it with a hat as well and just didn’t like the way it looked.
I didn’t have to go out and buy anything in order to make this snowman. Everything was in my stash already.
What do you have on your door during January?
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