I love making snowmen. A big thanks to Rust-Oleum for sending me paint for this primitive spring snowman project. All opinions are my own on the post below.
If you are like me and love snowmen this is a project for you. I’m always looking to see how I can make them myself.
I found these bed springs at a local antique mall for a reasonable price and thought they could be added to my ever growing snowmen collection.
Primitive spring snowman
What you’ll need
old springs (shown are old bed springs) for as many snowmen you want to make
1 can Rust-oleum gloss protective enamel
1 golf ball for each snowman (I used the ping-pong balls that look like golf balls, less weight)
permanent glue (like gorilla glue)
black and orange permanent markers to color the snowman face
2 twigs to make snowman arms (I used grape vine where it curls up) for each snowman
1″ wide fleece cut into 1 foot sections for each scarf
Paint your springs in a well ventilated area and allow to dry. You may need to put a couple coats on to get the bottom and top.
Take your twigs and find some that will work with your spring. They may fit around the spring and fit snugly. Do not attach until AFTER after you attach the head.
You will also want to trim the straight parts as they will get in the way of the spring. You’ll need to play a bit to get these to fit well. I found grape vine curly parts worked great and were small enough for this.
Make sure your fleece is cut into 1 inch wide strip about 1 foot long.
Take the golf balls and draw your snowman face on with the markers. Don’t forget the carrot for a nose!
Building the snowman
Wrap the golf ball around the snowman face with the fleece. You want to see the face. Tie the fleece once at the bottom to form a scarf. Take the glue and apply at the back of the snowman head where it is covered by the fleece. Allow to dry.
Once the fleece is attached, glue the back head/scarf to the spring. Allow to dry.
Once dry, adjust the twig arms up and glue. Allow to dry.
You have now created your own primitive spring snowman. You can keep it for yourself, give them as gifts or sell them at your next craft show.
Where will you display your snowman?
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