With the Christmas season upcoming, it seems like I have to start earlier and earlier each year to do all the things I hope to do for the holiday! So this year I had a fun little idea for an ornament to do with the kids and I thought I’d share it with you today! I had some simple, unfinished wood blocks on hand, so I decided to create a rotating wood block DIY snowman ornament for our Christmas tree!
Wood Block DIY Snowman Ornament Supplies:
- Darice Medium Wooden Blocks
- White Chalk Paint
- Sharpie Markers OR Craft Paint
- Drill with Bit
- 7/8 inch Red Satin Ribbon & 3/16 inch Ribbon
I started by drilling holes in the top and bottom of each wood block right in the center. I used a drill bit big enough to fit my ribbon through comfortably. After they were all drilled, I used tape and a smaller drill bit, cut my ribbon and taped it onto the drill bit, then pushed the bit through the holes. This was the easiest way to string the blocks that I found.
After all three blocks were strung, I painted them white with Americana White Chalk Paint. Once dry, I added faces to the blocks using Sharpies but you could also use paint. I planned to use paint, but then recalled what a horrible painter I am and opted for the marker.
After that you just decorate the blocks the way you want, then they can rotate around and switch up faces and decor!
I love how it turned out…I added a little cap to one DIY snowman, made a girly snow-woman with eyelashes, added a bow and a scarf to another…you decorate as you see fit! And if you have older kids, this could be fun to do with Santa or elf faces too!! Hope you enjoyed!
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Abbey is the voice behind The Cards We Drew where she shares craft, home decor, recipe, and DIY projects. Abbey resides in Central Ohio with her son, daughter, and husband. Abbey works as a Loan Officer by day and blogger by night. She loves all things handmade and unique and shares a passion for inspiring creativity.