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It's Still Winter...

...so the snowman stays!
I made this guy last fall.  I drew a pattern on paper, traced it on the pallet wood, and cut it out.


Here's a close-up:

After sanding the pallets, I screwed a piece of wood across the back to hold it together.  The hat was painted and a thin piece of wood was attached with Liquid Nails for the brim and more stability.  The rest of the snowman was painted and distressed with my palm sander.  
The final touches: painting a face and adding a red burlap scarf. The snowman was done!

I'm keeping him on my side porch, where he's not exposed to the weather.  The red burlap might 'bleed' and I don't want to re-paint! I plan to put a piece of burlap outside for a test. If it 'bleeds' I'll have to find a new scarf.   I'll let you know what happens.

I'm so glad you stopped by.  Please be sure to share, pin, follow, etc.  I love having new friends at the Cottage!


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    1. Thank you, Roseann. Feel free to share!

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  2. Aw, he's adorable! I love snowmen.

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  3. I love snowmen!! Thanks for sharing on the Pleasures of the NW's DIY Party!

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    1. And this one won't melt! Thanks so much!

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  4. He is a cutie! I still have my snow folk out, but they are about to be packed up to make room for the valentines things.

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    1. Valentine's Day will be here before we know it. I think I'll add a red heart to him for the occasion!

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  5. I love snowmen. This is a great project and one I am pinning for next year. Thank you for sharing at Dishing it and Digging it link party

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    1. Thank you, Vanessa. I appreciate the pin!
      Have a great week!

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  6. super cute. heck yeah, he stays. all my outdoor decor this time of year is of snowmen.
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    1. Thank you. Thankfully, snowmen carry us through till Spring!
      So glad you stopped by!

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  7. Cute as can be. I'd show him off on my porch too.
    <3

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    1. Thank you Marcia. So glad you stopped by!

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  8. Well, he's a cutie! Yes, it's definitely still winter here. And although I am putting my winter décor away inside and pulling out Valentines; my porch is still decorated for winter. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. Thank you Jann. I can't believe it's almost February!!
      So glad you stopped by.

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  9. He is just too cute, Ann! Thank you for sharing @Vintage Charm--pinned!

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    1. Aww, thanks! I'm always happy to share at your party!

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  10. He is adorable! I welcome you to post any post you would like to promote with us at #CCBG http://tryit-likeit.com/link-party-it

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    1. Thank you, Janet. I will be visiting your link party!

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    1. Thank you, Dede. He's one of my favorites!

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