DIY snowman advent
I will try my best to explain how I made this adorable snowman advent calendar. Or I guess you can call it a Christmas countdown clock? I was inspired to make this craft while skimming through a holiday catalog. Ok, here it goes.
What you will need to complete this craft:
- wooden pre-made clock (You can pick this up at your local arts and crafts supply store in the wood section)
- acrylic paint
- paint markers
- wired ribbon for the bow
- the nose is a football wood craft that I cut to look like a carrot(also found in the wood section of the craft store)
- glue gun
- assorted felt for the hat
- picture frame hanger
- a screw, washer and bolt
The first thing I did was paint the wooden clock white and waited for it to dry.
Next, I looked up festive number fonts on the computer. The numbers are 3 inches from the center hole. And they are about 1/4 of an inch apart from each other. The numbers are 1 inch in height. I drew them in with pencil first. Then when I was happy with the placement of the numbers I drew them in with paint markers.
The snowman’s eyes were first penciled in by tracing a quarter. I traced a nickel for the mouth. I colored them in with the black paint marker.
The carrot nose was originally a small wooden craft football. I drew in the carrot shape and then cut it out with scissors. The edges were a little rough, so I sandpapered them.
The bow and hat were glued on by a glue gun. I used a glittered black felt for the hat because it was thicker than regular felt and sparkly!
My husband put the screw, washer and bolt through the nose on the clock and tightened it enough to allow the carrot nose to spin.
I used a polka-dot ribbon and threaded it through two frame hooks in the back to hang it from the wall.
That’s it! It took a few days to do this craft. The hardest part was getting the numbers around the clock to fit.
You could use numbered stickers if you are not that good at free hand.
The final cost of supplies in the end was around $15.
Please comment below, with any questions or if you would like to share your Advent calendar ideas!