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Making a Wood Block Snowman

If you have any wood blocks lying around and also happen to love snowman crafts, then this DIY wood block snowman is the perfect project for you.

Painted wood blocks stacked to make a snowman.

Stackable Wood Block Snowman

This adorable snowman was A LOT of fun to make! We had a 4×4 wood post leftover from a fence we put up earlier in the year so instead of tossing it away we put it to use to make this stackable wood block snowman as well as these DIY wood block apples. It feels so good to use materials you already have at home! Oh, I almost forgot to mention…the snowman hat is actually a sock! I was missing the matching pair anyways 🙂

And since the wood blocks have multiple sides, we added some Wintry lettering to the back side using our Cricut Joy. It’s fun to mix and match the wood blocks; which will look great on display all Winter long.

Looking for more Snowman Crafts?

I love snowman decor for the house because it’s not only for Christmas. Snowman crafts like this upcycled coffee tin snowman hat centerpiece and this snowman painted mason jar can stay out all season long…well after the Christmas tree and stockings are taken down.

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Materials needed to make a wood block snowman.

How to Make a Snowman out of Wood Blocks:

Painting the Wooden Blocks

Paint the surface of the wood blocks in white. Let the paint dry and paint an additional coat as needed for full coverage.

Using a fine tip paint brush, apply an upside down triangle shape in the middle of one block in orange.

Painting an orange triangle on the wood block.

Using a fine tip paintbrush, paint two circles in black for the eyes; and seven smaller circles for the mouth.

Black dots of paint to look like snowman eyes and smile.

Paint two larger circles for the rosy cheeks in pink.

Adding pink paint to the wooden block to look like snowman cheeks.

Using the back end of a fine tip paintbrush, dab two small circles inside the eyes for highlights in white.

Adding to small dabs of white paint to the black circle snowman eyes.

Paint three circles for the buttons on another block.

Painting black circles on another wood block to resemble snowman buttons.

Preparing the Images

Open a blank canvas in Design Space. Select the text icon from the toolbar.

Type LET.

Change the font to “Little White Lies”. With the word highlighted, adjust the letter spacing to 0.7.

Stretch the lettering by clicking on the lock symbol above the size section and adjusting the height to 1.7” while keeping the width the same.

Next, click on the unlock symbol and adjust the word height to 2”.

Steps 5-11 for the other words: IT and SNOW.

Click on the images icon in the toolbar and search snowflakes #M8070D4. Adjust the size to 2.25”.

Cutting

Select “Make It” in Design Space.

Cricut Joy machine alongside painted wood blocks and a weeding tool.

For cutting the words, set the material type to Smart Vinyl.

Follow prompts for loading the Smart Vinyl into the Cricut Joy and cutting. When prompted, unload the from the cutting machine.

Loading black vinyl into the Cricut Joy machine.

Applying the Vinyl to the Painted Snowman Blocks

Cut around each word and snowflake with a pair of scissors. 

Using scissors to cut out the black vinyl words.

Using the weeding tool, peel away the excess vinyl around the cut images and discard.

Cut a piece of transfer tape a bit larger than the size of the cut word. 

Cutting a piece of transfer tape.

Peel away the transfer tape backing but ensure the transfer tape is not overly sticky. 

Place the transfer tape overtop of the cut word. Gently rub the vinyl to help it stick to the transfer tape.  Peel away the vinyl backing, leaving just the image adhered to the transfer tape. 

Placing a piece of transfer tape over the vinyl cut word.

Position the word with the transfer tape on to the opposite side of the wooden block. Press the vinyl word down with your fingers to help it to stick to the block. Slowly and carefully remove the transfer tape leaving the vinyl image on the block.  

Repeat for the other words and snowflakes on the remaining wooden blocks.

Wood block with snowflake images and the word "it."

Finishing

Add a sock to the top of the snowman head. 

Adding a blue sock to the snowman head block.

Stack the blocks vertically or place them in a row to enjoy!

Stacking the wood blocks to make a snowman.
Back of the wood blocks with letters stacked to say "let it snow."

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Painted wood blocks stacked to make a snowman with text overlay.

Making a Wood Block Snowman

Jane and Sonja
Add a touch of playfulness to your space with this stackable wood block snowman craft.
5 from 1 vote

Materials
  

  • 4 x4 post cut into 3 pieces each measuring 4 1/2” high
  • Crafter’s Acrylics in White / Bright Orange / Black / Wild Rose Pink
  • Paintbrushes fine tip and medium flat brush
  • Chenille sock
  • Cricut Design Space Snowflake Images #M8070D4
  • Cricut Joy
  • Smart Vinyl Permanent in black
  • Weeder
  • Scissors
  • Cricut Transfer Tape

Instructions
 

Painting the Wooden Blocks

  • Paint the surface of the wood blocks in white.
  • Apply an upside down triangle shape in the middle of one block in orange.
  • Paint two circles in black for the eyes; and seven smaller circles for the mouth.
  • Paint two larger circles for the rosy cheeks in pink.
  • Dab two small circles inside the eyes for highlights in white.
  • Paint three circles for the buttons on another block.

Preparing the Images

  • Open a blank canvas in Design Space.
  • Select the text icon from the toolbar.
  • Type LET.
  • Change the font to “Little White Lies”.
  • Click on the images icon in the toolbar and search snowflakes #M8070D4.
  • Adjust the size to 2.25”.

Cutting

  • Select “Make It” in Design Space.
  • For cutting the words, set the material type to Smart Vinyl.

Applying the Vinyl to the Painted Snowman Blocks

  • Cut around each word and snowflake with a pair of scissors.
  • Using the weeding tool, peel away the excess vinyl around the cut images and discard.
  • Cut a piece of transfer tape a bit larger than the size of the cut word.
  • Place the transfer tape overtop of the cut word. Gently rub the vinyl to help it stick to the transfer tape. Peel away the vinyl backing, leaving just the image adhered to the transfer tape.
  • Position the word with the transfer tape on to the opposite side of the wooden block. Press the vinyl word down with your fingers to help it to stick to the block. Slowly and carefully remove the transfer tape leaving the vinyl image on the block.
  • Repeat for the other words and snowflakes on the remaining wooden blocks.

Finishing

  • Add a sock to the top of the snowman head.
  • Stack the blocks vertically or place them in a row to enjoy!
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