Hand painted snowman pail tutorial

* Snowman Pail *
This little ornament is quick and easy to make, with just a few supplies.
Here’s what you’ll need:
Really!  Just a 2″ wooden pail,
and three or four jumbo craft sticks,
and some paintbrushes and acrylic paints:
light blue, white, black, orange and a hot glue gun with glue sticks. Those are the basics. To add some extra detail, you’ll want to use these supplies, as well: a scruffy toothbrush and an extra jumbo craft stick for spattering, a snowflake stencil for pail details, and pink powder blush and a cotton swab to blush the cheeks.
Base coat the pail with light blue paint. Use the scruffy toothbrush and a craft stick to spatter the pail with white paint.
Paint each jumbo craft stick white. Cut the craft sticks in half, make them varying heights such as: 2.5″, 2.75″, 3″, and 3.25″
Blush cheeks with pink powder blush. Eyes and mouths are dip dots of black paint.
Use a liner brush and a small amount of orange paint to add a carrot nose to each of your craft stick snowmen.
Notice I decided to paint a black hat onto on of the snowmen … just to shake things up.
Here’s a pic showing how I’ve added earmuffs and a stocking cap to two of the  snowmen.  Sometimes, I just can’t make up my mind!

Here’s how to make the earmuffs: I found these little holly berry embellishments in the Christmas craft section of Hobby Lobby.

The stem is a bendable wire, so it was super quick and easy to bend it into an earmuff shape and attach it to a snowman’s head.

Stencil some snowflakes onto the pail, hang with a bit of ribbon,
and … enjoy!
*** Peace and Snowflakes ***

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