Scarecrow/Snowman Craft: My Version
Lookie, lookie! I am finally posting my version of a craft that I’m sure most of you have seen out there in the crafting/Pinterest/blog world: A dual purpose, two-side craft with a scarecrow face on one side and a snowman face on the other. I designed this craft for our Super Saturday craft day event in 2015 and promised to included a tutorial way back then. Yep…I forgot to do that, so now I’m keeping that promise. All of the other versions of this craft that I have seen are done with pallet boards or bead board, but I wanted a simpler-to-make version. If you go to Pinterest and search “Scarecrow Snowman Reversible”, you will see oodles of versions of this craft. But, here is how I did mine:
2 x 8 Lumber- 13 1/2 inches
Wood trim- 13 1/2 inches (can be flat or decorative trim)
White, black, brown and orange craft paint
Textured paper for noses (mine is wallpaper)
Q-Tip (to add dimension to the carrot nose)
Two large flat marbles (Dollar Tree)
Two large buttons
Misc. embellishments for decorating
Powdered blush (raid your makeup drawer!)
First, figure out where you want your wood trim hat brim angle to be. I just placed it where I wanted it, traced down each side of the trim with a pencil, then roughly painted white on the bottom and black on the top. Don’t worry about painting the sides of the wood…just the top only, since this craft is reversible.
The board is sturdy enough to stand, so you can paint the scarecrow side, as well. Matching the angle from the snowman side, roughly paint the top only of the opposite side brown.
While you have black or brown paint on your brush, paint both sides of your trim pieces, one side black and one side brown. To be clear, when you are looking at the snowman side, you will be able to slightly see the back of the rim from the scarecrow side so you want to see black paint, and vise versa, so each trim piece has one side painted black and one side painted brown. A hair dryer comes in handy to help speed up drying time !
Next , create those snowman eyes. I just dipped my finger tip in black paint and dabbed a fairly thick coat of paint on the back side of each flat marble. I think these “eyes” look so reflective and dreamy! Don’t you agree?
While the paint is drying, cut out and paint (if not already orange) the textured paper noses. Click on this blue Noses Pattern link to print out the pattern that I created, or make your own shapes.
Time to assemble:
Use hot glue to secure both hat brims. I also added a small flat head screw to ensure that brim will never fall off. You can hide that with embellishments.
The faces are where you can get creative. Play around with the “eyes” and “noses” to see how you want to place them. On my scarecrow, I placed one button eye slightly lower then the other for a playful look. For my snowman, I place the eyes fairly close together.
I added “stitch marks” with a Sharpie for my scarecrow nose. To add dimension to the snowman’s carrot nose, I grabbed a Q-Tip and glued it right where I wanted the nose placed, then hot glued the carrot shape on top of it, securing all of the edges.
The scarecrow got a large Sharpie-drawn smile with “stitch marks”. The snowman didn’t get a mouth, but I used my finger to rub a bit of blush on his cheeks.
Give these two some personality by adding silk or glittery flowers, patches of fabric, raffia, ribbon…whatever your heart desires. To distress, or not to distress- that is the question. You get to choose whether or not to take sandpaper to the edges.
Now, here is the best part…
You can pull this cute craft out for your holiday decorating in September as you decorate for fall, using the Scarecrow side. After Thanksgiving, flip it around to display the Snowman side and let him stay there all through January. I love that!
All in all, this is a super-simple, super-cute craft that gives double your pleasure. They make super cute gifts! I should know…I gave mine away last year. I’m off to make another one, (well, two) right this very minute. Why don’t you go do the same?
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