Snowman shutters that you'll love!
Hi everyone, we're gonna make a couple of snowmen today with these shutters that I had kicking around. I wanted to make a couple of cute little snowmen but I have to take the hardware off first the hinges and the knobs and all the metal that's on there then after i do that and get it all stripped of the hardware.
We're gonna wipe it down both of them and clean them because they're pretty dirty from sitting down in the basement give it a good wipe get them all nice and clean then I'm measuring for the brim of the hat to figure out how long I want it and where I want it to be I want it crooked.
The next steps
I'm going to cut that piece of wood in half to make two brims so here I am trimming the wood down to the correct length and then I'm going to put put it the other way and cut it down the middle so I can have two brims for my hat then i'm gonna give them both a good sanding mostly just on one side but a little bit on the edges in the back i want to get them nice and sanded down.
Time to draw the carrot
Here I am drawing out a little carrot and I'm going to cut it out on my handsaw - I'm actually going to do two of these so that I can have one for each snowman - just took me a second to whip those out - I was going back and forth to kind of make them wavy like a carrot might be a little bit and then here I'm just giving them a quick sand all around and getting any splinters and anything out and then making sure that they're smooth on top and I took an orange marker and I went over it and then let it dry a little bit and went over it again to give it kind of a variation in color and then I sanded it down and then I took a black marker that wasn't working very good and put some little lines in it to give those little crevices up to pop out in the carrot here I'm putting the brim on the hat so I drilled a couple holes in the back on each side.
Start sanding the snowmans hat
Then put a screw in there and now I'm sanding down that brim of the hat here I'm just doing the other side and showing you how I marked them so that I knew where to drill the hole and put the screw in and then I'm going to go ahead and put the brim on get that fit just right and then I'm you can't really see because I'm off camera but I'm screwing that screw into one side and then getting it adjusted for the how crooked i want the hat then i'm sanding down that brim and then I actually go ahead and go to the hat and I decided I was going to do the hat as well the upper part and sand down the edges and give them a little distressed look.
I want this to be kind of a rustic little snowman and I thought it would be cute to get all the high spots and ridges and get those scuffed up.
Final steps you need to make
So even if I sanded it it would not come down or go down to any kind of wood that would make it look distressed it would just stay white so here I'm showing you the difference between the one with the marker on it to look distressed and the one without and then I went ahead and did the other one to to match it.
I think it looks better distressed don't you? Then I took my rust-oleum clear - it's a matte clear and I took them downstairs and I sprayed them so that they would be sealed, gave them a couple coats of that before I put on any ribbons or anything or decor and after they dried I brought him upstairs and I made a little ribbon and I did not film that but I will for the second one so you guys can see how I did that it was just a simple little ribbon and now I'm just taking a little simple garland that I had out of my stash.
I'm cutting it and fitting it to fit on the top of the hat so that I can add some Christmas decorations. Alright and here's where we start putting in the cute little decor i've got a little pine cone there - I've got some more of my red pit berries those are never ending!