On one of my many trips to the hobby store, I found some snowmen ornaments that I liked. These are designed for small tabletop trees. Hobby Lobby had their Christmas on half price already so I got a blue set and another multi color set. I already had figured out these blue ones would go in a box I made awhile back (oh maybe 10 years ago).
This box was designed by me after seeing some ME frame magnets that someone had added a box to and made a scene inside. I think I went a bit overboard in my construction of this box. It is definitely not a frig magnet size anymore. I made the box and covered the outside with painted paper and then used stickers to decorate it. I was very happy with the outside of the box, but I had not gotten to the snowman making all these years. Well, now I had these ornaments to use.
Having purchased snow supplies for my Penguin Winter Centerpiece was the perfect time to work on this as well. There were 8 snowmen in this set and I went with all 8. I figured out how I would place them in the box – drew out a layout so I could work the inside. I wanted them on different levels to they would show up. Mmmm – well they are a bit crowded but I am going with it. I used foam bits to make risers and then covered it all with spackle. I painted it with a pearl finish and also repainted all the snowmen. That was to fix the less than perfect painting and also to cover the hanger holes where I pulled out the strings.
When I splatter painted my centerpiece base, I also splatter painted the inside of this snowman box. This time I used pearl paint. It is very subtle – but I liked it and didn’t repaint.
I added two small bottle brush trees and viola – a finished snowman box. (This proves that it is never too late for a project to get finished.)
Here’s what the back of the box looks like
And here is the box opened up
Like I said – a bit overkill on the construction and the pearl splatter snow is quite subtle especially in person.