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Wooden Block Snowman Dollar Tree Christmas DIY Ideas

23 November

How to make a wooden block snowman.  These cute Dollar Tree Christmas DIY ideas are perfect for kids or adults to make.  You can use them in a three tiered tray or add a string and use them as ornaments or hang around the house for a cute holiday decoration.





How to Make a Wooden Block Snowman


Two of my kids have inherited my craftiness.  My daughter especially likes to get crafty and make things.  


Crafting is a lot of fun, but it also gets expensive.  Dollar Tree is my favorite store for crafting supplies.  They have added a good selection of crafting supplies, and they have a lot of supplies in the rest of the store if you think outside of the box.


Jenga block crafts are really popular using the Tumbling Tower blocks from Dollar Tree.  For only $1, you get 72 small wooden blocks!  


They are smaller than regular Jenga blocks, but they are perfect for crafts.  For only a few dollars, I was about to make several Jenga block creations for crafting.


For more Dollar Tree Christmas DIY ideas and Jenga block crafts, check out these posts:






What Can I Make With Jenga Blocks?


The Tumbling Tower blocks are fun to use for crafting.  You can make trees, pumpkins, lanterns, and more!  They are small blocks, but you get 72 blocks for $1.  


You can glue them together, paint them, or stain them to make several different Jenga block creations.


The Dollar Tree Tumbling Towers blocks are smaller than regular Jenga Blocks.  If you want a larger Jenga block snowman, then you'll have to use a real Jenga game.  


How Do You Decorate Jenga Blocks?


Since Jenga blocks are unfinished, you can decorate them as you would any wooden surface.  You can use acrylic paint or stain.


You can also decorate them with ribbon, scrapbook paper, fabric, or markers.  I used paint, ribbon, buttons, and markers to decorate my wood block snowman craft.





How Do You Make Jenga Ornaments?


I made my wood block snowman craft to sit in a three tiered tray, so I didn't add string to the back.  However, you can use hot glue to attach twine or even clear fishing wire to the back to make a loop.


Then you can turn these into a snowman block ornament.  Those would be really cute for kids to give to teachers.  Let your kids use a marker to sign the back for a personal touch.


What Can I Use Instead of Jenga Blocks?


Jenga block crafts can use either real Jenga blocks or other blocks.  I look for the game at thrift stores and save the blocks for crafts.  You can also use the Tumbling Tower game blocks from Dollar Tree.


You can also buy wooden blocks in about the same size on Etsy.  This wooden block snowman is pretty easy to adapt for other sizes.


I've also seen people use a piece of 2x4 or other larger block to make a wood block snowman craft.  They look really cute on a shelf of mantle.





Can Kids Make a Wooden Block Snowman?


Yes, this block snowman is easy for a child to make.  A kid can paint the block and help decide what decorations to use and where to put them. Kids can also use markers to decorate their snowman block ornament.


This wood block snowman craft does use hot glue, so an adult will have to assist a younger child.  I used to just let my kids place the objects to be glued on the block and then I glue in place.


My kids are older now, so they can glue it themselves.





Wood Block Snowman Craft Variations


You can make Dollar Tree Christmas DIY ideas like shown in the photos or change it up to fit your style.  Here are some variations that you can try:


  • Use larger blocks for a bigger snowman.
  • Add twine or fishing wire to the back to make a snowman block ornament.
  • Use a Christmas themed ribbon for the scarf.
  • Use small black circles instead of the buttons for pieces of coal.
  • Cut Christmas fabric or even a hat from Dollar Tree to make the hat.
  • Paint the block brown and then paint white over the brown.  Use sandpaper to sand off some of the white paint to distress the wooden block snowman.
  • Die cut the face shape with a Cricut and vinyl.


Wooden Block Snowman Supplies


To make a Jenga block snowman, you will need:






How Do You Make a Snowman Out of Jenga Blocks?


Step #1


Paint the entire Jenga block with white acrylic paint.





Step #2


Cut the burlap.


Step #3


Apply a small amount of glue to one end of the painted block.  Stick one end of the burlap on it.  Wrap the burlap around the block and glue down one edge of the burlap.  Secure to the other edge of the burlap.


Step #4


Cut the twine.  Tie it about half way up the burlap hat.



Step #5


Use hot glue to add the red button to the hat.





Step #6


Cut the red ribbon.  Apply hot glue about halfway down the back of the block.  Center the ribbon on the glue and wrap around to the front of the snowman.  Tie the ribbon to make a knot.



Step #7


Use hot glue to add the brown buttons on the bottom half of the block.


Step #8


Use a black marker to make the eyes and a mouth.  Use an orange marker to make the nose.





Now you have a cute little Jenga block snowman!  Add ribbon to the back to make a hanger if you want a snowman block ornament.


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dollar tree, wood block, jenga, snowman
Yield: 1 snowman
Author: Cari @ Koti Beth
Estimated cost: $1

Wooden Block Snowman Jenga Blocks

prep time: 5 Mperform time: 30 Mtotal time: 35 M
How to make a wood snowman with Dollar Tree Jenga blocks.

materials:

  • Jenga block
  • 3.5 inches of 2.5 inch wide burlap ribbon
  • 5 inches of twine
  • 6 inches of 1/4 inch red ribbon
  • Small red button
  • 2 small brown buttons
  • White acrylic paint
  • Black and orange markers

tools:

  • Scissors
  • Paint brush
  • Hot glue and a glue gun

steps:

  1. Paint the entire Jenga block with white acrylic paint.
  2. Cut the burlap.  Apply a small amount of glue to one end of the painted block. Stick one end of the burlap on it. Wrap the burlap around the block and glue down one edge of the burlap. Secure to the other edge of the burlap.
  3. Cut the wine. Tie it about half way up the burlap hat.
  4. Use hot glue to add the red button to the hat.
  5. Cut the red ribbon. Apply hot glue about halfway down the back of the block. Center the ribbon on the glue and wrap around to the front of the snowman. Tie the ribbon to make a knot.
  6. Use hot glue to add the brown buttons on the bottom half of the block.
  7. Use a black marker to make the eyes and a mouth. Use an orange marker to make the nose.
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Cari Dunn
Cari Dunn

Cari lives on a small farm in Ohio with her husband, three kids, two dogs, two cats, five goats, and several chickens. She loves Gilmore Girls, glitter, coffee, and her kids. But not in that order.

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