How to Craft a Christmas Gourd Snowman

Bring a little outdoor holiday cheer inside with this cute-as-can-be veggie snowman.

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You Will Need

  • Bottle gourd
  • Wood putty
  • Fine sandpaper
  • Acrylic paints and paintbrushes
  • Drill
  • 2 small twigs
  • Clear acrylic spray finish
  • Grapevine wreath

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Select gourd

    Select a bottle gourd that has a smaller bulb on top for the snowman's head and larger bulb on bottom.

  2. Step 2

    Wash and dry

    Remove the stem at the top and wash the gourd, scrubbing off dirt with a pot scrubber.

  3. Step 3

    Fill in holes

    Fill in holes and other indentations with wood putty and then sand with fine sandpaper.

  4. Step 4

    Paint the hat

    Paint a hat on the top of the gourd. Remember to turn the gourd and paint all sides. Then paint the rest of the gourd white and let it dry completely.

  5. Step 5

    Paint the face

    Paint black charcoal eyes, an orange carrot nose, and charcoal dots for a mouth onto the upper bulb. Then add a colorful scarf around the neck where the upper and lower bulbs meet.

  6. Step 6

    Create the body

    Dab on a few dots of black paint for buttons along the lower bulb. Paint on mittens or drill two holes on either side of the body and insert small twigs for arms.

  7. Step 7

    Finish

    Complete the snowman with clear acrylic spray finish. If the gourd doesn't stand on its own, place it on top of a small grapevine wreath.

  8. "Snowman" is golf slang for scoring an eight on a hole, due to its similar shape.

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