Upcycled Screwdriver Snowmen

Are you guys all ready for Christmas? Gifts purchased and wrapped? Baking done?

Not me! I like to wait until the last minute... that's how I roll yo!!! 😁

I've been doing really good with getting all the craft projects I wanted to make this year done though! I have one last project to share with you today before the big day!

Turn old wooden screwdrivers into adorable snowmen!

I first saw these adorable little snowmen over at Anderson + Grant about 2 years ago and fell in love with them! They've been pinned and in the back of my mind ever since then!

I've been collecting old wooden handled screwdrivers since then whenever I find them at garage sales and thrift shops.

I'm not going to reinvent the wheel by going over the whole process to make them because they were Jamie's idea and she has a great tutorial over on her blog for how to make them yourself! Making a Snowman from a Screwdriver.

But I'll give you the Reader's Digest version!!

I taped off the areas that I wanted to paint on the old screwdrivers I collected. Looking at them in this picture I wish I would have left the red one in the original paint... oh well.

And then I followed Jamie's tutorial for making the heads from clay. The only thing different I did was I used orange clay to make their little crooked carrot noses so I didn't have to bother with painting them.

I used an old locker basket to hold the screwdrivers upright while the glue dried. I used E6000 to get a really good hold.

Then I finished painting the screwdrivers and heads (minus noses!) so they were the same color of off-white. The eyes are indented into the clay and then painted black and their little cheeks are blushed with pink paint. I used a Q-tip, one end moistened to rub over the cheek area, the other end rubbed in pink paint to blush their cheeks. The key is to wipe almost all of the paint off on a paper towel before rubbing the Q-tip on their cheeks.

I didn't have any flannel to make little scarves for them but I found some old quilt pieces in my fabric that I thought would be cute for scarves.

I tore little strips from the quilt, tied those around their necks along with a little sprig of greenery and then added a jingle bell. Then I used some glitter that has teeny-tiny stars in it on the tops of their heads, on their noses, and on their scarves and bells!!

I think they turned out so cute!!

I used some rub-on letters and added "brrr" and "Snow" on the screwdrivers that had flat sides.

As you can see these look super cute as plant pokes in a floral arrangement!

You can really see the stars in the glitter in these close ups. 😄

I'll be collecting more wooden screwdrivers this summer because I think little pumpkin men at Halloween next year would be super cute!


Tamara said...

these are ADORABLE!!!!!! and who doesn't love a snowman? :0 Merry Christmas!

Tania said...

Aww, thanks Tamara! You are right, who doesn't love a snowman!!??


Thrifty Mom In Boise said...

Oh my gosh! These are so stinking cute!!!

Tania said...

Thank you! Hope you and your girls have a Merry Christmas!!


LindaMacKean said...

So cute! I have an old screwdriver that was my Dad's that I might make this with.

Tania said...

Thanks Linda! I think you'd like a little snowman made with your dad's screwdriver... not only would you think about your dad but the adorable little snowman would make you smile every time you looked at it!!


Nancy Carroll said...

How adorable are these guys?!?! I LOVE them. I have some screwdrivers that would work. I need to start working on Christmas creations the day following Christmas so i can get things done in time for the next time around!

Tania said...

Thanks!!! And yes, I agree... Christmas all year long!


Karren Haller said...

TAnia, your little made over screw drivers are so darling, thank you for stopping by to share them on Friday Features this week.Hope t see you next week!
Warmest Greetings of the Season and Best Wishes for
Happiness in the New Year with Holiday Blessings

Tania said...

Thank you Karren! Happy Holidays to you!


Shirlee Carter said...

What a fun idea and pumpkin men would be adorable too. I think I may have a couple of wooden screwdrivers in the garage that a previous owner left behind.
I love snowmen plus you can leave them out for winter decor.

Tania said...

Thank you so much Shirlee! You should definitely dig those screwdrivers out!!