Monday, December 21, 2015

Brick Snowman Bookend

Talk about easy crafts and crafts that kids can do! I've got a simple snowman {geez I like snowmen} diy that was inspired by my daughter. She brought home a similar brick snowman as a Christmas gift that she made at school and I thought it was just the cutest thing. With items I found from around the house, I was able to create a heavy bookend that keeps with my wintery, holiday decor. Plus, it does make a sweet gift or can be placed in the garden as a nice addition to any holiday decor. 

What you need:
  • a figure eight shaped brick {I found mine at a local nursery} 
  • White paint
  • Hot glue gun
  • Buttons 
  • Googly eyes
  • An orange marker/ Sharpie
  • Ribbon or fabric {for the scarf}
  • A holiday themed or red sock
  • A rubber band  
What you'll do:
  • Clean and paint your brick, let it dry
  • Hot glue eyes and buttons on, then tie a ribbon or piece of thin fabric around the 'snowman's' neck
  • Draw a nose on
  • Get your sock and tie off the end, creating a ball at the end, making the hat for the snowman
  • Put on his hat
  • Place on a shelf, in the garden or gift wrap for a neighbor, friend or teacher! 

So whether you want to make your snowman holiday themed or just wintery {you could use any color sock and buttons} he is sure to make a wonderful addition to your home. Happy Holidays! 


  1. Super cute and easy to make - my kind of craft! Thanks for sharing it!!

  2. This is such an adorable craft!

  3. This is such a cute idea! I will be doing this tomorrow with my son. Thanks for the idea.

  4. Oh my goodness! I love homemade Christmas decor. This is so cute and unique!

  5. These are so cute! What a great idea!!

  6. So cute! I'll have to make one for myself!

    Thank you for sharing with us at #MommyMeetupMondays!

  7. I love simple easy crafts! So cute!

  8. This is such a cute idea!

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  9. the book end look super cute indeed :)...and so easy to make one, we can do it together with the kids :)