We have a construction site across the street….and I found a snowmen head!!
Our neighbors are adding a garage apartment to their home. I adore garage apartments. In my youth I dreamed of living in a cute little apartment above the garage of sweet elderly grandparent like landlords. My home town in Oklahoma has many garage apartments. When I was born my parents lived in a garage apartment with french doors between the living room and kitchen. I’ve poured over the black and white photos with the old fashion stove and doilies on the sofa.
I never did get to live in a garage apartment, but a girl can dream! 🙂
This post is not about garage apartments, but snowmen!!
Scrap Pile Snowmen
It’s about finding a head in the scrap pile of the construction site!
The construction workers made a scrap pile of…well scraps! They planned on loading the scrap wood up and burning it or some would be dumped at the landfill. I asked if I could go through and take any pieces for DIY projects. They were happy to have less to deal with. One of the first pieces I gathered you could plainly see was a snowman head! Didn’t they see the snowman head?
The 6 by 6 boards were painted a snowy white on all sides.
Then I raided the button jar for 4 large buttons. I also grabbed wood circle disk cutouts. The wood disks would be buttons and the buttons would be eyes.
I painted the wood disk with black paint and tied on a thread of burlap.
Here’s the snowmen…undressed!!
Mike snapped this picture with little Bella helping me dress the snowmen. I do many DIY projects on the kitchen bar area. Bella likes to watch. So I pull up a chair so she can “help.”
Dressed and warm.
The snowmen are happier on our front porch than filling up the landfill or the air with smoke. Don’t you think so?