Paint

Winter Welcome Sign

By  Paula Bates  for  The Dow Chemical Co.

These four little snow buddies are dressed in their best to greet visitors with a warm winter welcome.

  • Winter Welcome Sign
  • Closeup View

Materials

  • Dow STYROFOAM Brand Foam Balls, 2-1/2”, four
  • Basswood sheet (sign), 1/4” thick, 6”x24”
  • Children’s mittens, two each: blue, black
  • Flannel fabric, 6”x12”
  • Buttons, 4-1/2” diameter, four each: red, black
  • Black beads (eyes), 3/16”, eight
  • Artificial holly berries (noses), four
  • White snowflakes, 3/4” diameter, 22
  • Toner Crafts Fun Wire, 18-gauge, 12” length

Tools

  • Plaid Apple Barrel Acrylic Paints: White, Bright Red, Black, Christmas Green
  • Paintbrushes: Round, Series 35-S, #5; Flat, Series 45-S, #8; Shader, Series 15, #12
  • Markers: EK Tools White Woodcraft Marker, black fine-tip permanent marker
  • Fiberfill stuffing
  • Drill with 3/16” bit
  • Beacon Adhesive Gem-Tac Permanent Adhesive

Basic Supplies

  • scissors, newspaper (to cover work surface)

Pattern - Winter Welcome Sign

  • Size
  • 1. Size is 6"x24".
  • Sign
  • 1. Print and cut out pattern. Drill holes in sign as shown. Basecoat sign Christmas Green.
  • 2. For faces, basecoat plastic-foam balls White. Drybrush cheeks Bright Red. Adhere noses and eyes to faces. Use black fine-tip permanent marker to draw mouths.
  • 3. For bodies, lightly stuff mittens with fiberfill. Adhere heads to bodies.
  • 4. For scarves, cut four 1-1/2"x12" strips from flannel; wrap around necks. Create fringe on short ends of scarves. Adhere two black buttons to each blue mitten and two red buttons to each black mitten.
  • 5. Transfer lettering to sign; trace with white marker and outline with black marker. Thread wire through holes; twist ends at back to secure. Adhere snowmen to sign and snowflakes to bodies and sign.