Learn how to build an easy DIY pallet Snowman to add to your display of Christmas décor! This snowman is simple to build and can be dressed for all occasions.
Here is another fun pallet project the family can enjoy. This fun DIY Pallet Snowman goes perfectly with our DIY Pallet Christmas Tree. Building this snowman doesn’t depend on or require timely snow, just a little imagination and a few odds and ends.
This tutorial will guide you through the process of building pallet wood Snowman. There is even a video to help show you the process
Materials needed for this project:
- Tape measure
- Circular saw
- Drill with bits
- Paint or stain (optional)
- scarf (optional)
How do I build a Pallet Snowman?
- Mark the outline of the Snowman on the pallet. I am not gifted artist so I use a piece of the grandkids’ chalk to sketch an outline of the snowman.
- My sketching is very light and hard to see in the pics but it’s good enough to guide the jigsaw as we bring our snowman to life.
- The next step is to get your saw. Power saws work best put a hand saw will do also. Cut along the outline of the Snowman until you have the Snowman cut.
- Now it time to free the Snowman from the bondage of the excess pallet.
- Flip the snowman face down and pry the slats from the middle stringer (the middle board that holds the pallet together) and lift away the excess pallet. Then your Snowman is free!
- You might want to freshen up the paint to cover any caulk, pencil marks or scratches made during the process.
- We have a great looking Snowman, but I’m going to add a top hat and hope it brings with it a little magic.
Do you need a free standing Snowman?
- Gather a few scrap pieces. You will need two pieces 15 to 20 inches long and one about 12 inches long.
- These pieces can be found in what remains of the pallet the Snowman was cut from.
- Lay the Snowman face down.
- The two 20-inch pieces will need to be attached to the stringer on the pallet, two screws per piece.
- The third pieces will be driven into the ground behind the Snowman between the two horizontal boards you just attached.
Accessorising the Snowman
- Lets add a hat. Measure the width of Mr. Snowmans head and collect enough slats to cover the width, the brim is going to be 1 1/2 inches wide and 18 inches long.
- The hat is attached to the Snowman using scrap pieces attached to the back of the Snowman and hat using screws.
- A scarf, grosgrain ribbon, flowers and other accessories can be added as you wish.
More Pallet Wood Projects
If you have pallets laying around there are so many uses for them! You can see how to easily disassemble a pallet without breaking the wood in this tutorial. Some other pallet related projects are: