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Wooden Snowman Heart Decoration

The snowman is decked out in his warm pullover, scarf and beanie cap to keep him toasty for the season. What a cute motif to decorate the home or to give as a gift to a special someone. This decorative project combines wood sawing, paper napkin applique and modelling clay to give it the 3-D effect. It is quick and easy to craft but you will need to let the clay dry overnight.



Wooden Heart with Snowman Motif - Paper Napkin Applique

For this project you will need:

- 6 mm thick plywood for the heart
- 2 paper napkins with similar to the example napkin below or other motif of choice
- air drying / hardening modelling clay
- rolling pin
- paper napkin applique or decoupage glue
- kitchen knife
- paint brush and paint matching motif
- paint brush for glue
- wood glue
- drill with bit for drilling holes
- twine for hanging

Heart Paper Napkin Designs
The paper napkin used for this project has four completely different motifs and inspires one to create four of these hearts right away. That way you will have a couple of last minutes gifts on the side if you need them.


1. To create the heart decoration, follow the directions in the paper napkin applique tutorial in the link below. You need one complete napkin quarter to apply to the wood. Let motif completely dry before continuing.
2. Saw the heart out and paint the edges with a matching color.
3. Select a detail of your napkin you wish to use as the 3-D effect. To create the 3-D motif, follow the steps 1-3 in the directions here in the using modelling clay for 3-D figuers in the link below.
4. While the clay is still semi-soft, use the blunt side of a knife and press in details carefully to add a more realistic look to the figure. See picture below for technique.
5. Let the clay motif dry overnight. The next day, glue the motif permanently onto the heart.
6. Drill a hole in each top heart half and add twine to hang it up.

Pressing the details of the snowman on the clay
While the clay is still semi-soft, use the blunt side of a knife and press in details carefully to add a more realistic look to the figure.

Illustrated Craft Tutorials:

Transferring Patterns Onto Wood Tutorial

How to Make Patterns and Permanent Templates

Drybrushing Tutorial

How to Dry Brush Wood

Scrollsaw Tutorial

How to Saw Wood Out Using a Scroll Saw




Details of the Snowman on the clay 330
3-D Detail of the snowman - It really looks dimensional and is a great effect for this project.


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Wooden Heart with Snowman Motif - Paper Napkin Applique



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