Dollar Store Christmas Craft: Wooden Snowman Spoons

Evening thinking about Christmas right now is slightly obnoxious, but this project just dawned on me and I felt the need to try it while the idea was fresh in my mind. I have used wooden spoons for other projects but realized their flat round spoons would make perfect little snowman faces! This set of 4 wooden spoons from Walmart wasn’t even $1…they were only $.88! Score! You can also usually find a set of 4 at any dollar store.

I spray painted them with Rustoleum Heirloom White. Any white spray paint would do, and because they are such light-colored wood, one coat worked fine.

Once dried I prepared to paint snowman faces using a Sharpie paint pen for the eyes, a thin black marker for the eyebrows and my favorite rusty orange acrylic paint for the noses.

I played around with different faces…some with mouths and eyebrows…some without…do whatever you think is cute!

Tied on a strip of homespun fabric “scarf”…awwwwww….

They would be great sticking out of vases around the holidays! In decorative jars, a little snowman family grouped in a small crock or jug, tied onto gifts…you could stick em’ anywhere!

Looking at them, I realize there is SO much more you could do with these…

  • Add rosy cheeks
  • Different styles of mouths (like x’s or a long thin squiggly line)
  • Seal with a coat of sparkly Mod Podge to make them shimmer
  • Sand the edges and use brown craft paint or gel stain to “grubby” them up
  • Glue spaced out buttons down the length of the stick
  • Add a rusty tin star around the neck
  • Tie a tall one and short one together
  • Drill a tiny hole to make em into hanging ornaments
  • OR…spray paint the spoons ORANGE and do PUMPKIN faces!!! OOOOooooh…those are going to happen for sure!!!

What other ways could you jazz them up? If you try these, send me pics so I can post them here! πŸ™‚

Have a great night and happy crafting! BBS!

25 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Cheryl
    Aug 14, 2012 @ 19:08:28

    I’ve seen these before and need to remember to go to the dollar tree to get some spoons. LOL
    They are very cute and work great in a spoon rack on the wall, too.
    They could be a plant pick in an indoor plant or any winter arrangement.

    Thanks for sharing:) Cheryl


  2. Paula
    Aug 14, 2012 @ 19:13:58

    Love this idea! Gonna make some!


  3. Barbara Briggs Ward
    Aug 14, 2012 @ 20:09:49

    I still have some of your little snowmen hanging in the kitchen! Love the spoons!


  4. Lesley
    Aug 14, 2012 @ 21:57:37

    What a cute idea. I am in the thick of painting for my fall/Christmas shows. Thank you for sharing your idea. I like the idea of gluing buttons down the stick. Hmmmm and I have loads of buttons. Mind if I pin this???


  5. Sara Hayes
    Aug 14, 2012 @ 22:13:39

    Love these! Very cute idea…I paint alot of spoons and put crows and stars on them or do some crackle on them, i would have never thought about doing that great idea def. gonna give it a try and the pumkin idea to. Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚


  6. LC (@jelliedkey)
    Aug 17, 2012 @ 15:09:54

    I love these! and I finally got around to making some today. I made the similar faces then played around with the cheeks a bit. Thanks for the great ideas you share here. And if you want to see how mine turned out come take a look at


  7. terriskitchenuk
    Aug 19, 2012 @ 10:52:16

    They could use a little felt black hat!


  8. Beth Bowen
    Aug 20, 2012 @ 20:11:26

    They are adorable!!


  9. cathys niggli
    Aug 20, 2012 @ 21:14:28

    i cant wait to see the halloween ones – witches too i hope


  10. Yvonne
    Aug 31, 2012 @ 09:26:53

    Absolutely brilliant and will definately have a go πŸ™‚ xxx


  11. dee
    Apr 06, 2013 @ 19:05:13

    I am making a bunch of these…..what would be a fair price to sell thes for?


    • Eyeballs By Day, Crafts By Night
      Apr 19, 2013 @ 11:39:47

      Sorry for the delayed reply Dee…I sold mine for $2.00 each which gives you a pretty high profit margin. I guess it depends on how much time you spend on them! They didn’t take me long so I didn’t want to price them too high! Good luck and have fun πŸ™‚


  12. megan
    Jul 15, 2013 @ 21:48:45

    Wanted to let you know that this craft was highlighted on the at play blog yesterday.



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  16. Pam
    Feb 06, 2015 @ 16:24:30

    Adorable! Just adorable.


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  19. Lora
    Dec 15, 2015 @ 13:45:54

    I enjoyed looking at all the snowmen projects. Everyone did such beautiful work and nice instructions. Thank you for sharing.


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