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Follow along to learn how to make this personalized hinged snowman family.
The first thing I did was cut my pieces of wood. I used a 1 x 4 that was in nice shape so it didn't require much sanding. ...
I measured 3 1/2" from the bottom and placed the hinge. I spaced the wood apart about 3/8" to give the hinge room for movement.
After marking the hinge holes, I used a drill to make a pilot hole in each slot. I repeated this step with each board and each hinge. I ...
I put in the screws temporarily, so I could test the size and functionality. I did this with all the hinges.
Then I took it all apart and applied several coats of paint. I painted the front, back and sides, but not the top and bottom.
I also applied a light coat of white spray paint to the hinges. Be careful not to apply too thick of a coat or it will interfere with ...
When the paint was dry, I sanded the corners.
Then I put the hinges in place.
Check the alignment.
Then I began preparing the hats. I decided to put the names on the cuff of the hats. I used an embroidery machine and made them out of ...
Next, I began assembling the hats. You can see a tutorial on the hats here. For these, my initial square of fabric was 8" x 9".
I added the cuffs with the names, alternating the height of the cuff to match the alternating height of the wood.
I wrapped a strip of fleece around the wood and looped it in the front to make scarves.
I used a sharp pair of scissors to fringe the ends of the scarf.
I made the noses out of craft foam, cutting them with a pair of pinking shears to give them the textured edge. I also added google eyes.
And the last thing I had to do was add the buttons.
And an added bonus is how neatly they fold up for easy storage. That is, if you ever put them away anyway! For more information or to see ...
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