Note: This post in sponsored by Command Brand from 3M, but all opinions are my own.
I live in Texas, and that means that real snowman making is pretty much a no go. I think we had enough snow to build one tiny snowman one winter when I was in college. Anywho, I can build a snowomen or snowman on my windows anytime! My friends at Command™ Brand have these handy dandy outdoor light clips that work wonders on glass (and lots of other smooth outdoor surfaces!)
Here’s what you need to make a snowman Christmas window decoration
- A window (preferably with no panes) with a nearby power source
- Black dry-erase marker
- Dry-erase eraser
- Two sticks
- One strand of white LED lights
- One roll of white ribbon
- Orange construction paper
- Scotch™ Brand Magic Tape
- Command™ Brand Outdoor Light Clips – this project uses 45
How to make a snowman Christmas window decoration
This snowman window decoration is extra fun because you can change up the face. Did you know that you can use dry erase markers on your window? True! The scarf, buttons, hat, and face are all made with a dry erase marker! It’s a fun game! Even Andy liked it. I’ll show his creation below! Let’s get this snowman party started.
Step 1- Clean the window
First, clean your crusty window with rubbing alcohol, glass cleaners could affect how well the strips adhere to the window.
Step 2- Plan
Next, use a dry-erase marker to sketch the outline of your snowman and mark the areas you plan to attach a Command™ Brand Outdoor Light Clip. Oh and plan to use one clip every few inches to keep the snowman design taut. I used about 20 clips for the snowman.
Step 3- Attach clips
To attach the Command™ Brand Outdoor Light Clips, remove the blue liner and press the adhesive strip firmly to the back of the clip. Then, remove the black “wall side” liner and press the clip to window. Press firmly along the entire clip for 30 seconds and wait one hour before use. Do that until you’ve got the perfect snowman shape!
Step 4- Erase
Once all of the light clips have been placed, use the dry-erase eraser to remove all markings.
Step 5- String the lights
Now it is time to string the LED lights through the clips. Insert the lights into the light clips, ensuring that the lights do not slouch between clips. This is super easy. It will tale you 4 minutes to string the snowman. Once he’s secure on the window, the fun real begins! It’s time to spruce up your window scene. Here’s my blank snowman.
Step 6- Decorate the window
You’ll have a little of the Christmas light strand left over, so use it to make “snow”. Just add a few more light clips and weave the white ribbon in and out. Easy. Add a few light clips for snowflakes and hang those bad boys on the window. Send the kids on a hunt to find 2 straight sticks to add to the snowman window decoration. I simply stuck the sticks in an existing clip.
Step 7- Add a snowman face
Now, it’s time to add the accessories and bring the snowman to life! I cut out an orange triangle from construction paper, and taped it to the snowman’s face for a nose. I used the dry erase marker to make eyes, mouth, bow tie, hat, buttons, etc. Let the kids “re-dress” him every few days by erasing and re-drawing the accessories! It’s such a fun winter/ Christmas window decor idea!
Here’s the snowman fully dressed! He’s wearing his fancy bow tie for y’all today:
And then I decided glasses went better with a bow tie:
Then, I let Andy have the dry erase marker.
And my sweet little snowman turned into a… monkey? He claims that is hair on his head? Looks like a hat to me! I like to encourage creativity, so nice work, Andy!
And then it was my turn, and I made him pretty and warm again. He got a hat and a scarf and coal eyes.
Just for fun, check out a little before and after action:
And here’s the snowman window decorations during the day and at night:
And one more, because I can’t resist:
You could easily put a turkey on the window with the Command™ Brand Outdoor Light Clips! I mean, really, the snowman could stay up from November until February, right? Nothing wrong with festive winter decor that lasts for 4 months! I’m pretty sure my fellow Texans would appreciate the snow I’m bringing to the neighborhood! Do you decorate outside for Christmas? Have you ever used dry erase markers on your windows? I’d love to hear…