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 lighted winter window scene:
- A window (perferabbly 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
Oh and my snowman is extra fun because you can change up his face. Did you know that you can use dry erase markers on your window? So that scarf, buttons, hat, and face are all just marker! It’s a fun game! Even Andy liked it. I’ll show his creation below! Let’s get this snowman party started. First, clean your crusty window with rubbing alcohol, glass cleaners could affect how well the strips adhere to the window. Then, 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. 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!
Once all of the light clips have been placed, you can use the dry-erase eraser to remove all markings. String your LED lights, 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. Onec he’s secure up there, the fun begins! It’s time to spruce up your window scene. Here’s my blank snowman.
You’ll have a little of the Christmas light strand left over, 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. Use the 2 sticks you found to add arms to your snoman. I just stuck the stick in an existing clip.
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 fun!
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:
Hey, 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 ohhh February? It’s just a little festive winter decor, and I’m pretty sure my fellow Texans appreciate the snow I’m bringing to the hood! Do you decorate outside for Christmas? Have you ever used dry erase markers on your windows? It’s fun!