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★ Below, you’ll find out how to make an easy terracotta clay pot snowman for your outdoor Christmas decorating! With instructions from eHow, you can spend the weekend putting this snowman together with your kids or even by yourself. This also makes an excellent DIY Dollar Tree Christmas Decor with some of the accents used on the snowman!

Holiday Home Tip: As you’re doing your outdoor Christmas decorating, you might notice that your house siding is less than appealing. Vinyl siding is the best house siding for cold climates and an excellent alternative to wood siding and old cedar siding. Best of all, it looks just like wood and doesn’t require any maintenance!

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DIY Dollar Tree Christmas Decor with a Clay Pot Snowman

This outdoor decor idea is budget-friendly. You can use some DIY Dollar Tree Christmas Decor to complete your snowman, which you’ll need the following supplies. All other supplies can be obtained from a local garden center or craft store.

  • 4 clay pots: 1 large, 1 medium, 1 small, 1 extra small
  • White spray paint or white acrylic paint, must be weatherproof so it can handle outdoor elements
  • Paintbrush
  • Black acrylic paint
  • Permanent glue
  • Buttons
  • Cork
  • Orange acrylic paint
  • Twigs
  • Piece of fabric
  • Craft pom pom

Making Your DIY Clay Pot Snowman

Step 1: Paint your clay pots

Step 2: Stack three white pots

Step 3: Paint one clay pot black and add it as a hat

Step 4: Glue on button eyes

Step 5: Paint the cork orange for the carrot nose, glue on after it dries

Step 6: Make it smile with buttons that are formed in a curved pattern

Step 7: Add buttons on the torso

Step 8: Give it twig arms

Step 9: Cut a piece of fabric that is 6 inches wide and 30 inches long, wrap it around the neck as a scarf

Step 10: Top the head with a cute craft pom pom

For step-by-step instructions with photos, please refer to this blog.

Best House Siding for Cold Climates: Choose Vinyl Siding as a Weatherproof, Waterproof, and Beautiful Exterior Upgrade

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With the first day of winter 2020 approaching, it’s time to consider winter home improvement projects that will make your home look and feel cozy.

One of the winter home renovations to consider is new vinyl siding installation. It’s ideal for preparing your house for winter with its insulated paneling that blocks heat transfer, keeping your home cozy all winter long.

What Makes Vinyl Siding Better than Wood?

New England is full of homes with wood siding and cedar siding. While this type of siding feels nostalgic in our area, the truth is that it can do your home more harm than good.

  • Old wood and cedar shingle siding are prone to rot if not meticulously maintained. Wet, soggy, and snow winters offer the potential for significant damage to wood exterior. In the spring, you might be met with rotted wood siding!
  • Moisture can also damage the underside of the exterior, causing rotting and mold issues beneath the panels.
  • Wood siding can easily catch fire, which is a significant concern during the winter and holiday months. Vinyl siding is engineered from PVC which can slow the spread of house fires. 
  • Vinyl siding gives the look of wood without the maintenance, complete with textured paneling and cedar shakes that appear split by hand. It is by far the best house siding for cold climates.
  • Insulated siding can conserve energy in your home during the winter. It will also help reduce heat loss as vinyl siding can insulate down to the wood studs.

Just like your clay pot snowman, your house siding must be able to withstand the winter elements. Vinyl siding is by far the best siding for cold climates, equipped with durable materials that will keep your exterior in tip-top condition.

Please read our extensive guide on Vinyl Siding that Looks Like Wood: Why New Siding Should Top Your List for Exterior Maintenance.

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