This may be my new favorite craft of the season. These adorable little shelf sitter Snowmen would also make the perfect gifts for your family and friends this holiday season. I will walk you through step by step how I made them and all the supplies you’ll need. So let’s get Crafty!
- White and black acrylic paint.
- A few different paintbrushes, a small one for the details and a larger one for the snowman body.
- A 6 inch piece of scrap fabric or ribbon for the scarf.
- A small piece of orange burlap or ribbon for the nose.
- For the hat I used a Halloween sign decor from Dollar Tree, if you cannot find that one, they also have cute Snowman hat ornaments at Dollar Tree that would work perfectly.
- 3 wood rounds
- 2 wooden jenga blocks from Dollar Tree
- 1 small decorative tree
- 1 roll of berry garland from Dollar Tree for the arms.
- Hot gluegun and gluesticks
- 1 craft stick
First, start by painting the centers of your wood rounds white and let them dry. Once they are completely dry then you can begin painting on your eyes, mouth, and buttons with your smaller detailed paintbrushed. In the video below I show you how to paint on the highlights.
Now that your Snowman is starting to come together all he needs is a little orange nose. I cut a small piece of orange burlap I had into a triangle and then used a tiny bit of hot glue to secure it in place.
Construction time, now it’s time to construct our snowman and make him standup. Start by laying your snowman face down and with a wooden craft stick and hot glue gun secure the top and bottom of your snowman together.
Next, lay the base of your snowman down and add hot glue to the bottom of your snowman and secure it to your base. While holding it in place grab your wooden jenga block and secure it to the base and the backside of your snowman. Then you’ll use one more wooden jenga block to make sure your snowman is secure and not going to topple over.
I then took the hat and sanded off the glitter with my sanding sponge and then did one coat of black acrylic paint. I wanted to jazz up the hat a little so I cut a small strip of red burlap and secured it with hot glue and I also added a little mini sprig embellishment as well.
Now, for the arms. A couple little sticks from the yard would work perfectly for these. Or you can use the wired berry garlands from Dollar Tree. I just took off the berries and twisted with wire together. These made the perfect little snowman arms. I secured them to the backside of my snowman with hot glue.
And lastly, I wrapped my piece of scrap fabric around his neck for a scarf and then hot glued his hat in place. For a little something extra I also added a mini Christmas tree to the base.
Heres the Video tutorial for you to watch me bring this together.
I couldn’t be happier with how these turned out and I know you are gonna love them too. Be sure to look around your craft space and see what you have before you go out and get more. Chances are you probably have the majority of these supplies on hand.
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Video tutorial: https://fb.watch/1UjTwn7cw5/
Thank you, Love – Erin