This is now my favorite craft this season! Check out the video link here to see how he came to life! You can also follow along here on the blog.
TIP: You don’t have to have these exact supplies! Use embroidery hoops, shape a coat hanger or use wreaths. You can use sticks from the yard for the arms and hands, just use what you have!
The supplies I used are:
Dollar Tree: snowman wreath form, LED lights, black chalkboard paint, small supply of pom poms, sanding sponge
Hobby Lobby: “Merry Christmas” wood ornament, and maybe the larger supply of pom poms!
Walmart: Ric rac and large craft sticks
Stash: Fabric and greenery
Y’all, I only saw these one time at the Dollar Tree. They are a 12′ strand and they have a timer and settings! Don’t worry if you can’t find these, you can use any string of tiny lights. A 9′ strand might work also!
First, let’s make the hat.
There is already a shape of a hat on the snowman, so I used craft sticks to cover the wire shape. Once I measured a stick, I used it to measure and cut the rest.
I just glued them together with hot glue and braced them on the back with pieces from the ones I cut.
I painted it with Dollar Tree chalkboard paint, then sanded the top and edges to finish.
Let’s decorate the hat!
First, I glued on the red ric rac from Walmart.
I added a few sprigs and a snowflake from my stash and it’s done!
Time to add the lights.
They get tangled, y’all, but just wrap them around your hand and wind them in and out of the form.
TIP: You can hot glue the wire onto the frame, but NOT the bulbs. Maybe test this before you glue them all on. Also, test your lights to be sure they work before adding them to your snowman.
The battery box is going behind the hat. I’m positioning it to where I can easily turn it on and off.
It needs a super hold, so I’m using E6000 and hot glue. The E6000 will hold it together permanently while the hot glue will hold it immediately.
Here, you can see where I used hot glue after the E6000 to mount the battery box.
The form has a shape for the snowman’s “hands”, so I wrapped them with twine and hot glued the ends.
A pom pom trim that mimics snowballs will make it cute in daylight when the lights don’t show up well.
Here are the stages of my snowman!
Hat and lights, pom poms, scarf and finally all dressed up with greenery and an ornament!
Comment below and let me know if you create your own snowman! You can also post a picture of it here on our VIP Facebook page.
Thanks so much for stopping by!
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