DIY an adorable Snowman & Snowballs Wreath

This Snowman & Snowballs Wreath is just darling! And no matter what the season or where you live, the little snowmen will never melt. It’s nice that this wreath spans the seasons, too, adding a whimsical touch to sometimes dreary, post-holiday months. If you love these little Snowmen as much as I do, make a few extra to give as ornaments. Enjoy!

A darling winter wreath! You can also make the Snowmen into ornaments.

Snowman & Snowballs Wreath by Kathleen George

To make a Snowman & Snowballs Wreath, you’ll need:

  • STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam:
    • Balls: eight 1”; seven 1-1/2”; and six 2”
    • Block or other scrap piece
  • Purchased pine wreath, 18”
  • Glitter, white iridescent
  • Mod Podge, gloss finish
  • Wooden skewers, six
  • Half-round black beads, one dozen, 5mm
  • Lollipop sticks, one dozen, 2” long
  • Felt, blue scraps
  • Fabric scraps in assorted blue prints, approx. ¾” x 8”
  • Acrylic craft paint in orange
  • Pink chalk or blush
  • Textured stone paint, white
  • Floral picks with white beads, eight
  • Wired ribbon, one spool of 1” white iridescent
  • Wire, 6”
  • Low-temperature glue gun
  • Thick, white craft glue
  • Tools needed: Scissors; stiff bristle paintbrush; toothpicks; serrated knife and old candle or bar of soap

To make a Snowman & Snowballs Wreath:

1. Cut three, 1-1/2” and six 2” balls in half. Hint: wax the knife blade with an old candle or bar of soap for easier cutting.

2. Assemble the snowmen, using the 2” half balls for the bottom and middle balls, and the 1-1/2” half ball for the head. Gently rub the balls together for a snug fit. Glue together with low-temp glue.

3. Brush Mod Podge onto snowmen and sprinkle with glitter. Let dry.

4. Insert toothpicks into remaining balls, and following Step 3, cover the balls with glitter.  Let dry.

No-melt Snowman Wreath and Ornaments. So cute!

So cute!

5. Add details to the snowmen:

  • Nose: Cut 1” pointed tips from skewers and paint orange. When dry, insert into faces.
  • Eyes: Glue two black beads above the nose.
  • Cheeks: Apply blush or chalk.
  • Arms: Insert lollipop sticks into sides; add glue to secure. If you like, angle each snowman’s arms differently for more personality.
  • Mittens: Cut from felt and glue to ends of arms.
  • Scarves: Carefully tie a ¾” x 8” strip of fabric around each neck; fringe the ends.

6. Assemble the wreath:

  • Lightly spray wreath with stone paint to look like snow. Let dry.
  • Arrange snowmen on the wreath, and glue to wreath with low-temp glue.
  • Arrange and glue glittered balls onto wreath.
  • Glue floral picks to wreath.
  • Swag the ribbon across the bottom, and tie a bow in each end.
  • Glue ribbon bow to top of wreath.
  • Twist wire to top back of wreath for a hanger.
This is the cutest Snowman Ornament! I'd love to make them for Christmas gifts. I might vary the colors, too.

The Snowman Ornament is made with whole balls, and then accessorized in the same way.

To make a Snowman Ornament:

1. Build your Snowman following Step 2 above, but do not cut your balls in half. The Snowman Ornament uses whole balls. Then, follow Step 3 and Step 5 above. Make a hanger from 1/8” wide ribbon, and pin and glue to the snowman’s head.

It’s hard to believe that the snow will be flying soon, isn’t it?

Thanks for stopping in today.

Happy crafting!

Sharon

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20 Responses to DIY an adorable Snowman & Snowballs Wreath

  1. Crystal says:

    What did you make his little red mouth out of on the ornament? My son and I are getting ready to make a few of these and would like the cute little red mouth as well!

    • Sharon says:

      Hi Crystal, Thanks so much for stopping in, and for sharing this craft with your son. Those mouths were added with a fine line, red Sharpie, and I’m sorry I left that out of the instructions! I hope you make happy memories making these glittered guys, and I hope you’ll share a photo of your snowmen on our Facebook page @CraftsnCoffee. Happy crafting! Sharon

  2. Niki Manning says:

    I am planning to make these with my 3/4 grade class. I wasn’t exactly sure how you made the three Styrofoam balls stay together. I am not making the wreath. I am just going to have the students make the snowman. Hope to hear back from you.

    • Sharon says:

      Hi Niki, Hooray! So glad you’re going to try this with your students. I would use a thick white craft glue to glue the balls together. Because it takes longer for this glue to set up, insert a toothpick between the balls, too. This will help hold them together until the glue dries. Have fun! Thanks so much for stopping in today. Sharon

  3. handimom says:

    No snow will be flying here in South Florida, but the styrofoam & glitter will be! Such a cute face on your snowman ornament – irresistible!

  4. Angie Dyer says:

    Getting us in the Christmas spirit! Love the snowmen!

  5. Laurie says:

    I love the snowman wreath!! Too cute!

  6. LisaM says:

    You are right! I do love this project. It looks so nice and cool……Smokey, rainy and downright yucky here. So this brightened my day. Thanks

  7. Debbie Kaste says:

    Simply ADORE this wreath and the ornament. When I have time I’m going to have to try doing these. Soooo cute!!!

  8. Paula Collins says:

    I just love this! I gonna have to make this one. Styrofoam balls here I come.

  9. This is so cute! All these great crafts are getting me in the holiday spirit! : )

  10. Katiria says:

    They are as cute as can be! Thank you for brining a cool “snow” smile to my day- it’s forecast to be a High of 91 degrees today!

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