Easy Christmas DIY: Make a Mitten & Snowball Garland

Welcome to the first tutorial in the Red & White, Peppermint Stripe Christmas Mantel series. Yesterday, several Crafts ‘n Coffee readers fell in love with this adorable Mitten & Snowball Garland, so I think I’ll start with this project. Swag this Mitten Garland across the mantel, a window, the kitchen cupboards, a shelf, along a staircase, or anywhere you need a bit of holiday whimsy.

This Mitten & Snowball Garland is so cute! And you can find these mittens for just $1 in lots of different stores. CraftsnCoffee.com.

This adorable Mitten & Snowball Garland is made by Patty Schaffer.

Where do you find the mittens? I just saw a bin of $1 mittens and gloves at Jo-Ann Stores, and I know you’ll find them in the other chains and dollar stores, too. The bin I saw also had purple and green mittens, so if red isn’t your Christmas color, look around and I’m sure you’ll find the perfect mittens for your Mitten & Snowball Garland.

How cute & easy! I really want to make this Mitten & Snowball Christmas Garland.

The red is classic, but you can substitute your favorite color of mittens. Or, use several colors.

To make a Mitten & Snowball Garland, you’ll need:

  • STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: six, 2” balls
  • Child’s mittens, three pairs
  • Chenille stems
  • Mini clothespins, six
  • Snow paint (Here are a few options: Snow-Tex, Aleene’s® Snow and Smooth® Finish)
  • Double-sided tape (optional)
  • Ribbon, three feet
  • Snowflake sequins
  • Buttons
  • White paper
  • Low-temp glue gun
  • Tools needed: Scissors; serrated knife; old candle or bar soap; toothpicks; double-sided tape; paint brush

To make a Mitten & Snowball Garland:

1. Insert chenille stem into each mitten, and shape it so it’s slightly cupped, like a hand holding a ball.

2. Run the serrated knife over a bar of soap or an old candle. Slice about ¼ from the back of each ball of STYROFOAM Brand Foam.

3. Insert a toothpick into the flat side of each ball to use as a handle. Coat the balls with snow paint, covering completely. Do not apply to the flat back of each ball. Let dry.

4. Attach snowballs to mittens by gluing the flat side of each ball to the mittens, or use double-sided tape on the back of each ball. Press the snowballs into the palm area and use the chenille stems to form the mitten around the snowball.

5. Glue a snowflake sequin and button to the wrist of each mitten.

I can see a cute swag of these mittens & snowballs across a mantel, window, kitchen cupboard, along a staircase or shelf, or??

Add a sequin snowflake and button to the cuff of each mitten.

6. Attach the mitten pairs to the ribbon using mini clothespins.

7. Cut out small, paper snowflakes. Attach the snowflakes in between the mitten pairs.

I would hang this cute mitten garland all winter long! Easy tutorial on CraftsnCoffee.com.

Where would you hang this whimsical winter garland?

Where would you hang this Mitten & Snowball Garland?  And, what color of mittens would you use?

I love red & white for Christmas! And this is an adorable, Red & White, Peppermint Stripe Christmas Mantel. CraftsnCoffee.com.

Don’t miss this new series on Crafts ‘n Coffee! Over the next week, I’ll share tutorials to make all of these red & white Christmas crafts.

See you tomorrow with the next installment in the Red & White, Peppermint Stripe Christmas Mantel.

Happy crafting!

Sharon

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16 Responses to Easy Christmas DIY: Make a Mitten & Snowball Garland

  1. kidosmom says:

    I picked up several of JoAnn’s mini gloves or kids gloves in the dollar bin last year to use on my mitten stand. I think if I could do the snowballs that would be so very cute on them. What an awesome idea.

    • Sharon says:

      That’s exactly what I did — I found these mittens at a Jo-Ann Stores. Love those bargain finds! You could make a few extras for Christmas ornaments, too, and maybe give a few as gifts. Love that you’re planning ahead! Sharon

  2. I am sooo addicted to your tutorials! Thank you Pinterest because that is where I found you!! Making several of the red and white Christmas crafts and I’m so excited! Thank you!!! Merry Christmas! 🙂

    • Sharon says:

      You are so sweet! I am so glad you found us, too. I hope you’ll share some of your Christmas crafts on our Facebook page. Happy Christmas crafting! Sharon

  3. ColleenB. says:

    Adorable and so easy to make
    Think I would use variety of mitten colors; different color for each grandchild(9). I might also paint or cover the clothespins with scrapbook paper and add each grandchilds name to the clothespin.
    ColleenB.

    • Sharon says:

      What a sweet idea — I love it! And I think your grandkids would love it, too. Maybe you could even tuck a few treats into each mitten . . . Enjoy! Sharon

  4. Amy Pinion says:

    LOVE the garland! I would have to use the red mittens, they look so cute! You could use this all winter.

  5. LisaM6 says:

    Those are too cute. love textures. Great idea for a fun banner. 🙂

  6. Kimberly says:

    This is tooo cute!!! I’m waiting on your Snowman tutorial (one pictured in this post)..I need it!!! LOL..I’m definitely waiting to see if you guys do one for penguins as well.

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