Let’s make a Peppermint Snowman!

Isn’t this the cutest snowman? I know that several of you following along with the Red & White, Peppermint Stripe Christmas Mantel have been waiting for the tutorial to make this sweet, Peppermint Snowman. And today is the day! I’ll start with a thank you to Rebekah Meier for sharing this cutie with us, and then it’s on to the tutorial for making the Peppermint Snowman.

Too cute! His little peppermint hat is a baby sock. Easy tutorial on CraftsnCoffee.com.

To make a Peppermint Snowman, you’ll need:

  • STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: 4” egg and 2” ball
  • Clay pot, small
  • Felt or fleece, scraps
  • Socks:
    • Chenille sock in cream
    • Holiday sock in baby size (for the hat)
  • Jingle bells, three small red
  • Head pins in black:
    • Two medium (eyes)
    • Five small (mouth)
  • Wooden dowel, 1/8” diameter
  • Floral wire
  • Mini light strand (found in the dollhouse or miniatures aisle)
  • Paints:
    • Spray glitter (Rebekah used Krylon Glitter Blast)
    • Snow paint (Rebekah used Snow-Tex from DecoArt)
    • Orange acrylic paint
  • Cosmetic blush
  • Low-temp glue gun
  • Tools needed: Scissors; toothpicks; foam paintbrush; pencil sharpener; wire cutters
I am loving the red & white Christmas decorating ideas on CraftsnCoffee.com. #RedandWhiteChristmas

You can display this cutie at Christmas, and then leave him up all winter long.

To make a Peppermint Snowman:

1. Paint clay pot with a thin, even layer of snow paint. Let dry.

2. Make the snowman body. Insert several toothpicks halfway into the ball, and pick and glue the ball to the narrow end of the egg.

3. Insert the snowman body, ball first, into the chenille sock and all the way to the toe. Twist the sock around the snowman’s neck, and then pull the sock down around the egg. Cut off the sock, leaving a tail about 1” long. Using your fingers, make a thumb-size indentation in the bottom of the egg. Push the excess sock into the hole. Spot glue, if needed.

4. Glue snowman to the inside of pot.

5. Glue three jingle bells to the front of snowman.

6. Cut a narrow strip of felt or fleece and tie around the neck for a scarf.

This is the sweetest snowman face! Lots of great snowman crafts on CraftsnCoffee.com

Look at that sweet face. It’s made with head pins and a wood dowel.

7. Make the snowman face:

  • Sharpen the wood dowel with a pencil sharpener, and paint the pointed end orange. Let dry. Cut off a ¾” length and insert into the center of the head for a carrot nose.
  • Insert black head pins for eyes and mouth.
  • Using finger, blush cheeks with cosmetic blush.

8. Make the hat. Cut a 2” length from the baby sock. Place the ribbed edge on the head. Tie off the top of the sock with a scrap of felt or fleece. Cut snips into top of hat, creating fringe. Glue hat to the head.

9. Twist floral wire to create arms with forks at the end. Insert one arm into each side of snowman.

10. Stretch a light strand from one arm to the other.

11. Spray on a dusting of glitter spray.

Such a cutie! I'd display him all winter long. Tutorial on CraftsnCoffee.com.

Peppermint Snowman by Rebekah Meier.

Now, who is going to make this adorable Peppermint Snowman? If you do, are you making it for yourself, or to give as a gift?

I’ll wrap up the series Red & White, Peppermint Stripe Christmas Mantel series tomorrow.

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

See you then.

Happy crafting!

Sharon

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9 Responses to Let’s make a Peppermint Snowman!

  1. CraftyB says:

    I love a red and white Christmas!

  2. this is the absolute cutest. thanks my grandson and I will have a great time making this

    • Sharon says:

      Hooray! So glad to hear that you’re crafting with your grandson and passing along your love of “making things.” I’d love it if you’d share a photo of your snowman on our Facebook page @CraftsnCoffee. Thank you! Sharon

  3. jenclair says:

    So cute! Love all the red and white/peppermint colors!

  4. LisaM6 says:

    Now that is some snowman. Love him! I will be on the look out for some socks. Great post!

  5. Katiria says:

    This snowman’s cute and if I make him I will try keeping him but I know my mom will end up saying “Oh how cute, can I have him?” and I’ll give it to her anyway. My family ends up with most of my crafts anyway. LOL

    • Sharon says:

      Hi Katiria, It sounds like your mom is your #1 fan! I have an easy answer for you — make an extra one (or two!) and everyone’s happy. Thanks for stopping in today. Sharon

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