Tinsel Tuesdays: How to make a Sock Snowman Ornament

This Sock Snowman Ornament is so cozy & cute. With my pile of mismatched socks, I could create a basketful of these Sock Snowman Ornaments in just about every color! They would make a treasured, handmade gift, and think about how you could customize each one. And just in case your pile of mismatched socks is as big as mine, I’m sharing a few more ideas for using up those leftover socks, and mittens, too.

Such a fun gift idea, and you can make them from your old, mismatched socks. CraftsnCoffee.com

Snowman Sock Ornament by Kathleen George.

To make a Sock Snowman Ornament, you’ll need:

  • STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: Two, 3” balls
  • Sock, adult size
  • Fiberfil stuffing
  • Glittered texture paint
  • Felt: Black for hat; 5/8” x 12” piece for scarf
  • Fabric scraps for eyes, nose, mouth & cheeks
  • Ribbon: 3/8” x 9” for hat; 10” for hanger
  • Embellishments: ¾” wooden hearts; 1-1/2” wooden snowflakes; faux holly sprigs
  • Thick, white craft glue
  • Low-temp glue gun
  • Tools needed: Scissors; serrated knife and an old candle or bar of soap; wood skewer or chopstick; stiff paintbrush

To make a Sock Snowman Ornament:

1. Wax your knife blade with the old candle or bar of soap. Cut a small slice from one side of each 3” ball. Rub the two cut sides together, forming a tight fit, and then glue balls together.

2. Insert the wood skewer or chopstick into the bottom of the snowman and use it as a handle while painting. Paint the snowman with the sparkling texture paint.

3. Lightly fill the bottom of the sock with fiberfill. If your sock is really long, fold down the top to make a cuff, and leave room to tuck in the snowman (don’t add him yet).

4. Knot together the ends of a 9” – 10” length of ribbon, forming a loop. Glue the knotted end into the back corner of the sock.

5. Insert the snowman into the sock and glue him in place.

Cute Sock Snowman Ornament. CraftsnCoffee.com

How would you customize this project? You could use different socks (how about Christmas socks), colorful felt, buttons, ribbons, and all sorts of trims.

6. Cut out the eyes, carrot nose, mouth and cheeks from felt or fabric scraps and glue onto the snowman’s face with thick, white craft glue.

7. Wrap the 5/8” x 12” felt strip around the snowman’s neck, and tie in a loose knot. Fringe the ends.

8. Glue snowflakes and small hearts onto the sock. Optional: Glue bows onto snowflakes.

9. Make the hat:

  • Cut the following from the black felt: 3-1/2” circle (hat brim); 2-1/2” circle (top of hat); and a 2-1/2” x 9” strip.
  • Overlap the ends of the strip, forming a tube, and glue the ends together.
  • Center and glue 2-1/2” circle onto the felt tube. Let the glue dry.
  • Make 2” long cuts in the center of the 3-1/2” circle.
  • Test fit to see if you can place the hat brim onto the snowman’s head. If not, add a few more cuts.
  • Glue the top portion of the hat onto the brim. Let glue dry.
  • Glue the hat onto the snowman.
  • Glue ribbon around the hat brim and embellish with a spring of holly.

If your pile of odd socks includes a few athletic socks, turn them into this adorable Snowman Swag.

These little faces are too cute! An easy DIY using a white tube sock and balls of Styrofoam brand foam. CraftsnCoffee.com.

Snowman Swag by Kathleen George.

Who knew you could transform your mismatched socks into Polar Bear & Penguin Sock Ornaments?

You make these cuties from socks & gloves. Too cute. CraftsnCoffee.comAnd here’s one more snowman craft, a Winter Welcome sign that uses up your old, leftover winter mittens.

Cute winter sign! You could also make ornaments from the mitten snowmen. CraftsnCoffee.com

Winter Welcome by Paula Bales.

Thanks for stopping in for another Tinsel Tuesday.

Tinsel Tuesdays is a new series on CraftsnCoffee, celebrating Christmas crafting all summer long.

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Happy crafting.


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15 Responses to Tinsel Tuesdays: How to make a Sock Snowman Ornament

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  2. LisaM6 says:

    What a great idea using the sock like that. I will have to add this to my to try list. I think it is getting longer after each post I read. 🙂 Thanks

  3. studiorose says:

    Awww, the penguin!!!

  4. Angie Dyer says:

    Snowmen! These are so cute! I received one from my Cub Scouts! Does not matter your age or craft level, these are fun for everyone!

    • Sharon says:

      And it sounds like they’re a lot of fun to receive, too. What a sweet, handmade gift and I bet you’ll hang it on your tree forever! Thanks for sharing your memory. Sharon

  5. Oh these are so cute! Love all the cute snowmen craft ideas. I love thet these do not cost a lot to make too!

  6. Yvonne says:

    Always love your craft ideas, you do great work!!!!

    • Sharon says:

      Aww, that’s so nice, and thank you for your sweet comment! All credit here goes to Kathleen George who made this cutie. Happy crafting! Sharon

  7. These are absolutely adorable!! Must go through my sock stockpile and give this a try! I think my grandchildren would have a ball doing this also! I will be ordering a bunch of the Styrofoam balls so I have them on hand next time the boys come over!! Thanks for the inspiration!

    • Sharon says:

      I love that you’re going to craft with the grandkids! It’s great that you’re going to pass along your love of crafting, and I hope they love it, too! Let me know how they like making the snowmen. Sharon

  8. Lynn Jackson says:

    Oh goodness those are so cute!

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