Welcome back! How was your Thanksgiving? A feast to remember? As promised, I have the tutorial to make the Sparkling Snowman in this sweet and frosty, Snowman Vignette. If you’d like to make the trees, you can see the Winter Wonderland Trees tutorial from earlier this week. I’m also sharing links to a few more favorite, Snowman crafts in all shapes and sizes. I bet you’ll find one that’s irresistible!
To make a Sparkling Snowman, you’ll need:
- STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: One each 1-1/2”, 2” and 2-1/2” balls
- Textured snow paint (Rebekah used DecoArt® Snow-Tex®)
- Fleece scraps: Powder blue and white
- Acrylic craft paint: White, orange and black
- Snowflake button
- Snowflake ornament, about 4” – 5” dia.
- Dowel rod, 1/8” dia.
- Pearl head pins, three
- Cosmetic blush
- Wrapped floral wire
- Spray glitter (Rebekah used Krylon® Glitter Blast)
- Thick, white craft glue
- Tools needed: Scissors; toothpicks; foam paintbrush; small paintbrush; pencil; wire knippers; newspaper
To make a Sparkling Snowman:
1. Assemble your snowman, using toothpicks and white craft glue to glue together the foam balls.
2. With the foam brush, paint a thin layer of textured snow paint onto your snowman. Let dry.
3. Make the hat from the powder blue fleece:
- Cut a half-dollar size circle from fleece.
- Roll an 8” x 1-1/4” strip of fleece into a cylinder and secure with glue.
- Glue the cylinder to the circle.
- Glue a small scrap to the top of the hat, and trim off excess fleece.
- Glue a small strip of white fleece around the base of the hat.
- Glue a small snowflake button to the front.
4. Dry brush snowflake ornament with white craft paint. After paint dries, glue the snowman onto the snowflake.
5. Nose: Cut a 1” length from the dowel rod and sharpen one end to a point. Paint orange. Once paint dries, insert into the center of the snowman’s face.
6. Eyes and mouth: Dip a pencil point into black acrylic point, and use to dot on eyes and mouth.
7. Cheeks: Brush blush onto cheeks with fingertips.
8. Buttons: Insert pearl head pins in middle ball for buttons.
9. Arms: Twist together two lengths of floral wire, forming arms. Insert into each side of the snowman.
10. Glue hat onto the snowman. Tie a length of fleece around his neck for a scarf.
11. Cover your work area with newspaper and spray tree with glitter spray. (Be sure to follow the instructions on the can.)
For an equally sweet snowman made with a different technique, take a look at Rebekah Meier’s Pastel, Paper Clay Snowman.
Rebekah also designed this trio of Vintage, Felted Snowmen.
Looking for more ideas? Here are five more favorite snowman crafts.
It’s the full-on Christmas season, isn’t it? In the weeks ahead, I hope your plans include time for crafting. We’re planning to decorate gingerbread houses this weekend. How about you?