A must-have snowman craft: Sweet, Felted Snowmen

No one can resist these Sweet, Felted Snowmen! I’ve found that DIY snowman crafts are popular on Crafts ‘n Coffee, like this roundup of five favorite snowman crafts. Why do we love snowmen so much? Is it the sweet faces? The charming details and accessories? Or maybe it’s that they can be displayed all winter long? Add a Sweet, Felted Snowman to your snowman collection, and I’m sure you will display him long after the Christmas decorations are put away.

Adorable! Sweet, Felted Snowman tutorial on CraftsnCoffee.com.

Sweet, Felted Snowmen by Rebekah Meier.

Did you notice that the red snowman is also in the Christmas header at the top of the page? Many thanks to designer Rebekah Meier for sharing this design with us.

Super cute! Easy needle felting craft on CraftsnCoffee.com.

We added the red snowman to the Christmas photo for the blog header.

To make a Sweet, Felted Snowman, you’ll need (for one snowman):

  • STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: 1-1/2” and 2” balls
  • Wool roving, cream color
  • Cupcake liner
  • Scraps from chenille socks or fleece
  • Pompom, one small in white
  • Head pins, five small in black
  • Snowflake buttons, two
  • Cloth-covered floral stem wire
  • Silver candle cup
  • Tinsel
  • Chenille stem in white
  • Toothpick
  • Cosmetic blush
  • Acrylic craft paint in orange
  • Glitter spray
  • Thick white craft glue
  • Tools needed: Scissors; needle felting needle*

*Note: Felting needles are extremely sharp; use caution at all times. The higher the needle number, the finer the needle and the smaller the hole left in project.

Adorable! DIY Felted Snowman tutorial on CraftsnCoffee.com.

Why are snowmen so irresistible?

To make a Sweet, Felted Snowman:

1. Insert the toothpick between the two foam balls, and glue the balls together to create the snowman’s body.

2. Place a small amount of wool roving on the snowman and “lock” the roving into place by inserting the needle through the roving and into the foam several times over. This locks the fibers in place, and they’ll hold tight to the foam balls without glue. Add more roving as needed, working on a small area each time, until the snowman is solidly and smoothly covered. CAUTION: Needle felting needles are extremely sharp — make sure you don’t poke your fingers!

3. Cut an 8” length of tinsel and trim away the tinsel so it’s about ¾” in diameter. Glue tinsel around the inside edge of the candle cup. Let glue dry.

4. Glue the felted snowman into the candle cup.

5. Trim and twist the chenille stem to form a carrot nose, and paint the stem orange. Let dry. Using scissors, trim the stem to make it more carrot shaped. Insert the nose into the snowman’s face.

I can't resist these sweet faces! DIY Felted Snowmen on CraftsnCoffee.com.

Look at these cute faces! And hats made from cupcake liners!

6. Insert black head pins to create the snowman’s eyes and mouth.

7. Fold a cupcake liner in half, and roll it into a cone shape. Secure with glue. Glue cone to the top of the snowman’s head. Glue a narrow strip of chenille or fleece around the base of the hat.  Glue a pompom to the tip of the hat.

8. Tie a strip of chenille or fleece around the snowman’s neck for a scarf.

9. Use your finger to lightly brush blush on the snowman’s cheeks.

10. Cut the floral stem wire in half, and twist and shape each half to form the snowman’s arms. Insert the arms into the sides of the snowman.

11. Glue snowflake buttons to the center of snowman’s body.

12. Spray the snowman with glitter.

A Christmas craft you can display all winter long! Adorable felted snowmen tutorial on CraftsnCoffee.com.

You could add hangers and make these Christmas ornaments.

Rebekah Meier also shared her Sweet, Mixed Media Snowman with Crafts ‘n Coffee.

An adorable Snowman DIY by Rebekah Meier. CraftsnCoffee.com.

Sweet, Mixed Media Snowman by Rebekah Meier.

Here’s one more felted snowman craft from Rebekah that you can display all winter long – her trio of Vintage, Felted Snowmen.

So sweet. Felted with bamboo fiberfill instead of wool roving -- great idea for felting novices. CraftsnCoffee.com.

So tell me, please, what do you love most about snowman crafts?

I also want to tell you about a little giveaway I’ve planned for the next two weeks — the Stocking Stuffer Giveaway! Each day I post, starting next Tuesday, December 8, I’ll pull a name from the comments left after the previous post. The winner will receive a little collection of crafty goodies. Like every good Christmas stocking, each Stocking Stuffer Giveaway will be full of surprises!

Happy snowman crafting.

Sharon

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21 Responses to A must-have snowman craft: Sweet, Felted Snowmen

  1. They’re gorgeous, I love how tactile they are. UV never tried needle felting, but these are really tempting me

    • Sharon says:

      These are a few of my favorites, too! If you’ve not tried needle felting before, this is a good way to start because you don’t have to free-hand your shape. Happy crafting! Sharon

  2. Pamela says:

    Unbelievable, I love these. I just bought some vintage candle cups. I guess now I know what to do with them…..thanks for always inspiring everyone, me too!!!!!!!!! Pam

  3. These are so adorable! I think even my toddler would enjoy making this craft (of course with a few age-appropriate modifications!). What a creative idea that can be done mostly with items we already have lying around the house.

    Thanks for sharing!
    Lauren
    alsoknownasmama.com

    • Sharon says:

      Who doesn’t love a cute snowman, right? Do be careful with the felting needle and be sure to keep it out of little hands! Thanks for stopping in and happy crafting. Sharon

  4. CraftyB says:

    Sweet confections!! I particularly love the vintage snowmen. I have been doing a lot of crafting this holiday season and I think I’ll add this to the list!

    • Sharon says:

      So glad you’re in a crafty mood this holiday season. I can’t think of a cuter project for your list — be sure to share a photo of your felted snowman. Happy crafting. Sharon

  5. Angie says:

    What adorable snowmen and women! This can be displayed all during the winter months from the end of November through to March! Sharon, I received my gift Christmas magazine packet today! Thank you so very much! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

    • Sharon says:

      🙂 Thank you, Angie. These cuties would be hard to put away even after the snow thaws, don’t you think? Merry Christmas to you and yours, too. Happy crafting. Sharon

  6. Patti says:

    Hi Sharon! I’m new here, followed a link from Dances With Wools and I’m fascinated with your needle felting. I’d love to give it a try, could you tell me where I can find the needles? I think I’ve seen roving (will need to check if that’s current) at the local fabric store. Thanks for your inspiration! Love the snowmen!

  7. aattura says:

    SO SWEET!! I’m MEEELTING from the SWEETNESS!!!!!!

  8. annehaun says:

    These are the cutest snowmen ever!!

    • Sharon says:

      🙂 I have to agree with you! Can’t you see them perched on a windowsill? Or hanging on a Christmas tree? They are just as sweet as can be! Happy crafting! Sharon

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  10. Katiria says:

    These snowmen are cute and small. I’m still afraid of felting because I was very frustrated with my last attempt at it. ouch. They would still be cute with just the white Styrofoam balls though.
    Can’t wait for next week!

    • Sharon says:

      Oh no, did you have a felting injury? So sorry to hear it. These no-melt cuties would be perfect for you this winter! Thanks for stopping in today. Sharon

  11. These are all absolutely darling!!! My favorites are the blue felted snowman and the vintage snowmen! TFS!

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