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.
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.
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
- Chenille stem in white
- 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.
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.
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.
Rebekah Meier also shared her Sweet, Mixed Media Snowman with Crafts ‘n Coffee.
Here’s one more felted snowman craft from Rebekah that you can display all winter long – her trio of Vintage, Felted Snowmen.
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.