This Sweet, Sock Snowman is the first in the new, Summertime Snowman Series. (How about that for alliteration?) I can always count on designer Debra Quartermain to create irresistible snowmen, and this DIY Sock Snowman is no exception. With a little help, I think kids could build this lovable snowman, too, and use their favorite colors of fleece to dress him up.
To make a Sweet, Sock Snowman, you’ll need:
- STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: 5 7/8″ x 3 7/8″ Egg and 3″ Ball
- Tube sock in white
- Fleece, 9” x 22” (Debra used pink & white striped fleece)
- Buttons, three each ½” and 1”, to match the fleece
- Pompom, ½” in pink
- Floss, ½ yd in white
- Brush-on blush or pink chalk
- Fabric glue
- Low-temp glue gun
- Tools needed: Scissors; round toothpick; straight pins; pencil; ruler
To make a Sweet, Sock Snowman:
1. Build the snowman body:
- Press the wide end of the egg on a tabletop to flatten so the egg will stand.
- Flatten one side of the foam ball.
- Twist together the flat side of the foam ball and the narrow end of the egg, so that they join together snugly.
- Place glue on both ends of the toothpick, and on the narrow end of the egg.
- Insert the toothpick into the narrow end of the egg and into the flat side of the foam ball, and join the two pieces together.
- Let glue dry.
2. Stretch the tube sock over the snowman body, starting with the head. Stretch the sock down around the bottom of the egg. Cut off the excess sock, leaving an extra inch all around. Stretch and glue extra sock to the bottom of the egg; if needed, use straight pins to help hold the sock in place.
3. Cut from fleece a 3” x 12” strip (scarf) and 8” x 9” rectangle (hat).
4. Fashion the hat:
- Roll fleece in a tube, and overlap and glue together the 8” sides.
- Roll up one end, creating a 1” cuff.
- Roll up cuff again.
- Stretch hat over snowman’s head.
- Use floss to tie off excess fleece close to the top of the snowman’s head.
- Cut fringe in excess fleece.
- Glue three, ½” buttons to the cuff.
5. Blush cheeks and glue on pompom nose.
6. Glue three, 1” buttons on the snowman’s belly.
7. Cut 1” fringe in the ends of the scarf, and tie the scarf around the snowman’s neck.
I hope this Sweet Sock Snowman finds a place in your summertime craft line up! Here’s where you’ll find a few more cool, Christmas crafts made with socks.
We had a scorcher this weekend with temperatures in the 90s. That is just way too hot! How about you? How’s your weather?
Don’t forget — I’ll have a new summertime snowman next Tuesday!
Happy snowman crafting!