Summertime Snowman: DIY A Sweet Sock Snowman

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.

Adorable! Easy snowman made with a tube sock on

Sweet Sock Snowman by Debra Quartermain.

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).

What a sweet face on this easy Sock Snowman. DIY on

The pastels are sweet as can be, but you can easily change it up with fleece in your favorite colors. Bright red or even a leopard print would totally change the look!

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.

The cutest sock snowman! DIY on

This Sweet, Sock Snowman is the first in the Summertime Snowman Series on Crafts ‘n Coffee!

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?

Summertime Snowman Series on! Cute!

Don’t forget — I’ll have a new summertime snowman next Tuesday!

Happy snowman crafting!


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16 Responses to Summertime Snowman: DIY A Sweet Sock Snowman

  1. Leslie says:

    I really need to get back to crafting like I used to, missing it a lot, busy life doesn’t get me the time to play as before but this is something I want to do this fall for winter it’s beautiful and seems Farley easy to make thank you for sharring this idea!!

    • Sharon says:

      I hope you find the time, too! I know how hard it can be to find time for yourself, and crafting can really feed the soul. This is an easy DIY, so it’s a good place to start! Please let me know how your Sock Snowman turns out. Happy crafting! Sharon

  2. Audrey says:

    too cute, thinking of gifts for my Mom’s nurses from Hospice. Thanks.

  3. Angie says:

    Snowmen are adorable! They last from Christmas through January and February as decorations in the winter months. Our Cub Scouts made these a few years back. They were colors that were geared towards boys. They make nice gifts to have on hand for the holidays. Very creative!

    • Sharon says:

      I was thinking that boys would have fun with these, and they could use fleece in a camo or sports team print — that would be fun! I bet the Cub Scouts had a blast. Thanks so much for sharing. Craft on! Sharon

  4. LisaM6 says:

    She is so cute. I can see a whole family of sock snowmen coming in the near future. 😀

    • Sharon says:

      Cute idea! Imagine the personality you could give each one with different patterns and colors of fleece, buttons, etc. Do share your photos of your Sock Snowmen! Happy crafting, Lisa. Sharon

  5. Anne Haun says:

    So cute – love your snowman series.

    • Sharon says:

      🙂 So glad you stopped in to see this cutie! And I’m happy to hear that you like the idea of a series of snowmen this summer. When I changed it up from Christmas crafts, I wasn’t sure how it would go over, and so far, so good! Sharon

  6. OOOOOO! This is just adorable!! Jenna is dancing because she likes it so much! LOL You had asked what we would like to see for tutorials and I would love to see a tutorial for Windsocks! Maybe just a basic one for beginners and a specialty shaped one for more advanced crafters? Thanks for listening and inspiring us!!
    Did you get the link to Jenna’s picture with “her” winnings? Let me know if you didn’t and I will link you again. See you next post!

  7. These are adorable and will make excellent decorations! Thank you for sharing this project and the tutorial. Have a fantastic creative day!

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