Summertime Snowman: A fresh, frosty & fleecy Snow Family

What’s more refreshing than a snowman in frosty, creamsicle colors? How about an entire frosty family clad in pastel accessories? This Frosty Snowman Family is another creation by Debra Quartermain, and the happy group is made with fleece and Debra’s no-sew style. You’ll sew a few embellishment stitches, but it’s mostly glue & go. A summer-easy snowman craft? Yes!

Cute, and no-sew! Make this Snowman Family with felt, fleece and foam. CraftsnCoffee.com.

Frosty Snowman Family by Debra Quartermain

To make a Frosty Snowman Family, you’ll need:

  • STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam:
    • Balls, one each: 2-1/2″; 2″; 1-1/2″
    • Eggs, one each: 5″ and 3”
  • Polar fleece, ¼ yd. in white
  • Felt, 9″ x 12″ sheets, one white and two light pink
  • Pompoms: one 1/2″ white; one ¼” pink; and two 1/8” pink
  • Embroidery floss, 1 yd. in pink
  • Buttons, two each large, medium and small in pink
  • Beads or brads in black, two each: 8mm; 6mm; 5mm
  • Snowflake brads, three
  • Powdered blush
  • Thick white craft glue
  • Low-temp glue gun
  • Tools needed: Scissors; scallop edge scissors; serrated knife; candle stub or bar of soap; pencil; ruler; wood toothpicks; embroidery needle

To make a Frosty Snowman Family:

1. Wax the serrated knife with the candle stub or bar of soap for easier cutting. Cut the 3” foam egg into two lengthwise and **unequal** sections. The larger section should be two thirds of the egg, and the smaller section about one-third of egg.

2. Press the tops and bottoms of the 3” egg sections and the 5” egg on a tabletop to flatten them.

3. Cut out the following from felt and fleece:

White felt:

  • Mother’s cape using the pattern and scallop-edge scissors.

White fleece:

  • 8-1/2″ x 9-1/2″ (Dad)
  • 7-1/2″ x 8″ (Mom)
  • 6″ x 7″ (Baby)

Pink felt:

  • 1-1/2″ x 12″ (Dad)
  • 1″ x 10″ (Mom)
  • 1″ x 9″ (Baby)
  • Cut 1/2″ fringe into ends of each strip for scarves
As always, you can dress your snow family in any color you like.

As always, you can dress your snow family in any color you like.

3. Build the bodies, using toothpicks and glue for assembly:

  • Dad: 5” egg and 2-1/2” ball
  • Mom: larger slice of 3” egg and 2” ball
  • Baby: smaller slice of 3” egg and 1-1/2” ball

4. Place the front or rounded side of each body on the corresponding piece of fleece (Cut in Step 3.). Wrap the fleece around the head and body, overlapping and gluing fabric edges in back. Wrap the fabric around the top and bottom, too, making it as smooth as possible. Glue fleece ends to top and bottom of each snowman.

5. Tie and glue scarves around the Dad and Baby snowmen. Add a snowflake brad to Baby’s scarf.

6. Glue buttons onto each snowman.

7. Sew a gathering stitch with embroidery floss along the long edge of Mom’s cape. Pull threads and gather rightly. Tie cape around Mom’s neck, overlapping at front; clip threads. Tie and glue scarf around Mom’s neck.

8. Poke eye holes into each face, and glue the corresponding beads into the holes.

9. Lightly blush cheeks with powdered blush.

10. Glue pink, pompom noses to faces. Dad’s nose is the 1/4” pompom, and Mom and Baby have the 1/8” pompoms.

11. Add the mouths. Thread needle with three strands of embroidery floss; knot ends. Insert needle through back of one head, coming out at the center of the face, below the nose. Make a small, angled straight stitch, bringing needle out again at back of head. Repeat, stitching the other side.

DIY a super-cute Snow Family on CraftsnCoffee.com.

Dad looks stylish in his top hat.

12. Dad’s hat:

  • Cut a 2″ and a 4″ circle from white felt.
  • Cut out a 1″ circle from the center of the 4″ circle (hat brim).
  • Cut and roll up a 1-1/2″ x 5″ strip of white felt (hat crown).
  • Glue hat crown to the hat brim.
  • Glue the 2” felt circle to the top of the hat.
  • Cut 1/2″ x 6″ strip from pink felt for hat band, and add a snowflake brad.
  • Wrap and glue hat band around the hat.
  • Glue hat to head.
Sweet snowman crafts on CraftsnCoffee.com.

Cute!

13. Mom’s hat:

  • Cut a 5” circle from pink felt.
  • Cut away 1/3 of the circle. You’ll use the larger, 2/3 portion for the hat.
  • Place the straight edge at the back bottom of Mom’s head.
  • Turn up the curved front edge and glue hat to head.
  • Insert a snowflake brad along the hat brim.

 

Sweet snowman face! DIY the Frosty Snowman Family on CraftsnCoffee.com.

The mouths and a few gathering stitches are all you need to snow for this Frosty Snowman Family.

14. Baby’s hat:

  • Cut 4″ x 6″ piece from pink felt.
  • Overlap and glue 4″ ends, forming a tube.
  • Sew gathering stitch around one end of tube using embroidery floss.
  • Pull threads tightly to gather; knot off thread.
  • Glue white pompom to top of hat.
  • Turn up brim 3/4″ and glue hat to head.

Four-snowmen-collage-2

The Summertime Snowman Series isn’t over yet! I’ve loved every single Summertime Snowman, and hope you have, too. See you Friday with the next little woodland critter from Debra. (And if you’ve never visited Debra’s blog, you should stop in, say “hello”, and be inspired!)

Craft on!

Sharon

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12 Responses to Summertime Snowman: A fresh, frosty & fleecy Snow Family

  1. Kim says:

    Do you cut the 5″ egg Styrofoam in half also?

    • Sharon says:

      Hi Kim, No, you do not cut the 5″ egg and you’ll leave it whole. Please share a photo of your Snow Family when finished, I’d love to see it! Happy crafting! Sharon

  2. CraftyB says:

    That peachy color is one of my faves!! A breath of cool air on a humid morning!!

  3. Angie says:

    Snow many fun designs! Snow many adorable family members! Snow many and snow much fun! Love this Snow family! LOL!

  4. These are just so adorable! I will definitely be making them by following this great tutorial for myself and several as gifts for Christmas. Thank you so much for sharing all of these spectacular Snowmen tutorials; they are fantastic! Have a fantastic creative day!

    • Sharon says:

      I’ve had so much fun with these summertime snowmen, and I’m glad you’ve enjoyed them, too. I hope you’ll share photos of your snowmen! Happy crafting! Sharon

  5. OMG!! These are SO adorable!!! What a wonderful gift these would be. Make 1 for each family member with their name or initial on “their” snowperson using their favorite color and they can display it all winter long! TFS!

    • Sharon says:

      Oooh, that is a cute idea. You could absolutely personalize these cuties for each family member with names, colors, accessories, etc. Love it – thank you! Sharon

  6. Anne Haun says:

    So adorable – love the colors you used.

    • Sharon says:

      Thank you! I wish I could take credit, but I can’t. These cuties are designed by Debra Quartermain. I’m glad you enjoyed them! Sharon

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