Summertime Snowman: Wrap up a rustic, Twine Snowman

Today’s Summertime Snowman is as charming as the others, but his ruggedly handsome good looks make him a real standout! He’s a one-of-a-kind, rustic snowman all wrapped up in twine. Real stick arms and a pine garland complete his woodland wardrobe. If you like the outdoorsy-type, then this Rustic, Twine Snowman is for you!

Cute! Rustic Jute Snowman on

Rustic Jute Snowman by Debi Schmitz

To make a Rustic, Jute Snowman, you’ll need:

  • STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: One each 2-½”, 3”, and 4” balls
  • Jute, 2-ply, #20, 6 oz.
  • Birch round, ½” x 4”
  • Wood dowel, 1/8” x 12”
  • Men’s socks, one pair, in a heavy knit (for hat & scarf)
  • Acrylic craft pain in orange, black & white
  • Buttons:
    • Two 7/16” with a shank back, in black
    • Three ½”, to match hat
  • Half-round beads, 5mm in black, 5 pieces
  • Cork, ½”
  • Felt or fabric, 4” square in tan
  • Tree branches, two that are 3” to 4” long
  • Straight pins
  • Evergreen garland, ¾” x 12”
  • Craft wire
  • Thick, white craft glue
  • Low-temp glue gun
  • Tools needed: Scissors; permanent marker; small paintbrush; plastic knife or craft stick; wire cutter; straight pins
Cute! Rustic Jute Snowman on

He is ruggedly handsome, and definitely the outdoorsy type!

To make a Rustic, Jute Snowman:

1. Wrap the balls with jute:

  • Draw a line around the center of the 4” ball. You’ll wrap the ball from the top to the center.
  • Pin one end of the jute to the top of the ball.
  • Spread glue on a small section of the ball, and begin to wrap the jute round & round.
  • Wrap the jute tightly, making sure to cover the ball completely.
  • Wrap to the center line drawn on the ball.
  • Repeat, working from the other end to cover the other half of the ball.
  • Use pins as needed to hold the jute in place while the glue dries.
  • Use the same technique to cover the 2-½” and 3”balls.
How to wrap a Styrofoam ball with jute. So many ways to use these cute twine balls!

Start at one end and wrap the jute around the ball to the center line. Then, repeat, starting at the other end.

2. Glue the large ball onto the birch wood round.

3. Push the wood dowel through the large ball, and glue in place. Thread the medium ball onto the skewer, followed by the small ball. Add glue between the balls. Cut off the excess wood dowel.

How to DIY a Rustic, Twine Snowman. Super cute idea!

Glue the large ball to the wood disc, and then insert the wood dowel down into the center of the ball. Thread the other two balls onto the wood dowel.

4. Measure 5” down from the top of a sock, and cut off a 5” length. Place the cuff around the snowman’s head and glue in place. Cut fringe around the top of the hat, and then tie off the hat with craft wire.

How to make a sock hat for a snowman.

The hat is made from a 5″ length of sock.

5. Cut a 12” x 4” piece from a sock. Overlap and glue together the long edges, forming a 12” tube. After glue dries, turn right side out. Tie around the snowman’s neck and fringe the ends.

How to build a rustic snowman from jute twine.

Here he is, in his scarf and hat made from a sock.

6. Paint a white circle on the black shank buttons as shown in Diagram 1. Let dry, and then glue to the snowman’s face.

7. Cut two eyelids from tan felt using Eyelid Pattern. Glue eyelids to the face, so they slightly overlap the eyes.

8. Paint the cork orange and let dry. Glue to face for nose.

Love this Twine Snowman and his rustic style! DIY on

His “carrot” nose is made with a cork.

9. Glue the 5mm black beads in place for a smiling mouth.

10. Poke a small hole on each side of the snowman’s middle ball, and insert and glue the branches in place for arms.

11. Glue a ½” x 3-½” strip of sock fabric down the front of the center ball. Top with three buttons.

12. Stretch the evergreen garland between the snowman’s arms, and glue in place. Wrap a 12” length of jute around the garland.

Cute! Rustic Jute Snowman on

You could hang small felt stockings, or mini ornaments from his garland, too.

A while back, designer Kathleen George shared a Cord Wrapped Snowman that could be the Rustic Jute Snowman’s city cousin!

A fun snowman craft from Crafts 'n Coffee. He's all wrapped up in cotton cord.

Cord-Wrapped Snowman

I cannot believe that summer is just about over, and so is the Summertime Snowman Series. I’ll have one more snowman craft next week, and he is a lot of fun, and definitely not your traditional snowman! If you’ve missed any of the other cuties in the Summertime Snowman Series, I’m sharing the links below. So many snowman, so many styles!

Sweet, Sock Snowman

Adorable! Easy snowman made with a tube sock on

Sweet, Sock Snowman by Debra Quartermain

Snow Angel

Beautiful mixed media Snow Angel by Rebekah Meier. Tutorial on

Snow Angel by Rebekah Meier

JOYful Snowman

JOYful Snowman

JOYful Snowman by Debra Quartermain

Needle-Felted Snowman Ornament

 Needle-Felted Snowman Ornament

Needle-Felted Snowman Ornament by Rebekah Meier

Glittering Snowman Ornament

Glittering Snowman Ornament - fun craft for kids!

Glittering Snowman Ornament by Kathleen George

Ski Bum Snowman

Ski Bum Snowman

Ski Bum Snowman by Debi Schmitz

Frosty Snowman Family

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

Frosty Snowman Family by Debra Quartermain

Soft & Pearly Snowman

Soft & Pearly Snowman

Soft & Pearly Snowman by Rebekah Meier

Enjoy your week and happy crafting! See you Friday!


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9 Responses to Summertime Snowman: Wrap up a rustic, Twine Snowman

  1. Pingback: 25 DIY Christmas Snowmen | Crafty Cleverness

  2. Angie Dyer says:

    You have shared wonderful snowmen with us! I was seeing the one created with the twine. I thought to myself, he would also look good in the white cording too….And you had my suggestion already in a picture! Thank you, Sharon!

    • Sharon says:

      You have my wheels turning now, Angie — how about wrapping up a snowman in a soft, fuzzy yarn? That would look completely different, too, and could be so soft & sweet. Thanks so much! Glad you came by. Sharon

  3. Katiria says:

    the Frosty Snowman Family is my favorite

    • Sharon says:

      They are so dang sweet & cuddly, aren’t they? It’s been so much fun featuring a different snowman each week — because they are all so different. (I hope they’re helping to keep you cool, too!) I can’t wait to see what you think of next week’s snowman . . . Sharon

  4. Soft and Pearly is still my all time favorite but I love the rustic yet vintage feel of this one too!! TFS!

    • Sharon says:

      I know, Soft & Pearly is so beautiful! And you hit it right on the head — this “rustic yet vintage” snowman is lovely as well. Debi did a beautiful job with her Twine Snowman. So glad you stopped in Barb. Craft on! Sharon

  5. Anne Haun says:

    Cute snowmen!

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