Three times the fun: DIY Snowman Wall Art

Brrrr! We’re coming out of a cold snap, and I like that I can admire this darling, DIY Snowman Wall Art while sitting inside by the fire. And there’s no better time than a snowy day to DIY these cuties. The smiling, snowman faces will warm the coldest day, and designer Debi Schmitz has packed this Snowman Wall Art with so much detail. She even cut apart a plaid shirt and dressed her snowmen in buttons, bows, cuffs, a collar and a pompom hat. This project can be spread out over a few days, and it’s definitely worth the time it takes! (If you saved your scraps after making the Mad for Plaid Ornaments, now is the time to get them out and use them up!)

DIY Snowman Wall Art picture tutorial

Snowman Wall Art by Debi Schmitz.

You can always make a smaller picture, too, and frame just one or two snowman heads. It’s easy enough to adjust the measurements and cut the STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam to size.

DIY Favorite Snowman Crafts tutorials

If you like, make the picture smaller. Cut a smaller background and frame, and make a picture with one snowman.

To make the Snowman Wall Art, you’ll need:

  • STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam:
    • 1” x 12” x 36” sheet
    • 1” x 6” discs, three
  • Flannel fabric, 1/3 yd.
  • Felt, 2/3 yd., to match the flannel fabric (Debi used tan)
  • Flannel shirt, boy’s size 6/7
  • Felt, white, one square
  • Corks, three each 1 ¼”, 1”, & ¾”
  • Buttons, black:
    • Six, 7/8”
    • 15, ½”
  • Acrylic craft paint in orange
  • Textured snow paint
  • Straight pins, 7/8”
  • U-pin (hanger)
  • Round toothpicks, 36
  • Thick, white craft glue
  • Low-temp glue gun
  • Tools needed: Scissors; ruler; sharp pencil; serrated knife or Xacto® knife; plastic knife; paintbrush, ½”; a few hardback books; needle & thread; optional: felt tip marker; rotary cutter and cutting mat
DIY easy snowman craft tutorials

Another shot of those three smiling faces! Don’t the felt eyelids add personality?

To make the Snowman Wall Art:

1. Using the ruler and a sharp pencil, measure and mark the following on the 1” sheet of STYROFOAM Brand Foam. Optional: Trace over the lines with a marker so they’re easier to see.

  • 10” x 24” rectangle (background)
  • Two, 1” x 24” strips (frame sides)
  • Two, 1” x 8” strips (frame top & bottom)

2. Cut out the foam pieces with a serrated knife or Xacto knife. If using a serrated knife, wax the knife blade with a bar of soap or an old candle for smoother cutting. When done, sand any rough edges with a scrap piece of foam.

3. Cut the following rectangles from the felt yardage:

  • 14” x 28”
  • 10” x 24”

4. Spread a thin layer of thick, white craft glue over the front of the 10” x 24” foam rectangle (background). Center 14” x 28” tan felt on the background, and smooth out the felt with your hands. Tightly wrap the felt around the corners and sides, and glue and pin to the back. Let dry. Trim away excess felt.

5. Glue the 10” x 24” felt piece to the back. Let glue dry.

6. Assemble the frame with toothpicks and glue at each corner. The top and bottom pieces will go inside the two side pieces. The finished frame should measure 10” wide and 24” long.

How to DIY Snowman Wall Art

First, cover the background in felt. Next, you’ll pick and glue together the frame. After that, you’ll wrap the frame in flannel strips.

7. Cut six, 1-½” wide strips of flannel fabric. Glue and pin one end of a flannel strip to the frame and wrap it around the frame on the diagonal, slightly overlapping the fabric with each pass. Glue and pin the other end to the frame. Repeat, adding additional strips, till the frame is covered.

8. Assemble the frame and background:

  • Dip toothpicks in glue, and insert in the back of the frame.
  • Space the toothpicks 4” – 5” apart, and 1” from the edge.
  • Spread glue between the toothpicks, too.
  • Center the frame on the background and gently press the frame in place. Be careful so the frame and/or toothpicks do not break!
  • Turn over the picture, and place books on top to help hold the frame in place while the glue dries.
DIY Snowman Wall Art

Dip toothpicks in glue, and insert them into the back side of the frame. Very gently pick and glue the frame to the background.

9. Hanger: Dip the ends of a U-pin in glue, and center and insert the U-pin facing down in the back of the picture, 2” down from the top edge. Carefully bend the U-pin at the center and flip it up for a hanger.

10. Spread the textured snow paint on the front and sides of each disc. Let dry.

DIY Snowman Wall Art

You’ll dress the top snowman in a collar cut from a boy’s shirt.

11. Glue together with the glue gun one large, one medium, and one small cork for the carrot noses. Paint orange.

12. Insert three, glue-dipped toothpicks into the back of each disc. Using low-temp glue, pick and glue the discs to the wall hanging.

13. Make the snowman faces:

  • Cut six eyelids from white felt using the eyelid pattern.
  • Glue on the 7/8″ button eyes, felt eyelids, and carrot noses.
  • Arrange and glue five, ½” buttons to each face for a smile.
DIY cute snowman craft tutorials

Tie a flannel strip into a bow for the middle snowman.

14. Cut the button placket from the sleeve of the flannel shirt; it should measure about 1” x 7”. Glue the strip to the top right corner or the frame. Repeat with the other sleeve, and glue to the bottom left corner.

15. Cut the collar from the flannel shirt and glue to the neck of the top snowman.

16. Cut a 1” x 12” strip from the flannel fabric (not the shirt), tie in a bow, and glue to the middle snowman.

DIY Snowman Wall Art

The bottom snowman sports a bow tie and a pompom cap.

17. Bottom snowman:

  • Cut a 2” x 24” strip of flannel fabric, tie in a bow, and glue under his chin.
  • Cut a 4” x 14” strip from the flannel shirt.
  • Fold up ½” along one long edge, and glue in place; fold up ½” again and glue in place.
  • Glue the hemmed edge onto his head at a slight angle.
  • Gather the open edge into a scrunched point and glue.
  • Cut a 2” x 12” strip of shirt flannel. Fold in half to measure 2” x 6”. Gather one long edge with needle and thread, pull tight and knot. Cut fringe along the other edge to make a pompom and glue to the top of the hat.
DIY Snowman Wall Art picture

Here’s the trio!

If you’re like me and you don’t like to put holes in your walls, hanging this Snowman Wall Art couldn’t be easier. The finished picture is very lightweight, and you can use Command Hooks from 3M to hang it. No hammers and no holes!

How has your winter been? Did you just experience this cold snap, too? For those who like to watch the snow fall while staying toasty warm inside, I’ll have another snowman craft on Friday! See you then.

Happy crafting.

Sharon  

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14 Responses to Three times the fun: DIY Snowman Wall Art

  1. This is great. I love how simple it is but looks really effective

  2. Angie Dyer says:

    Brrrr! We are in for a cold sweep right now. Baby, it’s cold outside. Time to make a couple mugs of hot cocoa with plenty of marshmallows on top. Love these cute snowmen. I plan to make it a family of 4, to represent my immediate family. As far as the suggestions for eyes, I love those big eyes that wiggle when the picture is moved. The noses are so fun too! This is a very creative project that can be adjusted to fit my own family! Thank you!

    • Sharon says:

      That’s such a fun idea to make a snowman head for each person in your family! I love this idea! You could dress each one in the person’s favorite colors, etc. I hope you share a photo of your Snowman Wall Art when it’s done, I’d love to see it! Enjoy that hot cocoa and stay warm! Craft on! Sharon

  3. CraftyB says:

    Those are very cheerful snowmen that would be very happy to hang on my wall! Great idea for a dreary time of the year!!

    • Sharon says:

      So glad you like them! Snowmen are always a favorite, especially on a gray day. You could even punch up the fabric and make this picture really pop! Happy crafting! Sharon

  4. This is a great idea but I would have done it in flannels and ditched the eyelids.

  5. Anne Haun says:

    Such a cute project – love that cork nose.

    • Sharon says:

      I thought the cork noses were very clever, too. It’s fun to think about ways to change up these cuties, isn’t it? Happy crafting, Anne! Sharon

  6. This is so cool! I love how easy it will be to make this with Jenna! As soon as she saw it she started singing, “Do you want to build a snowman?”, I had to disappoint her and tell her it is too cold to make a snowman to which she replied that she would blow on the snow to warm it up! LOL She is such a nutty little gal who always trues to find a way around obstacles! I love that she is so creative with her ideas!
    She is throwing you big hugs right now to welcome you back! See you next post!

    • Sharon says:

      It sounds like a good day for building an indoor snowman, and I bet Jenna would have fun dressing up each one of these snowpeople. Craft on, you two! Sharon

  7. Katiria says:

    Such cute snowmen for my cold snap. It got as low as 59 in my area. That’s what we call “cold”. Everybody bundled up 🙂 I can see many of you rolling your eyes right now. I get it.

    • Sharon says:

      Funny how that goes! In the spring, there are times when 45 feels balmy here! We could sure use a little of your sunshine — enjoy it for me today, please! Glad you stopped in today. Sharon

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