It’s darling! Here’s how to DIY a Valentine’s Day Snowman

How about a Valentine’s Day Snowman that will melt the coldest of hearts? Making this DIY, Valentine’s Day Snowman is as easy as wrapping soft, chenille yarn around balls of STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam – no boots, no mittens and no snow needed. I made him in just an hour or two, so if you start winding your balls now, you’ll have him wrapped up well before dinnertime. And that gives you plenty of time to sit back and sip a cup of cocoa. (If you’re a fan of chenille yarn, don’t miss this easy, Winter Yarn Wreath.)

DIY easy Valentine's Day Snowman tutorial

This soft, chenille yarn snowman is easy enough that the kids can make one, too.

To make a Valentine’s Day Snowman, you’ll need:

  • STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: 2-1/2”, 3” and 4” balls
  • Chenille yarn in white & pink (I found mine at Hobby Lobby)
  • Sock (hat)
  • Felt or fleece, 14” x 5/8” strip (scarf)
  • Wired twine (arms)
  • Glittered heart ornament
  • Buttons, three
  • Black beads
  • Acrylic craft paint in orange
  • Wood skewer
  • Thick, white craft glue
  • Low-temp glue gun
  • Tools needed: Scissors; straight pins; permanent marker in black; wire cutters

To make a Valentine’s Day Snowman:

1. Flatten one side of the 4” ball on a tabletop, so that the ball will stand and not roll. Pin and glue one end of the yarn to the ball, and wrap the ball till it’s completely covered. Pin and glue the other end in place. Repeat, wrapping the 2-1/2” and 3” balls in yarn.

2. Dip both ends of two toothpicks in glue, and pick and glue together the 4” and 3” balls. Repeat, adding the 2-1/2” ball to the snowman.

Easy DIY Snowman craft with yarn and styrofoam

Paint a wood skewer for his nose, and add beads for the eyes and mouth.

3. Paint the pointed end of the wooden skewer orange, and let dry. Clip off the end, and insert it into the snowman’s face for his nose.

4. Press two beads into the snowman’s head for eyes, and then remove each bead and glue in place.

5. Pin on beads for the snowman’s mouth. Color the heads of the pins with a black, permanent marker.

6. Tie a 14” x 5/8” strip of felt or fleece around the snowman’s neck. Cut fringe in the ends.

7. From the top of the sock, measure and mark a 9” long triangle with a rounded tip. Cut out the triangle, but DO NOT CUT through the cuff! The sock cuff also serves as the cuff on the hat, so it needs to be intact. Turn the triangle inside out and glue the seam. Let glue dry and then turn the hat right side out. Place hat on the snowman’s head.

how to DIY a snowman hat from a sock

Measure down about 9″ from the top of the sock, and cut an elongated triangle with a curved tip. Do NOT cut the cuff!

DIY Snowman hat from a sock

Turn inside out and glue the cut edges together.

DIY Snowman hat from a sock.

Turn right side out and you have a hat!

8. Glue three buttons to the middle ball.

9. Fold in half a length of wired twine, and twist together, forming hands and arms. Using a wood skewer, poke holes in each side of the middle ball for the arms. Insert and glue the arms into the holes.

10. Position hands to the front, and glue a glittered heart into the snowman’s hands.

DIY easy Snowman craft with Styrofoam and yarn

His heart is a leftover Christmas ornament. I saw bags of glittered hearts at a dollar store, too.

I hope you’ll build this sweet, Valentine’s Day Snowman. I really had fun making him, and I think you will, too. Have you pulled out your Valentine ’s Day decorations?

Happy crafting!


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23 Responses to It’s darling! Here’s how to DIY a Valentine’s Day Snowman

  1. Angie Dyer says:

    Looks like everything is coming up with hearts and love! How adorable! I wondered how you made that hat. The pictures makes it so easy with each step by step guide. Happy crafting!

    • Sharon says:

      Thank you, Angie. I love this easy way to make a hat, too. Imagine the fun you could have with different socks, even a Christmas sock to make it a Christmas snowman. Thanks for stopping in. Sharon

  2. This is absolutely adorable!!

  3. CraftyB says:

    Oh my goodness, cute and cuddly!! Perfect Valentine’s Day accents. Love it!!

  4. LisaM6 says:

    Love this snowman. The use of socks for a hat is genius. The girls have tons of cute socks they don’t wear. Happy Valentine’s Day, early!

    • Sharon says:

      You could make a wardrobe of hats for your snowman, how cute would that be? I don’t know where I learned this little trick, and it was probably Debra Quartermain. It’s such an easy way to make hats. Happy crafting! Sharon

  5. Anne Haun says:

    What can I say but ADORABLE!

  6. Katiria says:

    OMG Thanks for reminding me. I will bring out my Valentine decorations on Monday(It’s my day off 😉 ) Hope I can make a version of this little snowman

    • Sharon says:

      Valentine’s Day sneaks up on you, doesn’t it? I know the only snowmen you can enjoy are inside, so I hope you find time on Monday to make this cutie! Happy crafting! Sharon

  7. This adorable snowman has Jenna squealing with delight! She is singing the “Do you want to build a snowman” song as she is dancing around! I am going to have to get some fuzzy socks so we can build a couple of these! Thanks for the abundance of inspiration!

    • Sharon says:

      It’s hard to see a snowman and not think of Frozen, lol. Enjoy this one! (I used chenille yarn, and if you use socks, let me know how it goes.) Happy crafting! Sharon

      • Great idea to use the chenille yarn!! I am pretty sure I have a BIG box of yarns in the basement and I think there is even chenille in the box!! Off to check as soon as I read today’s blog post! Thanks for the inspiration!

      • Sharon says:

        🙂 Fingers crossed you find a soft & cuddly skein of chenille yarn! I find it addictive!

  8. This is so cute!
    I am new to wordpress and I am looking to start following a couple DIY blogs! Love this idea.

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