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.)
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.
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.
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.
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?