After I made my Snowman Yarn Wreath with the miniature snowman scene, I pictured it in a larger, bright and happy vignette. I reached out to Debra Quartermain, and yay, she agreed to DIY a delightful, Bright Yarn Snowman to keep my wreath company. I also wrapped up a few Yarn Cones for the vignette, and in more happy news, they are in Holiday Crafts magazine! (More on that later . . .) Here’s how Debra made her Bright Yarn Snowman.
To make a Bright Yarn Snowman, you’ll need:
- STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: One each 2-½”, 3″ and 4” balls
- Yarn in white, bright pink, teal and lime green
- Sock, 2” x 8” strip (scarf)
- Pompom trim, 5” of teal
- Buttons, two ½” and one 1”
- Brads, 1 pink and 2 black
- Powdered blush
- Fabric glue
- Low-temp glue gun
- Tools needed: Scissors; round toothpicks; straight pins; pencil; ruler; tapestry needle
To make a Bright Yarn Snowman:
1. Press the bottom of the 4” ball on a flat surface so that the ball will stand and not roll. Starting at the bottom, spread glue and begin wrapping white yarn in a spiral. Continue wrapping yarn around the ball, gluing as you go, till you reach the middle. Cut off and secure yarn. Starting at the top of the ball, wrap the other half of the ball in lime green yarn.
2. Wrap the 3” ball in yarn, with teal yarn on the bottom half and pink yarn on the top half.
3. Wrap the 2-1/2” ball in white yarn.
4. Build the snowman: Pick and glue the balls together, using toothpicks between the balls.
5. Ear muffs: Cut pom pom balls off trim, leaving one on either end. Glue trim to top of head and pom poms on either side.
6. Tie sock strip around neck as scarf.
7. Glue buttons to front.
8. Make snowman face:
- Insert brad eyes and nose.
- Using needle, tuck a short length of yarn into face to form a mouth. Add a dab of glue, if needed.
- Blush cheeks.
Here’s the bright and happy vignette in its entirety. The Yarn Cones are fun and easy, too, and you’ll find the tutorial for them in Holiday Crafts magazine. The tutorial for the Snowman Yarn Wreath is here on Crafts ‘n Coffee.
I hope you’re inspired to make one or make all of these Christmas yarn crafts. And be sure to look for Holiday Crafts on your newsstand. There are so many fun ideas in this issue!
But, enough about snowmen. Halloween is next week! Who plans on having some Halloween fun this weekend?