More yarn crafts: DIY a Bright Yarn Snowman

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.

DIY Yarn Snowman

Bright Yarn Snowman by Debra Quartermain.

DIY Snowman Yarn Wreath

Debra’s snowman is the perfect partner for my Snowman Yarn Wreath.

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.
DIY Yarn Snowman

Can you believe I found candy canes in the very same colors as Debra’s Yarn Snowman?

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.

DIY Christmas yarn crafts

I hated to break up the little vignette, but when Holiday Crafts magazine wanted the cones, of course I said “yes”!

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!

DIY Christmas crafts in Holiday Crafts magazine

I adore the Snowman Cloche on the front cover!

But, enough about snowmen. Halloween is next week! Who plans on having some Halloween fun this weekend?

Happy crafting!


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10 Responses to More yarn crafts: DIY a Bright Yarn Snowman

  1. This is such a beautiful and fun creative craft project for the holidays. The colors are great for anyone that has kids. I really love this.

  2. Bless Jenna’s heart! Hoping she heals quickly! Aren’t these fun snowmen! They are colorful as well as creative. I like that all ages can participate with this craft – grandparents, parents, as well as kids all working together! Thank you for sharing, Sharon!

    • Sharon says:

      Thank you, Angie. We’re all pulling for Jenna! And yes, the family that crafts together stays together, right? There is a project for everyone in this little scene! Thanks for stopping in. Happy crafting! Sharon

  3. annehaun says:

    Such a cute snowman – love that he is so colorful!

    • Sharon says:

      Thank you! You know that Debra makes the most adorable snowmen, and I was thrilled when she agreed to make this cutie to go with the Snowman Yarn Wreath. Do you collect snowmen, Anne? Happy crafting! Sharon

  4. Katarina & Sharon ~ Thank you so much for asking about Jenna! The doctor called us at around three pm on Tuesday and said she did need the surgery and they were doing it the next morning at 6:30. We notified family and friends and were at the hospital bright and early Wednesday morning. She went in around 8:00 and was done by 9:30. We were walking out at 10:30 to go home so it was faster than we thought. Thank goodness they didn’t have to keep her overnight.
    She now has four pins in her elbow. Two from above and two below. She had a good night and woke us up at 7:00 wanting to go to school. (She ❤️❤️ School) she did go and lasted till 1:30 when her tummy started hurting. We decided that she wouldn’t go back till Monday so that she would be ready to be a ghost on Tuesday for her class party! I wish I had half the strength of body and mind that Jenna does! She is truly my inspiration!
    ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ this adorable snowman! The bright colors look great on him! Jenna asked if I can make one for her so that she could have a brother! LOL Love her to pieces!
    Have a great weekend and create something awesome!

    • Sharon says:

      What a trooper and you’re right, an inspiration! Please give her a hug from us! I am so glad that she’ll be able to enjoy Halloween. How can you resist her request to make this happy snowman, Grandma? 🙂 It’s the easiest brother she’ll ever have! Happy crafting! Sharon

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