How to Make a Snowman Decoration

Miniature snowmen make great Christmas tree decorations and cute additions to a Christmas gift.

Steps

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    Use a toothpick to attach the two styrofoam balls together. This will ensure that they don't shift.
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    Cover the two balls with the white sock. Turn it inside out first and place the balls inside.
    • Cut off the excess end of the sock. Discard the cut-off piece (use in another craft project).
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    • Pin the sock that is over the balls to the styrofoam.
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    Cut the scarf from the plaid fabric. Simply cut a small length that is long enough to tie around the snowman's neck.
    • Tie around the snowman's neck.
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    • Cut a fringe on the scarf.
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    • Glue the ends of the scarf down to the body. This will prevent them from sticking out.
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    Fashion a hat from the red baby sock. Simply fold the brim up from the open end of the sock to look like the brim of the hat.
    • Pin the hat in place. This will make sure that it doesn't move.
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    Make the nose. Take a tiny piece of orange pipe cleaner and fold it in half.
    • Poke a hole in the snowman's face. Use the end of the scissors to make a small insertion for the orange pipe cleaner nose.
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    • Insert the nose.
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    Create the face. Use the black fabric paint.
    • Draw two eye circles.
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    • Draw a series of dots in a smile shape for the snowman's smile.
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    Add some arms. Use the twigs for arms, simply snap them to a suitable length. As with the nose, use the scissors to create small holes in the side of the body for inserting each twig arm.
    • To secure them, add a little glue into each hole before inserting the twig arms.
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    • Insert the twigs into each hole.
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    Finish decorating.
    • Place glue down the middle of the snowman's body for the buttons.
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    • Press each button into place.
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    • Add a dollop of glue to the top of the snowman's hat.
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    • Press another button in place on the glue at the hat top.
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    • Add a dab of glue to one "hand" and to the body.
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    • Press the candy spoon "shovel" onto the hand and the body.
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    Leave to dry. Wipe off any excess or trails of glue and make sure everything is sitting in place before drying. If you want to hang this ornament, glue a piece of ribbon or string to form a hanger. Your snowman is now ready to enjoy! '
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    Finished.

Tips

  • It's a good idea to make the snowmen in pairs, to make the best use of the pairs of socks!

Things You'll Need

  • 2 or 3 Styrofoam balls, one a little bigger than the other
  • Toothpicks
  • A white sock (optional)
  • Plaid fabric (optional)
  • Orange pipe cleaner
  • Black fabric paint or regular paint
  • Pins (optional)
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue or tacky glue
  • Twigs
  • Buttons
  • A red baby sock (optional)
  • Decorations as wished - for example, the sherbet spoons as used in this article used as shovels (optional)

Article Info

Categories: Christmas Decorations