Gather your friends and use these patriotic decorating, entertaining, and recipe ideas for this year's 4th of July celebration. From festive star banners and refreshing watermelon coolers to raveworthy party favors and more, your 4th of July party is bound to be summer's biggest shindig.View Slideshow
Don't wait for a snowy day to have some wintertime fun! You and the kids can build a snowman anytime with these festive crafts ideas. Fill your house with ornaments, pillows, gift boxes, and other forms of this jolly holiday gent. No matter which one you make, these snowman crafts are sure to melt your heart during the Christmas season.
Some clever paper folding brings Frosty to life! This is a fun snowman craft that the kids can help with, too.
This roly-poly family comes together with cheap crafts supplies. Make a whole crew!
Deck the tree with your favorite frosty fellas. Cut sheet music into circles ("Frosty the Snowman" would be the perfect choice), and cut patterned paper into a hat, scarf, and nose. Outline each piece with black marker or mat onto black cardstock. Assemble as shown and punch a hole in the top for hanging.
This friendly snowman will welcome everyone to the table. We have the free patterns to create the wool runner.
Welcome these cheerful, easy-to-make snowman figures into your home for the holidays -- don't worry, they won't melt! They're made with household materials, like knee-high tube socks, decorative ankle socks, and rice for stuffing. Buttons and twine add cute accents.
Hang this smiling felt snowman in the window for an extra dose of holiday cheer. He comes together with felt and an embroidery hoop for a simple and sweet craft you can make in multiples.
Spruce up a small metal box with holiday ribbons, paper, and stickers to make a fun and festive recipe organizer. Purchase winter-theme ribbons, scrapbook paper, and stickers at a crafts or scrapbooking store, then decorate to your heart's content, including, of course, a die-cut snowman.
Send good tidings in style with this cute-as-a-button snowman card. To make it, fold a 14x5-inch piece of white cardstock in half to make a 7x5-inch card. Trim the left-hand panel of the card in half horizontally to make a "snowdrift" shape, as shown. Cut a few more cardstock snowdrift shapes and layer them on the panel.
Cut a snowman shape from cardstock, and add cardstock accessories. Attach the snowman to the card and include other embellishments, such as a paper tree and snowflake brads.
Having this warm and woolly snowman as a holiday decoration will help make you a jolly, happy soul! To make it, needle-felt tufts of wool roving into balls, then needle-felt the balls together to form the snowman's body. There's no magic needed to give the guy some character -- just add tiny bits of wool for facial features and the coal- like buttons.
Cast your favorite snowman as the lead in this year's holiday scene. Carve a hole into a worn book using a crafts knife or hole saw, making sure to clamp the book to your work surface before you begin. Set a snowman figurine on top of a paper pinwheel to make a ruffled base. Tape or glue a classic winter image to the book's inside front cover to finish the decoration.
This cute-as-can-be snowman garland is sure to put a smile on your face whenever you enter the room this holiday season. These happy snowman faces are simple to craft -- just cover foam balls with air-dry clay, give each snowman facial features, and paint on details for instant character.
To beat the frosty weather, build a snowman indoors with giant balls of twine. With an assortment of sizes, you can craft an entire family of snowmen. Hot-glue the rolls of twine together to form a snowman's body. Use tacks for eyes, glittered plastic-foam balls or larger tacks for the buttons, and twine-covered wire for the accessories.
Create cute little snowman coasters to cushion holiday drinks. Cut two ovals from black felt (available at crafts stores) for the snowman's eyes, a carrot shape from orange felt for a nose, and a scarf from red. Fringe the scarf by cutting five or six slits on the end. Using our picture as a guide, adhere the pieces onto a white felt circle using fabric glue. Straight-stitch around the edges of all the pieces to secure and embellish. Using three strands of black embroidery floss, stitch a mouth using a running stitch. You also can create the mouth with a black fabric marking pen.
Arrange plates and silverware to look like a snowman for a festive table setting or dessert display. Use a dinner plate as the snowman's body and a dessert plate as his head. A fork and spoon serve as the snowman's arms, and a knife and square napkin combine to form the top hat. Another napkin peaks out from under the plates to make a lovely scarf, and a carrot and two gumdrops bring his face to life.
Throw together this creative and simple snowman snack holder using a recycled plastic drink container. First, remove the label from the drink container. Using crafts glue, adhere a blue pom-pom to each side of the lid. Then glue each end of a black pipe cleaner directly above each pom-pom. Crumple, then roll a 1x1-inch square of construction paper into a small cone shape. Glue the paper cone onto the container using crafts glue. Tie a strip of light blue rickrack around the center of the container for the snowman's scarf. Fill the container with caramels wrapped in wax paper or other Christmas candy.
It must be snowing pom-poms -- this frosty figure is made from a stack of three. For this sweet snowman, stack three pom-poms, then add a needle-felted nose, earmuffs, a felt scarf, and glittery arms for the finishing touches.
With painted snowflakes and a shapely snowman, this ornament ensures it's always a snowy day. Use a pencil to trace a snowman design on a blue ornament. Use acrylic paint to fill in the design, adding little white dots for snowflakes. When dry, apply two coats of varnish and hang on a tree or use to adorn a gift.