Fun-to-Make Christmas Snowmen Crafts

Whether the holiday weather is frightful or delightful, these snowmen crafts are sure to melt your heart during the Christmas season.

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Clay Snowman Christmas Ornament
Clay Snowman Christmas Ornament

    These oven-baked clay snowmen can double as Christmas tree ornaments and gift tags. For the eyes and mouth, roll small balls from black clay, place on a baking sheet, and press to flatten slightly. Use small amounts of orange clay to make tiny carrot noses (approximately 3/4-inch long).

    Bake the eye, nose, and mouth shapes on a cookie sheet according to package directions and let cool. Roll a 1/4-inch thick slab of white clay onto waxed paper; use a cookie cutter to cut circles. Use the photo for inspiration to decorate the snowmen's faces. Poke a hole in the top of each head with a toothpick, making it large enough for a chenille stem. Once the snowman is finished, bake according to instructions. Thread a chenille stem through each hole; twist ends to secure.

Simple Snowman Snow Globe

    Turn a tabletop into a sparkling winter wonderland with a snowman ornament (this cute guy could be made, too, with a large white bell and two small green bells, a wooden circle, wire, paper, glitter, and paint pens) and a bell-shape cloche. Set the ornament on a layer of fluffy faux snow. Embellish the cloche with rhinestone gems that look like flakes falling down the glass. Cover the scene with the cloche, and finish by scattering snowflake confetti around the arrangement.

Fabric Snowman Wreath

    This friendly snowman replaces a traditional evergreen wreath and will greet guests with a smiling face on your front door. For the face, sew together two circles of white fleece, stuffing polyester fiberfill in between. Cut the sleeves from an old flannel shirt, and sew them together, making a tube. Cut across an 18-inch straw wreath (where the bottom of the design is) and pull the sleeves gently onto the wreath, filling the empty spaces with fiberfill. Stuff knit gloves or mittens with fiberfill and attach at the bottom of the wreath. Pin the head to the top of the wreath and tack the scarf in place. Glue any desired greenery to sections of the wreath and hang on your front door.

Frosty the Snowman Finger Puppet

    Making these adorable finger puppets is a simple, no-fuss project that will create hours of entertainment for kids and adults. (Bonus: They can be used for decorations after the puppet show ends.) Wrap felt rectangle around a dime coin wrapper and glue in place. Glue a white wooden bead on top of the felt-covered coin wrapper and let dry. Draw the snowman's face on the bead and use a piece of felt to make the hat; glue in place. Cut a small strip of felt to fashion a scarf and glue small pom-poms as buttons. Poke two holes in the middle of the torso and use a brown chenille stem to make arms.

Metallic Snowmen Decorations

    You'll find most of the materials for these fun-to-make snowmen decorations at a hardware store. Use a vent connector for the body and put a glittered plastic-foam ball on top for the head. Give the snowman a face with upholstery tacks for the eyes and mouth and a screw for the nose. For the buttons, glue washers together and adhere to a small circle of felt. Glue a magnet to each felt piece and attach to the vent connector.

Frosty Foam Snowman Friend

    This creative snowman is a fun-to-make decoration from foam balls and other crafts supplies (order all you need, below!). Stack three foam balls and run a wooden dowel through them to hold them together. Top the snowman with a small paper cup painted black and attached to a black cardstock circle with liquid adhesive, and secure the hat with toothpicks stuck in the top of the snowman's head.

    To make the carrot nose, remove the paper from an orange crayon and stick the crayon tip in the center of the face. Finger-paint rosy cheeks and create a smiling mouth from black brads. Cut different sizes and colors of felt and adhere them to a longer felt strip to make the scarf. Stick small twigs on both sides of the middle foam ball to make the arms.

    There's no business like snow business! This exclusive kit contains complete instructions to make two 6-inch-tall snowmen. It includes small, medium, and large foam balls; buttons; felt; brads; a wooden dowel; and two hats. Buy this kit now -- it's a great project to do with kids or grandkids!

Christmas Coffee Cozy

    These handmade reusable sleeves for to-go coffee mugs make cute stocking stuffers or a Christmas present to yourself. Fashion the sleeve from a striped or solid sock, cut at both ends to fit the mug. Sew on two white buttons, one larger than the other, to make the snowman's body. Cut a small strip of felt to make a scarf for the snowman and attach to the sock.

Sweet Snowman Christmas Ornament

    These sugary snowmen make perfect, inexpensive ornaments to hang on the tree this year. Unwrap three peppermint hard candies and place on a baking sheet covered with waxed paper. Arrange in a snowman shape and bake for 3 or 4 minutes at 350 degrees, until the candies are softened. Remove from the oven and immediately press desired candy decorations (we used sprinkles and silver dragees) into the softened candy pieces. When the ornament is cool, peel from the waxed paper, and glue a wire ornament hanger to the back.

Pom-Pom Snowman Figurine

    It must be snowing pom-poms -- this frosty figure is made from a stack of three. Stack three pom-poms for a snowman shape. Add a needle-felted nose, earmuffs, a felt scarf, and glittery arms for personality.

Snowman Ornament

    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.

Snowman Runner

    This friendly snowman will welcome everyone to the table.

Sweater Snowman Bowl

    Say good-bye to ugly Christmas sweaters! Cut a sleeve from an old sweater and slip it over a glass vase or small bowl to make a snowman face. Trim excess material at the bottom and pin to hide ends. Hot glue button eyes and mouth and a felt nose to the sleeve. Wrap a scarf around the bottom of the vase and fill it with your favorite holiday treat.

Snowman Christmas Card

    This smiling snowman Christmas card will warm the hearts of friends and family. Simple paper squares, a die-cut snowman, and festive buttons make it easy to send off holiday greetings this Christmas.

Snowmen Gift Tags

    Stitched from cozy felt, these sweet snowmen can serve as gift tags or ornaments.

Twine Snowman Figurine

    Embellish your holiday displays with a tex¬tural snowman made from balls of twine or string. Stack three different-size balls of twine on top of each other and hot-glue together. Hot-glue antique buttons down the front of the snowman and use pinheads for eyes. Add a fabric or ribbon scarf around his neck. For the hat, hot-glue a spool of black thread to the top.

Snowmen Dresser Knobs

    Transform drab dresser handles into seasonal spectacles. Paint a snowman face on a white handle and turn a fleece scrap into a scarf to add winter whimsy to a dresser or cupboard.

Snowman Garland

    Decorate your doorways or mantels with this shimmering snowman garland. Cut out the snowmen from white paper and paint with white glitter glue for extra sparkle.

Snowman Bucket

    Create a cheery container for Christmas goodies by embellishing a clear bucket with snowmen rubber-stamped onto cardstock. If you can't find snowmen stamps, draw your own and color them in with markers.

Snowman Wreath

    Make an evergreen wreath cheery with three snowman heads and a big red bow.

Snowman Christmas Card

    Craft a clever snowman card from scrapbooking supplies. Layer different-color papers for the background, then top with a rub-on sentiment and a snowman made from paper scraps and buttons.

Trimmed Tins

    Tins lying around the house can be used as tidy treat containers, gracious gifts, and even delightful decorations.

Vintage Snowman Ornament

    Modeled after turn-of-the-19th-century decorations, these papier-mache ornaments spread good cheer whether they're hung from your tree or positioned around the house.

Felted Snowman Pins

    Craft these felt pins to embellish your Christmas gifts or to don throughout the snowy season.

Stacked Box Snowman

    Stash Christmas treats or gifts in these gift boxes, which are stacked and painted to look like a frosty snowman.

Folded Paper Snowman

    Make this smiling paper snowman by fan-folding papers and adding colorful facial pieces and accessories. Stand the snowman up with a wooden dowel for cute holiday decor or hang it for an ornament.

Snowman Gift Boxes

    For gift boxes as memorable as the treasures inside, paint one of these little gems.

Wooden Snowmen

    Dressed in wool felt hats and scarves, this snow family is ready to brave the elements -- even if it's just the toasty warmth of your home.

Painted Snowman Bowl

    Turn inexpensive glass nesting bowls into cheerful accessories with painted scenes featuring a snowman. The bowls know all the right moves, from serving up holiday goodies to tending a cache of Christmas cards. Vary the color scheme to suit your holiday decor.

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