Jolly Chenille Snowman

This happy snowman adds a friendly feeling to your holiday decor.

What You Need:

This adorable snow man is great
for welcoming the holiday season.

  • Tracing paper
  • Orange Sculpey polymer clay
  • 1-3/4-inch length of 1/4-inch diameter dowel
  • Metal baking sheet
  • Aluminum foil
  • 2 x 4 x 6-inch piece of pine
  • Scrollsaw
  • Drill and 3/8-inch drill bit
  • Medium- and fine-grit sandpaper
  • Wood sealer
  • Navy blue acrylic paint
  • Paintbrush
  • 18-gaue black wire
  • Two 3/4-inch diameter black buttons
  • 1/2 yard of ivory chenille fabric
  • Polar fleece: 1/4 yard of navy-and-green plaid
  • Scrap of burgundy knit fabric
  • Scrap of burgundy felt
  • Styrofoam balls: 6-inch diameter for body and 3-1/2-inch diameter for head
  • Foam glue
  • Medium-weight polyester quilt batting
  • Glue gun and hotmelt adhesive
  • Strong string
  • 2 6-inch lengths of 3/8-inch diamter dowel
  • Wire hanger
  • Tan pearl cotton
  • 3 assorted 3/4-inch to 7/8-inch diameter buttons
  • two 1/2-inch diameter black half-ball button for eyes
  • Miniature tin birdhouse


1. Download the free pattern for this project (Downloading requires Adobe Acrobat software).


2. Knead the orange clay until it is smooth and pliable. Make a cone shaped from the clay about 1-1/2-inch long and 3/4-inch wide at the base. Twist the nose slightly, swirling the clay to resemble a carrot. Insert one end of the 1/4-inch diameter dowel about 1/2-inch into the base of the nose. Follow the manufacturer's instructions to bake the nose.

3. Trace the shoe pattern twice onto the 2 x 4 x 6-inch piece of pine. Cut out the wood shapes with a scrollsaw. Drill a 3/4-inch deep hole at the center top of each shoe. Sand the shoes and apply wood sealer. Sand again with fine-grit sandpaper.

4. Apply two coats of navy blue paint to the shoes. Use fine-grit sandpaper to remove paint from the edges of the shoes.

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