Hello my lovelies!! It’s less than two weeks until Santa Claus comes! Woohoo! Who’s excited for Christmas? I know I certainly am! I love the food, being around family and friends and of course the decorations. Which brings me to today’s post, easy DIY snowmen decorations!
I’ve made for several years now as decorations for the festive season and as gifts for the people I care about. These can be used as door stoppers or just as a festive ornament for the wintery season!
Oh, and did I mention how cute they are? Here’s the cuteness we’re dealing with:
See what I mean? A D O R A B L E .
So, onto what you need to make them:
- White socks (Mens sport socks are great – mine are Tescos basics)
- Embroidery or thick thread
- Fabric or socks that you don’t mind cutting up to make a hat and scarf!
- Rice or lentils
- Hot glue gun (not necessary but faster then sewing by hand!)
- Any other decorations!
Now that you know what you need, let’s get into the steps to make one!
Step 1 . Fill one of your white socks with rice or lentils. (I did two cereal bowl fulls).
Step 2 . Double up your sock with another and tie the top to keep the rice in. Then cut the excess sock off the top.
Step 3 . Grab some white thread and double it over, and tie it around your snowman’s body to create its neck and tie it off.
Step 5 . Next up is eyes! Grab black thread (or whatever colour you want!) and sew on some eyes, and if you want you can even add buttons or beads for the eyes!
Step 6 . Time to add a nose! Pick an orange bead or thread and sew on the nose.
Step 7 . Guess what? There’s only 3 steps left! Pick a sock that you want for the snowman’s hat, put it on the snowman’s head and decide how tall you want the hat to be and cut off the excess.
Step 8 . Time to sew up the top of the hat! Sew it together however you like and you can add any accessories to it if you want, I’ve added a pom pom to this one!
Step 9 . We’re on the final step! Time to make the scarf. Cut a sock (or whatever fabric you want to use) into a long strip and glue the edges down facing the middle with a hot glue. Next fold the strip in two (horizontally) and wrap them round your snowman. Depending on the scarves length you can either tie it or glue it down.
Step 10 . Viola! You have a snowman! Repeat these steps and you’ll have yourselves a family of snowmen in no time!
Here’s all of the snowmen I’ve made over the years for decorations and a few I’ve made recently as gifts!
And those are my snowmen! Featuring a Snowlamb because why not!? What’s your favourite snowman of the bunch? Let me know in the comments! Have you made any Christmas DIY’s? What’s your favourite decoration/gift to make?
And with that, I hope you’re all having a very happy Christmas so far and I’ll see you next week!