The Perfect Snowman Decor To Last All Winter

Do you want a Build a Snowman? I do! It's time for another exciting chapter in The Home Depot Monthly Gift Challenge. In the past, we've shared How To Build A Wine Bottle Bird Feeder, 10 Minute Rope Curtain Ties, 24 Artwork, a Pegboard Luminary, Wood Box Caddy, and an Industrial Book Rack. Here's how the challenge works: a different item is chosen from The Home Depot by one of our group members and then we each make a gift to be given to a different recipient each month. October's item was a furniture leg or bun foot and the lucky recipient is my in-laws. Today, I am sharing a cute project you can make just in time for the holiday season.
This challenge is in no way associated with The Home Depot. We just love their stuff!
- Foam-board
- 3 Lids, plates, or other items in various circular sizes to use as patterns for the head, middle and bottom of the snowman
- X-ACTO knife
- Scissors
- White yarn
- Twigs/sticks
- Buttons
- Craft Glue
- Hot Glue Gun and glue sticks
- Furniture leg - you may need additional tools to shape it the way you would like. I used a miter saw, sander, hammer, and a chisel.
First, I traced three different sized circular lids onto a piece of white foam board. The smallest circle is for the head, the middle sized for the body, and largest for the bottom of the snowman.
Next, the three circles were cut from the foam board using a X-ACTO knife and scissors.
Then starting from the center working my way to the edges, I wrapped all three foam circles with some of the softest yarn I could find, Bernat Baby in white. I wanted him to be extra fluffy looking. Using craft glue every so often, I secure the yarn in place.
After that came the challenging part: the furniture leg.
It took a few tools to turn this bad boy into a snowman's carrot nose. I cut the leg with the miter saw, split one half of the leg with a hammer and chisel, shaped a piece of the wood with a sander, and painted it carrot orange with acrylic paint and a brush.
Then, it was time to bring out the hot glue gun. Two buttons for eyes, eight baby buttons for the grin, and one re-sized and re-shaped piece of a furniture leg were all glued to the smallest yarn covered foam board to make the adorable face.
I also hot glued three black buttons to the middle section.
Finally, I attached the three snowball pieces together with more hot glue and added the arms to the back as a final touch.
The sticks don't have to be the same length. They just have to appear the same length from the front.
Isn't he cute?
love him! I gave him to my mother-in-law last weekend and she really likes him. Yay!

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Have a question about this project?

3 of 9 questions
  • Joy Schottenloher
    on Dec 28, 2017

    Cant you use the circles from frozen pizza
    • Nannie The Great....
      on Jul 27, 2020

      I used pizza circles and painted them white painted on the face ,buttons down the front and a crocheted boggin' on his head it was really thing I moved him all over the house...

  • Charmaine
    on Nov 18, 2019

    What are you using to hang him on the door?

    • Sherri Roll
      on Jan 12, 2020

      Poke 2 small holes and use floral wire. Dab with white paint marker or hide under a hat.

  • Karen Weisbaum
    on Jul 26, 2020

    Why not use a piece of packing foam to sculpt the nose and paint it!

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  • Karen
    on Oct 4, 2019

    that is a GREAT decorating idea. It has lasting life for decorating. He/she can stay all winter on the door and you can give him/her different hats or a scarf or something bedazzled for cold in January, Valentines in February, St. Patty in March etc ... match the holiday of the month or what is happening in your own house! LOVE this thank you for sharing

  • Jacqui
    on Jan 11, 2020

    I am inspired to make this snoman...

    As a collector of snomen I love the idea of leaving him/her up

    all year only change with the seasons. Lots of ideas...Thank you

    for snowperson idea and extra ideas from other decor doers.

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