I used a fluffy white sock, a colorful sock, string, puff paint, blush, dried rice and red buttons.
Turn Your Socks Into Snowmen
'Tis the season… for every adorable snowman idea possible. And this sock snowman idea is particularly cute. They just look so soft and squishy. I made this set for my entrance way and my daughters made another set for their room, too.
Step 1: Gather your materials
I trimmed the toe area off my sock. I did this because there was the brand name written in grey on the bottom of the sock and I didn't want that to show.
Step 3: Tie off the cut end of the sock
Before filling the snowman, you have to tie off the bottom, that way the rice won't spill out. I tied it as tight as I could using a piece of yarn.
Step 4: Fill the sock
Then, I started filling the sock. I found it spilled much less when I rolled the sock back as I filled.
Once the snowman was about ¾ full, I tied a string loosely around it where I wanted its head to be. This is just to give some definition and also it’ll give me a place to attach his scarf too.
Then, I filled it up all the way. I even gave it a bit of a pat, so the rice settled in and filled it a bit more. I wanted my snowman to look nice and full. Lastly, I tied off the top as tightly as possible.
Step 5: Make the hat
First I cut the top off a patterned sock. The elastic band looks like the band of a knit ski cap and because it's elastic, it stays on the snowman's head.
I tied a string to the end of the hat while it was on the snowman's head in order to make sure it was the right size.
Then, I trimmed off the extra sock material at the top of the hat.
Step 6: Make a scarf
I cut off a piece of sock the length I wanted his scarf to hang down.
Then, I cut little fringes on the end that was hanging down. The fringes are entirely optional. Next, I tucked the part of the scarf that hangs down into the string that defines the snowman's head.
Next, I cut a piece to wrap around the neck of the snowman. On other snowmen, I just cut a loop out of the sock and slid it over the head. This actually seems to stay on better than cutting a strip. Just make sure to cut your piece wide enough that you can tuck the top and the bottom underneath to hide its edges.
Step 7: Paint the face
I made two little black eyes and an orange carrot nose on my snowman using puff paint. Then, I took a little blush on a q-tip and gave him rosy little cheeks. It's cold in the snow! This step is totally optional but I felt it really added a lot. Don't add too much blush -- you don't want "ladies of the night" snowmen. Lastly, I added some buttons using white puff paint as glue and let it dry for a few hours laying on its back.
They're so cute and easy to make.
- White socks
- Patterned socks
- Puff paint