Easy DIY Snowman's Hat

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1 Hour

Make a DIY Snowman's Hat using items from a thrift store. It's an easy craft that is great for holiday tabletop decor or as a centerpiece.

I went to Goodwill specifically to find items that would work for a snowman hat. I found a brass planter and a charger that were both just the right size for this. Painting and adding some Dollar Tree items was all it took to make this cute holiday decor piece.

I gave the planter one coat of black spray paint + primer. After it dried, it got another coat. Since I’ll be using this indoors, I didn’t give it a protective coat.

The charger is black on the bottom, so it didn’t need to be painted. I ran a bead of hot glue along the bottom rim of the charger and then held the planter in place for a minute until it was adhered. 

The ribbon I bought was a bit too wide for the look I wanted. I folded it over, adding a few staples to hold it together. Starting at the back center, I added small dots of hot glue around the planter while wrapping the ribbon around. 

The fun part of making a snowman's hat is deciding on what kind of embellishments to us. I found some glittery picks at The Dollar Tree. After removing the stems, I glued three of them to the base of the hat. 

I removed the stems from pine cone floral picks and glued a few of them in place. The gold snowflake used as a hat pin is an ornament hanger that also came from The Dollar Tree. 

I added a berry pick and another of the red floral picks to the top of the hat.

Using more Dollar Tree Ribbon, I tied a small bow and hot glued it onto the red stems.

A snowman's hat has to have some snow, right? I used part of a bag of fine snow that I had on hand and craft glue. Mod Podge could also be used.

I used an old paint brush to spread the glue onto the hat. Placing the hat inside of a large cardboard box helped keep the mess to a minimum as I sprinkled the snow over the glue, working in small sections until I had the coverage I liked. 

The cost of this was very low and I’m happy with how it turned out. It's an easy project that is a fun addition to our holiday decor.

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  • Lorna Wiebe Lorna Wiebe on Dec 13, 2019

    It looks really cute but I don't understand what the charger is for or how you would use it. Can you explain please? Thanks

  • Linda Hudak Linda Hudak on Dec 16, 2019

    Is a charger a plate?

  • Ann Ann on Dec 27, 2019

    Love this ....Will definitely do this project. Did you turn the planter upside down....if not how did you the top of the hat?

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  • Bry Bry on Dec 18, 2021

    This is adorable! I'm thinking of doing it but with it open at the top for an arrangement of some kind. Thanks for sharing your idea.

  • Patty Patty on Dec 11, 2022

    Really cute idea!