Cute Yarn Snowman

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Easy Yarn Snowman Tutorial

I love snowmen! When I first started blogging I saved a bunch of pins on Pinterest that inspired me for the holidays. The idea for this Yarn Snowman is from a pin with a small ornament door hanging Snowman I found on Pinterest.

Since bigger is better to me, I decide to remake this on a larger scale, mine is 3 feet tall with fuzzy yarn, I added a  face and burlap!! I love the rustic look of his hat and his cute tie. He’s really easy to make, let me show you how~


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I used a large styro foam board because it is less expensive, but you can buy the styro foam round boards to skip this cutting step.

Cut circles out of foam

Place three graduating in size plates on the foam as guides to draw circles for the snowman’s body.

Cut foam board with a sharp knife

 Cut them out with a sharp knife. They do not need to be super perfect.

Add cottom for padding for snowman

Make a spiral in hot glue in the center of the foam circle and place various cotton balls. The cotton layer makes snowman appear fuller, you could also use batting if you have it, I had cotton balls on hand so I just used them. Again less expensive.

Wrap foam with yarn for snowman

Hot glue the end of the yarn to the back of the center of foam and start wrapping the yarn outwards toward the edges. It can be tricky when you get close the sides of the circles, just hot glue the yarn in place as you go. Repeat for the other side of the circle. I wrapped the yarn over each foam circle twice to make sure I covered all the cotton and foam. Next layer the circles and hot glue them together.

To make the Arms & Hat:

Cut two strips of the wired sisal vine. The arms & hands are bent shaped and twisted for strength. Push them into the foam and hot glue into place.

For the hat:

Unroll the whole roll of twine and double it and twist it for strength. Then take two hardback books in different sizes, one for the rim of the hat one for the top of the hat. This part can be tricky. Wrap the twine around three times for the larger book and press flat. Slip it off and do the same for the smaller book, wrap around eight or nine times.

Take smaller pieces of twine wire and wired the hat together in the back to make it stable. It tends to flop. Slip it over the head and hot glue the bottom base into place. When you hang the snowman the hat stands tall. If not slip it further over the snowman’s head.

Cut a small piece of a faux carrot diagonally and hot glue to the center of the snowman’s face. Place the buttons on the body and hot glue into place. Loop a small piece of twine and hot glue it to the back of the head to make a hanger. Tie burlap ribbon around the neck and trim the ends diagonally and you are done!

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66 thoughts on “Cute Yarn Snowman

  1. This is just adorable. I just finished making one but the snowman’s head is a little wobbly. Is it suppose to be like this or any suggestions on how to firm it up? Thank you.

  2. I’m a Pinterest pin hoarder, too! Your snowman is great, and you’ll be able to leave him up after the holidays too. Can’t wait to see more of your hoarded pins.

    Oh, and thanks for linking up to Refresh Your Nest Friday last week!

  3. He’s SO cute! Love that you can leave him on display throughout the winter months, too πŸ™‚ We’ll be featuring this at our weekend link party! Thanks for linkin up with us! xoxo

  4. Super cute! I have the same snowman pinned on my boards too! I love all of your little touches. Thanks so much for linking up to The Creative Spark. I’ll be featuring this on my facebook page. Have a great week!
    Jenn πŸ™‚

  5. I fell in love with this snowman too on Pinterest & knew I wanted to try him for after the Holidays. Thanks for sharing your tutorial. He is super cute.

    Sapphire @ Life with My Pollitos

  6. this is possibly the cutest thing I’ve ever seen!!! i’m hosting a christmas cookie party this year for my daughter’s friends…the plan is to make snowman cookies…this would be a great favor to hand out!! thanks for sharing! i’m pinning it now! πŸ™‚

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