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Charming DIY Yarn Snowman Door Hanger

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Looking for a fun DIY snowman door hanger for winter days? This Charming Yarn Snowman Wall Art is just the thing! Make in this adorable snowman in minutes! This project is just one of many of my crafts from my DIY Crafts page.

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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 for a small ornamental door hanging snowman I found on Pinterest.

To me, bigger is better, so I decided to make my version of that snowman door hanger on a much larger scale. He is around 3 feet tall, wrapped in fluffy white chunky yarn and has a sweet carrot nose for added charm.

I usually hang him up around the holidays and keep him around through February. With his rustic hat and burlap tie, this makes him a wonderful winter decoration for your front door or around your home. Let me show how I made him!

Yarn Snowman Door Hanger



Note: I used one large 1-inch thick foam board because it was less expensive, but you can buy the round foam pieces to skip the cutting steps.

make a snowman from foam

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

cut foam with a knife

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

add cotton for filling

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 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 over one another and hot glue them together to make the body.

Make the Arms:

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.

Make 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.

For the Nose:

Cut a small piece off then end of the 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.

For the Hanger:

Loop a small piece of twine and hot glue it to the back of the head to make a hanger. Tie the burlap ribbon around the neck and trim the ends diagonally and you are done!


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Rustic DIY Yarn Snowman Door Hanger Wall Art


  1. I just found you today! I’m in love. I’ve had in my head several projects like these and you have kept me from trying to figure the HOW to make them! I love this Snowman but I will add some button eyes… no eyes is just weird to me! LOL. Thank you!

    1. Thanks so much for the kind words Pam. You can totally add eyes to the snowman or change anything to suit your style.

  2. How did you cut the carrot! The one I got from your link is so big!

    1. Hi Melissa,
      The carrot I used was one I had bought at Hobby Lobby for a floral design back in 2011. This may be it. The one I have listed in the link is similar. But yes, I cut the carrot down and only used the end of it for the nose. The one in the link is plastic so use some heavy duty scissors or a craft knife to cut it down or try find the one like I had. It was made of foam wrapped in fabric.

  3. Hi! This snowman is so cute! I want to make one, and I see that in another comment, the largest circle is about 12 inches in diameter. For this project, how many skeins of the Bernal White Baby Blanket Big Ball Yarn will I need to purchase? (I read through all the project instructions and all the comments and couldn’t find an answer, so I apologize if I missed is!)

    1. Hi Angie,
      This is one of the first projects I made when I became a blogger in 2011. So it’s been a while. I think I only used one but you could buy two to be sure. Sorry I could not be of more help. Glad you liked this project it’s a popular one!

  4. I love this and want to use it for Pinterest night! If I were using precut circles what sizes should they be? I’m thinking 8,5.3. I can’t wait to make this!!!!

    1. Hi Shelly,
      I am not sure what sizes the circles are that you can get precut. The large foam circle is 12 inches on mine. It is the width of a 12-inch foam sheet so go by that. I would find one in the store and compare them that way. Back when I made this it was cheaper to make them from a sheet than buying the circles individually. But you can totally buy them and do it that way too. When finished he was about 3 feet tall. I hope this helps.

  5. This is perfect for winter decorating! I’m going to include your snowman in my Merry Monday Features next week :)

  6. I love the snowman and I’m making him for a Xmas gift, but you never mentioned on how to join the body together so I’m going to figure that out, I can’t just hot glue it. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Hi Lorajean,
      Yes you hot glue the body together. it says to do that after you wrap the foam in yarn in the instructions. He will make a great gift!

  7. Simply adorable!! Thank you for sharing!

  8. This is very cute. I am definitely going to make it!! Thanks for posting. Here visiting from the Handmade Christmas Link Party at Clean & Scentsible.


  9. This is such a cute project!

  10. This is great! I’d love for you to link up your post on my link-up. I am glad I dropped in on you today & saw your project! Visiting from Dear Creatives

  11. I love this snowman! I can’t seem to find faux carrots anywhere though. Do you remember where you found yours? Thanks!

  12. Hi Kim, Thank you for hosting a terrific Christmas party!!! LOVE the snow man:) Pinned of course!

  13. Darlene Gishkowsky says:

    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.

  14. Darlene Gishkowsky says:

    I loved your snowman. Thanks for sharing.

  15. Brilliant snowman! … :0)

  16. Absolutely adorable! We’d love for you to share this with our readers for Fun Stuff Fridays.

  17. Sara Shay says:

    VERY fun and looks pretty easy!
    Stopping by from the BSN Blog hop!

  18. Jen Lossing, The Consigner Designer says:

    This is adorable. And it looks so simple. Thanks for the tip!

  19. Your snowman is absolutely ADORABLE! I’d love to have one in my home!! We would love it if you would please link up with us for Fun Stuff Fridays.

  20. I absolutely love this!!!! I would love it if you would share with my readers! I am running a 25 Days of Handmade Christmas series.

  21. Courtney @ Between U & Me says:

    I featured this post on my “Best of” post this week! Come check it out!

  22. 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!

  23. Love your snowman!! In my next post I will be sharing my snowman, so please do stop by if you would like:)

  24. SO CUTE!! I just love it!! Thanks so much for sharing at Strictly Homemade Tuesday!

  25. Jessie Prince says:

    I love the idea of not using balls, just circles! Such a good thought!

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

  27. that is so stinking cute! i love decorating with snowmen b/c they are good for all winter long, plus, they work for my dual religion household.

  28. 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 :)

  29. You are getting a lot of traffic on this post! I’ve seen it on several spots today!
    I’d love for you to come share this in my Holiday Tips, Craft

  30. That snowman is adorable! I love snowman and this is totally doable. I am a new FB fan from Nothing But Country.

  31. 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

  32. This is too cute! I love it! Stopping by from the boerman ramblings link up!!!

  33. June Scott says:

    Love it, Kim! Better than the pin! I collect snowmen, so this project is a must try! Thanks for sharing your technique!

  34. Kaysi @ Keeping It Simple says:

    This is darling, I love it!

  35. What a great idea! This is AMAZING! I’d love for you to link up to my Friday linky party! This is so great!

  36. This is darling – and you can leave it up all winter long. I like how you used cotton balls to fill out hsi tummy. Smart!

  37. so cute!
    Happy Thanksgiving, inviting you to share your project with us at

    Have a fabulous shopping weekend.

  38. Adorable as usual! Loved it so much I stumbled it! Hope you get lots of hits from it.

  39. 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! :)

  40. Hi, Kim

    I love this project. I will have to try this. I found your blog from Mod Vintage Life link party and I am a new follower. Would love for you to stop by http://www.homesweetbutterfly.com. Happy Thanksgiving.


  41. Sooo cute!! It turned out so nice!!

    I’d love for you to link up this and any other Christmas-related projects to my 26-Day Christmas Craft Marathon Linky Party!!

    Thanks so much for sharing!!
    Lisa’s Craft Blog

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