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 styrofoam board because it is less expensive, but you can buy the styrofoam 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 over one another and hot glue them together to make the body.

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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68 thoughts on “Cute Yarn Snowman

  1. 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!

  2. Simply adorable!! Thank you for sharing!

  3. I wish you could video this it would a lot better to under stand I think. It is so cute thanks for sharing

  4. 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.


  5. 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

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

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

  8. 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.

  9. Darlene Gishkowsky says:

    I loved your snowman. Thanks for sharing.

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

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

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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!

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

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

  17. Jessie Prince says:

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

  18. 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

  19. 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.

  20. 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 🙂

  21. That snowman is adorable! I love snowman and this is totally doable. I am a new FB fan from Nothing But Country. Vicky from Mess For Less

  22. 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

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

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

  25. Kaysi @ Keeping It Simple says:

    This is darling, I love it!

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

  27. 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!

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

    Have a fabulous shopping weekend.

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

  30. 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! 🙂

  31. 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 Happy Thanksgiving.


  32. 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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