Hello and welcome to the 12 Days of Christmas hosted by my friend Shirley from Intelligent Domestications! This is my first year participating in this blog hop and I am super excited to do so! On this third day of Christmas, we are sharing a snowman craft. I made a sweet little abstract snowman DIY. Isn’t he so cute? 🙂
You can find the tutorial below and at the bottom of the post, check out all the snowman crafts from the many talented bloggers we have joining us for this blog hop.
Welcome to the third annual 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop!
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They have all been busy as Elves creating, decorating, cooking and crafting tons of new ideas for you to try this holiday season!
This was a really easy project, almost so easy that it does not even need a tutorial. I found some poly cord at a thrift store for a couple dollars and I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it., knowing it would be perfect for my snowman craft. I believe this was pretty old because the packaging looked and smelled a little vintage. 😉 When looking for it to link to, I could not find it so I linked to some similar cord below that you could use.
For this project you will need:
- Craft cord
- Styrofoam balls
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks
- Mini Bells
- Scrap piece of fabric for scarf
The first thing you will want to do is cut off one side of the smallest Styrofoam ball. On the middle and biggest sized balls, you will cut off both sides. Just take a sliver off and try to cut straight. This will allow the balls to sit on each other to form your snowman. Place the balls on top of each other and try to find that arrangement that looks the most straight. My cuts were a little crooked but I was able to match them up so my snowman still appeared somewhat straight. 🙂 Oh well, it gives him character! Now glue the balls together.
Next you will start gluing on the cord. I started on the bottom. Make a small spiral and glue it to the bottom ball. Now follow that spiral around gluing as you go.
When gluing the cord down, I ran a bead of glue right next to the previous cording I just glued on.
Keep gluing and wrapping until you reach the top of the snowman.
Finish off on the top making sure to glue the end of the cord down where you cut it off. Now you have your snowman, all that is left is to decorate him a little.
I decided I wanted more of an abstract snowman, so I went with minimal decorations. I glued on some mini bells for the buttons and used a scrap piece of fabric for the scarf. The color of the scarf matches the rest of my color scheme, of course!
I thought he was so cute he needed to take center stage so I put him on this stand and showcased him in a glass coche. It needed a little something more so I used a wreath around the stand and really like how that worked out.
I love this picture where you can see the lights of the Christmas tree through the glass. Beautiful!
I hope you liked my simple snowman! I will be back tomorrow for the fourth day of Christmas. Hope you are hungry! 🙂
Be sure to visit our fellow 12 Days of Christmas Bloggers below for even more creative ideas this holiday season!