Rustic Snowman

You guys, I have the cutest project for you today.  It's a Rustic Snowman to decorate your home for Christmas and Winter.

Rustic Snowman Pinterest Pin.

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Dashing through the snow, in a one horse open sleigh...  It's December and officially time to celebrate Christmas.  

Do you decorate your home in a theme for the holidays?  I use jolly old St. Nicholas in my Christmas decorating, but I also like to do snowmen that I can keep displayed through January.  This year I decided to make some rustic snowmen for winter d├ęcor.  

How to Make Rustic Snowman

Supplies to make rustic snowman.

I was able to make this project with things I had in my craft room.  I used styrofoam balls, a leftover piece of wooden dowel and a leftover piece of an old spindle as a base.  If you don't have a giant stock of craft supplies, grab a few things from the craft store.   This project is very inexpensive and easy- which makes it the perfect project!  

Styrofoam balls on a wooden dowel.

How to put together a Rustic Snowman

  • Drill a hole in the base either the same size as the dowel or slightly smaller.
  • Put a dab of hot glue into the drilled hole and tap the dowel into the hole with a hammer.
  • Feed Styrofoam balls onto dowel, hot gluing them in place.

Fabric draped over styrofoam balls.

  • Drape 2 layers of fabric over the Styrofoam ball forms, each piece measruing about 8" x 14".
  • Tie cotton twine in between each ball, holding the fabric in place.

Face drawn on snowman with fabric markers.

  • Use a black fabric marker to draw oval eyes onto the face of the snowman.
  • Use an orange fabric marker to draw a triangle for a carrot nose.
  • Hot glue 3 buttons on the chest of the snowman.
  • Tie a scrap of plaid fabric around the neck of the snowman.

Use detail scissors to poke holes for twig arms.

  • Using sharp scissors, poke a hole in the fabric and into the side of the middle Styrofoam ball.
  • Dab a bit of hot glue onto the ends of the twigs and shove them into the hole.

SNOW scrabble letters.

  • Make a sign for the snowman with scrabble letters.
  • Hot glue letters to scrap of paper.
  • Hot glue twine to the sign to hold it around the snowman's base

Sprinkle snowman with faux snow.

  • Place snowman onto a platter and sprinkle with faux snow.  
  • Stand back and admire your handiwork.  This is a most important step.

Rustic Snowman with faux snow.

This snowman is so cute and fun for the winter season!  You can make one now and keep it up all winter long!  Make a Rustic Snowman from items in your craft room today!  

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