November 19, 2009

A Snowman tutorial...

If you read my blog, you may have seen this post. Everyone guessed snowman and ya'll were right!
He's finished, so I thought I'd show you how you can make one too!

Gather supplies:
1 garden paver
white latex paint
black and orange acrylic paints & brushes
Polar fleece
white felt

Step 1: Paint the paver with two good coats of white latex paint. Let dry completely.

Step 2: Glue a square of white felt on the bottom (his "feet")to protect surfaces.

Step 3: On the top portion, paint face however you like. My carrot nose looks a little funky, and I didn't have his mouth on yet.

Step 4: On the bottom portion, paint his "coal" buttons.

Step 5: Once paints were dry, I put a good thick coat of Polycrylic on and while it was still wet I sprinkled some glass glitter on to make him have a little icy sparkle. Not too much, tho'!

Step 6: While he is drying, cut your fleece. 11' x 11" square for his hat, and a 2" x 22" strip for the scarf.

Step 7: Cut slits in end of scarf piece...about 2" in by 1/4" wide.

Step 8: Wrap it around and tie a square not.

Step 9: Make the hat. Fold 11" square in half with stretchy side on the short side.

Step 10: Sew a very narrow seam up the long, non-stretchy side. Turn inside out.

Step 11: Gather the fleece in your hand and wrap tightly with thread about two inches down. Secure.

Step 12: Cut slits for pom pom. I cut the slits after I wrapped it with thread, but I think it would have been easier to cut it before.

Step 13: Fold up bottom TWICE, about an an 1" each time, put on his head and VOILA!! Sweet little snowman!

This is my first time posting a tutorial, so if there is anything about this that you don't understand, please email me!!!


  1. This is adorable Lynn! Thanks for sharing this cute craft:>)

  2. He's so cute!

    I love snowmen. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Very cute! That would be a great gift for teachers to make with students. :)

  4. awww, he is so sweet! You did a great job, thanks for sharing the how to's.
    Happy Thanksgiving!


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