Making Snowman Crafts

Ever since good old Frosty, snowmen have been a Christmas classic. Here are some great snowman crafts you can make at home.

Warm and Wonderful Welcome Mat

Despite its winter scene, this mat will warm the "soles" of your guests as they step inside your home! What better way to make someone feel welcome than with a friendly snow family! Here's what you'll need:

Here is an example of a finished Warm and Wonderful Welcome Mat.
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Here is an example of a finished
Warm and Wonderful Welcome Mat.

  • Tracing paper
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Poster board or cardboard
  • Stylus
  • Graphite paper
  • Craft knife
  • Rug (short pile, solid dark color)
  • White chalk
  • Small stencil brush
  • Acrylic paint: snow white, forest green, lamp black, green mist, slate grey, milk chocolate, moon yellow, country blue
To construct a Warm and Wonderful Welcome Mat:
  1. Trace or photocopy the patterns from the template -- download the template here. Each circle template must be a separate shape. Cut out circles, and trace them onto cardboard. Cut them out. Trace remaining patterns on cardboard with stylus and graphite paper. Use a craft knife to cut out insides of patterns, creating stencils.

    Place the templates on the mat and trace around them with chalk.
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    Place the templates on the mat and
    trace around them with chalk.

  2. Determine the number of snow people you'd like on your mat; you can make the same number as you have family members. Begin placing the bottom sections of each snow person onto rug, and trace around templates with chalk. Once you are happy with placement, continue placing upper body sections and tracing around them with chalk.

    Apply the heaviest paint at the bottom of the tree.
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    Apply the heaviest paint at
    the bottom of the tree.

  3. Place tree stencils in background, and line shapes with chalk. Chalk in hat and broom stencils. Create a ground line with snow white paint, leaving a small space under the base of the snow people.

  4. With stencil brush, dab snow white to snow people's bodies, applying paint more heavily on top of each section. (This will require more than 1 coat of paint.) Apply forest green to tree sections, applying paint more heavily at the bottom of branches. Apply lamp black to hat. Let dry.

  5. With green mist, highlight the tips of tree branches. With slate grey, highlight hat edges. Apply lamp black for coal on snow people's faces and buttons. On broom handle use milk chocolate, and on broom bristles use moon yellow.

    With slate grey paint highlight the edges of the snow-family's hats.
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    With slate grey paint highlight the
    edges of the snow-family's hats.

  6. Line WELCOME with country blue. Let dry.
Heavenly Door Hanging

This heavenly snow person hangs on a doorknob and will make you smile each time you enter the room! Here is what you will need:

This is a finished Heavenly Door Hanger.
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This is a finished Heavenly Door Hanger.

  • Tracing paper
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • 18x9-inch piece white velour knit
  • Straight pins
  • Sewing machine
  • White thread
  • Fiberfill
  • Needle
  • Quilting thread: white, black
  • 2 black beads, 4mm each
  • 2 black seed beads
  • 12 inches gold cord, 1/4 inch wide
  • Gold chenille stem
  • Glue gun, glue sticks
  • Clear plastic lid (such as a margarine lid)
  • Grease pencil
  • Gold glitter dimensional fabric paint
  • Silver fabric star
  • Small wreath, 1 inch diameter
  • Wooden skewer
  • Orange felt marker
To construct a Heavenly Door Hanger:
  1. Enlarge and trace or photocopy patterns from the template, and cut them out. Download the template here. Fold fabric in half widthwise, with right sides together. Pin snowman pattern to fabric, and trace around pattern with pencil.

  2. Remove pattern, and pin layers of fabric together in several places. Thread sewing machine with white thread, and machine stitch along drawn line, leaving 2 inches open at the center bottom for turning.

  3. With scissors, trim excess fabric from edge of stitching. Clip curves and corners.

    Remove the excess fabric from around the pattern.
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    Remove the excess fabric
    from around the pattern.

  4. Turn right side out through opening at bottom. Stuff figure with fiberfill through opening. Blind stitch opening closed with needle and white thread.

    Stuff the figure with batting.
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    Stuff the figure with batting.

  5. Wrap 18 inches of white quilting thread 3 times around neck of snow angel to form head. Tie a double knot to secure. Cut off excess thread.

    Wrap quilting around the neck to form the head.
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    Wrap quilting around the
    neck to form the head.

  6. Thread needle with doubled length of white thread, and stitch leg division, stitching through front and back of body. Fold arms to front, and stitch ends of hands together.

    Create the leg division by stitching through the front and back of the body.
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    Create the leg division by stitching
    through the front and back of the body.

  7. Use black quilting thread to sew on 4mm beads for eyes and to stitch eyebrows. Hide beginning and finishing knots under eye beads.

  8. Begin mouth by stitching on a seed bead. Backstitch mouth, finishing with a seed bead at opposite end. Tie gold cord around neck in a bow.

  9. Bend an end of gold chenille stem into a 1-inch-diameter circle, twisting end back around itself. Glue remaining portion of chenille stem down center of angel's back. (Trim end of chenille stem if it is too long.)

    Glue the remaining portion of the chenille to the back of the figure.
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    Glue the remaining portion of the
    chenille to the back of the figure.

  10. Trace around wing pattern on plastic lid with grease pencil. Cut out wings. Outline edge of wings with dimensional glitter paint; let 1 side dry thoroughly before painting other side. Let wings dry for several hours before attaching.

  11. Attach wings to angel's back with needle and white quilting thread, making several cross-stitches over center of wings. Glue silver star to center of wings, covering stitches. Stitch wreath to angel's hands with white quilting thread.

    Attach the wings to the back of the figure.
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    Attach the wings to the back of the figure.

  12. Cut end off wooden skewer, and paint tip orange with marker. Glue tip to center of face for nose. Thread a loop of quilting thread to top of head for a hanger; knot ends together.

    Glue the end of the painted wooden skewer to the snowman's face.
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    Glue the end of the painted wooden
    skewer to the snowman's face.

Marvelous Mitten Hanging

Here is a completed Marvelous Mitten Hanging.
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Here is a completed
Marvelous Mitten Hanging.

This snowman mitten hanging will amuse everyone while decorating your wall with the wonder of winter! Here is what you'll need to get started:
  • White paper
  • Pencil
  • 3/8-yard fuzzy felt
  • Straight pins
  • Scissors
  • 5x3-inch orange felt
  • Scrap iron-on adhesive
  • Iron
  • Black embroidery floss
  • Embroidery needle
  • 2 black buttons, 5/8 inch each
  • Sewing machine
  • 8x18 inches plaid fabric
  • Raffia
  • Safety pin
  • Silk and plastic greenery and holly
To construct a Marvelous Mitten Hanging:
  1. Sketch out mitten pattern. Pin mitten pattern to doubled felt fabric, and cut out.

  2. Iron adhesive to back of orange felt; trace nose pattern onto paper. Cut out.

    Trace the nose onto the felt and cut it out.
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    Trace the nose onto the felt and cut it out.

  3. Iron nose to mitten front. With floss, stitch nose and mouth. Sew on button eyes.

    Using the embroidery floss, stitch the nose and mouth.
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    Using the embroidery floss,
    stitch the nose and mouth.

  4. With right sides facing, pin mitten front and back together. Sew 1/4 inch seam. Clip corners. Turn inside out.

  5. Fold plaid material lengthwise with right sides together; iron. Use a running stitch to sew short ends together to make a large loop. Place cuff inside mitten, with seam of cuff facing inside. Use a running stitch to sew cuff on, stitching 1/2 inch away from edge. Turn cuff to outside of mitten.

    Place the plaid cuff inside the mitten with the seam of the cuff facing inside.
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    Place the plaid cuff inside the mitten with
    the seam of the cuff facing inside.

  6. Tie a bow using raffia, and pin it to cuff with safety pin. Place greenery and holly inside mitten and arrange.
You can't have Christmas without a Christmas tree, right? In the next section, we will show you how to make Christmas crafts for your home.