No, there's no snow here yet, but it's on my mind. As much as it messes up commutes, especially when you're starting from the country, I'm still happy to see it arrive. Since it will probably be a while before we see any of the white stuff (if we do at all) I figured I'd bring some on myself with this frosty project.
I made this one using a glue gun and some hand sewing, but if you're looking for something that's no-sew just glue gun it all the way!
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To make this you'll need:
- eyes and nose pattern
- 6" embroidery hoop
- 4" embroidery hoop
- white paint
- white fabric
- yarn (or pre-made pom poms)
- fleece fabric
- black felt
- orange felt
- buttons (3)
- ribbon (1/4" wide)
Paint the front and side of the outer ring of each hoop with white paint.
Cut two circles from the white fabric that are about 1-1 1/2" larger on each side than the large hoop. Repeat for the small hoop. I used two layers so it wouldn't be so easy to see through. If you prefer, you can use a layer of interfacing.
Insert the fabric (both layers) into the hoops.
Cut the eyes from the black felt and the nose from the orange.
Sew the eyes and nose into the small hoop using embroidery thread or regular thread. As I mentioned before, you can glue them on instead if you'd rather.
Stitch (or glue) the buttons down the center of the larger hoop. Be sure the hardware on the top is tilted to one side first, otherwise it will get in the way when you attach the two hoops together.
Glue both layers of fabric to the inside of the hoop. I did this by gluing the inner most layer first, then gluing the second on top of it. If this will hang somewhere the back can be seen, you can cut a circle of felt to fit each hoop and glue it over the back to give it a more finished look.
Glue the head to the body where the two hoops meet.
Cut a piece of the fleece 2 1/2 by 25". Fold it in half and tie it around the neck, covering the glue. Cut the ends 1/4" wide by 2" long to create fringe.
Cut 10" of wire. Bend the ends up 1/2".
Glue the ends of the wire to the sides of the head.
Cut 10" of yarn. Lay it next to a piece of 1" wide cardboard. Start wrapping the yarn around both.
Wrap the yarn around about 50 or 60 times, depending on the thickness. Pull the ends of the 10" piece up and tie them tightly over the wrapped yarn.
Cut the side opposite the knot.
Fluff the pom pom and trim to even up the ends.
Glue the pom poms to the sides of the head, over the ends of the wire.
Cut 15" of the ribbon and tie it to the hardware at the top of the head. Your snowman is ready for adventure!
And isn't everything better when you bring a friend along?