DIY Yarn Ball Snowman Craft

I am a knitter and so clearly I am addicted to all things yarn. I love the look, I love the feel, I love using it for everything I can. I’ve got a yarn stash that can feed my knitting for years to come. It started when I was in my early 20’s as I took classes at The Lamb’s Wool in Lansdale and has continued on since. So, the new trend of yarn ball wreaths has me smiling and I can’t wait to try my hand at one this year.

While I was practicing my yarn ball making, I decided to make some adorable friendly mantle decorations too. The thing I love most about these snowmen is the ability to personalize them any way you want. Have everyone in the family make their own! A cute adorable snowman family to last you as a decoration all winter long.

snowman-title

Here’s how I made my gal:

Supplies: 

Hot glue gun with glue sticks
Styrofoam balls of three different sizes (large, medium, and small)
White yarn
small twigs from outside
beads of two sizes (super small and small)
three buttons
ribbon
mason jar lid

Instructions:

Step 1: Wrap each of the styrofoam balls with the yarn until covered. Seal off with a drop of hot glue.

wrappingyarnball

Step 2: Stack the balls like a snowman and glue together with hot glue. Use the mason jar lid as the base to keep it from falling over and rolling around.

attachingbase

Step 3: Cut a piece of ribbon for your scarf. Measure it out on your snowman first to make sure you get the right length. Glue it near its neck. Then add two small twigs for arms.

arms and scarf

Step 4: Next up is your snowman’s face. Be creative. I went with the traditional black eyes and mouth, but you could change it up. I didn’t have black beads so I just painted some that we had. I used a bud from one of the twigs I used for his arms and painted it orange to make the nose. I chose not to add a hat but you could easily add one. :)

snowmanface

 

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About Lauryn Blakesley


A woman out to explore, celebrate, and enjoy everything that my community and living locally has to offer. Blessed with three beautiful children and an incredible husband, our family embraces adventure while dreaming of what is to come. Lover of knitting, running (although mostly after little ones right now), the color orange, fun accessories, fall, tea, and a clean kitchen floor. I spend my days in awe of my family and trying to teach my three to treat others as they would want to be treated.

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  1. this is great! I’m a knitter too and am never sure what to do with my scraps! I would love if you linked up to my #naptimepursuits blog hop if you have time
    Lindsay recently posted…#Naptime Pursuits: Holiday WreathMy Profile

  2. That is so cute Lauryn! Seeing that warm yarn on this snowy day made me happy. :)

  3. OMG – He’s too cute! AND I said that outloud too lol… I love this craft!
    Gina Badalaty recently posted…5 Tips for Surviving Black FridayMy Profile

  4. Oh this adorable and very unique! Thanks for sharing!
    Mary Ellen recently posted…Be A Voice of Early Childhood EducationMy Profile

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