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.
Here’s how I made my gal:
Hot glue gun with glue sticks
Styrofoam balls of three different sizes (large, medium, and small)
small twigs from outside
beads of two sizes (super small and small)
mason jar lid
Step 1: Wrap each of the styrofoam balls with the yarn until covered. Seal off with a drop of hot glue.
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.
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.
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.
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