I’ve loved diy snowman hats since I saw one years ago. I’ve wanted to make one and this year I finally put one together. Early this year, I went to Goodwill specifically to find items that would work for a snowman hat. I found a brass planter and a charger that were both just the right size for this. Adding some Dollar Tree items was all it took to make this.
The brass planter is the perfect size for the look I had in mind. It was around $2.00. Finding a charger for .50 to use for the base was great, too. The ribbon and flower picks were purchased from The Dollar Tree.
Items used for Snowman Hat from Thrift Store Items
- Brass Planter
- Black Spray Paint
- Floral Picks
- Craft Snowflakes
- Ornament Hanger
- Craft Glue
- Hot Glue Gun
I gave the planter one coat of black spray primer + paint. After it dried, it got another coat. Since I’ll be using this indoors, I didn’t give it a protective coat. The charger is black on the bottom, so it didn’t need to be painted. I ran a bead of hot glue along the bottom rim of the charger and then held the planter in place until it was adhered.
The ribbon was a bit too wide for the look I wanted. I folded it over, adding a few staples to hold it together. Starting at the back center, I added small dots of hot glue around the planter while wrapping the ribbon around.
I turned the ribbon back to hide the raw edge before gluing it down.
The fun part of making a snowman’s hat is deciding on what kind of embellishments to us. I found some glittery picks at The Dollar Tree. After removing the stems, I glued three of them to the base of the hat.
I removed the stems from the pine cones and glued a few of them in place. The gold snowflake used as a hat pin is an ornament hanger that also came from The Dollar Tree.
I added a berry pick to the top of the hat. Later I added one of the red picks, too.
Using more Dollar Tree Ribbon, I tied a small bow and hot glued it onto the red stems.
A snowman’s hat has to have some snow, right? I used part of a bag of fine snow that I had on hand and craft glue.
I used an old paint brush to spread the glue onto the hat. Placing the hat inside of a large cardboard box helped keep the mess to a minimum as I sprinkled the snow over the glue, working in small sections until I had the coverage I liked.
The cost of this was very low and I’m happy with how it turned out.
This will be a fun addition to our holiday decor this year.
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Snowman Hat from Thrift Store Items