If you have looked at any of my posts, you’ve seen that I like to use twine for lots of purposes. I love the look and it’s so easy and inexpensive to work with. I decided to create my own variation of a twine snowman. It wasn’t until I was all set to make one that I stopped to wonder why a snowman would be brown, but that didn’t stop me. Maybe since I live in Charleston where there is no snow, he’s a Sandman.
Materials Used for Twine Wrapped Snowman
- Three Styrofoam balls in three different sizes
- Hot Glue gun
- Tissue Roll
- Black felt
- Plaid Ribbon
To begin, cut a small slice from the largest ball. You won’t need to do this for the smaller balls.
Place a circle of hot glue onto the bottom and begin to wind the twine in a circular motion as shown here.
Continue placing a trail of hot glue and winding the twine around the ball. You don’t want to cover the bottom. This way, the snowman will stand upright.
Repeat the process for the two smaller balls.
Use hot glue to to assemble the three balls together.
Now the fun part begins! Turning twine balls into a cute snowman takes a little imagination and some trial and error.
To make the hat, cut a tissue roll in half and them cut it again until you’re happy with the size. Cut a felt circle for the bottom of the hat and another one for the top. Glue the felt around the roll, then run a trail of glue around the bottom edge and center the roll onto the larger felt circle. Run a glue line along the outer rim of the smaller felt circle and place it on top.
Cut a piece of ribbon or any kind of cloth and glue it around the hat. Add a pretty embellishment. I chose the snowflake.
For the nose, I cut the pointed tip off of a wooden skewer and then used an orange sharpie to color it. For the scarf, cut a piece of ribbon or cloth and tie it between the top and center ball.
Glue small buttons for eyes and larger ones for the center. I found an old snowman ornament and removed its arms to use on this one. They are a little small, but they work. You could also use small twigs. I used a felt dot for the mouth.
I really like how turned out. If anyone asks why he’s brown, I’ll just tell them that I live in a southern coastal city where snow is not something we see, so we build sandmen instead of snowmen! I think he looks great next to a couple of trees I made.
This twine snowman is easy to make and I love that I only needed a few supplies.
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Twine Wrapped Snowman for Winter Decor
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