Do you know someone who loves snowmen? Or home improvement? If you do, then this decoration made mostly of home improvement findings would make a fabulous addition to their Christmas decor.
- Styrofoam balls, three different sizes
- Mason jar band
- Two nails
- Thumb tacks
- Hot glue
- Take the largest ball and stick a pencil in it. Weird, yes.
- Cover two inches of the pencil in hot glue, then stick the medium-sized ball on top. Yes, there is a random sock on my craft table. Thank you, Remmy.
- Do the same thing for the smallest ball, but do not push the pencil all the way though. This is the head of the snowman.
- Make a face for your snowman using two nails and a few staples. Stick each component into the styrofoam to secure it.
- Once your snowman has a face, add a few tacks along its belly for buttons. Place a small dab of hot glue under each tack so they don’t come loose over time.
- Make arms for your snowman out of wire. Twist the wire until you have two long pieces for arms. Stick the pointy ends into the styrofoam. Or better yet, find two twigs to do the job.
- Tie a piece of ribbon around the snowman’s neck. Cut the ends to the length you prefer, then “fray” the ends with tin scissor cuts. I added No Fray to mine.
- Take the mason jar band and line the rim with hot glue. Press it onto the bottom ball to act as a stand for the snowman.
- Wrap ribbon around the band, securing it with hot glue.
Our snowman is currently on the lookout for snow we are supposed to be getting today. Here’s hoping!