Kids and adults alike love this time of year as they roll into the holiday season and look forward to the cheer it brings to family and friends. It’s never too early to begin planning your Christmas decor, especially if you are a DIY enthusiast. Most craft stores are already well stocked in the fall to help you create all you envision, and a few good ideas are all you need for inspiration. Read on to explore the many Christmas snowman crafts we’ve provided below.
The Snowman That Never Melts
Some colorful felt and styrofoam balls are all you need to create some chill little snowmen that can survive even the warmest of temperatures. Great for a craft as kids, whether you purchase a kit, or create your own, these make great additions to your decor or even as gifts!
If you regularly shred paper, consider how you can make further use of it rather than simply fill a garbage bag for disposal. Paper has many uses (did you know you can compost it?), but also provides some awesome texture for arts and craft purposes!
Foam Core Fun
Foam core is a sturdy, durable material that can be bought in varying thicknesses for presentation purposes as well as for crafting. These are easy to shape and form with a sharp knife and provide an excellent structure to draw upon.
Crafting Stick Snowman
Craft sticks are a staple in art drawers, and allow you to envision many different types of projects to use them within. When laid side by side they create an excellent surface to decorate (and could you imagine making a larger version of this with fencing instead!?).
Not that this little guy is trouble (in fact, quite the opposite), but keep your kids off the naughty list and busy tying knots to create these fun nautical inspired ornaments. All you need is some paracord and wire to make your own.
Who doesn’t like pom-poms? They are the perfect shape and texture for making snowman inspired crafts and can add a pop of color in flower arrangements, centerpieces, or even to top off gifts.
Foam sticker sheets are easy to cut and shape or can be bought prefabricated in order to put together your own, unique ornament designs. Perfect to use for gifting, or even as a gifting tag, these types of projects are perfect for little fingers.
Paper Plate Perfection
What’s easier, and cuter, than using the circular shape of paper plates to provide the perfect shape for a snowman? Kids and adults alike and get into a wintery mood by decorating doors, windows, or even classroom walls with these simple crafts.
Warm Weather Inspiration
If you live where winter is hard to find, and enjoy year-round outdoor fun, then consider this fun twist on your traditional snowman. Marshmallows are more than just a fun treat, and when stacked provide a new approach to building a snowman!
Gift the gift of the game to your favorite baseball enthusiast with a baseball-inspired snowman ornament. All you need is some hot glue and permanent markers to design your own personalized ‘slugger’.
There is truly no end to what you can make with foam stickers. A quick and easy gift requires only a few printed pictures and a fun array of stickers from which to choose from. This is a great idea to provide a long lasting memory and also let your children explore their creative side.
Making paper accordions is every in elementary child’s memory. This simple, yet effective, way to fold paper keeps little hands busy and provide a bit of bounce and life to whatever you decide to connect them to.
What’s better than receiving a hand wrapped gift? One that opens to a sweet candy bar tucked into its folds! This creative idea is an awesome way to put a bit of a personal touch on a simple gift-giving gesture.
Make somebody’s day with your own personalized snowman smiling out at the world. Whether you choose to make your own chilly guy big, or small, they brighten any holiday decor for all who notice them.
Put Your Face on It!
Showcasing your children during the holidays is a favorite amongst family members, and has many opportunities to get creative with. Put a smiling face on small snowman provides opportunities to show off your little guy in holiday decorations and winter villages.
No Sew Sock Crafts
Cute, whimsical and easy to make. These no-sew sock crafts can be used in so many ways. You can make them without any small pieces for young children, or even pets, or add them to gift baskets for an added, personalized touch.
No matter what sort of snowman you have, you can always add to them with a bit of extra cheer. Small banners go hand in hand with our favorite wintery balls of snow and can be made to convey any message you want.
Just a Little ‘Sew’
As the snow begins to fly, you can get to sewing these easy to make crafts to use for both decor and ornaments. The pace in wreaths, arrangements, or even use as gift tags- a little felt and colored yard is all you need.
Candles are very much a part of the winter holiday season, and if you are into pouring your own, consider adding a bit of a decorative touch to it with some simple carving. Trace your design with a marker and then go back over with a sharp point.
Greet your seasonal guests with an oversized, stuffed rendition of your favorite smiling snowman. Whether you make him yourself or find a base to decorate, he is sure to get as many smiles as he gives.
If you have any woodworking skills, you can create your very own, one of a kind, snowman (and family) with some careful carving techniques. You can even let little ones in on the fun after the carving is complete with accessories and paint.
Although blowing glass is an art that takes many years to perfect, the concept is not difficult, and under tutelage, you can make some pretty surprising things. Glass blowing classes are popular and provide you basic instruction to create beautiful ornaments during the holidays.
Your guests will be surprised when they pull into your driveway when met by this handsome guy. Pallet wood is incredibly easy to reclaim, shape, and piece together to make just about anything you can think of.
All you need is a few vintage bulb ornaments from a garage sale, and you can create amazingly cute snowmen. These plastic bulbs were once all the rage and can even be used to incorporate lighting within their recesses if you so wish.
Wreath Hanging Success
Your favorite craft store is sure to have everything you need to start putting together some Holiday wreaths. These don’t only look good on your own front door, but also make awesome, personalized gifts.
Nothing says winter like the contrast of pinecones against snow- and not to mention the smell! Pinecones are wonderful for crafting and provide texture, shape, and color to just about any sort of seasonal decoration.
Your little ones will love putting together their very own snow globe ornament. All you need is some crafting materials and a plan, and then let your kids go wild with their own clay shaping and scene decorating.
Modeling clay is an excellent way to let your kids explore shapes and textures, and lets you get detailed in creating your very own unique snowmen. Depending on the clay you use, it may be self-setting and have a paintable surface ready for finishing.
Cookie Cutter Man
Slices of logs are called cookies and are awesome for crafting projects. These can be big, small, or anything in between and make for both indoor, and outdoor, decoration. Your ideas can also be somewhat endless when you consider that wood can also be carved to create even further interest.
Inexpensive glass ornaments are easy to personalize and make all your own. Crafting stickers, paints, and other small materials can be combined to create perfect winter sceneries- with no two quite alike.
Snowman paper crafts are easy to come by. Small scraps of wrapping paper that contain whimsical winter scenes make unique, frame-worthy opportunities. But some pre-made frame ornaments, and place your own collages and other cute scrapes inside!
Sometimes you need to create your crafting around your very own snowman. Make him (or her) the centerpiece, and design a winter wonderland around their cheery grin and round, joyful shape.
Beach it Up!
Who said snowmen can’t enjoy long summer days? If you live the tropics then your little guy deserves all the sun and sand he can handle. Add some lights to your palm trees and make a sand castle of the North Pole to celebrate!
Upcycle an Old, Worn Blanket
If you can stitch together two pieces of cloth, then you can craft out your own stuffed snowman. Old blankets (from home or a thrift store) make a great, cuddly version of the real thing sitting out in the yard.
The Gift of Giving
A snowman always brightens the day. This is why they are a favorite for gift giving. Whether used as an ornament, or as part of a decorative scene, consider personalizing your choice for those you love.
The is of styrofoam balls for snowman crafts is a no – brainer. These are easy to glue together, or for more stability, use with toothpicks, and can be painted, or added to in various ways to create an array of different characters.
Many art studios offer weekend afternoon classes year-round for seasonal decor. You may also have a studio specifically for this and should watch for when they have ornament painting and other holiday-themed days!
Create a Scene
There is something about snowmen that just warms the heart. Maybe it’s their simple smiles, or that they look so happily rotund through the winter season and embrace what they are. No matter the reason why you love them, they make excellent figures for your favorite winter scenery.
Light Them UpLight Them Up
If cold weather defines your winter, you don’t at all have to worry about the addition to lights to your frozen masterpieces. Although some lighting may creating a warming sensation, most are fairly low temperature and can be used indoor and out without fear of too much heat being generated, or any sort of shorting out.
Break Out the Sewing Machine
Because you are going to want to recreate this stuffed, cuddly snowman that only brings warm hugs and smiles. Use recycled sweaters or blankets, and choice materials to create your very own unique snowmen that make excellent gifts.
Bring a Friend
Your snowman gets lonely too, and this cute rendition of a snowman child and parent reminds us all of the enjoyment of the winter season. Don’t leave your snowman out in the cold all alone this winter, and give him some company.
If you are handy with a carving knife, you can whittle up a whole army of snowmen if you so wish. These would make great projects for kids to paint and decorate and to give as gifts and add to another winter decor.
Rather than choose a more traditional wreath to hang on your front door in getting (even if they are beautiful to look upon) why not make a sign or other design? This gentle angle houses a family of snowmen to represent those who live within, but you can create anything you wish.
The traditional roundness of snowmen is easy to reinvent using a variety of different materials. Most popular is using old ornaments, and recycling scraps of materials to make something new for years to come.
Burlap is a popular, rustic choice of material for more country-oriented decor. It also can be dressed up, or down, and showcases colors and even floral arrangements well. Add these little guys to any sort of display you have for fun interest.
Santa is just as a recognizable icon to the season as snowmen, and brighten somebody’s morning with a mug display with various winter characters. Fill with candy, cocoa mix, or other goodies as a gift-giving opportunity.
Although hugging a real snowman might be a bit of a chilly experience, to say the least, you can cuddle up to your very own using soft chenille and minky fabrics that are everything you want on a cold winter’s night.
Felted balls are easy to make and can be created in a variety of solid, and mixed, colors. Have your children roll different sizes and then piece them together. All you need are added bits of cloth and various craft items for decoration.
Long winter days mean less sunlight and more opportunity for lighting solutions for both indoors, and out. Drape lighting, or place lighting, inside your holiday decorations to make it more noticeable, and enjoyable, for longer.
Light it Up!
A wireframe is easy to decorate with light netting and other types of lighting strands. Simply create any time of foundational base and shape chicken wire around on Dover it for your basic shape. The lighting addition is the easy part!
Laser etched plastics and glass take on the lighting they are set upon. You can have holiday decor customized at laser engraving stores to include sayings, names, and any design you can think of for a festive feel.
A New England Winter
Wintery coastal weather defines the New England coast through the winner and provides ample opportunity to showcase your snowmen as one brave enough to face the storms. Complete with seagulls, make sure your creations can take on whatever winter throws at them.
This fun cut out crafts provide a way to showcase some of your favorite miniature ornaments. If seasonal ornament giving is tradition, this is an excellent way to use this year’s choices for a display.
Add a Light
If you have any existing figurines you may want to consider adding lighting to them. Many ceramics have a hole from where they were poured which accommodate small lights, but even cloth versions can be used with cool LED bulbs.
Mr. & Mrs.
What’s a snowman without his snowlady? These two little lovebirds are easily recreated in a variety of different ways. Whether you decide to shape and mold them, print them on canvas, or attempt to sew them into a huggable collection is up to you.
Fleece is probably the most popular material once the temperatures begin to drop. It is warm, fuzzy, soft, and only gets better with age and use. Whether you recycle some well-loved clothing or blankets, or simply find some patterns and prints you cannot live without, these guys are sure to get the love they deserve.
The shape of a snowman is a popular one and inspires many other holiday characters. These little figures are easy to sew, and can be made into an entire holiday display of characters if you so wish. Have fun and let your imagination take over!
Your holiday display should include a touch of the comical- after all, who doesn’t like a good laugh? Even if you prefer more traditional winter village scenes, you can most definitely tuck a few surprises in along the way.
The great thing about snowmen is that they are such a blank canvas. You can literally turn them into just about anything you desire by including various facial features, colors, and other details to their attire.
Tin Man Snowman
If you love technology, why not apply a new twist to your holiday decor to showcase your particular interests? This robotic take on a snowman provides an adorable alternative to the cold white stuff and is sure to be a favorite.
Off into the Sunset!
This little guy is heading out to play the cold on his sturdy, rocking horse steed. Rocking horses showcase seasonal characters rather well and remind us all of our own childhoods and the simplicity of play.
Have your porch snowman welcome your guests with a hand-lettered welcome sign. People are sure to be glad to see such a character waiting to greet them- plus, you can decorate him for varying seasonal changes if you’d like to keep him up year round.
All Wrapped Up in Lights
Bendy wire tomato cages are all you need to create a simple snowman base to wrap with lights. Creating snowmen from various products is genius, saves money, and allows you to create exactly what YOU want.
Going For a Ride
Everyone loves some dynamic, movable features in a holiday village. Whether you piece together your very own or find one you cannot live without, it is sure to become a favorite each winter season.
When creating your own snowman designs, be inspired by all that surrounds you. This folksy little guy looks all ready to hike into the woods to place his birdhouse for the winter.
Nothing is brisker than a skate around a cold drink under the streetlamps, knowing a hot cup of cocoa is waiting for you. Recreate this scene with your own characters and reminisce about your own experiences.
A family of snowpeople is much more cheery than a lonely individual. Better yet, recreate your snowman scene to reflect your own family and showcase your family fun to the neighborhood.
Snapping a Selfie
Can you imagine your snowman on your front lawn taking a selfie in front of your house? That’s exactly what this cute little guy conveys, and is the perfect way to capture the essence of your favorite teenager.
This coal strawn smile is contagious. Yet another well-lit choice, this snowman is decorated with traditional garb and looks to be enjoying his stay through the holidays in a winter wonderland.
The Beach is Calling
You don’t need snow to make a snowman. After all, many places never see a drop of snow, and no child should go without a snowman making the party! Head to the beach and create your own snowman structure – complete with a beach towel and a sun hat!
A few balloons, some glue, and the string are all you need to help little fingers wrap their creation and let it dry. Popping the balloon releases the form and then the decorating can commence!
Snowman Wall Yarn Art
Foam sheets are the foundation of this lovely yarn art that fits well into any decor. Make him as big, or small, as you want, and choose fluffy, thick yarn to complete the look. Bits of rustic wire, or even sticks, complete the look!
Why shouldn’t your snowman bedeck in the very best to stay warm and cozy? Knit your snowmen dress of the season from your favorite yarns and patterns. Knitting is a quick, and easy task – and provides a personalized touch.
DIY Log Snowman
A few cut logs are all you need to recreate this adorable decoration for both in and out of doors. No two could possibly be alike and are sure to get a ton of attention whenever you have visitors.
Chalkboard signs are quite popular, especially since chalkboard paint first hit the market. This fun surface can be written upon time and time again to change your greetings, inspirational quotes, or other sayings as the season fits yours.
Two wreaths, some spray paint, a little wire, lights, and the accessories you prefer at all you need to recreate this awesome door hanging, seasonal wreath. This is a simple project that doesn’t even take much time and is an amazing gift to give as well.
Fun for All Ages
Not only is string art easy, but it is also fun, and although a bit messy- fairly easy to clean up. All you need to do it dip the string color of your choice in glue, drape and wrap it around balloons, and let dry! Instant snowman parts!
This holiday season, set out your plates to shape a snowman and create an unexpected surprise when your guests sit down. This is especially fun for children, and well worth the very little effort it takes.
Go on a scavenger hunt for the best-shaped rocks to paint and make into your very own snowman village. The great thing about rock art is that you can use scraps of cloth, paper, and any other art supplies to spruce them up!
Keep the Pumpkins!
Pumpkins can often stay fresh for long periods of time and can be easily reused through the holidays. If you had an abundance of them this year, put them to good use in various ways with a little bit of paint and careful stacking! You can use clay or other adhesives to help keep them from rolling off one another.
Pinecones are fun to gather and use for many different crafts, as these happily skiing snow fellows show! A little spray paint (maybe even a little white glitter) and an imagination are all you need to transform them into fun characters.
Dashing Through the Snow
Let your snowmen show how much fun they are having this season by providing them a sled to dash over the rolling hills! Traditional snowmen are always fun to gaze upon, but how much more fun is it to see them in action!
Fast Sock Men
A package of plain white socks and polyester stuffing added to your choice of fleece or knitted fabrics can be quickly, and easily, transformed into a batch of happy snowmen. A little pain is all you need to make them smile!
Mix and Match
Crochet, felt, pinecones, knitting, and even string art all showcased together in a wild winter scene that has you wanting to bundle up and go play in the snow. Don’t limit your creative endeavors to just one style- rather mix and match with your kids to create unique winter decorations.
Recently there has been some fun DIY uses with everyday objects that we may never think about to use in crafting. These plastic cups are easy to top stack side by side to create cylindrical shapes- such as this unique snowman! Make a game out of it and hide goodies in the cup opening for kids to find!
Every child loves to see how close they are getting to Christmas, and a countdown is a perfect opportunity for them to do so. Not only is it a teaching moment for little ones, but it also helps build anticipation and get everyone in the holiday mood!
Snowman is a great addition to any wintery scene. They bring a touch of warmth to the temperature chill and are a welcoming sight to the holiday guests you may have.
Thrift Store Finds
The holidays are an excellent time to scavenge the local thrift shops for treasures you can use creatively. This snowman lamp is an awesome way to brighten a dark corner during the winter months and bring a smile to your face every time you glance at it.
Reusing Light Fixtures
Empty light fixtures truly do provide a wonderful opportunity to upcycle them into something more magical. This old hanging door light provides the perfect opportunity to create a wintery scene.
Garden balls are a popular landscape addition and many people have taken to pouring their own globes for various uses. This little guy looks like he’s been caught in quite the snowstorm and needs some serious warming up.
Reusable Vinyl Decals
Wall art in the form of peel and stick vinyl decals can either be semi-permanent or reusable. These are popular for walls and windows and help surround you in holiday cheer and goodwill.
Whip up a batch of these little mini-snowmen with a few lengths of yarn and a crochet hook. Easy to make, easy to stuff, and seriously fun to give- these mini-men are perfect for a stocking stuffer, or if the buttons are left off – even for babies and pets!
Decorate your front lawn with larger than life blow-ups that are illuminated through the night to guide your friends and family home. A wide variety of choices exist and can be used to create your own, unique landscape scene.
Working with textured materials on a flat canvas is a great way to get both kids and adults alike busy and creative. These fun felt squares have a tone of possibilities, and if you already have all your shapes cut out – small fingers can piece together their own masterpieces.
A few well-placed ornaments and the basics of a snowman are all you need to make your Holiday tree into one giant snowman! This is a great idea for both inside and outside, and if you happen to live where snow doesn’t fall- you can still enjoy a snowman’s happy grin!
Playing a Tune
Old musical score sheets are often tossed in the trash but are excellent for scrapbooking projects. If you have any of the musically inclined on your gifting list or are yourself, this is a great way to provide a more personalized touch.
Accessorize your snowmen with matching hats and scarves you can make yourself. Knitting and crocheting are easy to pick up and only require a quick lesson to get started. It also is a great way to get your kids working with needles for awesome hand-eye coordination.
A Stack of Goodies
Draped in Lights
Some simple lighting is such an easy addition to any of your holiday decor. Add a string (or two) to your existing favorite snowman, or create your own snowman with your own customized light scheme in mind.
DIY LED Snowman
Create this giant snowman and have him light up the neighborhood with long-lasting LED lighting. All you really need is some coroplast sheets to help disperse the lighting and you can use any pattern, character, or design you want!
Wrap your jars in festive goodness no matter what each jar contains. These personalized touches are sure to bring a smile to the face of whoever is on the receiving end of these gifts.
DIY Wooden Man
Inexpensive plywood boards are easy to cut and shape to any holiday design you want to display. Build a snowman, or two, or five and fill up your empty spaces with your own family of winter characters.
Sock it to Me!
A few packages of socks, a pair of scissors, polyfill, and some twine are all you need to make the most adorable snowmen babies ever. These are sure to be pleasing when set about the house to brighten and lift the mood of anyone who notices them.
Wow! This is a huge list of inspirational holiday snowman ideas that you can use for your own decorating purposes. Whether you choose to make your own crafts or simply have been influenced to decorate a certain way, the addition of these chilling, grinning characters are sure to brighten your long winter months. Please share these ideas to inspire everyone else as well!