I have been wanting to try my hand at making a sock snowman for a while now. They are adorable and a great use for those extra socks that we all have around the laundry room. I thought I would use this as a kick off to felt Craft Lightning week as well. You see all week I will post a 15 minute or less craft that uses felt in some way. I will also have other ideas from my co-hosts as well as our blog partners for this series. You can see today’s ideas at the bottom of this post then stay tuned all week for even more felt crafts that you don’t want to miss. For now, lets see how to make a sock snowman!
Supplies needed to make a sock snowman:
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- Marbles, rice, or anything else to weight the bottom
- Hot glue and glue gun
- Black buttons
- Small snowman nose
Start by cutting the top off of your sock. This will be used as the hat later so just set aside.
Add something to the bottom of your sock to weight it down. This will help your sock snowman stand up. I had marbles on hand so I added those. Rice would also work great. Basically anything that will add some weight to the bottom. Then add a bunch of stuffing to fill the sock up completely.
You should have something that looks like the image below once you have stuffed the sock full.
Tie off the top as well as a portion in the center with twine. This makes the head and body portion of your snowman.
Then use that top piece that you cut off earlier to add a hat to the snowman. I used a little bit of gray yarn to tie off the hat just for a decorative touch. You can use any color yarn you would like or use twine again here.
Now we need to add a scarf. You will need a thin strip of felt cut from the long side of a felt sheet. You will also want to use your scissors on both ends to make some fringe.
Then just tie the scarf around the neck.
Add on buttons and a snowman nose with hot glue. Your little sock snowman is ready to display anywhere in your home.
You may need to adjust the stuffing and weighted portion with your hands until it sits well. Once it is standing, however, they work just perfectly! This sock snowman is definitely easy enough for the kids to make as well. The perfect craft idea for a snow day! So gather the supplies and keep them on hand for the next time the kids are home from school.
Want to make those felt trees as well? You can click here to see how to make those. I have been enjoying them on my mantel all winter. These sock snowmen joined them as well for a fun, whimsical touch!
Now are you ready for even more fun felt crafts? Try the ideas below!
Start by making some felt dolls like these from P.S. I Love You Crafts. These are perfect for the little one in your life!
Looking forward to Easter? Try your hand at these felt Easter eggs from Cupcakes and Crinoline.
I am in love with this felt flower headband from Everyday Jenny! And it is so easy to make!
Need a fun costume for your little one? Make it from felt! Artsy Fartsy Mama shows us how to make this dog costume in minutes.
Need a fun way to give a treat for Valentine’s Day? Try these felt heart pouches from Sew What Alicia.
Speaking of felt hearts, these are easy to make and can be used a wide variety of ways. Get the tutorial over at Sword Fights and Starry Nights.
So now you can make a sock snowman or any of the other fun felt crafts from today. I can’t wait to show you what is in store the rest of the week!