How to make a Snowman Figurine from spun cotton balls – Winter Crafts DIY

DIY spun cotton snowman ornament

Check out our step by step tutorial and learn how you can make a snowman figurine with a few spun cotton balls.

DIY snowman figurine – materials

  • One 45mm diameter spun cotton ball for the body
  • One 30mm diameter ball for the head
  • Two 15mm diameter balls for the hands.
  • A glue gun or white tacky glue.
  • A pair of scissors.
  • Two black peppercorns for the eyes.
  • Orange foam pad for the nose (or a piece of cardboard painted orange).
  • A piece of cardboard to make a pedestal
  • A wood twig and a few pine needles to make the broom.
  • Optional : card stock paper and black paint to make the hat.
Snowman ornament DIY craft idea
ø 30 mm spun cotton ball

Step by step directions

1/ Glue the head and the two hands onto the body. If you would like to hang the snowman figurine as an ornament instead of displaying it on a pedestal, make sure to have the little hole in the head pointing up. You can then insert and glue a hanging loop in this hole.

Spun cotton ball ornament hook
You can buy hanging loops or make your own

2/ Glue the peppercorns onto the snowman’s face.

3/ Cut out the nose in the piece of foam pad and glue onto the snowman figurine.

4/ Glue your snowman onto its pedestal base so it can stand up on its own.

5/ Use the glue gun to make the miniature broom by gluing together the twig and the pine needles. Glue to the snowman’s hand.

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You are done :)

You can use the same technique to create other Christmas figurines, here are a few project ideas that you can use for inspiration.

I hope you enjoyed this simple snowman figurine tutorial. Happy crafting and as always, do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions!

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