Have fun making a felt snowman! These diy snowman ornaments will look perfect hanging on your Christmas Tree, as part of a Christmas garland, or as decorations for your Christmas presents.
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Have I told you that our family has a holiday tradition? Every year, we create a few new Christmas ornaments to add to our collection. This year, we started early: in September. It's fun, and the best thing? Absolutely no time pressure!
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It was my daughter who had an idea to create diy snowmen. I chose the material, felt, and she was in charge of choosing the colors. Notice the pink scarf and cap? Yay! I believe it turned out lovely!
And with the free template (see below!), they are even easier to make.
- felt scraps in white, black, and a third color
- a few inches of a thin ribbon or string for a hanging loop
- a bit of poly-fill or other toy stuffing material
- matching thread, scissors, sewing machine, or needle
- Free template - download and print page 18 from my Homemade Christmas Patterns Bundle - it's FREE for all, updated 2023.
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Diy Snowman Ornament Video
Here's a quick video on how to make snowman ornaments, followed by step-by-step instructions:
Step 1 - Print the template (page 18)
Download and print out page 18 from the Free Homemade Holiday Bundle. There are three sizes of the free snowman pattern, I chose the large size for this tutorial. Cut out the template.
Step 2 - Cut Felt Pieces
From the template, cut all the pieces of felt:
2 pieces of white snowman base, 1 orange nose, 3 black buttons, 1 scarf piece, and 1 cap piece.
Add two tiny black round-ish pieces for the eyes. No need for these to be exact, and no use following a template: two really small, ¼-inch 'blobs'.
Step 3 - Attach the eyes
Attach the two tiny eye pieces to the center of the head, on one snowman base piece. Just a few forth-and-back stitches using black thread will do.
Step 4 - Create and attach the snowman's nose
- you'll use the orange felt piece marked as 'nose' on the template
- fold in half as shown in the image
- using a simple running stitch, hand-stitch along the edge, turning the piece into a cone shape.
- Turn right side out - here's the mini carrot nose.
Stitch the 'carrot nose' onto the main snowman base, just a bit lower than the two black eyes are located:
Step 5 - Create a snowman's mouth
Create a mouth using a simple running stitch, a backstitch, or a chain stitch. The photo shows you a backstitch. No need to be perfect! When you're finished sewing, secure the stitch on the backside.
Step 6 - Add 'buttons'
Stitch the three black circles to the snowman's belly.
Step 7 - Join the two main layers
Put the (almost finished) front of the snowman design on the other white felt piece and sew them together. Make sure to leave a 2-3 inch opening at the bottom, like this:
While you can certainly hand-stitch it, I used my sewing machine, straight stitches. Once I sewed around the piece, I left the piece on the sewing machine plate, to add stuffing before I proceeded:
Step 8 - Add stuffing
Now, add poly-fill, or some other stuffing. Less is better, as you only want the snowman to be slightly shaped, not deformed. Sew the opening closed.
Step 9 - Add a mini scarf
Using the mini scarf piece, cut the ends into 4 or 5 fringes, using embroidery scissors. Then wrap the scarf around the snowman's neck:
Step 10 - Make a snowman's hat
Create a small snowman's cap:
- Make a fringed top: using a disappearing ink marker, trace the line from the template that will become your cutting guide. Then cut fringes - these will become the hat top.
- Fold in half and stitch the sides together.
- Turn right side out.
- Using twine or embroidery floss, tie off the top part where the fringes begin. Now's the time to fold the bottom of the hat and put it on the snowman:
Then stitch the hat to the snowman's head and attach a hanging loop.
Ta-daa, finished! I hope you'll enjoy these easy snowman ornaments. Funny, but it takes a lot more time to read this than to actually make one 🙂
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