Last year at my Holiday Workshop we made cute little snowmen out of socks.
They were a big hit. But… one thing, I noticed when I pulled mine out again
this year was that they looked a little misshapen.
More like a kidney bean than a snowman.
That was because I used rice for the entire body. (the rice settled)
My updated snowmen still uses rice in the bottom, it now has fiberfill in the top
so that it doesn’t loose its shape.
I also decided my Snowman was cold, so I re-purposed an old sock for his sweater.
(The original idea from Pinterest.)
Here’s how I made my Snowman:
- Tea dye a new white sock, crew length or bigger. Or if you have boys you could use one of their dingy ones. (It’s better not to use a sock with the grey toe and heel.)
- Cut the top of the sock off, right around the heel. (save that for the hat.)
- Turn the sock inside out and attach a rubber-band tightly around the top of the sock. Because rubber bands wear out with time, I added a good squirt of Fabri-Tac Permanent Adhesive* in and around the rubber band. (I left the rubber band on)
- Turn the sock right side out and fill sock about 1/2 way with rice.
- Fill the remaining portion of the sock with fiber-fill.
- Use an additional rubber-band to close the sock. Again, I re-enforced the rubber band with glue.
- Tie a piece of twine around sock to create the head.
- I used mini black square brads for his eyes, the tip of a bamboo skewer colored orange for his nose and a simple sewn black thread for his mouth.
- I used some paper craft sprays to add color to the toe of the sock. I tied the tip with a piece of red and white twine and finished with a bow. Roll the edge to create a cuff. I glued my hat to the top of my snowman with Fabri-Tac Permanent Adhesive*. (*affiliate link)
- Dress with Snowman with part of an old sock. Add a couple of buttons for added detail. A fringed piece of fabric works great for the scarf.
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