This year, I busted out every crafting skill I have to do a lot of DIY Christmas decorations. While I found a ton of great ideas on Pinterest, I came up with one that was all my own. This easy DIY snowman craft took me less than an hour & includes mostly supplies you can find at the dollar store!
What you need:
- Styrofoam balls in 3 sizes
- Small, flat dollar store canvas
- Glue gun & glue
- Ribbon Scraps
- Sharpies – black & orange
- Paint – cream/white and green
- Sparkles – Silver
- Snowflake stickers (optional)
I started off with the canvas base. I wanted to give our snowmen a nice snowy yard to be hanging out on. I gave the canvas a very light coat of green paint. I then added the white paint, making it look more like snow by blotting it onto the canvas. To give it a nice snowy shimmer, I added some sprinkles. I then set the canvas aside to dry.
Next I moved onto making the snowmen. This was the easy part. I simply stacked the 3 different sized styrofoam balls on top of each other, using toothpicks to attach them. NOTE – I did add a dot of hot glue where each ball connected to the next, in order to make them a bit more stable and durable.
Once they were built, it was just a matter of decorating them. I used the sharpies to draw on faces and buttons. I then used my ribbon scraps to make scarfs. I did also take a bit of scrap material and made a hat that I glued onto one little guy. This is totally up to you. Decorate your snowmen however you feel like.
The last step was to add the snowmen onto the snowy canvas base. I used a fair amount of hot glue onto the bottom of each snowman and pressed them firmly onto the canvas. I had purchased some cute snowflake, 3D stickers that I had done nothing with yet. I decided to add a few of those onto the canvas for a little extra something.
That’s really it! Start to finish in likely about 45 minutes. This is definitely a craft that can be assisted with little helpers and makes a very cute addition to your holiday decor.