How to Make a Cute Snowman Out of Twine

Raid your junk drawer to fashion frosty friends.

Materials you have:

  • Hot-glue gun
  • Scissors
  • 3 buttons
  • Straight pins with ball ends (2 black and 1 red)
  • Thread spool
  • Scrap of felt

Materials you need:

Instructions:

  • Prepare balls: For base of larger snowman, leave 1 ball of twine as is. For smaller base, unravel ball until it's 3" in diameter. Unravel remaining balls so you have 3 balls in graduating sizes. Trim excess. On each ball, glue end of twine to ball in an inconspicuous place.
  • Make belts: Place large and medium balls on table, standing on flat side. Wrap leftover string around middle of each ball three times. Glue ends in back. Glue a button to each belt in front. On large ball, glue another button about 1/4" above first.
  • Place large ball on table and glue medium ball on top of it, lining up buttons. Glue small ball to medium ball. Insert 2 black pins into small ball for eyes and 1 red pin for a nose.
  • Make earmuffs (optional): Trim pipe cleaner so it's just long enough to wrap over the top of the head with ends at eye level. Glue in place. Glue a pom-pom to each end of pipe cleaner.
  • Make hat: Wrap ribbon around spool and glue ends in back. Cut a 2"-diameter circle out of felt. Glue spool to felt circle, then glue felt circle to top ball.
  • For scarf: Wrap a piece of ribbon around neck and tie. Trim ends.