Of course, store-bought festive decorations are beautiful, but homemade decorations are adorable, satisfying, and full of character! Grab some felt and thread and get creative with this cute Felt Snowman Ornament Craft, ideal to add fun and love to your Christmas tree!
I’ve got more Snowman Crafts & Recipes for you to try out – right-click and open these other activities in a new tab so that you can read them after this one!
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Felt Snowman Ornament Craft
The full list of materials, tools, and instructions is found in the printable tutorial card at the end of this post. I highly recommend reading the blog post all the way through before starting this project to ensure that you have everything required and understand the steps and timings involved.
Do you have a felt snowman ornament craft in your holiday plans already? If not then this post is for you!
I learned how to sew in school, around 7 or 8 years old, practicing different stitches like the blanket stitch that is how this felt snowman is stitched together. Once you know the technique, it is a really simple stitch to do!
There is a great step-by-step tutorial here if you don’t know how to sew a blanket stitch (also known as cable stitch or crochet stitch).
For even the most novice of sewers, this is a simple craft and even children can do it! You can always practice the stitches on scrap felt before making your snowman.
In just a few steps, you and the kiddos can create your own wintertime decoration to add to the tree or hang on the wall. You will all love being able to see your creations every day and keep them as part of your memories from when they were little.
You’ll find instructions below on how to make one of these adorable felt snowmen so be sure to give them a try!
Materials & Tools Used in This Craft
The complete list of supplies, which may include basic crafting items that you already have can be found in the tutorial card at the end of this post. For your convenience, I’ve linked any notable materials and tools needed for this project to Amazon below.
- Craft Felt – white and red
- Embroidery Thread – red and black
- Black Seed Beeds – optional, to sew on for snowman’s eyes
- White String – for creating the hanging loop
- Toy Stuffing – or you could use cotton wool balls pulled apart to stuff the snowman
- Snowman Pattern – you will find the download box just before the tutorial card. Available in two paper sizes: A4 and US Letter (8.5×11″)
Cheap Craft Supplies
If you’re in the USA, check out your local Dollar Store or Dollar Tree; and if you’re in the UK, the Poundshop, The Range, Wilko, and Baker Ross are great places to shop for cheap and inexpensive craft supplies. The rest of the world reading this – I don’t know every cheap store – sorry! But hunt the ones out in your location for crafting bargains!
More Christmas Ornament Crafts
Looking for more Christmas ornaments to make? Here are some more for you to check out! Just right-click and open in a new tab to read next!
- Reindeer Ornament Craft Using Cricut Cutting Machine
- Easy No-Sew Felt Christmas Ornament Penguin + Free Printable Pattern
- Santa Mickey & Minnie Mouse Christmas Ornaments Craft
I’ve shared lots of great craft ideas on The Purple Pumpkin Blog over the years, in fact, there are 100+ crafts to make and do at home that you can try!
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How Do I Make A Felt Snowman Ornament?
Just check out the how-to card below with full materials, tools, and instructions. Any demonstration photos do not print out to save your ink.
- Snowman Pattern - download in blog post above
- White Craft Felt
- Red Craft Felt
- Black Embroidery Thread
- Red Embroidery Thread
- Black Seed Beads, optional
- White String
- Toy Stuffing
- Embroidery Needle
- Print and cut the snowman pattern.
- Using pins, attach the body to white felt, and the arms and nose to red felt.
- Carefully cut out using sharp scissors.
- Using red thread, sew the carrot nose into the center of the head with a couple of stitches.
- Using black thread there are a few ways to stitch on the eyes above the carrot nose. You can attach black seed beads with a few stitches, or sew French knots, or just make a few small stitches to create round eyes.
- Using black thread, sew a smile below the carrot nose.
- Sew 3 stars vertically in the middle of the snowman body to create the buttons. To do this, make two long stitches in a cross (+) and then go over the cross with an X.
- Cut a length of white string, fold over and make a small knot to create a loop to hang your ornament.
- The loop and the arms are stitched into the inside of the snowman. If you are confident with sewing you can hold them in place, but if you are not, use pins to keep everything together while you sew.
Place the loop at the top middle of the snowman's head, and the arms at an angle on either side of the body onto the back piece of the felt. Place the front of the snowman on top, and line the edges together.
Using red thread, and starting at the right arm to secure it in place, stitch the front and back together with a blanket stitch. Continue to sew round to secure the hanging loop and the left arm until you reach the bottom middle of the snowman. DO NOT cut thread!
- Insert a little toy stuffing into the gap you have created, until you get a nice rounded snowman. Do not overfill! Then continue the blanket stitch around to close the gap and finish off sewing the snowman together.
- Hang your completed snowman on your Christmas tree!