Tuesday, 15 November 2011


As a part of my new Christmas display I am adding a snowman to the Candy Cane Can.  I am pleased with how it turned out and it was not difficult to make.

I began with three rectangular pieces of muslin that I had stained a little in strong tea.  For these the length was 2 times the width, so that it would be a square when folded.  I folded each into a square.
Then I stitched the side directly opposite to the fold, leaving two ends open.

Using a needle and thread I stitched one of the ends.  I pulled it together as seen in the picture below. 

Then I stuffed the other end and stitched that one around and pulled it together as well.  I made sure the opening was closed and secured.

Here is one of the completed balls.  I repeated this process three times with each of the different sizes.

When three of them were done, I stacked them up and glued them with the glue gun.  That thing is not getting much of a break these days.  Now to add the accessories to make it look like a snowman.

The Nose.  I made a cone shaped piece from the muslin.  Then I stuffed it and glued the end together.  To give it a flat surface, I glued a button to the end.  Then I painted it.  The paint stiffened it as well.  

I added three fabric coved buttons.  Some ribbon for the scarf, buttons for the eyes, and snaps for the mouth.  Doesn't the nose look like a carrot?

Then I needed a couple of arms.  I made them from muslin and stuffed them and glued them to the body.

I brought the arms forward and attached them to the side as well so that they didn't just hang straight down.  Notice the blushing cheeks-- I used some of my own blush.  

I added a wreath to the head.  I may make a top hat a little later for him.  I added the Candy Cane Can as well.

Then I started to make my Button Wreath and needed more of the ribbon that I used for his scarf, so I took his scarf and made one out of red felt and tied some of the ribbon wire as well.


  1. I LOVE your adorable snowman!! You showed such creativity in making him!!!

  2. Thanks for your sweet comment on my Milkcan! I love your snowman...you put lots of love into it and it's obvious!


  3. What a cutie! I love all of the details...blushing cheeks! Precious! Great job!

  4. Too cute! Plus he can be out all winter long! Thanks for linking up with Handmade on Humpday!

  5. Mr. Snowman is super fab! This is an awesome project, you must be so thrilled with how it turned out!

  6. adorable! I'd love it if you shared this at my party that I have going on - Christmas Craft Tutorial at Project Queen.
    I'm a new follower.

  7. He's soooo cute!! I just want to squish him!!

    Thanks so much for linking up to the 26-Day Christmas Craft Marathon Linky Party!!

    Lisa's Craft Blog