Sock Snowman

Here's another quick and easy idea for Christmas. It's inexpensive and great for younger children. For this craft, I modified a muslin and sock snowman I found on eHow.


The supplies you'll need are:
1 - small white sock
1 - small piece of orange felt
2 - 7mm black poms
1 - 6" thin strip of black felt, cut on one side with pinking shears
1 - 6" length of 1/8" red satin ribbon.
1 - small embellishment, such as a star or snowflake
2 - small rubber bands
fiberfil
For tools, you'll need sharp scissors and fabric glue, and optionally pinking sheers.

Begin by cutting the cuff from the sock, cutting across at the heel.

Loosely stuff the toes with fiberfil.

Secure the stuffed sock with a small rubber band.

Fold the red ribbon in half and tie the ends together with a large knot.

Insert the knotted end of the ribbon into the cut end of the sock cuff.

Secure the cut end of the cuff around the knotted end of the ribbon with a small rubber band. Tug the exposed loop of the ribbon to form a hanger.

Place the uncut end of the cuff over the rubber banded end of the stuffed toe section.

Roll back the edge of the cuff and secure with fabric glue.

Your sock should look something like this.

Next, cut the orange felt to make a nose. Pinking sheers add a nice decorative edge.

Apply a thin line of glue outlining the mouth.

Apply the strip of black felt onto the glue line for the mouth.

Add a spot of glue in the position of the eyes.

Place the two poms onto the spot of glue.

Add a spot of blush to the cheeks.

Glue the embellishment to the snowman hat.

And that's it! A cheery snowman to brighten someone's Christmas tree.

Let me know if you make one -- I'd love to feature your finished product!

And be sure to check out the endless list of inspirational ideas at my home page childmade.com.



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12 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness, this is the cutest little snowman. I'm going to have to have my kids try this. TFS.

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  2. He's a cutie!! I linked to your tutorial on Craft Gossip Sewing:
    http://sewing.craftgossip.com/tutorial-sock-snowman-christmas-ornament/2010/11/06/

    --Anne

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  3. This is such a great idea, and the finished product is so cute! Thank you for sharing!

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  4. Oh my goodness this is such a cute craft to make for a Family Christmas Activity. I'm trying to find projects that we can do each night in december.

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  5. I saw you on craft gossip. Thank you so much for sharing this, is just a great idea!!!

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  6. So cute. THis will be great to make with my grandkids. Thanks.

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  7. Hola bonita
    Muchas grax por compartir ya posteare los mios en mi rinconsito
    Un gran abrazo

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  8. Great simple project I am going to have my multi-level Girl Scout troop do this thanks
    Glenda Freeport Il leader

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  9. Great project! I love him! Was wondering if I can include you and your sock snowman in my 1 year blog-anniversary hop at the end of January?
    Michelle
    ScrapbookingSOS.blogspot.com

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  10. this is great, we'll try and do this today with the kids while we do the Xmas decorations!
    Elisa from Italy

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  11. So Sweet this little ornament is! The instructions are spot on too! Thank You for sharing it with us, I appreciate people like yourself who share the fun ideas.
    Buffy

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  12. We are going to do this today as our Friday craft project, but we will make baby ones out of a child's sock.

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