How To Make A Sock Snowman (#TBCcrafters) 18


How To Make A Sock Snowman

TBC Crafter’s Hop (#TBCcrafters) – 12/13/2012divider

So I started out my Thursday Craft Blog with the idea of making a plate/dish out of candy.  I got all of the stuff together and followed the directions on Pinterest, and well – it didn’t come out very well at all.  I think if I used regular mints (like from a restaurant) there would have been a big difference, but oh well.  Here’s how it turned out:

😛 Oh well, so that didn’t go so good!!  I then decided to just make something fun I saw on “ChildMadeTutorials” with my son to actually have a blog post that mattered, so here it is!!


Sock Snowman Christmas Tree Ornament

What you need:

  • (1) small white sock
  • (1) small piece of orange felt
  • (2) googly eyes (craft supplies)
  • (1) 6″ length of red thread or ribbon
  • (1) small embellishment of your choice
  • (2) small rubber bands
  • Fiberfill Poly Stuffing (or whatever you use)
  • Sharp Scissors & Crafting Scissors (/\/\/\)
  • Fabric Glue or Hot Glue Gun
  • & Time!

Directions:

 1.  To begin, cut across at the heel of the sock you’re using. 

2.  Stuff the “toe” of the sock with the fiberfill or stuffing that you using. 

   

3. Fold the yarn or ribbon you are using in half and secure the ends together with a knot. Insert the knotted end into the (unstuffed) cut end of the sock. Secure that end around the knotted end of the ribbon with a small rubber band. Slightly tug the exposed loop of the ribbon to form a hanger, and verify that it is seated.  (I could never get this to happen right and my 11 year old said “hand it over” and he took care of it!!) ha/ha

  
 
4.  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.
 
5.  After the glue has dried, cut the felt to make a nose. I used my special craft scissors with the funky edges  (/\/\/\/\) to do this.  Dylan cut his own with a different pair.
 

6.  Glue the noses on to the sock.  Using a marker, we colored the mouths on and glued on the googly eyes (Dylan said he wanted his to look different).

   

7.  When finished with that, use a red or pink crayon to add cheeks.  Pick the embellishment you want for the hat part and glue that on to adorn it.

  

8.  And that’s it!!  Now hang your snowmen anywhere you’d like to decorate with a little homemade fun!!  My son picked the Christmas Tree for his, and I have mine in our entry way to greet visitors!! Fun thing to do as a family with those extra socks we always find in the dryer without a friend!!
 
 

 

 

 

 

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Faye Mc
Faye Mc
8 years ago

I love the idea; they could be used as place cards by adding name tags to them 🙂

lisa
lisa
8 years ago

What a cute idea. The kids can help and pass it along when they grow up and have their own children.

Shannon Gallagher
Shannon Gallagher
8 years ago

These are so cute! I want to make so many of them now. Thank you for sharing this with us.

onie
8 years ago

great info thanks for sharing
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Jennifer Keeton
8 years ago

This is so cute. I am doing this with the kids this weekend.

Jennifer
Jennifer
8 years ago

These are so cute and look easy to do! I may have to try this with my kids!

keith
keith
8 years ago

creative

Julie Lynn Bickham
Julie Lynn Bickham
8 years ago

What a cute and easy idea. My kids would have fun making these!

Sandra McFadden
Sandra McFadden
8 years ago

I love this craft I love snowman and this is something my grandaughters can make easily.

Natalie
8 years ago

So cute!

girlycreation
9 years ago

It’s a good idea to “utilize” all the single socks in the house. They will be snowmen soon.

Tina GivingNSharing
9 years ago

Do you know how many single socks I’ve got on the floor of my closet? I think 2 baskets full! The kids and I can do these next week! Thanks so much!

I think that’s enough exclamation points for one night!!!!

Tina ‘the book lady’

Ellen
9 years ago

What an adorable idea! Love the one with the different eyes!

Lois Jones
9 years ago

Too cute!! I really love the one with the wonky mouth and eye. I can see the kids at church having a lot of fun making these!! Me too!

Rachee Fagg
9 years ago

I LOVE your Pinterest not so successful story! That could be a linky unto itself!
The sock snowman are cute!
I always have strays and this would be a way to repurpose them.
-r

Mary
9 years ago

These are super cute and what fun! Thats funny about the plate not working. I have had a few flops in my day too. They dont always turn out as pretty as they are on Pinterest.

Rebecca E. Parsons/Cre8Tiva

I really like the plate…I would so use it…the sock snowman is awesome love love love

Rose Powell
9 years ago

Ha ha, cute, Isabella would love that! Awww “he likes his mom and daddy socks”… She said! She loves creating and crafting, snowmen might as well be next on our list!