28 Snowman Crafts You Absolutely Need This Winter

Sometimes the endless snow of winter can really dampen a person’s spirit. Whether the stress of the holidays is getting to you or you’ve got the infamous post-Christmas blues, these cheery snowman crafts will add some much-needed crafting therapy to your life. You may want to create snowman ornaments to brighten your tree, or unwind from that visit from the in-laws with a crochet snowman pattern. Whatever your wish, you’ll find an answer here with these spectacular and adorable snowmen.

28 Snowman Crafts You Absolutely Need This Winter

When you’re all done with your designing ornaments or crocheting up a snowstorm, check out the lovely snowman cards and snowman DIY Christmas gifts to give your friends and family something special during the holiday season. There’s something here for everyone on your list, whether it’s the hot chocolate fanatic or the earring enthusiast in your life.

Snowman Ornaments

Snowman Glass Ornaments

  1. Vintage Snowman Ornament
  2. Paper Snowman DIY Ornaments – new!
  3. Antique Snowman Ornament
  4. Snowman Glass Ornaments – shown!
  5. Believe Snowman Christmas Ornament
  6. Glitzy Snowman Ornaments
  7. Cinnamon Dough Ornaments

Knit and Crochet Snowman Patterns

Mr. and Mrs. Snowman

  1. Mr. and Mrs. Snowman – shown!
  2. Crochet Frosty the Snowman
  3. Winter Snowman Dishcloth
  4. Knit Snowman Family
  5. Frostie the Snowman Beanie Pattern
  6. Smiling Snowman Jar Cozy – I totally want to make this!
  7. Frozen Olaf Doll

Snowman Cards

Post It Note Snowman Craft

  1. Geo Snowman Card
  2. Pop-Up Snowman Card – my favorite!
  3. Post It Note Snowman Craft – shown!
  4. Smiling Snowman Card
  5. You Melt My Heart Snowman Shaker Card – this one is as precious as it sounds.
  6. Snowman DIY Christmas Stationery
  7. Holiday Greeting Card

Snowman DIY Christmas Gifts

North Pole Snowman Cocoa

  1. Snowman Brooch
  2. DIY Snowman Decorated Candle
  3. North Pole Snowman Cocoa – shown!
  4. Faux Pearl Snowman Earrings
  5. Snowman Jar DIY Christmas Gift
  6. Snowman Belly Jars – what a cute idea!
  7. Cozy Canned Cocoa Snowman

32 Snowman Christmas Crafts

 

If you need more snowman fun, then check out this festive and fabulous list of 32 Snowman Christmas Crafts.

 


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Snow Need to Flake Out – 14 Snowflake Crafts & Giveaway

Get your snow gear ready because AllFreeChristmasCrafts has a blizzard of snowflake and snowmen crafts that you have to try. Now, we all know that the winter can feel a little dreary at times. However, there is a way to add some cheer to this frosty season. We’re talking about snow. No, not the freezing fluffy white stuff outside, but adorable crochet snowflake and snowmen crafts. With these projects, you get the best of both worlds: the beauty of snow without the bitter cold.

Wear snowflake scarves and sweaters so that you can stay warm and stylish when the temperature begins to drop. Snuggle up in a comfy sweater near the fire or accessorize with a trendy scarf for those moments when you have to venture outside. Snowflake clothes aren’t your thing? No worries, we have plenty of other snow-spired projects. What about decorations to make a winter wonderland in your home? Or, chilly ornaments and snowmen to add even more snowflake fun to your home?  We’ll admit that we’re suckers for anything remotely reminiscent of Frosty the Snowman because he’s just so darn cute. If you feel the same as us, then you’re going to be blown away at the Frosty-inspired crochet projects we found. Whether you prefer snowflakes or snowmen, we know there’s something here for you!

 

Wear Your SnowflakeFalling Snowflakes Sweater

Get warm and cozy with a snowflake sweater or scarf. Picture yourself curled up on the couch in your handmade sweater, drinking a warm cup of hot cocoa while reading a book as it lightly snows outside your window. Sounds pretty relaxing, right? We think so, too. Stay warm this winter and crochet your own cold-weather clothes!

  1. Cascading Snowflakes Crochet Scarf
  2. Falling Snowflakes Sweater

 

 

 

 

Snowflake OrnamentsSparkly Crochet Snowflake Ornament

Create unique homemade Christmas ornaments for your tree this year. The designs of these crochet snowflake ornaments are all unique because we all know that no two snowflakes are the same.

  1. Picot Loops Crochet Snowflake
  2. Crochet Snowflake Ornament
  3. Sparkly Crochet Snowflake Ornament

 

 

 

 

 

Mr. and Mrs. SnowmanFrosty the Snowman Inspiration

Last, but certainly not least, are our frost-spired crochet snowmen. Everyone loves jolly Frosty the Snowman, so why not get a little creative and crochet some of these happy little guys? Great to use as decorations around the home, these crafts are too cute to pass up!

1. Crochet Snowman Family
2. Crochet Snowman Jar Cozy
3. Mr. and Mrs. Snowman
4. Frosty the Snowman Tea Cozy
5. Crochet Frosty the Snowman

 

 

 

Giveaway!99 Snowflakes Volume 2

Win 99 Snowflakes Volume 2, a book full of stunning crochet snowflake patterns, from the light, large, and lacy, to the solid, small, and compact.

With the patterns in this book, you can learn how to make frosty decorations like:

  1. Chilly Snowman Christmas Stocking
  2. Crochet Snowflake Garland
  3. Upcycled Crocheted Doily Snowflake Garland/Bunting

The deadline to enter is July 8, 2014 at 11:59:59 p.m. Eastern Time, so enter today for your chance to win!

 

 

 

 

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Farewell Frosty!

On March 20th, we officially said goodbye to winter and hello to spring. Here at AllFreeChristmasCrafts, it’s a little bitter sweet. Obviously we love winter, but here in Chicago we’ve had our fill (Minnesota and Canada, we genuinely don’t know how you do it year after year. We commend you, friends). While I’m ready to let go of the snow, it breaks my heart a bit to say goodbye to snowman crafts.

Farewell-Frosty

I know I shouldn’t take sides, but snowman crafts are probably one of my favorite Christmas crafts around. When I see their cute carrot noses and little charcoal buttons, I just can’t help but smile! My mind fills with memories: soaked gloves, runny noses, the weight of the growing snowball as you roll it, the list goes on.  Growing up, my family was always outside playing the in the snow. We made snow forts, snow angels, snow tunnels, we even built little igloos, but our favorite thing to make had to be snowmen. As the years progressed, so did our snowmen. This perhaps was my favorite, meet Mike and Sully from Monsters Inc.:

Monsters-Inc
So in honor of the end of winter, I wanted to give Frosty and all his fellow snowmen a proper send off. From homemade Christmas ornaments to wonderful pieces of DIY Christmas decor to hang on your wall, front door, or mantel, there are plenty of ways you can create the last snowman of the season. Let’s wish Frosty a fond farewell with these snowman crafts!

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What will you miss about winter?

 

Spend a Snow Day with Snow Crafts

Winter Crafts For Kids of All AgesBe prepared to entertain the kiddos when the next big snow storm hits. These fun and easy crafts for kids will keep them happy as pie, even if the weather is too cold to play outside. There’s nothing better than watching your children hard at work making arts and crafts, especially when they give them to you as a gift! Take a look through this fun list of winter crafts for kids of all ages, and spend some time creating in the warmth of your home this winter. Whether you’re making a snowman made of shaving cream or cotton balls, it’s a wonderful way to spend time as a family!



Snowmen You Can Build Inside

Take a look at these snowmen that the kiddos can build indoors in case the snowfall becomes too tall to navigate. With these great snowmen you can build inside, your little ones will be entertained during the cold winter days that prevent them from playing in the snow.




Decorative Winter Crafts For Kids

While you’re cooped up during the next big snow storm, take advantage of your crafty ideas and make a few snow crafts that double as home decor! These fun decorative crafts are so simple, kids of all ages can make them. The best decorations are made from the heart, and who wouldn’t be proud to display their little one’s art work in their home?

What’s Hot: Snowman Crafts

What's Hot: Snowman CraftsNot literally hot! Snowman crafts have been the most popular projects on AllFreeChristmasCrafts.com, and it’s no wonder why! Snowmen are not only a fantastic winter icon, but we have some of the cutest snowman crafts around. Whether you need a new craft for your kids or a new decoration for the door, these crazy cute snowmen are the best Christmas crafts for your home. The greatest part about snowman Christmas crafts is that these decorations can be left up all winter. I know I get sad when we take our Christmas decorations down shortly after New Years Day. However, snowman decorations can stay up until March if you want! Hop on the latest crafting trend and make some of these fantastic snowman crafts.

Yarn Snowman

Crazy Cute Snowman Crafts

  1. Adorable Old Fashioned Snowman
  2. Fuzzy Yarn Snowman
  3. Sunburst Snowman Wreath
  4. Poufy Snowman
  5. Smiley Snowman Ornament
  6. Salt Dough Snowmen
  7. Two Snow-Babies in a Basket
  8. ‘Tis the Season Snowman Door Hanger
  9. Creamer Bottle Snowman

These snowman crafts will not only make your Christmas merry and bright, but they will add a festive feel throughout the entire winter season! Decorate your home with a classic craft. If there isn’t snow on the ground, you can make your own snowmen at any given point with these snowman crafts.

For more adorable snowman crafts, be sure to check out our full collection of superb snowmen on AllFreeChristmasCrafts.com!

 

Snowflakes, Sunbursts, and Stars

Speaking of snowmen. . . .

Snowmen can’t exist without snowflakes! Be sure to craft up some spectacular snow crystals with the very first giveaway from our sister site, AllFreePaperCrafts.com: Snowflakes, Sunbursts, and Stars. Authors Ayako Brodek and Shannon Voigt provide innovative origami, quilling, and kirigami paper crafting techniques in this wonderful book. Contest ends 11/24/2013. Enter here to win!

When was the last time you made a snowman in the snow?

 

 

 

 

 

Get Creative with Sensational Snow Craft Ideas!

It’s finally starting to get a little chilly outside, so we at AllFreeChristmasCrafts have the cold on our minds! We absolutely love snow crafts, and part of why we love them so much is because they aren’t just for Christmas! Many snow crafts are great to leave up throughout the winter. After all, it’s always a little sad to take down Christmas decorations after the holiday passes, so why not craft something that can stay up through March?

Snowflake Crafts

Crochet Snowflake GarlandDIY snowflakes are easy and fun Christmas crafts. They’re perfect for the whole family because most of us have been cutting snowflakes out of paper since we were little! Snowflake crafts can range from the truly difficult to the truly basic. This Crochet Snowflake Garland is a little more difficult than simply cutting patterns out of paper, but we have tutorials for even the most basic snowflake crafts. It’s true that no two snowflakes are the same, and these craft ideas are truly unique!

Homemade Snow Globes

Adorable Mini Snow Globe NecklaceSnow globes are completely classic Christmas decorations, and they are each snow unique! You can put anything you like inside the glass jar. From the traditional evergreen trees to protected family photos to even little figurines of cartoon characters, snow globes can be perfectly tailored to any home decor. In fact, they aren’t just for decorating your home! This Adorable Mini Snow Globe Necklace is a precious accessory for your next Christmas gathering! Learn how to make your own homemade snow globes with any of these fabulous tutorials.

Snowman Craft Ideas

Salt Dough SnowmenSnowmen are fun to build when the snow is perfect for packing, but what about when snow isn’t on the ground yet? And if the snow is too powdery, that’s no good for building snowmen, either. Keep snowmen around all winter when you make snowmen inside your home! These snowman craft ideas are great crafts for kids and for parents! Take these Salt Dough Snowmen for example. Mom can make the salt dough, and the kids can have fun sculpting the snowmen and adding faces, hats, and scarves!

 

 

For more fabulous snow craft ideas, be sure to download our FREE eBook, “Winter Wonderland: How to Make 8 Snowflakes, Snow Crafts, and Snow Projects.”

 

 

 

When do you take down your snowy Christmas decorations?

 

 

 

In Case You Missed It: “Winter Wonderland: How to Make 8 Snowflakes, Snow Crafts, and Snow Projects”

Winter’s not quite over yet, which means there’s still time to celebrate part of what makes it so special for many of us; the snow! Whether you got 2 feet, 2 inches, or nothing at all, you can appreciate how important snow is to winter, which makes it the perfect source of inspiration for some late-winter crafting. That’s why the editors at AllFreeChristmasCrafts have put together a brand new eBook to bring the beauty of a white Christmas into your home during any time of year. Get your copy of Winter Wonderland: How to Make 8 Snowflakes, Snow Crafts, and Snow Projects for all of the crafting fun (without the cold!).

 

Not only does our new eBook include ways to decorate your home with snowflakes, but also how to make a snow globe that’s mess-free and recyclable, and a few adorable craft snowmen that won’t melt once spring comes. There’s a bead craft, a free Christmas crochet pattern, and plenty of thrifty ways to create snow craft projects on a budget. Each of the designers who provided a project have their own approach to winter crafts which makes every page in this eBook very valuable for your crafting skills.

What you’ll find in this eBook:

Wooden Snowman Snowflake – Now you can combine your love for craft snowman and snowflake crafts into one adorable Christmas ornament craft. Artistic crafters will appreciate the quality of this handmade Christmas ornament, and those looking for something they can make in sets will be pleased to see how inexpensive the materials are. Best of all, just look at that face. What could be cuter for a Christmas tree?

 

Beautiful Sparkling Snow Globe – One of our favorite things about this eBook is how creative the snow craft projects were with recyclables. You can learn how to make a snow globe that’s going to stand out for its simplicity and elegance no matter where you place it using an easy jar craft tutorial. It’s accessible to all ages, and hardly costs anything to put together. Keep this tutorial handy year round, because it’s very easy to redesign depending on the time of year.

Download a copy of Winter Wonderland: How to Make 8 Snowflakes, Snow Crafts, and Snow Projectsit’s free!

If you like this eBook, you might also enjoy:

Link Love: Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let it Snow

Earlier this week, a strange thing happened – my air conditioning kicked on. The temperature outside was positively balmy and I was able to leave my house wearing tennis shoes rather than my standard fur-lined boots. While this was a nice vacation from the normal frigid winds and sub-zero temperatures, I couldn’t help feeling like something was missing – snow!

The temperatures are decreasing but it seems we’ll have to wait for snow to fall here in the Windy City. Until that time, I’ll settle for a few snow-inspired crafts. Snowmen, snowflakes and white glitter seem to be everywhere right now, so I’m definitely not the only one who’s ready to walk in a crafty winter wonderland. When looking for winter projects, it’s best to start with a long list and pick out a project or two. Our collection of 17 Snowman Christmas Crafts + 3 New Projects has everything you need for a season of crafting. Some of my personal favorites from this collection include Cute Easy Clay Snowman Ornaments and Snowman Candleholder. If you’re not a huge fan of snowmen, make a seasonal Cookie Cutter Snowflake Card and send it to someone special.

Take advantage of this warm and fuzzy Christmas feeling by creating some of these fantastic snow-themed crafts. When you’re done crafting a snowman, head outside with the family and make the real thing!

  1. Beaded Snowflakes from Torie Jayne
  2. Peanut Snowmen Holiday Ornament from Shade Tree Jewelry
  3. Snowflake Gift Ornaments from Just Crafty Enough
  4. Faux Snowy Pinecones from Dream a Little Bigger
  5. Easy Felt Snowflake Coasters from Billie Monster
  6. Bottle Cap Snowman Ornaments from One Artsy Momma
  7. Snowy Watercolours from The Mayberry Sparrow
  8. Crocheted Winter Wreath from Repeat Crafter Me
  9. Snowman Christmas Decoration from Plushka Craft

Meet and Make: Meggan Maravich

This week’s Meet and Make designer is Meggan Maravich. Meggan is the creator of Megpie Designs and a full-time wife and mother of four. Her first original painted design was published in the January 2000 issue of Crafts ‘n’ Things Magazine and since then, her work has been featured in publications such as Pack o’ Fun, Painting Magazine, and Creative Home Arts.

Her projects tend to be quick and easy crafts for the beginner. She designs projects for the more advanced painter, as well.

 

Want to know more? Keep reading and learn about Meggan!

  1. I LOVE to paint!!!
  2. I “can” cook.  A few things.  If they’re simple.
  3. I listened to nothing but children’s music for twelve years.
  4. The clothes in my closets are grouped by color.
  5. I have a “touch” of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.  (Okay … a slap or a punch, then).
  6. My studio is an atomic mess.
  7. I’d rather paint it than cook it, tie it, or change it.  (think Dinner, a Bow, or a Light Bulb).
  8. Sometimes an M&M is waaay too much chocolate for me.  I’m not a fan, is all I’m saying.\
  9. Most days I need an energy drink just to stay vertical.  Some days, I need three.
  10. I could be considered a hoarder.  If you count glue guns, pencils, paintbrushes, and wood.  All wood.  Like lumber, and plywood sheets, and even wood cut-outs.  I LOVE wood!!

 

Here’s Meggan’s project:

Ruler Snowmen

Materials:

  • Ruler (look for a ruler without pre-drilled holes)
  • Acrylic paint in white, black, red, and gold
  • Extreme Glitter in Black
  • Plaid Dimensional Paint in orange
  • Mini craft sticks for hat brims
  • Wooden birds for the school mascot
  • Red ribbons for hanging
  • Permanent black marker for outlining

Instructions:

  1. Use the Midwest Products Easy Cutter Ultimate to trim each ruler into four 3″ lengths, and trim the mini craft sticks to just a hair wider than the ruler, so the hat brim hangs over just a bit on either side of the snowman’s head.
  2. Use Aleene’s Tacky Glue to adhere hat brims to each ruler segment. I attached my hat brims towards the top of the segments, rather than directly in the center. However, I’ve made many of these types of ornaments, and attaching the brim a little lower makes for a totally different look:a really tall hat and a small face,versus the small top hat and the larger face. I wanted to date these ornaments, so I made the hats smaller.
  3. Paint the craft stick and the top half of the ruler segments with black acrylic paint.
  4. Brush Plaid’s Extreme Glitter Black over the hats for extra shine.
  5. Paint the bottoms of the ruler segments with white acrylic paint.
  6. Leave the backs unpainted; to keep the “School Room” feel of these ruler ornaments.
  7. I use a cotton swab and pink powder blush to blush the cheeks of each snowman’s face.
  8. Use a stylus dipped in black paint to dot the eyes and the mouths.
  9. Dip the stylus before each dot for same-sized dots … dotting two or three times before re-dipping into the paint gives you descending-sized dots.
  10. I used my Crop-o-Dile to make a hole in the top center of each snowman’s hat, so I could thread some ribbon through for hanging.
  11. NOTE: For step-by-step photos of how to paint dots and carrot noses, please click here.
  12. Because I am making these ornaments for the classmates of my children, I want to add our school mascot, the cardinal.
  13. Here is a quick tip I found for painting small wooden pieces, such as these bird cut-outs: Spread out a piece of GLAD Press’n Seal sealing wrap, sticky side up, and press the birds onto the paper.
  14. This holds them in place while you use a paint roller dipped in red acrylic paint to base coat the birds quickly and easily.
  15. A quick way to make the triangle shape on the cardinal’s head, is to use a small flat brush dipped in black paint; lightly press the brush diagonally across the bird’s head.
  16. Allow to dry before dotting the eyes first with white paint, and then with black paint.
  17. Brush on a coat of Plaid Extreme Glitter in Red for extra shine.
  18. Use a detail brush dipped in gold or yellow paint to highlight the bird’s beaks. I threaded the ribbon through each hole in the hat before I attached the birds … I thought it was easier than waiting to thread the ribbons and possibly running into a hat whose hole was covered by a bird.
  19. As a final touch, I used a black permanent marker to outline the snowman faces, define each bird’s wing, and add the year to the bottom.

 

 

Link Love: Winter Wonderland

Embrace the cold, icy, snow, wintery weather with these festive winter wonderland crafts from around the web. See what your fellow crafters and bloggers are whipping up to celebrate the season. Here are the best snowman and snowflake crafts of the year:

  1. Marshmallow snowmen from Icing Design.
  2. Crochet snowman cap and baby shoes from Prairie Cottage Rose.
  3. Snowflake Pretzels from Mom Endeavors.
  4. Sequined snowflake onesie from Leafy Treetop Spot.
  5. TP roll snowflakes from Chasing Fireflies.
  6. Knit Jack Frost from Petite Purls.
  7. Fondant snowman cupcake from How Sweet it Is.
  8. Recycled cardboard and yarn snowflakes from Creative Jewish Mom.
  9. Golfer’s snowman ornament from Full of Great Ideas.