SUPPLIES & TOOLS:
- Styrofoam brand foam balls - 1", eight; 1-1/2", seven; 2", six
- Ready-to-finish pine wreath, 18"
- Blue felt
- 6 pieces assorted blue fabric, 3/4"x8"
- 12 half-round black beads, 5mm
- 8 Beaded floral picks
- One spool iridescent white wired ribbon, 15/16"
- White iridescent glitter
- Gloss decoupage medium
- Twelve 2" lollipop sticks
- 6 Barbecue skewers
- Orange acrylic craft paint
- Rose blush or chalk
- Wire, 6" length
- Low-temperature hot glue gun*
- White craft glue
- Serrated kitchen knife
- Stone textured paint, white
*Glue gun should only be used with adult supervision.
SIZE: Project size = 18"
- Slice three 1-1/2" and six 2" foam balls in half. Tip: Rub knife blade against bar of hand soap for easier cutting. Using small half ball for heads and two larger half balls for body, arrange six snowmen on work surface. Slice off small portions where balls meet so pieces fit together snugly. Use glue gun to adhere pieces together.
- Brush one coat of decoupage medium over fronts of snowmen. Sprinkle with glitter; let dry.
- Cover remaining whole balls with glitter as in step 2; let dry.
- For noses, cut 1" pointed tips off skewers. Paint orange; let dry. Press into snowman face; glue to secure. For eyes, glue two black beads above nose. Apply blush or chalk to cheeks.
- For arms, press lollipop sticks into sides of bodies; glue to secure. Note: Place arms at different angles for variety. Trace and cut out pattern above. Cut six pairs of gloves; glue to ends of arms.
- Carefully tie fabric strips around snowman necks; snip ends for fringe.
- Spray a light coat of stone textured paint on wreath; let dry.
- Use photo as guide to arrange snowmen on wreath; use glue gun to secure. Glue glittered balls to wreath randomly between snowmen.
- Spread apart beaded ends on floral picks; attach to wreath.
- Use ribbon to make swag for wreath bottom; tie bow at each end, twist several times and secure to wreath. Make large ribbon bow for top of wreath. Use wire to add hanger to top center back of wreath.
Make individual snowman ornaments using whole Styrofoam balls. Tie ribbon for hanger; attach to top of snowman.