Monday, November 19, 2012

Felt Snowman

This past weekend Christmas decorating began at home. I loved that my kids were ready to give me a helping hand with the projects. I kept on asking them for help on cutting, gluing, painting, and the most frequently asked favor... Bring me this or that.  I love them! We worked while listening to Christmas carols, and that made our decorating even more special.

The first project was creating these mischievous looking fellows!



These cute little guys are on their ride to steal your heart!


*The instructions on how create these snowmen were taken from magazine clippings someone gave me. As a reader pointed out, it looks like it was a BHG magazine.

Materials for 5:
  • 9"x12" felt pieces.  2 White, 1 black, 1 orange.
  • 1 skein green DMC Pearl Cotton size 3
  • 10 5mm and 15 10mm black pompoms
  • 11/2 yard 3/8"-wide red satin ribbon
  • Embroidery needle
  • Stuffing
  • spray adhesive
Directions for one:
1. Download the pattern HERE.
2. Cut two snowman (white felt), two hats (black felt), and one carrot (orange felt)



3. Use spray adhesive to attach the black hats to each snowman.   The black hats are a bit larger than the ones in the snowman in order to overlap the edge of white felt.  Attach the carrot to the front.



4. Embroider 3 green straight stitches at the top of carrot.
5. Pin snowmen together right sides out.  Starting at bottom, blanket-stitch edges with pearl cotton, stopping at bottom to stuff.  Finish stitching.


Source


6. Glue on small pompom eyes and 3 pompom buttons.
7. Tie 12" ribbon around neck.  Trim ends diagonally and you are done with one of these guys.






More Christmas projects coming!

Blue Christmas Mantel.






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19 comments:

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

What a sweet Christmas project Cristina! Your snowmen are adorable!!!! They look so cozy in their fur-filled sleigh!
I hope you will join me for TUTORIALS TIPS AND TIDBITS... link goes live Wednesday. They would be such a welcomed addition!

Debbie @ MeandMyDIY said...

Cristina, I'm a sucker for anything hand sewn, and those are just adorable. What a fun way to spend time with your kids!
Debbie

Feral Turtle said...

Those are so cute. Good job you guys! Cheers.

Linda @ it all started with paint said...

Those are just adorable! I'm loving them in that sled too!

:)

Linda

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Oh how cute! I love these! So creative. Awesome job!

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

These are adorable! Thanks for the tutorial. I'm pinning this one.

Anonymous said...

I made these from a pattern in BHG at least 15 yrs ago. You don't list a source.

Cristina Garay said...

I didn't have a source for making them, but I'm glad that you mention where they may have been from. Thanks!

NanaDiana said...

Cristina- Those are just adorable little snowmen. Cute and not too hard to make either-I love the blanket stitch around the outside of them- xo Diana

Liz said...

Oh those are so cute! :)

Happy Thanksgiving!

~Liz

Sandra@Beneath this Roof, Within these Walls said...

Christina, those are absolutely adorable. What a wonderful way to spend time with your children. That is the sort of day that will make memories for all of you, and you will have the little snowmen to remind you! Hugs!

Nancy at maddalee™ said...

Hi Cristina, I love your snowmen! Simply adorable. I'm visiting from A to Z, thank you for sharing. New follower also, and there may be some things you like over at Maddalee :)

Have a good day, Nancy

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Nicole @WonkyW said...

I Love these little guys. So super adorable!

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

These are super cute :) Happy Thanksgiving! Looking forward to seeing you at My Dream Canvas! I would love for you to see my centerpiece at my Thanksgiving table :) I am visiting you from Savvy Southern Style!

Paula@SweetPea said...

Adorable! Who wouldn't love to receive one of these?

Angie@Echoes of Laughter said...

Beautiful project! So adorable and sweet! Have a wonderful Saturday! Angie xo

Debbie P. PinkTexasChick said...

Okay so maybe I am awesome like you (heehee) because I was thinking about making something like this except with gingerbread men. And since I just learned how to sew I was thinking about "whip stitiching" them? A ver como me salen pero los tuyos son preciosos! :)

katielynn said...

Love these cute snowmen. Great tutorial, too! They caught me eye at the Get Your DIY On link party! Happy decorating!
~Katie @ viewfromthefridge.com

Krista thehappyhousie said...

These are so adorable- and they look much more complicated then you showed in your great tutorial! Thanks for sharing them:)

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