- Three Spiral Sola Wood flowers. I used three of the same size flowers, but you could also use three different sizes if you wish. I did two different size snowmen. So, I made small ones with 1 inch flowers and bigger snowmen with 2 inch flowers. I purchased mine from Ohyourlovely.com, but you can also buy them from Amazon if you just want to buy a few to try out.
- Ribbon for a scarf
- Two sticks for the arms. I cut mine off a tree outside.
- A wooden nose. I made this button looking nose for mine. You can purchase the SVG file for this nose in my shop under my winter SVG Package for $1. Click here to go directly to it.
- Hot glue gun and glue
- Knitted hat. You could make your own hat, but I do not know how to knit. So, I purchased mine from Amazon.
- Orange acrylic paint
- Optional: a magnet or a ribbon. Depending if you want to hang your snowman or turn it into a magnet.
If your flowers are smooshed or miss shaped, then you may want to start out by lightly spraying them with some water so you can then gently reshape them to your liking. Then set your flowers aside as you prepare your carrot nose. I used my Gloweforge laser printer to make my button noses. A Cricut or other similar machines should be able to cut this design. Since I was making several snowmen, I cut several of the button noses at once. To save time I painted a section of my wood orange before I ran it to be cut. This worked well and was much easier than painting them all after they were cut out.
I then took my three flowers and applied an ample amount of hot glue to the sides of my flowers and attached them together one on top of the other. I then applied a little more glue to the back of the flowers to add some extra support. With the snowman face down, I then glued the sticks to the middle flower. You can make the arms as long as short as you like. I also added extra glue to cover the ends of the sticks to insure they were well glued.
For the knitted hats they were a little stiff. So, I recommend stretching them out a little by pulling on them some. I then applied a ring of hot glue around the edge of the knitted hat and placed it on the snowman’s head. I pulled the hat down and over the flower a little. You may need to add a little extra hot glue to the back of the hat to secure it better. I then flipped my snowman over and applied a little hot glue to my button nose and placed it on the top/head of my snowman. I have two different size noses depending on which snowman you decide to make. I placed my button nose in the center of the flower, but feel free to move it to your liking or angle it.
The last step is to add the ribbon scarf. I started off by wrapping my ribbon around my snowman’s neck and cut it a little longer than I thought I needed. For the small snowman I just wrapped the ribbon around and crossed it in the front. I then hot glued it in place by placing hot glue to the back of the flower and where the two ribbons cross. I did this method for the smaller snowmen, because it was easier and the knot looked a bit to big for them. Using a smaller ribbon may be better for the smaller snowman especially if you want to make the knot like I did for the bigger snowman. For the larger snowman I wrapped the ribbon around but made a simple single knot in the ribbon. You can apply some hot glue to hold the ribbon in place if you wish. Once my ribbon scarves were in place I folded the ends in half and cut a small triangle out. This created the nice detail at the end. Feel free to finish your ends how you wish.
If you would like to make your snowman into a magnet, then I recommend gluing the magnet to the back of the snowman’s head. The smaller snowman should only need one magnet, but the larger snowman may need two magnets, one on the back of the head and one on the lowest flower, depending on the magnets you use. You could also glue a thin ribbon to the back of the snowman’s head or hat if you wish to hang your snowman.
Please remember when storing these flowers at the end of the holiday season to store them somewhere that does not get a lot of moisture. They are made out of wood and thus will mold. They should also not be stored in a closed container. They need some air to breath. I have placed them in a zip block bag, but did not zip it all the way closed. You can also place them in plastic containers, but will need to drill a few holes in the container to allow air flow.
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