Holiday Craft | How to Make a Sock Snowman

How to Make a Sock Snowman - About A Mom

If you’re regular reader of this blog, you know that we are always trying to come up with holiday craft projects using things that can easily be found around the house. Living so far from any craft stores has forced my daughter and I to become more resourceful. Last week I used a men’s tube sock to create this cute snowman candy dish, so here I was left with an unmatched tube sock… what is a crafty person to do with that? After doing a little browsing on the internet, I decided to make a sock snowman. I am now wishing I had taken more pics to show a step-by-step tutorial, but anyway here you have it… How to Make a Sock Snowman.

Here’s What You’ll Need
men’s tube sock (size large)
rice (2 lb bag)
scrap fabric
pom poms
felt scraps
glue gun
2 large rubber bands

How to Make a Sock Snowman - About A Mom

1. To form the body, fill sock with rice (to desired size) and secure tightly with a rubber band.

2. Add more rice to the sock to form the head, and secure tightly with a rubber band.

3. Cut off excess sock from top.

4. Using your hands, scrunch and mold with your hands to create shape that you want.

5. Use glue gun, to further secure the head to the body.

6. To create hat, measure the diameter of the head where you want the hat to set. Cut a rectangular piece of fabric the width that you measured. Flannel worked nicely for this. Hand sew the seam to form a tube. Turn inside out and using a needle and thread, gather one end tightly to form the top of the hat. Turn hat right side out, fold the bottom of the fabric to form a rim. Attach the hat to the snowman’s head using glue gun. Glue pom pom to top of hat.

7. To create the face use pom poms and felt for the eyes, nose, and mouth. I added a dab of blush to the cheeks, and glued on miniature snow flakes (optional).

8. To create the scarf, cut a long rectangular piece of fabric that and tie it around the snowman’s neck.

You can use whatever you have on hand to create the face, hat and scarf. If you don’t have any pom poms for the face, scraps of felt would work just fine.

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  1. What a neat idea, I love it. Pinned so I can come back and make this with my 5-year old.

  2. I love the idea of making things with with everyday items! The snowman is super cute :)

  3. could use the potporee that would be smell ing good

  4. Super cute! Love this idea. My sister made sock snowmen one year for Christmas when she was young and gave them to us all as gifts :)

  5. Jennifer Mae Hiles says:

    That is adorable! This sounds like a fun winter project to do with my girls when we start to get cabin fever!

  6. Natosha Zachary says:

    So cute! My son would love this. It is similar to a project one of my nephews did. He used beans and wrote on the socks with sharpies. These are cuter (don’t tell my nephew).

  7. I have SEVERAL mismatched socks that would be perfect for this snow cute craft!! Thanks for the idea!

  8. Judy Moore says:

    If you have any orange socks, a jack o lantern version would be adorable. A black sock could be a black cat. Think im going to be visiting the local thrift store sometime soon. Thanks for the inspiration :-)

  9. Adorable!!! I’m going to make one for my friend who is freaked out by snowmen :) I know my daughter will have fun making some too!

  10. I LOVE this idea!! I shared this idea so I can look closer at it later! I thought this would be a great activity to do with children….and even have them make their own Christmas presents for their teachers and friends (or whomever they want to make them for)! Thanks for sharing this idea! :-)

  11. Oh gosh how stinking cute!!! I need to make one of these for holiday decor!!

  12. This sock snowman is so cute! At first glance, I thought it would be too difficult for my less than crafty self. However, just a glue gun, sock, and some craft supplies doesn’t sound hard at all! We love decorating with snowmen during the holidays, so I may give this a go!

  13. Cathy Jarolin says:

    I love Your Snowman..It is adorable. The directions are easy to follow..This is a project I might try. Hopefully mine will be as cute as yours. Thankyou for posting..

  14. this is just adorable! thanks for the idea!!

  15. How cute! Looks like we’ll be stuck inside for a bit due to weather, and this is a perfect craft to entertain the kids. I love crafting with things around the house!

  16. This is absolutely adorable! I am not near any craft stores either, but have all of the materials already! I’m thinking these could make cute little presents too! I love your craft ideas, your really inventive Thank you!

  17. This is a great idea! We tried it something like this out but it didn’t look nearly as good as yours. I think we’ll do it again next year and hope it looks better!

  18. TrippyCusp93 says:

    These are so adorable! I have to say I love his cheeks the most! The snowflake blush is simply precious! I’ll be making these next year!

  19. Charlie Miliner says:

    This looks cute! And easy to do!

  20. OMgosh I love this..I’m going to make some next yr..Love it…always have unmatched socks!!!

  21. Cathy Jarolin says:

    This Snowman is adorable. I am afraid that I would need more visual training to do this.. I am not crafty..I sure wish I was.. But I really think the snowman is something I would like to try.. Thankyou for posting.

  22. Charlie Miliner says:

    I think I need to make one of these for my family Christmas party! I’m not very crafty but it looks pretty easy!

  23. This is so adorable! I love that it seems so simple (a sock) but turns out so beautifully. This is a great holiday craft for kids and grown-ups. :) It would be so fun to make these and see how everyone decorates their snowman differently. Great tutorial! Thank you for sharing it. :)

  24. im going to make this! super cute i love it

  25. Oh my gosh. This is absolutely precious. I think even I could try to make this lol.

  26. This looks so simple to do, I might give it a try even though I don’t consider myself very crafty. :)

  27. This is so cute! A fun one for the kiddos

  28. Peggy Humbracht says:

    What very cute snowman, and simple to make. I will have to share this with some of my teacher friends for their students to make for Christmas. And limited material is needed as well money.

  29. christina p says:

    Super cute! This is a project that I will be doing for next year…..and I have all the materials too!

  30. Jenn S (FotoJennic) says:

    What a great idea! This is incredibly cute, and I am going to pin it for next christmas season. Thank you for the instructions.

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