My sweet snowman door hanger is featured in this week’s episode of When Creativity Knocks. He’ll be greeting guests at my front door all winter long!
16″ Smoothfoam disc (or any size you like)
Acrylic paints – Light blue, medium blue, orange
Makin’s Clay – black, white
Clay carving tools
Grey felt, yarn
Apply Snow-Tex medium to front and sides of Smoothfoam disc. Let dry.
Cut two half-circles (I adjusted my circles slightly to be more oblong for a taller hat) of grey felt the same width as the disc, and one strip of felt about 3” wide and the same width as the disc.
Paint-stamp snowflakes in alternating colors across the felt strip.
Glue the two felt half-circles together on the round edges. When dry, add fiber fill to lightly stuff the hat.
Create a pompom by wrapping yarn multiple times around your fingers. The more yarn, the fuller the pompom. Carefully remove it from your fingers and tie the yarn tightly in the center. Cut the loops open on each side, fluff it out and trim as needed to even it up all the way around.
Glue the pompom to the top of the hat, then glue the hat around the top of the disc. Glue the stamped strip across the front of the snowman’s head for the hatband.
Blend some orange paint into some white air-dry clay to make a carrot shape for the nose. Use a clay tool to add lines and texture to the carrot. Make little, irregular balls of black clay for the eyes and mouth. Flatten each ball slightly and glue into place after the clay has dried for 24 hours.