Pom Pom Snowman Ornament Tutorial

Snowman Ornament

Here is the first pom pom craft as promised!  So I’m hoping that you’ve had time to practice your pom pom skills…no?!?  Well grab a skein of yarn and get busy!  You can refer back to my tutorial here.

This snowman requires three pom poms in graduating sizes – a 1 finger, a 2 finger, and a 3 finger.  Does that sound strange to anyone?  It does to me and I came up with the terminology – sorry!  

Let’s start with the nose and mouth.  Cut out a triangle from an orange piece of foam.  Hot glue the carrot nose onto the middle of the smallest pom pom.  For the mouth, I cut a piece of black yarn and pulled the strands apart and then glued it on with Elmer’s Glue All.

Next comes the two eyes made out of coal.  Obviously this is not Frosty because I opted for a carrot nose instead of a button but you could totally use a button.  For the eyes I knotted up some black yarn and kept tying more knots until I got the size I was looking for.  These I glued on with hot glue.

For the hat I decided to stick with the yarn theme and crochet him a little hat.  For those of you who don’t crochet, another fun way to do this would be to make the hat using the technique that I outlined here.  Just make the hat black and hot glue some sort of hook to the top of the hat.  (If you do crochet and are interested in the pattern just leave me a comment.  I just kind of made it up on the fly but I can recreate ;) ) 

So here he is all cute with his little hat but he’s looking a little chilly.  I thought about crocheting a scarf – next time!  I used a ribbon instead and I think he looks adorable!

Pom Pom Snowman

Two great things about this snowman:
1.  He weighs hardly anything and so even on a fresh tree he doesn’t weigh down the limb – love that!
2.  Can’t be broken!!!! Super awesome especially since Bryce was swinging his blankie around two nights ago and shattered an ornament – ouch!

Pom Pom Snowman Ornament

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  1. And he is too cute!

  2. This turned out super cute!
    Beth =-)

  3. He is really cute! I would ne honored if you shared your snowman here:


  4. He’s adorable! Thanks for sharing:)

  5. That’s so cute! How do you make the pom poms?

  6. @Creative Steph Hi there! I did a tutorial previously and linked to it in the first paragraph. Let me know if you need any pointers :)

  7. this little guy is just adorable ! maria

  8. @raising4princesses Thanks Maria!

  9. I love your snowman! I’m a new follower. Stop by and visit and enter to win my Heirloom ornament…only 1 day left to enter. Warm wishes

  10. A really sweet Christmas idea.
    Elle and Lou

  11. Love this! I was thinking about making some yarn pom pom balls for a pretend snow ball fight this winter…how fun it would be to turn them in to these snowmen afterwards!!

  12. Absoutely adorable. One cute snowman. He reminds me a little bit like a penquin, that’s a compliment, Maybe it him handing in your lovely tree. He is so cute. Thanks so much for sharing your inspiration over at Sunday’s Best! Keep coming back your part of the family now!

  13. So sweet!

  14. oh he’s so cute I’d love you to add it to my What We Wore and Made link party over at http://raegunwear.blogspot.com/search/label/WWWMW

  15. When the snowman is done about how mant inches is he? Mine looks huge compared to yours. I found the other link I went on my laptop instead of my phone- sorry

  16. @Creative Steph Oh my! I just measured and my snowman is about 7 inches with the hat and about 5 3/4 inches without. How big did yours turn out? If you want it smaller you know you can always trim the pom pom down.

  17. Mine’s the same! LoL but it looked so big compared to yours. I’m going to have some kids over this w/e & they will assemble them & take them home, so thanks for a fun project!

  18. @Creative Steph Hehe! That’s too funny! I’m so glad you are making them – aren’t they cute?? My kids just love the snowman. He keeps being taken off of the tree and played with :) Have fun this weekend!

  19. I love these little guys. I followed your pompom tutorial from last week, yet I sadly failed! ALthough I thought I tied the knot as tight as I could, once I started cutting, I realized it wasn’t tight enough. I will be trying again though (when I don’t have kids climbing all over me!)

  20. @Kela Bela Oh no! You have to tie it SUPER tight! Let me know what happens when you give it a try again :) (without kids!)

  21. What a cute guy! Lovely tutorial, thanks for sharing :)

  22. What a charming snowman ornament :D You are right, when ornaments are heavy, they can wreck havoc on a live tree- this is a great solution :D

    Visiting from My Romantic Home’s linky party,
    Smiles and thanks for sharing,
    Suzanne at WhyCuzICan in NW Illinois

  23. He is too cute! Thanks for linking to Things I’ve Done Thursday!


  24. There are very cute! Thanks for sharing! I’m your newest blogger via The Creative Spark!

  25. How cute is that! I am not going to lie, I won’t be crocheting a hat, but I might try the snowman!

  26. CUTE!! I would love for you to come by Sassy Sites and link this up at our Snowman party! :)


  27. That is such a super cute idea, and it looks really fun!

  28. Very cute! I just pinned it to my Christmas pin board. Thanks for the idea!

  29. ps also a new follower

  30. What a great idea! Thanks for sharing!

  31. So VERY ca-ute! I love it! :)

  32. Just stopping by to let you know that I have featured your project on Fun Family Crafts! You can see it here

    If you have other kid friendly crafts, I’d love it if you would submit them :) If you would like to display a featured button on your site, you can grab one from the right side bar of your post above.

  33. Featuring on this week at Bacon Time. Happy holidays.

  34. Oh isn’t he just Adorable… Now if I only knew how to Crochet.. :) I would love for you to share it here http://shoprubyjean.com/2011/12/sew-crafty-tuesday-linky-2-and-highlights/

  35. Just put it up on my FB… Thank you again for stopping in and Linking up… :) http://www.facebook.com/pages/Ruby-Jean/247671615249847?ref=tn_tnmn#

  36. Visiting form some what simple…I can’t wait to do this with the kids tomorrow

  37. Stopping by from Sunday Showcase! Hope that you will pop by my blog to say hello!
    Am going to add this to my Pinterest Snowman board! So cute!!! Love this craft!
    Happy holidays!

  38. Do you have a crochet pattern for the top hat?

    • No I don’t Amanda :( If I recall correctly, I made a small rectangle and stitched it together. Then I crocheted a small circle and stitched it for the top of the hat. Then I crocheted a larger circle for the base of the hat and stitched that together. Hope that helps!

  39. This snowman is ssssssoooooo cute!

  40. I love handmade Christmas ornaments. Your snow man is adorable!


  41. I would LOVE to have the crochet directions for the hat! I’m going to try and make one of the snowmen for an ornament exchange at school. These are adorable!!!!

  42. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!! Have made 2 snowmen tonight. Keeping 1 and gifting the other. Will be trying to copy the top hat this weekend. Thanks for sharing!

  43. I love your pom pom snow man but would love to know how you crocheted his hat. Please send me the pattern.
    Thank you.

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