If you have looked at any of my posts, you’ve seen that I like to use twine for lots of purposes. I love the look and it’s so easy and inexpensive to work with. Recently, I saw a pin for adorable burlap and twine snowmen and followed the pin to Recaptured Charm. I decided to create my own variation of them. I changed a number things, but I was inspired by her post. It wasn’t until I was all set to make one that I stopped to wonder why a snowman would be brown, but that didn’t stop me from making one of my own. Maybe since I live in Charleston where there is no snow, he’s a Christmas Sandman.
Arms from an old snowman ornament (twigs would work, too)
To begin, cut a small slice from the largest ball. You won’t need to do this for the smaller balls.
Place a circle of hot glue onto the bottom and begin to wind the twine in a circular motion as shown here.
Continue placing a trail of hot glue and winding the twine around the ball. You don’t want to cover the bottom. This way, the snowman will stand upright.
Repeat the process for the two smaller balls. I decided to use twine for all of them instead of burlap as used in the inspiration post.
Use hot glue to to assemble the three balls together.
To make the hat, cut a tissue roll in half and them cut it again until you’re happy with the size. Cut a felt circle for the bottom of the hat and another one for the top. Glue the felt around the roll, then run a trail of glue around the bottom edge and center the roll onto the larger felt circle. Run a glue line along the outer rim of the smaller felt circle and place it on top.
Glue small buttons for eyes and larger ones for the center. I found an old snowman ornament and removed its arms to use on this one. They are a little small, but they work. You could also use small twigs. I used a felt dot for the mouth.
I really like how turned out. If anyone asks why he’s brown, I’ll just tell them that I live in a southern coastal city where snow is not something we see, so we build sandmen instead of snowmen!
I think he looks great next to a couple of trees I made.