Embroidery Hoop Snowman
Hi Friends! This embroidery hoop snowman is just the cutest! He would be the perfect craft to make and give as gifts this Christmas 2020. Let me show you how east he is to make!
- 1 smaller embroidery hoop (mine did not have sizes on them. I just held them up in the store to see what looked right. If I would have to guess, I would say the smaller one is half the size of the larger one.)
- 1 larger embroidery hoop
- Antique wax
- old rag (for antique wax)
- drop cloth
- Material for hat and scarf
- buttons for eyes
- larger buttons for body
- jingle bell
- pine pick
- puff paint
- fabric marker
Step 1: First, stain both the embroidery hoops if you want the rustic look. Just dip an old rag into the stain and run it round the hoops. You may want to wear gloves when you do this.
Step 2: Cut a piece of drop cloth to fit in each hoop. Put the drop cloth in the hoops a screw them tight to secure. You can tug at the drop cloth to make sure it is tight and also to pull out any wrinkles. Trim all the excess drop cloth from around the hoops.
Step 3: Cut a square piece of fabric to fit for a hat. I always just wrap my material around the head to get an idea of how to cut it. Then, run a small bead of glue along the bottom and fold the material up to give a nice neat edge. After that, fold the material up one more time, this time a little higher, about an inch and glue it. It should resemble the rim of a hat. Glue it on to the front of the snow man and then glue it together in the back. Run a bead of glue where they meet to close it. You should have a little opening. Stuff and old grocery bag down there to give the hat some volume. Gather the hat at the top and secure with a piece of twine, Add a jingle bell and tie a bow. Trim any excess material at the top. To get a better idea of how to do this please watch this YouTube tutorial.
Step 4: Rip a long strip of fabric for a scarf. Just tie it around the neck of the snowman and use hot glue to make it lay how you want.
Step 5: Hot glue two buttons in place for the eyes
step 6: Hot glue two larger buttons in place for the coal on his body.
Step 7: Hot glue a pine pine pick and any embellishments you may want to his hat.
Step 8: Using some puff paint draw a nose. Puff paint takes 24 hours to dry. I suggest adding the nose and letting it dry before adding the mouth and the cheeks. I have smudged puff paint sooo many times trying to hurry up and get something finished.
Step 9: Once the puff paint is dry, draw the mouth. I just made some squiggly lines with a fabric marker.
Step 10: Finally, with a Q-tip add some blush to his cheeks. You can find cheap blush at the dollar tree.
If you decide to make this DIY I’d love to hear from ya! You can drop a comment below or message me on any of my social media pages. Hope you have a blessed weekend and as always remember to keep it simple. Catch ya next week my friends! Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, youtube