Looking for a quick, fun winter decor project the whole family can enjoy? How about a sock snowman? All you need are some basic crafting supplies, along with a white sock and a colored sock, and you can create your own! Here’s how…
white sock (I recommend ladies’ or kids’ size)
colored sock (also ladies’ or kids’)
rubber bands or string
glue (I used hot glue, but craft glue works too
accessories for personalizing: google eyes, buttons, felt, fabric paint, etc.
Making Your Sock Snowman
Step 1: Cut your white sock straight across at the heel.
This will give you a tube.
Step 2: Fill about half the sock with a mixture of Poly Pellets and Poly-Fil, then secure with a rubber band/string.
The Poly Pellets are weighted stuffing beads that will help your snowman to stand up. If you don’t have these, you can use dry rice or beans. This will form the lower half of the snowman’s body.
Step 3: Fill the top half of the sock with more Poly-Fil and secure.
Now you have two “snowballs” for the body.
Step 4: Add a hat and scarf.
Cut off the toe section of a colored sock and slide it onto the snowman’s head. I used glue to secure mine in place. This is a great use for a sock that has lost its mate! Then, cut off a long strip of the colored sock and wrap it around the lower rubber band as a scarf. I glued this in place too.
Step 5: Add a face and buttons.
I used google eyes, along with a triangle of orange felt for the nose, and a series of dots of black fabric paint to form a smile. You can also use black buttons or brads, fabric marker, felt, or any other supplies you have on hand to personalize your snowman.
This is such a fun project, because every snowman will look unique based on the colors and accessories you choose to personalize it. Make one, or make a whole snow family! It’s a quick project that even little crafters can enjoy, and these guys look adorable around the house all winter. If you try making your own sock snowman, make sure to share your project photos in the Amy Latta & Friends Facebook Group where we can all be inspired! See you there.