Hello to my favorite blog readers!
Today I have the directions for a snowman pin you can make. It’s easy to do, in fact, my kindergartners used to help make them as presents for parents. This is a good craft activity for those in any age group. It also makes a great gift for someone.
I just have one caution: if a child is doing the project, I’d make sure an adult uses the hot glue gun for safety reasons. ** However…you may know of a great glue to use instead of hot glue. If so, let me know!
1. Two white buttons, one smaller than the other. Both buttons must have TWO holes only.
2. A piece of tagboard or white felt, as long as your pin needs to be, or long enough to cover where the two buttons come together. (the snowman’s “neck”!)
3. A piece of black felt, cut in the shape of a hat.
4. a pin …..the kind with a flat back
5. a short piece of pipe stem…red or green.
6. hot glue gun, scissors.
See materials below:
1. The head of the snowman should have his button hole “eyes” horizontal, and the body should have the button holes in a vertical position for “buttons”.
2. Flip the two buttons over so you can work on the back. Use the tagboard or white felt rectangle to bridge the two buttons together across the snowman’s “neck”. Hot glue the tag/felt to the back of the two buttons, approximately in the middle. Let that cool.
3. Hot glue the pin over the tagboard or felt piece. The opening of the pin can be either at the top or bottom….it’s your choice. Let it cool.
4. Take the pipe stem and wrap it around the snowman’s neck (it will have to go through the pin in back). Twist the stem a couple of times and then separate the ends, so it looks like a scarf blowing in the wind.
5. Cut a hat shape out of the black felt and glue it on the snowman’s head.
Woo hoo….You’re done!
As with anything else, you can change this to make it your own…have fun and be creative!
Thanks for visiting….
This is so cute! And it can be worn all winter, so I think I’ll go through my button box and get started making one. Thanks!
You are welcome! Yes….I do favor things that have a long season too! I had trouble finding two-hole buttons for this post, so I need to make a trip to the flea market and get some vintage ones. I am so surprised that my button box has been taken over by 4 hole buttons! (all without me knowing it!) 🙂
I rather like this idea and your instructions for creating this snowman pin are wonderful, put it this way, even I could follow these easy stages… of course the results would probably not be anywhere near as wicked (Nice Wicked) as yours is but I might even have a go at this one sometime… Thank you for sharing your wondrously nice craft works.
I’m sure you could make a Wickedly nice snowman! Go for it! Thanks again.