Deco Mesh Tubing Snowman

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by Amy Hartman, A.C. Moore, Manahawkin NJ

Deco Mesh Tubing Snowman

The Deco Mesh Tubing Snowman is guaranteed not to melt - which is a good thing, since he'll still warm his way into your holiday decorations each year!

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:1 hour

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Cut white Chenille Stem to 3 inch. Stuff into end of White/Iridescent deco mesh tubing so that it is easier to start to coil. Coil tubing from bottom of 5 inch ball; hot glue in place. Keep alternating glue and tubing, working a few inches up the Styrofoam ball at a time. Leave a small space on the top.
  • 2
    Glue on larger button for eyes and front buttons; use smaller size buttons for the snowman's smile.
  • 3
    Coil Orange chenille stem by wrapping it around a pen and then pinching end to create a carrot shape. Hot glue to face for nose.
  • 4
    Cut two 6 inch and two 3-1/2 inch lengths of paper covered wire. Fold smaller piece into V shape. Place V piece approximately 2 inch down from longer piece and twist around one side of the V to make stick arms. Stick into sides of snowman.
  • 5
    For hat, cut two 5-1/2 inch circles out of the Black glitter adhesive foam; remove adhesive backing and stick together sticky side to sticky side. Cut 3-1/2 inch circle and 3-1/4 inch x 12 inch rectangle. Slightly overlap 12 inch piece to create top of hat. Glue smaller circle on top and then both onto hat base. Glue finished hat to top of head.
  • 6
    Cut dowel down to about 10 inch. Gently stack the snowman onto the dowel. Make sure you the dowel pierces the center of the Styrofoam balls.
  • 7
    Cut dowel down to about 10 inch. Gently stack the snowman onto the dowel. Make sure you the dowel pierces the center of the Styrofoam balls.
  • 8
    Cut 2 strips of 1 inch wide Red felt so that when glued together they measure approximately 23 inches in length. Fringe edges by cutting 1 inch strips. Tie around snowman as a scarf.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:1 hour

Project Supplies

  • FloraCraft® Styrofoam® Brand Foam Ball 2 pc. 4 inch 104183639
  • FloraCraft® Styrofoam® Brand Foam Ball 5 inch 104183643
  • Darice® Expressions™ Mesh Tubing 8 mm x 20 yard White/Iridescent 104718768
  • New Image Group Felt Sheet 9 inch x 12 inch Red 104276451
  • Blumenthal Lansing Favorite Findings™ Big Bag of Buttons Black 104544161
  • Nicole™ Crafts Chenille Stems 3 mm 12 pc. Bumpy Multi-Color 104277460
  • Nicole™ Crafts Foam Zone™ Adhesive Back 9 inch x 12 inch Sheet Glitter Black 104468064 (2)
  • Panacea™ Crafts Stem Wire Cloth 22 gauge Brown 20 pc. 104681498
  • Nicole™ Crafts Wood Dowel 1/2 inch x 36 inch 104146722
  • Small Saw (to cut dowel)
  • Nicole™ Crafts Dual Temperature Trigger Glue Gun 104180411
  • Surebonder® All Purpose Stik™ Glue Sticks 4 inch 50 pc. 104737928
  • Scissors
  • Ruler