This post may contain affiliate links for your convenience. If you make a purchase through one of my links I will earn a small commission at no additional cost to you.
Welcome to Feature Friday, where every Friday we feature your crafts and projects!
This week our Feature Friday comes from Crystal Mc Ewen-Best! Crystal is the owner of Crystal’s Cupcakes and is a self-taught baker, crafter, decorator and aspiring clothing designer from the beautiful island of Trinidad and Tobago. Most of all she loves spending time with her husband and five year old son.
Today Crystal is going to show us how she made this adorable Snowman by wrapping yarn around a balloon!
This is a fun craft for kids to help with too! My kids and I made pumpkins using this method last week, they are begging to do this snowman now! All I’ll need to pick up is some white yarn and we’ll be ready to go!
Yarn Snowman Craft Tutorial
Here is the list of supplies you will need:
- White Yarn
- Two Balloons
- Bowl for Mixing
- Black and Orange Foam Paper
- Gift Paper or Ribbon
- Two Twigs
- Hot Glue Gun
You’re going to start by blowing up your two balloons. Crystal used a 12-inch balloon for the head and a 16-inch balloon for the body.
Next, add about 4 ounces of glue and 2 tablespoons of water to your bowl and mix together. We are going to dip the yarn into the glue mixture and wrap it around the balloons. If your kids are helping, it’s best to at least start this for them. Once the yarn is wrapped around the balloon a few times, it gets easier to do. You may want to lay down some newspaper or a disposable tablecloth down first, it can get messy!
As you can see in the picture above, you want to cover most, but not all of the balloon for the best results. Once you have the balloons mostly covered, you can brush on the remaining glue to ensure they are well coated.
Now find a place where they can dry for 24-48 hours. Be sure to flip the balloons over about 1/2 way through so the undersides dry too.
While your snowman is drying you can craft the remaining pieces. Here is the hat Crystal made from foam paper and gift wrap. I think a wide Christmas ribbon would look good too. She made this one free hand, and it turned out great!
You will also need to cut two eyes and four “buttons” for the body. Cut a strip for the mouth and make an orange cone for the nose.
Once the yarn is dry, pop the balloons in the middle with a pin. This might be another fun part for the kids to help do! (mine get scared lol) Now we get to put it all together!
Hot glue on your eyes, nose, mouth, buttons, and hat. Finally hot glue the head to the body and attach the twig arms.
Isn’t he the cutest thing? You can finish your snowman with a scarf or bowtie to complete the look. Happy Crafting!
Be sure to follow me on Pinterest for more fun craft ideas
Don’t forget to connect with Crystal on Instagram @crystals.cupcakes to see her other creations! She makes some beautiful cupcakes!
Sign up for my weekly newsletter and have new craft ideas delivered straight to your inbox. I hate spam too, your email will be safe.