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DIY Sweater Snowmen

I have been known to troll the aisles of Goodwill, looking for something to makeover! One of my all-time favorite things to craft with are sweaters. I've created some pretty cute sweater pumpkins and this year I made some darling sweater stockings, which are such a wonderful way to reuse a sweater and keep it functional, but in an entirely different way!

But if I'm being completely honest, I think these little DIY snowmen made from sweaters might even be cuter than pumpkins! You can decide for yourself by swinging by to see my sweater pumpkins, and my sweater stockings, but these cheeky little snowmen are my favorites!

Turn an old sweater into an adorable sweater snowman! Perfect for gift giving, and easy to make - these cheeky little snowmen will add personality and fun to your holiday decor! Find the full tutorial at diy beautify!
Each one has its own personality, and they are simply charming in a trio!

Turn an old sweater into an adorable sweater snowman! Perfect for gift giving, and easy to make - these cheeky little snowmen will add personality and fun to your holiday decor! Find the full tutorial at diy beautify!

Let me show you how easy it is to make them...Bonus, no sewing is involved! Affiliate links are provided below. You can find my full disclosure policy here.

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Turn an old sweater into an adorable sweater snowman! Perfect for gift giving, and easy to make - these cheeky little snowmen will add personality and fun to your holiday decor! Find the full tutorial at diy beautify!

How to Make Sweater Snowmen

Start by cutting the sleeves off your sweater (it goes without saying that you've washed and dried the sweater first!) 

Turn sleeve inside out and using a rubber band, wrap it around as many times as possible to keep it shut

Turn right side out and fill with rice. You will use a LOT of rice for one snowman, anywhere from 3-6 cups depending on the stretch of your sweater! So don't use that specialty wild rice you've been hoarding!

Using another rubber band, tie the top shut, snug down around the top of the rice.

Turn an old sweater into an adorable sweater snowman! Perfect for gift giving, and easy to make - these cheeky little snowmen will add personality and fun to your holiday decor! Find the full tutorial at diy beautify!

Tip: if your sleeve has a heavy or thick cuff, you'll want to cut that off first to reduce the bulk

And just like that you've got the beginnings of a snowman!

Cut the cuff off a sock that coordinates. This will become the snowman's hat. 

Turn an old sweater into an adorable sweater snowman! Perfect for gift giving, and easy to make - these cheeky little snowmen will add personality and fun to your holiday decor! Find the full tutorial at diy beautify!

Trim the excess sweater off the snowman's head and hot glue the sock around the snowman's head, cuff-side down. 

Make the shape of the snowman by tying ribbon or twine about 1/3 of the way down to distinguish the head and the body. Unless you do a really tall snowman, I would not advise 3 sections because it may not stand up properly. Two will do!

Turn an old sweater into an adorable sweater snowman! Perfect for gift giving, and easy to make - these cheeky little snowmen will add personality and fun to your holiday decor! Find the full tutorial at diy beautify!

Using ribbon, twine or cording, tie the end of the hat tight and snip off excess sock. Add a crocheted flower or other embellishment to the hat. Hot glue buttons to the front of the snowman's tummy. 

This is what your snowman should look like now. It's time to add the face and see what kind of personality emerges!

Turn an old sweater into an adorable sweater snowman! Perfect for gift giving, and easy to make - these cheeky little snowmen will add personality and fun to your holiday decor! Find the full tutorial at diy beautify!

Paint the tip of a wooden skewer with orange paint and once dry, cut it at an angle and glue to the snowman's face.

The eyes are made from small dots of black acrylic paint. Dot them onto waxed paper, let them dry, pick two that match and glue them on (tip: add a dab of hot glue to the snowman's face and then apply the eye rather than adding glue to the eye!)

Turn an old sweater into an adorable sweater snowman! Perfect for gift giving, and easy to make - these cheeky little snowmen will add personality and fun to your holiday decor! Find the full tutorial at diy beautify!

How you glue the nose and eyes onto your snowman goes a long way towards adding personality. The nose can be glued on slightly sideways, or straight on. The eyes can be close together, further apart, or even offset. Have fun adding your own touch to your creations!

Turn an old sweater into an adorable sweater snowman! Perfect for gift giving, and easy to make - these cheeky little snowmen will add personality and fun to your holiday decor! Find the full tutorial at diy beautify!

This one looks slightly perplexed! If you'd like you can also dab on a bit of blush onto his cheeks because, brrr...it's cold outside! (I didn't add blush to this snowman).

Turn an old sweater into an adorable sweater snowman! Perfect for gift giving, and easy to make - these cheeky little snowmen will add personality and fun to your holiday decor! Find the full tutorial at diy beautify!

Turn an old sweater into an adorable sweater snowman! Perfect for gift giving, and easy to make - these cheeky little snowmen will add personality and fun to your holiday decor! Find the full tutorial at diy beautify!
I hope you try this quick craft! Once you get started, you won't be able to stop making these adorable sweater snowmen! This one is going to my niece for Christmas.

Thank you so much to Hometalk.com and CountryLiving.com for hosting this giant blog hop, Home for Christmas! This is where a bunch of DIY bloggers get together and share the stuff we make (to put it simply!) We love inspiring you, so here are links to more truly wonderful Christmas projects and ideas for your holiday home!



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25 comments:

  1. Super sweet! I bought socks at the dollar store in August to make sure I had them on hand to make a few of these guys. I am off to pin, I like your sweater/sock combo even better!

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    1. Thank you Kim..I've made the sock ones too, and you can even use cotton shirt sleeves. But the sweaters make the softest snowmen!

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  2. Oh my goodness Cindy, your snowmen are adorable!!! And the fact that they are repurposed score them even more points! Just love them!:o)

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  3. Cindy, your snowmen are so cute!!! It's one of the sweetest repurpose I've seen!! Fantastic job!! :)

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    1. Keri, thank you so much! I really appreciate your sweet words!

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  4. Cindy how could I not pin these adorable snowmen? They are so cute enough to make the snow melt off my nose... Merry Christmas to you and yours!

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    1. I appreciate the pin Mary, and wish you and Merry Christmas also!

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  5. Thanks for the tutorial. Pinned for later. Just to find a sweater to cut up. Happy Holidays.

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    1. Hey Theresa, you are very welcome! Thank you for the pin. I hope you have fun finding a great sweater and crafting your own little snowman!

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  6. Your sweater snowmen are so adorable, especially with their rosie cheeks! Pinning to share.

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    1. Thanks Marie, I'm pretty much smitten with them myself! I agree the rosy cheeks are the best...I went and forgot to add it to the last snowman I made...then I took pictures and edited them...too late to redo. I've since added the blush so he looks even cuter!

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  7. What a great project. It's so sweet, but than again I have a thing for snowmans. LOL

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    1. Thanks Vanessa, I love snowmen too, especially soft ones with sweet faces ๐Ÿ˜ Have a great day!

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  8. Cindy, I love snowmen and these are simply so sweet! Popping over from i heart naptime and pinning! Hope you have a merry happy weekend!

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  9. So adorable! Love those buttons marching down the front and I've got a pair of red and white striped socks that will make a perfect hat! Pinned.

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    1. Thanks Charlene! I think red and white stripes will make a perfectly adorable hat on your snowman!

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  10. These are darling! I have to make some for my baby next year! Thank you for joining the 12 days of Christmas Blogger tour Link Party!Merry Christmas!

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  11. I just love these adorable little guys. I'm linking this post to my blog so others can make their own too. :)

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    1. Thank you so much Haylee, they are such fun to make!

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