Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow! We have been busy making snowmen this week. Well, snowman crafts anyway! We were challenged by our friends at Floracraft® to re-imagine a project from their Christmas ebook. Using their fluffy snowman (pictured at the very end of this post) as inspiration, we created this felted wool foam snowman out of two FloraCraft® Make It: Fun® Foam balls. Isn’t he cute?
Let it Snow!
In addition to the two sizes of foam balls, you will also need white wool roving felt; orange, black and red felt for his accessories; white embroidery floss; black adhesive gems; a roving needle; a length of wire to connect the two balls; a length of paper-wrapped floral stem wire; scissors; and a low-temperature glue gun. Once you have gathered all your materials, download the pattern at the end of this post. Then you can follow my photo tutorial below.
This felted wool foam snowman is a great beginner project for those wanting to dabble with roving felt, as there is little chance of getting it wrong! Likewise, the snowman’s felt top hat is made using a glue gun and the scarf only requires a simple running stitch. So this is the perfect project for any crafting newbies!
- Detail Scissors
- Lia Griffith Felting Pad
- Lia Griffith Needle Felting Needle Holder
- Lia Griffith Felting Needles – pack of 6
- Embroidery Needles
- Wire Cutters
- Low Temp Glue Gun
- Needle Felting Roving Wool – Natural White
- Wool Blend Felt – Cherry or Ruby, Tangerine, and Black
- 4mm Black Needle Felting Eyes or Black Gems
- Embroidery Floss –Snow White
If you would like to get crafty with foam, head over to the Floracraft Make It: Fun Crafts page. And if we have inspired you to make your own felted wool foam snowman, please share your creativity with us on Facebook or Instagram using the hashtag #MadeWithLia and we will share our faves. See you there! ~ Lia
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Lia Any ideas on making a snow lady?? I would like to make it a couple for Valentines’ Day.
That is a cute idea. You could dress her in a different outfit, maybe adding a few hearts, heart-shaped gloves, adding a heart on the tophat?
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Hi, this is a super great idea. I’ve never done felting, but really looking forward to starting. I have a question regarding the sizes for the top hat. Would appreciate that info.
Thanks so much, keep up the great work as it’s very enjoyable to see, and to make.
Thanks Linda! The top hat pattern is included in the post download 🙂
Hi, I would love to make this snowman, but I’m completely new to felting and I have to order wool for it online so I have no idea how much I need. I found wool that is sold in 25g packages and I don’t know how many packages to buy. Can You tell how much wool did You use?
Good question! For this craft, we put the roving wool over foam balls, so you won’t need too much wool. If you were making the entire body out of wool that would require much more 😉 Using foam balls as the bases for the body is an easy trick so that they are shaped perfectly and also don’t take too much material to make. Any small bag of roving wool should be enough!
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I am new to felting and this would be my first project. Where can you purchase roving wool?
You can buy the roving felt from any yarn store! Happy Crafting 🙂
I love this cutie!!so glad he won’t melt away!! I was wondering where can I buy the felted wool? I never seen this stuff before!did you ever do a video on how to work with felted wool? It would be so helpful!! Thank you for sharing your talent with us your fans!!
You should be able to pick up roving felt from any yarn store. Thank you for your sweet words Roberta!! Doing a video tutorial is a good idea…maybe you will see one from us in the future 😉
I thought the snowman was so cute, but I have never felted either. I found this website that had a good description and pictures.
Thanks for the great idea.
This frosty fellow is adorable! Thank you for such a sweet snowman!
Isn’t he the sweetest?! 🙂
What size foam balls please for felted wool snowman please?
The top ball is 3 inches and the bottom is 4 inches. But of course, you choose any size that you would like! Whatever strikes your fancy 😉