With the holidays in full swing, decorating is my thing!
Yes, I just totally rhymed, because it’s late and I might be a little slap-happy.
I am about to share an easy to make DIY Snowman with Dollar Tree Products.
The whole cost of the snowman is $12 and it looks like 100’s.
It’s that time of year when I am in over-drive and I discover items we don’t have, no one sells, and I want!
You all know me, full of energy round the clock, so starting a new project at any of the day is the norm.
Tonight, I headed to the Dollar Tree, gathered my products and came home.
I built this shiny, pretty, 2 1/2 foot DIY Snowman in under 30 minutes.
What I love best is that when this is against a Christmas tree it illuminates through all the crystal cuts.
It’s gorgeous. Is that bag I compliment my own work and DIY Snowman?
Easy To Make DIY Snowman With Dollar Tree Products
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By no means am I ‘expert’ in DIY. I teach myself everything day by day and I learn more.
Why am I telling you this before we make this snowman? I will just say that an idea I conceived does not always roll the way I want it to.
During the planning stages, and when I laid it all out, I had a vision.
My vision changes once I start working with the materials.
Materials – Common Sense
Tonight, as I crafted the snowman, Michael kept asking me what the smell was.
We had the doors opened and the fan running to flush the interior.
Of course, I was using EPOXY and it was far too strong inside. My mistake and an afterthought.
I should have thought about that before I opened my Epoxy, but I was in a hurry.
Ventilated areas ONLY when working with EPOXY. A Rule you HAVE to follow unless you want a sick stomach.
What Tools For this DIY Snowman.
You will need scissors (to cut the garland, mouth, etc).
Additionally a glue gun with plenty of CLEAR glue as well as an adhesive that is Plastic and Acrylic-Friendly.
Perhaps Gorilla Clear Glue (LOWE’S was out of it) I stopped there and was too excited to get home and craft, so I just grabbed this other stuff.
I also had a drop cloth with me for obvious GLUING reasons.
Beyond that, I had NO other tools. A really simple DIY Snowman for those considering trying a craft for Christmas.
2 weeks ago, I crafted a 3 1/2 foot DIY snowman for our front storm door. I absolutely LOVE snowmen.
I wanted too coordinate that clean look of white in more of my decorating.
I’ve seen smaller snowman and larger snowman, that don’t look nearly as nice as what I am about to show you how to craft.
Literally, this sparkling snowman will cost you pennies on the dollar, and every single piece of this can be purchased at the Dollar Tree.
Which brings up the next thing.
My Own Project – The DIY Snowman
This DIY snowman is NOT sponsored. It’s me doing my thing, as I like to do.
I mention the Dollar Tree so that you can easily find where to get these great products.
Also, it’s not products you can’t find. They stock 90% of what I purchased always and the other 10% from about September through the time it sells out.
SO, you now have NO excuses to NOT craft my easy DIY snowman.
Where and What To Buy?
Walk into the Dollar Tree, and go to the holiday decor that is hanging on the wall.
Wow, that was hard.
Next, grab mini tinsel with bulbs of 2 sizes on it. Why? You need EVERYTHING on that $1 piece of tinsel.
Then, also get a real piece of garland. I chose red, but there were plenty of other colors.
Proceed to the party plate aisle. Look for shiny acrylic, decorative, faux crystal plastic bowls.
You will have to choose your own sizes depending on the look you want to achieve.
Ready? Now go to the Hardware department in the Dollar Tree or maybe the craft aisle (seems to vary store by store) and get Glue for you Glue Gun.
Head to the checkout. We are going home and crafting!
How To & Supply List
6 Large Crystal Bowls. (they are the biggest they have & double this if you are making a set!)
2 or 3 Large Silver Acrylic Square Bowls (wavey like on the sides)
9 Ft Red Garland
7 Feet Of Tinsel Garland
2 Bags of Rocks (or a bag of rocks or sand from your yard, etc) Totally Optional
My Picture for the Supplies of A DIY Snowman
Again, refer back to what I stated originally. My first vision of the snowman is different from the final product.
First, I kept my snowman at 2 1/2 feet and ALL round and same-sized bowl shapes.
Second, I did not add the arms. My decision to not use the Acrylic forks was due to Breakage and Storage issues.
Last. I did secure a silver acrylic square to my first snowman and then uninstalled it.
This version I love best is the Last version, without a silver acrylic square on it because it looked too much like a beret and took away from the Glitz.
An Additional Thought On The DIY Snowman
I am making a few more, and the next ones will have lighting built-in.
Originally I was considering using this OUTSIDE, and that is also why I added ROCKS in the bottom.
The rocks continue to be a GOOD idea even for the interior of the home placement so it does not knock over if run into.
How To Put The DIY Snowman All Together?
For the Base and the Body of the DIY Snowman
Take 2 large bowls, and first fill ONE of the halves with the rocks (if you are using them).
I even went as far as to tie them in the shiny ribbon to disguise the look through the clear bowls.
If you are not adding rocks, simply add a few drops of Epoxy or Gorilla Glue and then rim the bowl with the Glue Gun.
Place the 2 bowls together. Hold firmly and MAKE sure everything matches up.
Next, add the first silver acrylic square atop the top bowl, Face DOWN.
You want to try adding it on BEFORE gluing.
The BODY (Middle)
Now, once you know how it fits, I suggest putting the POINT towards the Front of the snowman (for accenting).
Use a few drops of Epoxy or whatever adhesive you are using and GLUE it and hold it.
I also reinforced it with my Glue Gun, as I do that with everything I craft.
Once again, take another 2 bowls, adhesive, glue, match them, and then add another acrylic bowl to it upside down. (the belly of the DIY Snowman)
Repeat one more time for the TOP (head).
This time, however, unless you want a ‘beret-like’ hat, don’t add on a silver acrylic Square.
For The Face of the DIY Snowman
Remember the 7 Foot tinsel? Undo the twisties and take off the bulbs. You will need 2 of the smaller or larger.
Lay the face out. Try it before you do this. You really want to make sure you have a grasp on the layout of the face or it WILL look wrong.
You will be using these for eyes. Place them against your snowman’s face. Which do you prefer? Large or small?
I used the smaller ones. Eyeball the face and determine where the eyes should go.
Drop the bulbs, one by one with hot glue. Place the ornament hanger side down towards the lips. Join the ornament to the face.
Hold for a second and it should now stick. Repeat for the other eye, evenly spacing them.
Next, secure the nose.
To Make The Snowman Nose
Use the sparkle branches. Cut ONE piece of it off. Try it against the face, between the eyes.
Now I did struggle a bit because the CRYSTAL acrylic bowls are vibrant against the light and the nose kind of blended in.
However, trying a black piece on this looked wrong for the nose, the material, and the feel.
Then ORANGE was wrong too. So, I took the bulb gold twisty and added it to the silver branch and took a silver pipe cleaner and added it.
That was the trifecta that completed the nose and made it all good. Truth be told, I am headed back I saw another item I might use instead… stay tuned.
Add the Scarf
While you are working on the face, I suggest tying on the scarf.
If you are planning on making 2 snowmen, cut the scarf tinsel in half. Otherwise, use it all.
Since I am making 2, I cut mine in half.
The scarf is perfect. Tie. Glue around the neck (actually great reinforcement for what is already glued together.
That’s it. Move your snowman to its place in your home.