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Cute Little Pinecone Snowman Craft

Cute Little Pinecone Snowman Craft
Cute Little Pinecone Snowman Craft

Recycle a pinecone and other craft scraps into a Cute Little Pinecone Snowman Craft that will be sure to add some cheer to your winter decor. This guy might need some friends, too, so gather up a few pinecones while you're at it. These festive little snowman crafts for adults or kids make a definite statement with their swanky hats and bright yellow scarves (or whatever color fabric you have on hand). Even snowmen can get cold! Add these little fellows all to your windowsills, mantelpieces, or table decor, and add a fun element to your DIY Christmas decorations.

A Note from the Editor:
This is one of the most adorable snowman craft ideas we've seen and, even better, it uses lots of upcycling. At AllFreeChristmasCrafts, we want our readers to learn about innovative ways to create, and this snowman craft is a good example. We also love when we can save our readers money with crafts, which is another benefit of this Cute Little Pinecone Snowman Craft. Because this snowman is made from a hodgepodge of materials, it is one of the most resourceful recycled Christmas crafts we can think of. Use pinecones and twigs you find in your yard, old egg cartons that you were going to toss, a scrap of fabric for the scarf, and other odds and ends you probably have in your craft supplies. You can use the material list provided here as a guide, but use what you have already to make these pinecone snowmen your own creations while you get rid of some of your surplus. 

Estimated CostUnder $10

Time to CompleteUnder an hour

Main MaterialRecycled Materials

Easy

Materials List

  • 3" high pinecone
  • Empty egg carton tray
  • Polystyrene ball with a diameter of 45mm
  • Pair of 10mm wiggle eyes
  • Small 1.2" long red feather
  • Two 1.4" long twigs
  • One kebab stick
  • One silver flat-sided rhinestone flower
  • A strip of yellow felt sized 9" x 0.4"
  • Two 0.6" wide green buttons
  • Shredded coconut
  • Acrylic paint in the following two colors: black and orange
  • Artline 210 Fineliner black pen
  • Paintbrush
  • Scissors
  • Heritage Spray-on Contact Glue
  • Pritt liquid project glue 
  • Quick-drying craft glue (such as Bostik Clear)

Instructions:

  1. Spray Heritage Contact Glue over the pinecone and sprinkle shredded coconut over the glue while it is still wet. Keep on spraying and adding coconut until the whole pinecone has been covered with "snow."

  2. Use the scissors to make a small opening in the polystyrene ball. Use the Pritt glue to affix the ball to the pinecone's top scale. Allow to dry thoroughly.

  3. Cut one cup from the egg carton tray. Check that it fits onto the polystyrene ball, as this will be the snowman’s hat. Paint the cup with the black paint and allow to dry thoroughly.

  4. Glue the feather and rhinestone flower onto the egg cup hat, and then glue the hat onto the polystyrene ball. Allow to dry thoroughly.

  5. Glue the two wiggle eyes in place.

  6. Cut a small piece from the kebab stick and use the orange paint to color it. Allow to dry, add some glue to the one end and then push it into the polystyrene ball to form the nose. Finish the face by adding a mouth with the Artline pen.

  7. Use the craft glue (Bostik Clear) to affix the two buttons to the pinecone. Then, use the same glue to affix the twigs to add the snowman's arms.

  8. Now add the scarf: At both ends of the strip of yellow, make small incisions, so that it will look as if the scarf has fringes. Drape the scarf around the snowman's neck.

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