Today I thought it would be fun to do a tutorial and since it's almost Christmas (ok, a few weeks to go) I'm showing you my snowman decoration. They're so easy and fun to make; the boys and I made some earlier in the year and both of them did the majority of the work all by themselves. Apologies for the terrible photos (taken at night as usual :).
You will need: white polar fleece, off-cuts of orange and black felt, some batting/extra white fleece/white felt (optional), black seed beads, red seed beads, buttons and ribbon/felt (scarf), white embroidery thread and needle, glue, hang tag made from narrow ribbon or floss.
Draw a template on a piece of paper: one circle on top of a bigger one, and cut it out. Mine is about 12cm or 5" tall. Cut out 2 pieces for every snowman you want to make.
On one side only: Stitch on a couple of eyes with the black beads, and a mouth with the red beads. Sew some buttons to the tummy. If your fleece is thin, you might like to stuff it slightly. Use a piece of felt or batting and cut it a bit smaller than your snowman.
Put the two pieces together with batting inside and stitch it all together. You can use a sewing machine, but I prefer blanket stitch or whip stitch.
Cut a piece of ribbon for the hang tag, fold in half and make a knot in the end. Cut out a hat from two pieces of black felt, insert the hang tag in the top and sew around the hat to attach it securely to the head.
Cut a small triangle from the orange felt and stick it to the face as a nose. Arrange the ribbon or felt around the neck and stick down with glue.
And that's it. I hope you feel inspired to start making some of these guys; send me a photo if you do! (Please link to this post if you're sharing or pinning.)