Pinecone Snowman

Pinecone Snowman

This little pinecone snowman is ready to hit the slopes! This simple project is fun for kids — just leave extra time for painting.

What you’ll need

  • Pinecone
  • White, light blue, and black craft paint
  • 1 brown chenille stem
  • 1″ piece of orange chenille stem
  • 2 medium light blue pom-poms
  • 2″ piece of light blue felt
  • 12″ light blue scrap fabric, cut to 1″ width
  • 2 medium white glittery pom-poms
  • 2 toothpicks
  • 2 jumbo craft sticks
  • Blue glitter glue
  • Snow texture medium (recommended: Snow-tex)
  • Blue chenille stem
  • White craft glue or hot glue gun
  • Scissors

How to make it

  • If you gather your pinecone from outside, make sure there are no bugs hiding inside.

  • Paint pinecone with white paint. A second coat may be needed. Allow to dry completely.

  • When pinecone is dry, tie blue fabric strip around the top 1/3 of the pinecone as the scarf. Fringe the ends of the scarf by cutting thin strips with scissors.

  • Paint jumbo craft sticks with light blue paint and set aside to dry.

  • Glue blue felt strip to the top of the pinecone for the ear muff band. Glue the blue pom-poms to the ends of the felt strip.

  • Assemble ski poles by gluing white glitter pom-poms to the end of the two toothpicks.

  • Cut brown chenille into thirds. Set one piece aside for another project. Insert a brown chenille piece into the side of the pinecone for the arm and glue in place. Repeat on other side.

  • Hold the “ski pole” up to the “arm” and once you have it where you want it, trim the end of the chenille to about 3/4″ away from the pole. Wrap the end of the chenille arm around the pole and add a dab of glue to hold in place.

  • Glue the pinecone to the jumbo craft stick skis. Paint the craft sticks with a bit of blue glitter glue. Dab on some snow texture medium to the skis.

  • Dot on two eyes with black paint using the handle end of the paintbrush. Glue the orange chenille piece in as the nose.

  • Add a chenille hanger for your ornament by bending a piece of blue chenille in half and gluing the open ends onto the back of the pinecone.

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