Saturday, December 3, 2011

Baby Sock Snowman Ornament {Tutorial}


Lots of years ago, when my daughter was about four, she and I made baby sock snowman ornaments. It's always fun when we pull them out of the ornament box to reminisce for a bit about making them. This year, Isaac was fascinated by them, so I decided to make a few with him and Joshua. They're cute, easy, inexpensive, and each little snowman has it's own personality (just like my silly kiddos).


Okay, so here's how you make one.
I'll add a little disclaimer here that the kids can really only help with about half of the project, because for the love of Pete, please don't let them touch the hot glue gun. Capisce? (yes, I looked at dictionary.com to make sure that was the correct spelling, hush).

  • Gather your supplies. 
I already had on hand:
Cotton stuffing
Pom-poms
Rubberbands

I had to buy:
Bag of white baby socks size 3-8 $2.50 for 8 pairs (makes 16 snowmen)
Sparkly ribbon $2
Google eyes on clearance 50 cents
Total spent to make 16 snowmen should I even need that many = $5 (.31 cents each)
  • Stuff cotton into the socks
  • Wrap a rubberband around the middle and around the top where the cuff of the sock starts.
  • Fold down the cuff to make the hat. Add a dot of hot glue where his "ears" would be to hold it down. 
  • Tie a ribbon around his neck, and hot glue a ribbon loop at the top of his hat
  • Hot glue the google eyes, and a pom-pom on top
  •  
    You're finished!
    I let the kids help with stuffing the cotton, putting on the rubber band, holding the ribbon while I cut, and picking out their google eyes and pom-poms. If they were older they could've done everything except the hot glue.You could add a little variety to these little guys and make them girls with girly ribbon, or find socks with decorated cuffs. For another variation, use buttons for eyes.


    Most important, be creative, enjoy, and make memories with your children.
       
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    41 comments from creative friends:

    Madeline said...

    Neat idea!

    Cori said...

    Cute as heck! I love your blog, just found you on Sisters of the Wild West link party. I hope you will follow me back over at www.createdbycori.blogspot.com

    Off to see more of your stuff!

    Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom said...

    So cute! We may have to give these a try! Stopping by from the Alexa Blog hop!
    ~JamieS

    rocketmom1985@gmail.com said...

    Oh my gosh these are adorable. So very creative. Thank you so much for sharing!

    Ms POSH said...

    Stopping by from the Alexa Hop to say hello.
    Have a great day!
    POSH
    http://poshonabudget.com/2011/12/fun-monday-hops.html

    Grandma Bonnie said...

    I just love this. It looks easy and cute. Thanks for sharing. Stopping by from the Creative Bloggers party hop. Hope you have a great week.

    MC said...

    I love this idea. Will try to snag one of my new nephew's orphaned socks and make one as a souvenir for the family :)

    Tina Peterson said...

    Hi! I'm here from the Alexa hop and am now following you. I entered your giveaway too.
    Would love a follow back when you get a chance.

    Tina "the book lady'
    http://familyliteracy2.blogspot.com
    http://givingnsharing.blogspot.com
    http://holidaygiftsandmore.blogspot.com

    folkhaven said...

    I still have some sock orphans left over from my toddler's babyhood. This is such a fun way to put them to use!

    Michelle said...

    I love it! Going to be pinning this. :)

    Katie's Nesting Spot said...

    Oh goodness that is just adorable!

    Kelly Mae Kreations said...

    These are really cute! I will have to make some with my daughter, she would love it! :)

    Jill said...

    These are so cute! There's so many decorating possibilities.

    Ticia said...

    My kids would love this!

    Katie @ The Crafty Blog Stalker said...

    These are so cute! I would love for you to share at my Blog Stalking Thursday Link Party. http://thecraftyblogstalker.blogspot.com/2011/12/blog-stalking-thursday-18.html

    Grace InAZ said...

    Cute seems to be the word here, and that's what I say...cute! and easy! I am blog hopping & following you from Katherine's Corner. Growing Old With Grace http://growing-old-with-grace.blogspot.com/. Hugs, GraceinAZ

    Lindsi B said...

    Great idea! And with four kids I have plenty of socks! Would you please share this with my readers for Fun Stuff Fridays linky party? http://www.toysinthedryer.com/2011/12/fun-stuff-fridays-3.html

    Ann-Kay Design said...

    So cute and easy to make! Awesome idea!

    Aimee said...

    These are so cute!!! I'm glad I found your blog through 52Mantles linking party! I'm your newest follower and would LOVE to have you come for a visit and return the "love!"

    Your new bloggy friend,
    Aimee from ItsOverflowing.com

    Julie said...

    I would love it if you shared your snowmen here:

    http://juliejewels.blogspot.com/2011/12/show-off-your-stuff.html

    SUPAHMAMA! said...

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    Annie said...

    What a great idea! They are very cute! Thank you so much for sharing!

    Anonymous said...

    A log time ago I make almost the same things with my boys only we use rice not stuffing. You can make larger ones we put them under the tree.

    Chris said...

    Hi Molly, thanks so much for sharing your delightful ideas with us. I'm sure the boys had load of fun helping you create these little darlings. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
    http://chelencarter-retiredandlovingit.blogspot.com/

    Mary Ryan said...

    Just saw this linked on Flour me with love. I love these! Immediately pinned and can't wait to do with my kids this winter. Thanks!

    Lisa @ Flour Me With Love said...

    This is so cute! I can't wait to make them with the kids this Christmas...thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)

    Holiday Kids said...

    We ADORED your little socks and added their 'face' to our inspiration page for Tube Socks Snowman. Come see them at http://www.holiday-kids-crafts.com/snowmancrafts-snowman-tubesock.html

    Katie Drane said...

    This is so clever! I'll definitely be making this one!

    Katie
    www.funhomethings.com

    Tonna @ Navy Wifey Peters said...

    such a cute ornament! I'd love for you to share this at my link party Submarine Sunday. It's open until Friday @ 11:59pm. I hope you'll stop by!

    T'onna
    http://navywifeypeters.blogspot.com/2012/11/submarine-sunday-6.html

    Ally Kyllo said...

    WOOT! I just informed the hubby we are going shopping tomorrow. This is awesome!

    He is still rolling his eyes at me :P

    Michie Scott said...

    OMG,so lovely. I will try that too. thanks for sharing.
    hope you can visit my Inspire me Monday

    hokeycokey said...

    They are so cute x

    Julie redheadcandecorate.com said...

    He is the cutest!! We are going to feature your Baby Snowman this Sunday @ our Inspiration Monday Party! -Julie redheadcandecorate.com

    Abby said...

    How cute! I love this idea, and I know my two little girls will too! Thanks for sharing!

    Gayle Page-Robak said...

    Your sock snowman is adorable. Love it. TFS. I am now a follower of your blog and look forward to return visits. I invite you to join me as well on my blog at http://atastefultouch.blogspot.com
    Hugs, Gayle.

    Clairejustine oxox said...

    What a great idea, love these so much, featuring and pinning this week at Creative Mondays,thanks for sharing :)

    Kammy Wielenga said...

    Featuring this today on Trash 2 Treasure Tuesday! Baby socks are something I have a lot of around here but no little feet can fit into anymore - I totally need to make these darling little snowmen!! Thanks for linking them up!

    Judy K said...

    So super cute. I will be featuring this tonight at my Fall into Fall party that opens at 8pm EST. Please stop by and pick up an I've Been Featured button. Thanks. http://diybydesign.blogspot.com

    The Tumbleweed Contessa said...

    Oh my gosh, how cute. I have twin grandsons (2 months old) and these would be precious. I have to make some of these.

    Linda @ Tumbleweed Contessa

    MJerzak said...

    You can always use glue dots to make it 100% kid doable :)

    Lita said...

    I borrowed your idea for a "Meet the Babies" party to give to my friends who came by to meet my new twin grandsons. They were a hit and so easy to make.

    Linda @ Tumbleweed Contessa

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