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Two Parts:Filling the SocksDecorating the SnowmanCommunity Q&A

The holidays are a great time to create your own decorations, especially when you have someone to do it with. These cute snowmen decorations are inexpensive while easy and fun to make.

Steps Part 1 Filling the Socks

How to Create Holiday Snowmen out of Socks

1 Choose a white tube sock. You are welcome to use other colors, but white works best for snowmen. Avoid using ankle socks, they won’t work.

How to Create Holiday Snowmen out of Socks

2 Fill the bottom of the sock with dry beans or rice until it is about 3/4 filled to the heel. You may need to adjust this later.

How to Create Holiday Snowmen out of Socks

3 Tie a rubber band tightly around the sock just above the beans or rice. This creates the bottom section of the snowman. Repeat to create slightly smaller middle section of snowman.

How to Create Holiday Snowmen out of Socks

4 Fill the top section of the snowman with cotton. Leave 4-5 inches (10-12.5cm) of space on the top.

How to Create Holiday Snowmen out of Socks

5 Secure the top with a rubber band. Make sure the sock snowman can “stand”.

How to Create Holiday Snowmen out of Socks

6 Fold the open end of sock over itself so it looks like a beanie or hat. Part 2 Decorating the Snowman

How to Create Holiday Snowmen out of Socks

1 Add eyes and buttons. Glue buttons on the snowman using a hot glue gun. Use one type of buttons for the eyes and other buttons for the “shirt” down the front of the snowman.

How to Create Holiday Snowmen out of Socks

2 Add a mouth. Use a permanent marker to draw a mouth of the snowman or cut out a piece of felt to glue on as a mouth.

How to Create Holiday Snowmen out of Socks

3 Cut a strip of fabric 3/4 inches to 1 1/4 inches (2-3cm) in width and any desired length. Try to use holiday-themed fabric if you can. Tie the felt around the bottom rubber band as the snowman’s scarf.

How to Create Holiday Snowmen out of Socks

4 Cut two small holes in the sides of the snowman. Place two small sticks in the holes as arms. Try to push the sticks in further so they don’t fall out. You may want to secure the sticks with hot glue.

How to Create Holiday Snowmen out of Socks

5 Feel free to add more decorations like ribbon, stickers, buttons, and small trinkets or toys.

How to Create Holiday Snowmen out of Socks

6 Give your snowman as a gift or set up a winter scene with it. Use more cotton as snow and wrap up sugar cubes or dice with wrapping paper to use as presents.

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