Needle Felted Button Snowman

Materials

  • STYROFOAM Brand Foam (Dow): Egg, 3-1/16”x2-5/16”; Ball, 1-1/2”
  • Wool Wisps (National Nonwovens): Natural, 1 oz.; Mint, 1/4 oz.
  • Striped fleece (scarf), 1”x10”
  • Buttons: green, 1-1/2”; teal, 3/4”, four; green, 7/8”, two; lime, 3/8”; green, 1/4”
  • Brads: black, two; pink
  • Pink chalk or cosmetic blush
  • Crystal glue glitter
  • Embroidery floss: black; pink; teal

Tools

  • Needle Felt Pen Tool (Clover Manufacturing)
  • Round toothpick
  • Embroidery needle
  • Fabri-Tac Permanent Adhesive (Beacon Adhesives)
  • Sharp scissors
  • *STYROFOAM is a registered trademark of The Dow Chemical Co.

Directions

Note

  • 1. Add glue to toothpick end and brads before inserting to secure. Prepare foam by flattening wider end of egg and one side of 1-1/2” ball by pressing with fingers.

Snowman

  • 1. Insert toothpick into narrow end of egg and ball. Press firmly together.
  • 2. Cover head and body loosely with natural wool adding more as needed. Felt around area where head is joined to body creating neck. Continue felting body.
  • 3. Make two small ovals of natural wool approximately 1-3/4” long for arms. Place on either side of body beginning where head and neck join. Needle felt along edges leaving the center soft and puffy.
  • 4. Make two small 1” balls of mint wool and add one to end of each arm for mittens. Needle felt around edges leaving center soft and puffy.
  • 5. Cut 2” piece of teal floss and place across top of head. Glue a teal button over either end of floss for ear muffs.
  • 6. Press black brads into head for eyes. Press pink brad into place for nose.
  • 7. With pink floss on needle, take through from lower back of head to center of face 1/4” under nose. Make a 3/8” stitch for mouth. Repeat for opposite side of mouth.
  • 8. Glue the two small buttons to front of snowman. Add glitter.
  • 9. Use black floss to sew 3/4” teal buttons to two 7/8” green buttons and glue to bottom of snowman.
  • 10. Sew teal floss through large green button and take it through body next mitten. Leave 6” for sled handle taking floss through body next to mitten. Tie through end of button.
  • 11. Fringe fleece scarf ends 1”. Tie around snowman’s neck.
by Debra Quartermain
Needle Felted Button Snowman
Needle Felted Button Snowman