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Adorable Snowman Ornaments

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These cute little snowmen only take a few minutes to make and make great ornaments for the Christmas tree, or as decorations to set around your house during the holidays.

Here's a list of what you'll need to get started:

" An small, clean sock (I'm using one my daughter outgrew, I think it's a child's size 5-8).
" A small piece of felt (for the scarf)
" Fine tipped markers (black and orange - I used Sharpies)
" White string
" Cotton balls or a small amount of quit batting
" Food coloring, fabric dye, ink, or some other dye suitable for coloring fabric (I used red food coloring). You could probably even use paint.
 
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Step 1: Step 1 - The Hat

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To start with, we need to color the open end of the sock with our dye. We need about the top 1/3 of the sock to be colored. You can either brush the dye on or dip the fabric. Dipping works better, but be sure you wring out all of the excess liquid so that it doesn't run and color the rest of the sock. If you dip, you might want to do slightly less than 1/3 of the sock's length to allow for any bleeding of the color. Keep in mind, it's the inside of the sock that will be visible, so that part needs to have the most vibrant colors. If you're brushing on the dye, just turn the sock inside out and brush the inside.

Set the sock aside and let it dry thoroughly. If you're making several ornaments, or plan to do this with a kid, then you can do this step ahead of time and allow the socks to dry overnight.

Step 2: Step 3 - Making the Snowballs

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Next, take the cotton balls or quit batting and stuff it into the toe of the sock, until the sock is 1/3 filled. Pack the cotton/batting down firmly! Once you've done this. Take your string and wrap it around the sock several times at the top of the "snowball" we've just created and tie it.

Repeat this one more time to make a second snowball.
Ingeeeeeeeeeeenious!
courtzandme3 years ago
i did this cool craft! instead of dyeing the sock i made the snowman and glued felt for a hat. it worked out perfectly! now i have a cute snowman in my house! yay!
courtzandme3 years ago
cool
Amzy4 years ago
so cute! definetly gonna try that with my old socks!

just wandering... what did you use to dye the sock? can I paint it?

nice work!
Most likely the cutest thing ever
1st step; might want to edit: "An small"

A small. ;-)

And by the way, you don't have to say " <-- that symbol.

You can just do:
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By the way, +5/5 stars!
Here is a picture of Mason with his snowman! Enjoy! Thanks again!
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Awesome! Me and my 3-year-old son just did this very easy and spontaneous craft! Turned out adorable! We're already planning on making more for Christmas presents! :) We didn't have cotton, so we used paper towels to fill the sock and I didn't have any string so we just used ribbon to tie off the sock sections! Great idea and super easy to do! Well done, Kelli!
Ooh, post pictures!
KelliShaver (author)  chrissyperkins5 years ago
Thanks! I'm glad you liked it!
ChrysN5 years ago
So cute, I love it, now I know what to do with all those socks that lost their partner.