medium or small felting needle
foam pad to felt on
hot glue gun
white wool roving
wool roving in another color
Soft Fimo in orange
Soft Fimo in black
(optional: sticker labels to put on thread)
Step 1: Make Two Puffballs
If you're unfamiliar with needle felting, see here for more detailed instructions, but it's mostly just a matter of poking the ball with the needle. The hardest part is being careful not to poke yourself or break the needle.
Step 2: Make the Scarf
Step 3: Make the Body
Step 4: Glue the Scarf On
Step 5: Make the Eyes and Nose
Step 6: Glue on the Eyes and Nose
Step 7: Sew the Hanging Thread On
Cut a length of thread about 10-12" (25-30 cm) long. Starting from the top of the head, sew all the way through the snowbaby and back up to where you started. You'll feel the glue in the middle where you glued the puffballs together, but just go around it. Tie an overhand knot right on the snowbaby, then tie a square knot further up the thread. Trim the ends.
Optional: attach a sticker to the thread for a label. Mine have the year on one side and my initials on the other, and were made using a Silhouette cutting machine. The site doesn't seem to be letting me upload the file I used to make the stickers, but if you message me I can send you the file.
Enjoy your snowbaby!
And do post a photo if you use or are inspired by these instructions, I'd love to see what you make!