12 Crafty Days of Christmas {Day 2}: Coffee Filter Snowman

Welcome to {Day 2} of the 12 Crafty Days of Christmas here at Happily Mother After!

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If you missed yesterday's craft, you can catch up with the rest of us by taking a looksie {over here}.

Today I'd like to show you my little twist on the coffee filter wreaths that you have more than likely seen {and drooled over} on several other blogs and all over Pinterest.  The wreaths are simple and chic, and I have debated many times on whether or not I wanted to make one for my home.  But, since I like to mix things up a bit and I have a thing for snowmen, I decided to create this little guy that I like to call 
"Java Jo Snow."

Coffee Filter Snowman



You will need:
  1. Three Styrofoam balls {small, medium, and large}
  2. One Styrofoam disc big enough to set the largest ball on top
  3. Lollipop sticks or skewers 
  4. White coffee filters {about 400}
  5. Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  6. Marker, pen, or pencil
  7. Pop-poms {black and red} for the eyes, nose, mouth, and buttons
  8. Scarf or ribbon
          *I think a hat would be a nice touch too if you have one.


Here is how I made this fluffy little ball of cheer:

Step 1: Stack your Styrofoam balls on top of the Styrofoam disc, using a lollipop stick or skewer to keep each one in place.


Step 2: Stick a marker into the center of one of the coffee filters and fold down, surrounding the marker.

Step 3: Add a dab of hot glue to the top of your coffee filter and stick onto the Styrofoam, holding down for 3-5 seconds.

Step 4: Repeat steps 2-3 about 400 times until the balls are covered completely with the coffee filters. {It helps to have Christmas music playing in the background so that you don't loose your mind while repeating the same process for an hour and a half}.  Tip: Begin by placing your coffee filters along the bottom perimeter of each ball.  Then fill in the gaps.  Trust me, I learned this the hard way.

Step 5: Tie a ribbon or scarf around your snowman's neck and add the pom-poms to create eyes, nose, mouth, and buttons.


Although this craft took awhile to complete, it really was fairly simple to assemble.  This snowman measures around 2 feet tall, but you can of course make a larger or smaller one to fit your needs.  I would love to see how yours turns out if you decide to re-create him!

Be sure to check back Monday morning for {Day 3} of the 12 Crafty Days of Christmas series.  Keri from Pressed Down, Shaken Together will be here to show off her DIY skills!

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11 comments:

  1. This is so cute! I'm not sure that I have the attention span to put one together, but I just might have to attempt it one of these nights after the kids go to bed!

    Carla @ Whole Child Creative Curriculum

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  2. This is amazing... Great job. newest GFC follower. Hope you get a chance to stop by my blog and return the favor if you want to :)

    ~MiaB
    www.mamamiasheart2heart.com

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  3. This is super creative--love it! Stopping by from the LLI Link party.

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  4. That snowman is adorable! I will have to try it. I hopped over from the LLI linky party.

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  5. Wow - this is super cute & creative! Looking at the first picture I would have never guessed how you made it - very cool. Thanks for linking up to TGIF! See you next week,
    Beth =-)

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  6. love this! how adorable and s creative!! I might have to try this next year!!

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  7. This is AMAZING!!! If I could just get the kids to leave me alone for long enough to do it...HA!

    Stopping by from TGIF :)

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  8. JAW ON THE FLOOR!!!!! He is sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo cute! I totally need to make this! I am bookmarking this page for sure! Would you please share this with our readers for Fun Stuff Fridays linky party? http://www.toysinthedryer.com/2011/12/fun-stuff-fridays-3.html

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  9. I just wanted to let you know I featured this AMAZING snowman at this week's linky party - http://livinglifeintentionally.blogspot.com/2011/12/tgif-linky-party-9.html - It was BY FAR the most visited post!! So pop on over, grab your Featured Button & don't forget to link up this week!! Thanks again for sharing your creativity with the rest of us!!
    Beth =-)

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  10. We wanted you to know that we've featured your adorable coffee filter snowman on Toys In The Dryer! Please stop by and grab your "featured on" button! http://www.toysinthedryer.com/

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  11. What an awesome Job! I love this. Thanks so much for sharing it. It's on my list for next year :)

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