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!

I'd LOVE it if you would help me spread the word by posting the 12 Crafty Days of Christmas button {found on the left sidebar} somewhere on your blog or just simply blog, tweet, or tell your facebook friends what is going on here at Happily Mother After. :)

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  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

  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 :)


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

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

  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 =-)

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

  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 :)

  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

  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 =-)

  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/

  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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