Create the cutest snowman hoop ornament using buttons, ribbon and an embroidery hoop! A fun holiday craft for a snowy day :)
It’s Day 7 of a Crafty Christmas and today I’m sharing these adorable Snowman Hoop Ornaments! These ornaments are so fun to make, and once you have the supplies, these are perfect for making multiples. I made two ornaments but have enough ribbon, fleece and felt left to make a bunch more. Yay!
These sweet ornaments use a button set by Flair Originals that I found at my local Joanns. If you aren’t able to find the exact set I used, no worries! You can make the snowman nose out of orange felt and use any black buttons you can find for the eyes. There are also packages of carrot buttons available on Amazon, you would just need to find the black buttons. Below is the tutorial to make these fun snowmen hoop ornaments :)
How to Make a Snowman Ornament
- Free hat template – Grab the free file by filling out the purple form at the end of this post.
- 3″ Embroidery Hoop
- White Acrylic paint
- Snowman button set by Flair Originals OR orange felt to make a carrot nose and two black buttons for the eyes. You could also try these Carrot Nose Buttons I found on Amazon. They look like they’d work great.
- Tiny Black buttons
- Red button
- White fleece
- White felt
- Kunin Brand black stiffened glitter felt – you can purchase an individual sheet at Joann Fabrics.
- Plaid ribbon
- Red polka dot ribbon
- Red and white Baker’s Twine
- Orange and black embroidery floss
- White thread
Step by Step Tutorial
Step One: Paint the 3″ embroidery hoop white and add the ribbon scarf. Once the hoop is dry, wrap plaid ribbon around the bottom of the hoop to look like a scarf. Glue or tape the end of the ribbon to hold it in place.
To create two scarf tails coming down from the scarf, cut two lengths of ribbon and tape or glue the ends over the bottom of the hoop. Once the other part of the hoop is put into place and the hoop is tightened, the ribbons will be held in place. The tape or glue is just to hold them until we do that step!
Skip adding the scarf tails if you want to add a ribbon bow instead.
Step Two: Place white fleece in the hoop and tighten. Pull the fleece taut, making sure the top edges of the scarf tails are hidden.
Step Three: Add the cute snowman face using buttons and embroidery floss. I used a snowman button set that came with two black button eyes and a carrot button nose. If you aren’t able to find this button set, you can create a carrot nose using orange felt and any black buttons for eyes.
Use the mini black buttons to attach a smile. Have fun and give your snowmen different personalities!
Step Four: Add a loop of ribbon or bakers twine to the top of the embroidery hoop.
Step Five: Finish the back of the hoop ornament. Trim the white fleece to about 1″ around the hoop. Run a small gathering stitch around the edge of the fleece and then pull the thread to gather the fleece to the back of the hoop.
Cut a piece of white felt the size of the hoop and adhere it to the back of the hoop using tacky glue or hot glue. Carefully trim any felt that hangs over the edges.
Step Six: Add cute hats to the front of the hoop covering up the hoop hardware. I used stiff black glitter felt to create my hats and decorated them with polka-dot ribbon and red buttons! The stiff felt is great for this because the hat won’t flop over!
Now is the time to add the ribbon bow if you want or fringe the edges of the scarf tails.
The ornaments are finished! This really is a great craft for making multiples. After making these two ornaments, I have plenty of mini buttons, black glitter felt, fleece and glitter ribbon left over. I plan to grab a couple more hoops and snowman button sets with a good Joann coupon and make more of these cuties!
Tomorrow will be day eight of my 12 Days of Holiday Crafting series and I have a new pattern I am so excited to share with you!
Check out my other DIY ornament ideas!
Get the Free Snowman Hoop Ornament Pattern!
Fill out the purple form below with your first name and email address! The free file will be sent straight to your inbox! If you have already filled out the form below, don’t worry – you won’t be added to my list twice! This freebie is for personal use only. I hope you enjoy crafting something special. Please let me know if you have any questions :)