This Clay Pot Snowman project is an easy craft to do with kids. Using garden pots for crafts is a fun way to recycle left over items into an adorable terracotta Christmas project that will add a touch of holiday decor to any table.
Are you as much into Christmas decorating as I am? Check out my recent post featuring the Incredible Christmas Place.
I have quite a large collection of snowmen in my boxes of Christmas decorations. Some of them I have been given over time and many of them I have made myself. This adorable Clay Pot Snowman is the latest addition to my collection.
Since I love to garden, I always have a bunch of clay pots that don’t have plants in them. I’ve used them in various ways in crafts, so incorporating one of them into this snowman seemed like a logical step, since Christmas is just a few weeks away. (See my clay pot love bug candy dish for another cute idea.)
It’s time to make a Clay Pot Snowman.
(This post contains affiliate links for your crafting experience.) To make the project, you will need the following supplies:
- 1 – 4″ clay pot
- 1 – 2 1/2″ Styrofoam ball
- Glue gun and hot glue sticks
- Acrylic craft paint – black and orange
- 2 x 1″ blue pom poms
- Felt (blue and a small piece of black
- 2 x snowflake stickers
- 1 piece of plaid ribbon
- White spray primer
Start by spraying the clay pot with the white spray primer and letting it dry. Paint the face of the snowman with orange and black craft paint and hot glue the painted head to the top of the clay pot.
I used a pencil to draw the face of the snowman and then painted it. Since the head is made of Styrofoam, the design will be irregular. (If you want a perfectly smooth finish, you can paint a 2 1/2″ wooden ball. I had the Styrofoam and liked the texture of it so I used it.) His face has a quirky, fun look that I just love!
Adding some clothes to this fun Terracotta Christmas project
It’s time to give the snowman some warm clothes. Cut three long pieces of the blue felt about 1 1/4″ wide and hot glue them into one long piece. Cut four slits in each end and wrap the felt around the neck of the snowman. Tack it in place with a dot of hot glue. Attach the two snowflake stickers to each scarf end and cut 2 small balls out of the black felt and glue them in place for the coal.
We can’t let his ears get cold, can we? To make the ear muffs, fold your plaid ribbon into threes and glue the edges over. Attach with hot glue on top of the head and glue one of the blue pom poms on each side of the head over the ribbon ends.
For more Christmas inspiration, see my Pinterest It’s Christmas Time Board.
I used a larger Clay pot to make a Christmas bell. You can see that project here.
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