Turn your Fall decor into Winter decor easily by making this cute and simple upcycled pumpkin snowman from fake foam pumpkins!
It’s Day 3 of our 12 Days of Christmas hop. Day 1 we shared over 40 different handmade ornaments, and day 2 was all about the movie crafts. For today we are showing you over 40 different ways to craft up a snowman.
When I was putting away my Fall things, I was deciding on what to keep and what to toss. Every year it seems I’ve gone a little crazy in the fake pumpkin arena and seem to have accumulated enough to have my very own fake pumpkin patch. So I decided it was a good time to purge and donate a lot of my Fall decor. As I was going through everything I started a trash pile which was comprised almost entirely of foam pumpkins. I just so happened to stack 3 of them on top of each other and was immediately inspired to create this upcycled pumpkin snowman from what would have otherwise been garbage.
I ended up using 3 different styles of fake pumpkins to make this cute little snowman but you could still use 3 of the large foam pumpkins you generally find at Dollar Tree. Scroll down a little further for the tutorial.
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Upcycled Pumpkin Snowman
Supplies You’ll Need:
- 3 fake pumpkins (different sizes or the same)
- Rustoleum 2x white spray paint
- Plaid ribbon
- Sharpie Markers (orange and black)
- Hot Glue Gun
- Black Felt
First give each pumpkin a few coats of white spray paint. I don’t know if it was the cooler weather or the layer of metallic spray paint underneath, but my top pumpkin kept crackling after painting. Luckily it’s only at the bottom so it will be covered by a scarf later on.
Using hot glue, attach the pumpkins to each other to create your body.
For the hat, I decided to use black felt. I cut out a larger circle, a smaller circle and a strip to make the shape.
First, take the strip and shape it into a circle. Glue the ends together so it stays.
Then glue that to the larger circle for the base, and the smaller circle on top. Now you have a little top hat for your pumpkin snowman.
Now comes the fun part–dressing up your pumpkin snowman! I used a little piece of some plaid flannel ribbon I had in my stash for a scarf. Use whatever you have on hand!
Next I drew on his eyes, nose and mouth with sharpie markers. I almost made these with my Silhouette Cameo, but decided sharpie markers was the fastest and easiest route.
If you have black (or any color really) buttons in your sewing stash, glue some of those on the front!
What do you think? For something that was just going to be trash, I’m pretty happy with how it turned out! I love using up things I already have in the house, and repurposeing something old into something new. And I think he looks perfect on my front porch which I’ll be sharing in a few days!
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