A paper snowman art – making frosty the snowman

Paper snowman wall art with title and WM

Paper snowman wall art with title and WM

How is everyone’s December going? Our is flying by! We live in Wisconsin and this time of year we have usually had a few snow storms and really cold temperatures by now. This year, today it is in the 50’s with still green grass. I went shopping (at a craft store, all by myself! Which is a whole other story.) I wore a sweater with no coat. It was wonderful. At this point last year we had a cute snowman that greeted people in our front yard, made out of real snow, an old scarf and at one point had a carrot. This year, not so much of anything. I took it upon myself to make one, A paper snowman art – making Frosty the Snowman. The really fun part about this craft is that it is part of the 12 days of Christmas blog hop! Which means you get my projects and a whole bunch of other projects to enjoy. I am only one person, can only bring so many ideas. Me hooking up with other bloggers is a way to bring you a ton more inspiration!

twelve days of Christmas

 

The links with all of the other blog’s taking part in this will be at the bottom of this post.  I have loved seeing what they created, for those of you not already following along I am day 10. But, don’t worry if you are just now jumping into this, you can play catch up with the previous days.

canvas painted gray

Lets get on with this snowman making! I had a square canvas that I painted a sparkly gray.

making paper snowmand

I used computer paper and made three different sized circles. I was walking around my house trying to find the perfect sized item I could use as a template. I found it in various cups. I made 5 circles in each size. This is going to help me add the 3D look to this snowman.

making paper snowman

With my cut circles I began building the snowman. “Do you want to build a snowman?” I had to sing it while doing this, it is absolutely required. The first circle I glued down flat at the bottom of the canvas.

adding got glue

I put a line of hot glue down the center of this circle.

adding layers to snowman

Then set an already folded in half circle on top of the glue line. Smushing it into the glue. Once the circle was attached I opened up the circle, letting it fan out more.

making 3d paper snowman

I did the same thing again, adding each layer to the bottom of this snowman.

making 3d paper art

The fan approach to this is what makes it adorable and appear 3D-ish.

adding second layer to paper snowman

With the bottom done, I move up to the center and then the top section. Doing exactly the same thing each time.

making 3d paper snowman wall art

I had 3 different sized white spheres. They looked weirdly stacked and not very Frosty The Snowman.

adding hat and hands to paper snowman

Drawing the top hat and stick arms with a sharpie turned this weird thing into a cute Frosty.

paper snowman art

I love how this little guy turned out! We may not be able to build a real snowman, but the 3D paper wall art version will do for now. I actually made something similar to this when I made 3D hot air balloon wall art for my boys bedroom.

snowman wall art DIY

This 3D snowman wall art makes a great addition to my living room. We all know I love a whimsical look to my home this time of year. Frosty helps out with that.

DIY 3d snowman art

making 3d sphere art

I was worried there would not be enough color in this art piece to make it pop. Because I only used a light gray, white and a tiny bit of black. I have to say though, I am liking the simplicity of it. This could appear a little too kid friendly and out of place in a living room. But I think the colors make it feel a tiny bit more sophisticated. As sophisticated as paper art with a snowman and top hat can be.

DIY paper snowman

3d snowman wall art ideas

The side view of this is what makes it look fun and really shows off the fanned out 3D appearance. This would be a fun project to do with kids, maybe not little ones but older elementary aged kids would love to create something like this. Mine are still too little to be able to cut perfect circles, and the hot glue gun is a no go for them. I was joined in my “Do you want to build a snowman” singing for a little bit by my crew of littles. Then they were off to create their own projects at the art table. I create, and they create.

I am not a huge fan of winter, I like sun, sand, and warm temperatures. But having the white Christmas is special. I hope we get some snowfall before Christmas otherwise the cold and snow is not needed at all and we can just skip to summer. Does it snow where you live?

Be sure to check out the other ladies and their great Twelve days of Christmas crafts!

twelve days of Christmas

ON THE 1ST DAY OF CHRISTMAS: CREATIVELY HOMESPUN

ON THE 2ND DAY OF CHRISTMAS: POCKETFUL OF POSIES

ON THE 3RD DAY OF CHRISTMAS: CREATIVELY HOMESPUN

ON THE 4TH DAY OF CHRISTMAS: THE DIY MOMMY

ON THE 5TH DAY OF CHRISTMAS: REFRESH LIVING

ON THE 6TH DAY OF CHRISTMAS: SMART GIRLS DIY

ON THE 7TH DAY OF CHRISTMAS: MY LIFE FROM HOME & OUR CRAFTY MOM

ON THE 8TH DAY OF CHRISTMAS: OLD HOUSE TO NEW HOME

ON THE 9TH DAY OF CHRISTMAS: THE DEANS LIST & GREEN WITH DECOR

ON THE 10TH DAY OF CHRISTMAS: OUR HOUSE NOW A HOME & LEHMAN LANE

ON THE 11TH DAY OF CHRISTMAS: TASTEFULLY FRUGAL

ON THE 12TH DAY OF CHRISTMAS: FARMHOUSE 40

signature 2

28 Comment

  1. Cute project, Emily. I love how the snowman is 3-D. By the way, it does snow where we live. It’s been unseasonably warm here this season. Snow doesn’t seem to be in the forecast any time soon since it’s starting to warm up again. Very strange but I’m not complaining. 🙂

    1. Emily says: Reply

      Thanks! I am not complaining either about it being warmer than usual, I am a summer girl all the way and do not enjoy the cold. My kids are missing the snow though.

  2. What a cute craft! My boys would love it!

    1. Emily says: Reply

      Thanks! It would be fun to make with kids.

  3. Emily, this snowman is just adorable! I bet the kids just love it!

    1. Emily says: Reply

      Thank you Michelle!

  4. Jenny says: Reply

    So cute! I love that the snowman is 3D.

    1. Emily says: Reply

      Thanks!

  5. Great idea to make the snowman 3-D! We live in Illinois and the weather here has been balmy, at least for December. I agree with you in hoping for a white Christmas!

    1. Emily says: Reply

      Thank you! Illinois is having the same winter we are, if we do not get snow for Christmas then it can just fast forward to summer 🙂

  6. Lizzie says: Reply

    Oooh I LOVE this! I’ve been wanting to get crafty with Christmas for a while, so I might just have to try this one!

    1. Emily says: Reply

      Thank you! Christmas is one of my favorite time to make crafts, there are so many options.

  7. bonbon says: Reply

    This is so cute Emily. Love the 3D effect.

    1. Emily says: Reply

      Thank you!

  8. That snowman is so cute and simple enough I believe I can even do it!

    1. Emily says: Reply

      Thank you! It was really simple and so easy to do. Give it a try!

  9. Such a cute idea Emily! I love the 3D effect!

    1. Emily says: Reply

      Thanks!

  10. Mary says: Reply

    I love, love, love, this snowman! The perfect project for my girl’s and I to do together! Thanks.

    1. Emily says: Reply

      Thank you! It would be fun for kids to create too!

  11. Love it! We are deep into a snowman crafts mode. (But there is not a hint of snow around). I like snowman projects because we don’t have to take them down as soon as Christmas is over and can display them all winter (which lasts all the way through April in Chicago).

    1. Emily says: Reply

      Thanks! I agree that it is nice to make something you can keep out all winter. My kids are all about snowmen too.

  12. Ruthie says: Reply

    What a cute and fun addition to your Holiday decor!!

    1. Emily says: Reply

      Thank you!

  13. Such a cute snowman and so easy to make!

    1. Emily says: Reply

      Thanks!

  14. I just love this!! Thank you so much for being a part of the hop and creating such a beautiful post! Pinned!!

    1. Emily says: Reply

      Thank you so much! I had fun and loved seeing what everyone else did!

Leave a Reply