Free pattern :: Snowman Pompom Ornament

 "Some people are born for Halloween, and some are just counting the days until Christmas." --  Stephen Graham Jones  

"Some people are born for Halloween, and some are just counting the days until Christmas." --  Stephen Graham Jones
 

That is so me! Yep, Halloween just comes and goes.  The squirrels have already run off with my pumpkin, but that's okay, I can be snug as a bug in my home preparing for Christmas.  I am focusing on decorating a tree with homemade ornaments and as I prepare, I thought I'd share my projects with you.

This fluffy snowmand is made from two pompoms and hat from a previous project, a ribbon scarf, and button eyes and nose.  "Oh that's really cute, Mom" High praise from my millenial-aged daugther who tends to think I am slightly nuts and is now the family Christmas Scrooge. 

To make your own:

You will need:

White acrylic yarn
pompom maker (I used this set from Clover.)
2 small black buttons
1 small orange button
12" of ribbon (only 1/2" wide)
scissors
tapestry Needle
hot glue gun
tweezers
Hat from previous project

Make one small and one large pompom following the directions.  Leave the tails used to cinch the pompoms.  

Cut a 12 inch piece of yarn. Thread your needle.  Pull it through and even. Run the needle up and throught the middle of the smaller pompom and up into and throught the hat's pompom. Knot the ends.

Now, tie the two pompoms togehter.  Knot the tails.  Trim away the access.

Trim your snowman. I clipped into the underside of the smaller (head) pompom to obtain more of a "neck."

Cut a 12" inch piece of ribbon. Tie the ribbon around the "neck" as a scarf.  Trim the ends.

Hot glue the buttons in place.  Use tweezers to place them or you may burn your fingers. If children are making this project, leave this part for the adults. Hot glue can cause nasty burns.

A short video from my Periscope for you to follow. 

Enjoy!  These are cute on the tree. Would be cute attached to a present.