Today I’d like to welcome Paula of JC’s Loft to Dollar Store Crafts. She is our resident faux flower crafting genius, and previously showed us how to make a faux flower monogram. Today she’s back with a seasonal project that will make a cute gift for friends, family, or teachers: a faux flower snowman family. I might just have to make this for my son’s teacher this year!

$5 Snowmen Family Tutorial

by Paula, JC’s Loft

I made this cute little snowman family for my Grandma so the banner reads, “Grandma Betty.” The large snowman represents my grandmother and the two small snowmen represent my two sons.  I think it would be great to make this for a family by using their last name on the banner!
Note about supplies: I had almost everything I needed for this project on hand already. I found small white flowers at Hobby Lobby at 50% off for $3 and only used half of them, but you can easily find small white flowers at the dollar store. The number of flowers you need to buy depends on how many snowmen you are making. For the container, use any basket or other container you have on hand, or can find at the dollar store.
Project Supplies:
  • Small white flowers, $1 and up
  • Container, $1
  • Floral foam, on hand or $1
  • Sheet of “snow”, on hand or $1
  • Skewers, on hand
  • Ribbon, on hand
  • Yarn, on hand
  • White and black Card stock, on hand
  • Paint Pens, on hand
  • Hot glue, on hand

Total: $2 and up

Step 1.  Remove flower heads from stems and separate into 2 pieces.

Martha Stewart Crafts Large Circle Cutter
Martha Stewart Crafts Large Circle Cutter

Step 2.  Cut .5″, 1″, and 1.5″ circles out of white card stock.  Martha Stewart’s “Circle Cutter” works perfect!  (I found mine at HomeGoods for $6.)
Step 3.  Glue circles onto skewer and cut off top of skewer if needed.
Step 4.  Glue flower petals onto card stock and add eyes, mouth, nose, and button with a paint pen. I also used a white paint pen to color in the bottom half of my skewer. You can also use acrylic paint and a paintbrush, or a permanent marker to add features.
Step 5.  Cut floral foam to fit your container and cover with a sheet of “snow”. You can buy these sheets of snow at the dollar store.
Step 6.  Push your snowman skewer into the floral foam.  I then added black top hats to a couple of my snowmen by cutting the shape out of black card stock and gluing it to the head of the snowman.  I also added a scarf by tying a small piece of red yarn around the neck!  I had so many left over flower petals that I glued them on top of the snow to look like snow flakes.  It adds a fabulous dimension to the project!
Step 7.  To make the banner I followed TomKat Studio’s tutorial and followed her free mini bunting tutorial here.
Thanks, Paula!
Here are a few other fabulous dollar store craft ideas Paula has shared at her blog lately: