DIY Glass Snowmen and Hat with Cricut
Anyone who knows me knows I love snowmen! I have a huge collection that grows every year. I can’t help myself! This year, I’m going to make a few to add to the collection. I had a few glass pieces from goodwill stores in the stash and I got the votive in a 3 pack from the Dollar Tree. So let me show you how I turned these into cute, DIY snowmen and hat with Cricut.
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To begin this project collect your materials.
Glass piece of your choice
Cricut Maker or Explorer
For the hat you will need
Felt or fleece
Begin with Painting the Pieces
Start out by spraying the glass white. Make sure your surfaces are clean before you start painting. Use short bursts to keep from applying too much and therefore causing a run. Continue until the piece is covered. Apply a second coat if needed.
My friend had given me several of these little hats, so I tried to use one for the votive snowman. Alone it just looked silly so with the help of my great friends online, I came up with making him into a melting snowman. I cut the ‘melt’ from quilt batting free hand then hot glued the bottom of the votive and stuck him on the melt as close to center as possible. In addition, I then hot glued his scarf around the bottom. Finally finishing him by hot gluing his hat in place.
Although he looked better, that hat just didn’t work for me! So I made him a proper hat with my pattern included in the resource library.
Larger DIY Glass Snowmen and Hat
Now on to the small fish bowl fella. After watching several tutorials I came up with my own version of making this cute hat with the Cricut Maker. you can use the Cricut Maker To cut the felt as well as the pattern, but I chose to only cut the pattern from cardstock and use scissors to cut the felt. Let me show you how I did it.
The Maker print and cut the circles for the pattern and it shows up as a blank, but the circles do cut.
I used my paper cutter to cut a 3 x 10” rectangle from the cardstock.
It is just easier to cut the felt by hand. I used a rotary blade and ruler to cut the rectangle.
Use adhesive spray and place the pattern on the felt. Mark the edges if you like 1/4” from the pattern. I cut mine freehand just eyeballing it. Meanwhile, don’t forget to cut an exact size circle of the brim! These photos are of one large and one small hat.
Construct the Hat
Use hot glue to turn the felt all the way around the pattern pieces. Be careful not to burn your fingers!
Hot glue the barrel of the hat first. Roll it until it is the size of the top. Put the hot glue in place and hold it for a bit until it sets up good.
Run the hot glue around the bottom of the barrel and attach it to the brim piece with the hole in it. Attach it to the felt side using the hole on the bottom side as a guide.
Now run the hot glue around the top of the barrel and place the top carefully down.
To finish this, hot glue the circle to the bottom. Remove the card stock pattern from the bottom piece.
Sooo cute! Ready to decorate it a little. I cut a scrap of fabric and hot glued just above the brim. A little greenery and small berries for mine finished it off perfect!
For storage purposes, I didn’t attach the hat. Simply placed it on top and there you go! Another addition to my snowman collection. Now to find room for him somewhere!
More Glass Snowmen and Hats
I just couldn’t stop at 2 glass snowmen after I went through my stash and found more pieces that would make adorable glass snowmen also. So back to the yard I went , white spray paint in hand and coated the pieces.
Certainly, I used E6000 to attach the pieces.
Once they were set, I cut their faces with the Cricut Maker and applied them. For these babies, I cut 3 black circles 1/2″ each for buttons on their bellies.
I made another couple of hats and tied scarves around their necks…taa daa! I adore them!
So now that I’ve shown you these sweet, little guys and how to make them, are you going to attempt one? Please share your creations, comments or questions below. I’d love to here from you!