Before starting this project, you’ll need the following materials:
Mod Podge, FloraCraft® Make It: Fun® Foam: Balls (any two sizes), Sand, Shells, Twigs, Mini Straw Hat, Paper Straw or Toothpick, Serrated Knife, Low-Temp Glue Gun and Glue
Winter is here! It’s cold and snowy in many places so I wanted to bring a little warm, beachy feel into this next project. I made this beachy style snowman craft for the Make it Fun Blog. I just get excited coming up with new ways to use their foam products.
I love incorporating coastal decor into my home and especially for the holidays. I pinned this ornament from Pier 1 last year and ever since I’ve really wanted to make it myself. The biggest thing was finding the perfect straw hat. I finally found one at Hobby Lobby, YAY!
I already had the sand and shells on hand from when I lived in Florida. I saved bags of sand and shells for crafts like these. Now it’s time to get started. This is a super fast project, my favorite!!
BEACHY SNOWMAN CRAFT
STEP 1 – Prepare Bottom Ball
Cut a small section off the bottom of your larger foam ball.
Step 2 – Connect Foam Balls
Next, insert a straw into the rounded end of the large ball and attach it to the flat side of the smaller ball. You can also use a toothpick, but I had a straw on hand.
Step 3 – Add Mod Podge and Sand
Cover the balls with Mod Podge and sprinkle sand on top before it dries. It’s best to do sections at a time. Let dry 2 hours.
Step 4 – Adding Your Details
Finally, it’s time to add our details!!
I really wanted this sand snowman to feel like he was made at the beach… So I used shells for everything…eyes, nose, mouth and buttons. Just glue them onto the snowman however you’d like. I pulled some sticks from outside for the arms and I found the hat at Hobby Lobby.
This is the perfect way to bring some of that beachy feel into your winter decor!
I displayed him on a “wavy” cake plate with some sand and shells! But you can display whichever way you want!
I love the idea of actually using sand and shells you’ve saved from a beach trip. Not only will it be cute, but sentimental as well. Now every time I look at him, he reminds me of Florida. I need to find him (or make him) a mini palm tree of surfboard to finish off his look!
I know a beachy snowman craft is not for everyone, so here’s a classic snowman craft I did over at Crafty Morning last year.
If you’re looking for some more foam ball ideas, I made these “faux” Nautical Glass Floats and they turned out AMAZING!!! I know this isn’t exactly a home decor project, but it is a special project that I thought you might enjoy as well using foam balls. My super cute Very Hungry Caterpillar Craft. It’s perfect for a baby’s room or party!