Snowman Craft – Beachy Style

Snowman Craft - Beachy Style

Craft Materials

Before starting this project, you’ll need the following materials:

, 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!!


STEP 1 – Prepare Bottom Ball

Cut a small section off the bottom of your larger foam ball.

Snowman Craft - Beachy Style: Step 1 - Cut Bottom

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.

Snowman Craft - Beachy Style: Step 2 - Connect Balls

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.

Snowman Craft - Beachy Style: Step 3 - Add Mod Podge

Snowman Craft - Beachy Style: Step 3 - Add Sand

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.

Snowman Craft - Beachy Style: Add details

This is the perfect way to bring some of that beachy feel into your winter decor!

Coastal inspired Snowman Craft

I displayed him on a “wavy” cake plate with some sand and shells! But you can display whichever way you want!

Super cute Snowman Craft!!  Beachy Style

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!

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