Adding seasonal decor, like this fun no-sew snowman pillow, is for sure one of my favorite crafts to make. It’s a fast DIY since this one doesn’t need your Cricut. You could cut the face of the snowman out with the HTV but I just freehand drew the nose and eyes. Let’s get started.
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No-Sew Snowman Pillow Supplies
This is a sponsored post as I was gifted the pillow insert as part of a Pillow Party from Fairfield. See the full pillow party details here.
- Fairfield World’s Lumbar Pillow Insert (14×28-inches) from Joann.com
- Hat & Scarf (mine are from the Dollar Tree)
- Small & Large Black Buttons (also from the Dollar Tree)
- Orange Felt – for the Nose
- Black HTV Vinyl, black felt, or Black Cardstock – for the Eyes
- Embellishments for the Hat (Optional)
- Adhesive (I used hot glue for the buttons)
No-Sew Snowman Pillow steps
This no-sew snowman pillow is really easy. I wanted to walk you through the steps I used to make him and help guide you to make one too. I do encourage you to get creative, have fun, and remember – there are no mistakes when crafting, only room for embellishments.
Step One: Add the Hat and Scarf
I did bring my pillow form to the Dollar Tree to find one that fits. I wanted a cozy knit hat but ours didn’t have any with matching scarfs. At the second Dollar Tree, I visited is when I found this fun Santa hat and scarf. They fit perfectly on the pillow as well. Win-win!
To begin, I stood my Fairfield World’s Lumbar pillow insert up vertically so I could better see how he will look when I’m all done and he’s sitting on my sofa.
Then simply stuffed the top of the pillow into the hat. My hat was a perfect fit, it was just snug enough to stay on without any help. If yours is too big I would suggest pinching or folding over the access material in the back and securing it with a safety pin.
The scarf is just as easy. Simply tie the scarf around your pillow. Adding it about 2/3 the way up on the pillow makes him proportionate with his head and body.
This Santa-looking scarf was just as easy as the hat. I tied it like I would do my own scarf and it stayed perfectly.
Make it tight to squish the pillow and create an indent on the pillow form to make his neck obvious. This creates a round looking head-shape for your no-sew snowman pillow.
Step Two: Adding the Nose
No snowman is complete without a carrot nose, right? I used a paper nose for this blog post but I do plan to grab some orange felt next time I’m out.
I drew the carrot shape free hand and cut it out. Secure your carrot nose with fabric or hot glue. Don’t forget to add some lines on the carrot to make it looks more real. Using a darker orange color is good too. If you don’t have it on hand you can always use black or a brown Sharpie® on your felt or paper.
Carrot placement idea: For some reason, it think he looks “happier” when the carrot is pointing up. But there’s no right or wrong way! If you need ideas search Pinterest for “Snowman Faces” and you’ll find lots of ideas. But wait… keep reading to learn about the Joann’s $100 gift card *giveaway!
Step Three: Adding Buttons
Lay your snowman flat and begin laying the buttons where you think they should go. This helps you decide the placement for the buttons before you begin gluing them down.
When you glue the mouth buttons I started in the center, then did each corner. Filling in the rest helps it stay how you envisioned it.
He’s turning out so cute! And so fast – it’s taking me longer to type the blog post than it did to create him. haha. Plus, I can’t stop signing, Let’s go Build a Snowman from Frozen – Anyone else?
Step Four: Adding the Eyes
Eyes really add life to your snowman. Spend some time to make them speak the message. usually with a snowman is a bright happy day.
I cut mine out of paper again, but I plan to use felt next time.
Eye ideas for your no-sew snowman pillow
- Goggly eyes (glue on)
- HTV Vinyl (heat press on)
- Felt Shapes (glue on)
- Paint them on!
Step Five: Adding Embellishments
I played with some winter-looking greenery but added a fun felt snowflake. There’s usually always room for one of these messy bows too! I made a small one from some ribbon scraps for the snowflake I added.
He doesn’t even need anything else if you like him more simple. I left off the Christmas greenery to leave him out through February.
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