Make a Snowman Card for the Holidays
Make this Jolly Snowman Card Using Household Items
Are you feeling crafty this winter holiday season?
This page shows you how to make a Snowman card for the Winter Holidays using predominantly household items. You can print out the pattern, refer to the supply list and make your own card.
Who doesn't like a holly, jolly snowman card for the holidays? Whether you call it a Christmas card, a holiday card or something else, this colorful guy is fun to make and sure to please the kids that receive it.
It's a versatile project as well. With a few simple modifications, you can convert this card to a decoration for your home or office, or you can use it to make place cards for your holiday entertaining. You could also turn it into an invitation card if you chose.
What's good about this card is that it requires no special equipment or specialized paper crafting skills. It uses a simple technique known as paper layering. All you need is some cardstock, colored papers and odds and ends of ribbons, fabric and buttons for embellishment.
If you need a pattern, I have included the link to on you can download for free and use it to trace the card shape. You will also need scissors and glues or other adhesives.
For a large picture of both front and back of this card, please scroll down to the bottom.
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Download the Snowman Pattern
If you don't want to draw your own snowman shape, you can download my snowman pattern here:
It's a PDF file, so you will need the free Acrobat Reader to open it. This pattern is stored on Scribd. Their technology allows you to print the file using the small Print icon that appears to the right side of the picture.
Once printed, you can use it as it is, or scan it and resize it to whatever size you want.
I have not drawn in the snowman's clothing, basket, gifts, and so on. You can do this easily enough yourself, and make clothing to suit your fancy.
To make the card, trace the snowman shape on white cardstock. Cut it out and fold as shown in the picture.
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Snow Writer is the product I used to make snow on the snowman and on the basket. Of course, you do not need to make snow, and if you do, there are other ways to make it that you may prefer. However, Snow Writer is an excellent product. Unlike many others, it is easy to use and NOT MESSY. You will not spend the rest of the day cleaning up after you have used it.
You simply squeeze the bottle and the white snow comes out of the point. Because the bottle has a point, you can write or create various special effects. There are plenty of uses for this product around Christmas or the holiday season -- and its not expensive to purchase. I have used Snow Writer every year since it became available.
Decorating the Snowman Card
The neat thing about this card is that you can use up scraps of paper, card stock, ribbon, yarn or whatever you please when you do the decorations.
This is what I used:
- Card: white card stock
- Hat: purple card stock trimmed with a band of decorative fabric and a real feather
- Muffler: red felt fabric available at minimal cost at various arts and crafts stores
- Face: scrap of orange card stock for the nose; eyes drawn in black pen
- Sweater: Cut from scrapbook paper; sleeve cuffs and "fur" cut from white felt fabric
- Mittens: Mauve card stock
- Button: black button
- Basket: cut from purple card stock. handle made from gold elastic available at Michaels and other similar places
- Gifts: cut from scrapbook paper and trimmed with narrow red ribbon
- Broom: Handle cut with textured paper that resembles cork; brush part made with card stock on which I have drawn lines with a brown pencil
- Snow on body and on basket: Made with a product called Snow Writer.
Snowman Card, Front
Snowman Card, Back
© 2010 June Campbell