I’m still using my cans and yarn wrapping! I think yarn wrapping has turned into a cathartic hobby for me. It’s fun to see the yarn turn something from trash to a recycled craft treasure. I’m trying to decide if this Yarn Wrapped Snowman Tin looks a little, umm, thuggish? Ha! In an attempt to keep this as a recycled craft, I used an old sock as the “hat”, or top of the snowman, and that may have contributed to the thug look. But it’s cute, functional, and if the sock doesn’t work for you, feel free to omit it.
- Empty and washed aluminum can
- White yarn
- Red yarn scraps
- Orange felt/fabric
- Black felt/fabric
- Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
- Old black Sock
- Optional: Black fabric puffy dimensional fabric paint
Using the hot glue gun, wrap the white yarn around the can. I used hot glue to secure the ends, top, and bottom of the yarn. I didn’t need to use hot glue on the whole can.
Cut two circles from the black felt/fabric for the eyes and an orange triangle for the nose.
Hot glue the eyes and nose on the can. Wrap the red yarn around the bottom as a scarf. Secure this with hot glue. Place the black sock on the top of the can as a hat. If desired, use black fabric puffy dimensional paint to make a smiley face above the scarf.
Snowmen are great to decorate with because they can go from Christmas all the way into February.
Want more yarn wrapping ideas? See one of these projects!