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Upcycled Sock Snowman Craft

Upcycled Sock Snowman Craft

I love making crafts from materials that I have around the house. I especially love repurposing old items that would otherwise end up in the trash. For one of our recent winter projects, my daughter and I made snowmen from old socks.



  1. Roll a rag into a large ball.
  2. Stuff the ball into the toe of the white sock.
  3. Roll another rag into a smaller ball.
  4. Stuff the ball into the white sock next to the first rag ball.
  5. Tie off the opening of the white sock.
  6. Turn a colored baby sock inside out.
  7. Tie a knot at the toe of the sock.
  8. Turn the knotted baby sock right-side out.
  9. Fold up the edge of the baby sock.
  10. Glue the baby sock over the knot on the white sock.
  11. Tie a pipe cleaner around the center of the white sock between the two rag balls.
  12. Decorate the rest of the sock snowman with wiggle eyes, buttons, beads, pompoms, and other decorating materials.
  13. Display the upcycled sock snowman.

Materials for Upcycled Sock Snowman Craft Stuffing the Upcycled Sock Snowman Craft

Stuffing Upcycled Sock Snowman Craft More Tying the Upcycled Sock Snowman Craft

Tying the Hats for the Upcycled Sock Snowman Craft Gluing the Hats on the Upcycled Sock Snowman Craft

Adding Pipe Cleaner Scarves to the Upcycled Sock Snowman Craft Upcycled Sock Snowman Craft

For more fun winter ideas, try my Puffy Snow Paint Craft, Puff Container Snowman Craft, Puff Container Snowman Craft, Cotton Swab Painted Snowman Craft, Footprint Snowman Craft, and Paper Chain Snowman Craft.

Image Credits

Upcycled Sock Snowman Craft © 2016 Heather Johnson
Materials for Upcycled Sock Snowman Craft © 2016 Heather Johnson
Stuffing the Upcycled Sock Snowman Craft © 2016 Heather Johnson
Stuffing Upcycled Sock Snowman Craft More © 2016 Heather Johnson
Tying the Upcycled Sock Snowman Craft © 2016 Heather Johnson
Tying the Hats for the Upcycled Sock Snowman Craft © 2016 Heather Johnson
Gluing the Hats on the Upcycled Sock Snowman Craft © 2016 Heather Johnson
Adding Pipe Cleaner Scarves to the Upcycled Sock Snowman Craft © 2016 Heather Johnson
Upcycled Sock Snowman Craft © 2016 Heather Johnson


  1. Rosie

    February 26, 2016 at 1:04 pm

    these came out so good! You’re really “crafty”!!!!

  2. Scott

    February 26, 2016 at 3:45 pm

    Talk about a flashback – I remember making these as a kid 40 years ago!

  3. Amber Ludwig

    February 26, 2016 at 5:23 pm

    Too fun! We haven’t had much snow this year but my son has wanted to build a snowman every day!! He would looove this!

  4. denise low

    February 26, 2016 at 6:26 pm

    This is so cute. I love making things with my grandkids.

  5. Karina - My Letters of Transit

    February 26, 2016 at 6:36 pm

    This is such a cute, but easy project! I have quite a large stock of lonely socks, I keep hoping their match will turn up, but now I have something I can do with them come next Christmas season.

  6. Hannah Malanga

    February 26, 2016 at 7:02 pm

    Another really good idea! Such a cute thing to do with the kids around xmas time!

    • Heather Johnson

      February 26, 2016 at 7:07 pm

      Definitely! Then you can leave the snowmen out all winter too!

  7. disqus_Z4rcO6h3Ia

    February 26, 2016 at 8:15 pm

    An adorable craft that is easy to make, and the kids will love it. I like the hats you made for the snowmen.

  8. daniela_vaughan

    February 26, 2016 at 8:26 pm

    So cute! I can’t wait to have kiddos so I can do fun crafts with them 🙂 It just isn’t as enjoyable with two dogs!

  9. Ronald Gagnon

    February 27, 2016 at 3:15 am

    What a simply wonderful and creative way to get the young ones involved in such fun and development

  10. Tua Mukherjee Chatterjee

    February 27, 2016 at 8:39 am

    These are very cute and innovative ideas. Loved the pictures too much.

  11. Hannah Adkins

    February 27, 2016 at 9:19 am

    What a cute idea! Ill have to remember this at christmas time

  12. ElizOF

    February 27, 2016 at 9:31 am

    These are the cutest snowmen that I e seen in a long while. My goodness! You even made red hats for them. Beautiful.
    Eliz Frank

  13. Julie S Kalungi

    February 27, 2016 at 10:30 am

    What super cute snowmen and a super fun winter activity for the liluns 🙂 So Creative Heather Thanks for sharing!

  14. Kristi Nelson Renner

    February 28, 2016 at 5:47 am

    What a fun idea. At least the kids don’t have to get all bundled up to make these, AND they are around a lot longer than the outdoor snowmen.

  15. Jeanette

    February 28, 2016 at 9:32 am

    So cute! We have so many odd ball socks around that would be great for this!

  16. Barrie

    February 28, 2016 at 1:56 pm

    These are so cute and so easy to make!

  17. Ronald Gagnon

    February 28, 2016 at 4:31 pm

    Wonderfully entertaining and a great bonding project

  18. Dee Marie

    February 28, 2016 at 7:31 pm

    What a nice craft. They came out really cute.

  19. Lee Allport

    February 28, 2016 at 8:41 pm

    What a neat craft and as you said, “repurposed” so double the learning experience. Thanks so much for sharing.

  20. Ronald Gagnon

    February 29, 2016 at 1:51 am

    I love these…they are so cute, easy to make and can involve everyone

  21. Jennifer

    February 29, 2016 at 8:33 am

    That is so cute! I love upcyle crafts, especially when they’re super easy and super cute like this one.

  22. Irina David

    February 29, 2016 at 10:42 am

    too cute to make these out of the sock! Great idea

  23. Wanda Tracey

    February 29, 2016 at 3:12 pm

    These are so super cute.I love doing little projects like this with my grand children.Thanks so much for the fun idea. 🙂

  24. Kelly P.

    March 1, 2016 at 12:23 am

    We did these last week when we had three snow days!! The girls loved them. So cute and so much fun.

  25. Onica (MommyFactor)

    March 1, 2016 at 6:13 am

    What a fun snow themed project. And a great way to use mix matched socks.

  26. CoCo

    March 1, 2016 at 7:53 am

    So fun! Great way to use those socks that may no longer have a mate and keep the kids busy!

  27. Edna Williams

    March 4, 2016 at 12:20 pm

    What fun! These are neat and so cute! Thanks for sharing!

  28. Amy C

    March 7, 2016 at 10:06 am

    My son would love this! Ironically we live in FL.

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