DIY Snowman Hat Tree Topper

02 December

I know most people use a star or an angel as their Christmas tree topper and I do too most of the time but I have a really cute alternative to those traditional choices and it's easy to make!


Read on to see how easy it is to make your own...


DIY Snowman Hat Tree Topper



DIY Snowman Hat Tree Topper


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I made one of these years ago but either I didn't share it on the blog back then, or it was one of the posts that I lost several years ago so I decided to recreate it.


Supplies Needed:
  • Empty oatmeal container like THIS one
  • A scrap of cardboard (for the hat brim)
  • Black spray paint or craft paint
  • Wide ribbon for the hat band
  • Various trims and embellishments
  • Glitter
  • White craft glue
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks


Step One - Cut and assemble the hat


Cut the open end of the oatmeal container off leaving about 6" of the container. I used a utility knife and then evened it up with scissors.


DIY Snowman Hat Tree Topper

DIY Snowman Hat Tree Topper


Cut a circle from cardboard about 3 - 4 inches larger in diameter than the oatmeal container. I used a large bowl to trace around.


DIY Snowman Hat Tree Topper

You will also cut a smaller circle out of the center of the large circle. Make it about 2 inches less than the diameter of the oatmeal container. I used a canning jar to trace the circle.


This is so you can put it on top of your tree. I forgot to take a picture of this step but here is the bottom of the finished hat so you can see what I mean.


DIY Snowman Hat Tree Topper


Glue the oatmeal container to the lid with white craft glue and allow time to dry.


Step Two - Paint the hat


Paint the entire hat black with spray paint or craft paint. Don't forget the bottom!


DIY Snowman Hat Tree Topper

Step Three - Decorate the hat


Use some wide ribbon to add a hat band to the snowman hat. I had some self-adhesive burlap ribbon but you can use hot glue for regular ribbon.


Make sure you have the seam where the ribbon ends meet in the back of the container if your oatmeal container has a seam on it.


DIY Snowman Hat Tree Topper

I also had some self-adhesive red snowflake ribbon that I used on top. If you have Christmas ribbon you probably don't need anything additional on yours.


DIY Snowman Hat Tree Topper


Add some greenery slightly off to one side. I used evergreen sprigs but you could use holly leaves, mistletoe, etc.


DIY Snowman Hat Tree Topper


Add a big, floppy bow.


DIY Snowman Hat Tree Topper


Add other embellishments of your choosing.


I had some fake wrapped candies in my stash. I didn't use the yellow one.


DIY Snowman Hat Tree Topper


And I have a bag of tiny pinecones.


DIY Snowman Hat Tree Topper

DIY Snowman Hat Tree Topper


I found a cute little red cardinal in my stash and thought he would be adorable.


DIY Snowman Hat Tree Topper

Step Four - Glitter the hat


Spread some white craft glue on the hat here and there wherever it looks like snow might gather and sprinkle it with glitter. I used a thick line of glue along the edge seam to hide it.


Use, big chunky glitter to make it look more like snow.


DIY Snowman Hat Tree Topper

I glittered the whole top to disguise that it's actually an oatmeal container 😂


You can also see that I added some vintage glass Christmas picks next to the candies.


DIY Snowman Hat Tree Topper


I added more glitter on the hat brim and along the top sides of the hat to make it look like the snow was sliding or melting off.


DIY Snowman Hat Tree Topper


And add some to the ribbon and decorations too.


DIY Snowman Hat Tree Topper

Step Five - Add it to your tree!


Put your adorable new snowman hat on top of your tree at a slight angle for a cute look!


DIY Snowman Hat Tree Topper

DIY Snowman Hat Tree Topper


I think this would be super cute on a small flocked tree on the front porch too if you have a covered porch. You don't even need decorations on the tree, it's so cute! 😊


What do you think?


I listed this in my Etsy shop and it sold right away. I was hoping I'd have a while to enjoy it on my tree but now I'll have to make another one!


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