Quick and Easy Terra Cotta Snowman Craft

This Terra Cotta Snowman Craft is so easy, that you’ll be done and moving onto new projects in a snap.  You might even have most of the supplies on hand.

Quick and Easy Terra Cotta Snowman Craft from OneCreativeMommy.com {Christmas Decor and Craft}


  • 3 terra cotta pots–painted white and distressed with sandpaper
  • 1 small stick
  • 1 toddler-size sock
  • 1 white cotton ball or puff ball
  • 1 small piece of scrap fabric
  • 3 craft buttons
  • Sharpie fine tipped marker
  • Hot glue (and glue gun) or strong craft glue
  • Orange golf tee (optional)

Quick and Easy Terra Cotta Snowman Craft from OneCreativeMommy.com {Christmas Decor and Craft}


  1. Paint and distress all three pots.  You don’t need to paint the bottom or inside.  (To distress, use sandpaper to rub a little paint off some of the edges of the rim of the pot.)

Easy Terra Cotta Snowman Tutorial from OneCreativeMommy.com--you'll be done in no time!

  1. Glue all three pots together with hot glue or craft glue.
  2. Fold down cuff of toddler sock, squish the hat into shape, and sew or glue cotton ball to top.  Place on the head so that you can see where to draw the face.

Easy Terra Cotta Snowman Tutorial from OneCreativeMommy.com--you'll be done in no time!  Sock Hat Instructions

  1.  Use a black sharpie to draw a face just above the rim of the smallest pot.
  2. Optional–saw off tip of orange golf tee and attach with hot glue to form the nose.  (You can just use a lump of coal for the nose and skip the golf tee.)

Easy Terra Cotta Snowman Tutorial from OneCreativeMommy.com--Closeup of face

  1. Glue on hat and glue or stitch down a few folds so the hat will keep its squished shape.
  2. Attach three buttons to the front of the medium pot with glue.
  3. Tie scrap fabric around stick and glue it to the rim of the smallest pot.

You are done!  Easy peasy!

Easy Terra Cotta Snowman Tutorial from OneCreativeMommy.com--you'll be done in no time!

Thanks for stopping by today.  While you’re here, check out some of my other ideas.  Images below are linked.

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  1. I love snowman!!! What a creative and fun snowman!!

  2. That is just beyond cute! Going to bookmark this for future reference! My mom (and I) are snowman fanatics. I bet she’d LOVE this!

  3. Love love love these, I have to do this, pinning them!

  4. Those are REALLY cute! Easy, too!

  5. Adorable! I love this snowman! Thanks for sharing:) What size pots would you suggest using? I hope I can make this as beautiful as you have done!

  6. These are awesome…absolutely love ’em. This would be a wonderful and simple craft to make with kids of all ages! Thanks for it at our Show and Tell Linky Party!

  7. This is such a cute idea! I might just have to make some :)

    Shannon @ Sewing Barefoot

  8. Too cute! I love how you used up bits and pieces of things to make this. I just made a snowman out of a bunch of empty tin cans, sort of the same idea. :-) Thanks for sharing at The Fun In Functional!

  9. Christina at I Gotta Create! says

    Another super cute terra cotta pot project! Love it!

    Thanks so much for linking up at I Gotta Create! <3 Christina

  10. SO CUTE! I love snowmen. So making this, this year! Thank you for sharing at our 12 Days of Christmas Goodies Linkup Party!

  11. OMG this project is so cute! I have a soft spot for snowmen and I can’t wait to make one of these ! Thanks for sharing on the homemade holiday party.


  12. I am a snowman fanatic. Love how cute these snowmen are. What a great idea to use terra cotta pots. Thanks for sharing on Thursdays Treasures.

  13. This is absolutely adorable! And so simple! Great job on the info photo labels too!

  14. This is SO super cute! I am pinning to remember for when I have my own place to decorate next year!!

    I’m visiting via Waste Not Want Not Wednesday!

    Blue Eyed Beauty Blog

  15. What a cute snowman!!!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  16. Adorable!!! Pinned this cutie:) Stop on over. I posted http://www.sewsweetvintage.com/2012/12/upcycled-denim-christmas-stocking.html to Whimsy Wed:)

  17. I love this Heidi! So cute and it looks fun to make. Thanks for sharing at “I Gotta Try That”

  18. Fantastic, love it!

  19. Oh, this is soo sweet! Thank you for linking it up with us at FineCRAFTguild. Love it.

  20. SO cute!!! I’m going to have to make me one! Thank you for sharing. :)


  21. These are so cute! Just pinned them! Thanks so much for sharing at Mom On Timeout!

  22. Fabulous Creation and thank you so much for sharing! hugs…

  23. This is so cute! Thanks so much for sharing at our Countdown to Christmas link party! Hope you’ll continue to link up with us! Happy weekend! :)

  24. So cute!! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!

  25. Oh I love this! Ha, I live in Florida, I’ve never built a snowman. In fact, I’ve never seen snow in person. But I am absolutely obsessed with all things snowmen. Thanks so much for sharing on Marvelous Mondays! I will be featuring this on my blog this weekend at tomorrow’s party. Have a great weekend!


  26. Heidi,
    Oh. My. Gosh!!! I absolutely fell in love with this!! What a creative idea and so gosh darn cute!! I am so glad you brought this to Wicked Good Wednesdays!! Thank you!! I’m excited to see what else you have up your sleeves in the future!!

  27. This is so super cute! Coming over from Earning My Cape. I’m guest hosting the Super Link Party on Wednesday and will be featuring this post on my blog. Hope you can come by and see it. :)

  28. This is really cute. I love snowmen, they are fun to decorate with.
    Thanks for sharing at the Adorned From Above Blog Hop.
    Adorned From Above,
    The Busy Bee’s,
    Myrna and Joye.

  29. These are adorable! I love this idea. Thanks so much for sharing them on Waste Not Want Not Wednesday, Heidi :)

  30. This is adorable, Heidi. I love it so much that I’m going to FEATURE this post on Tasty Thursdays this week. Thanks for linking up. The party will be live again tonight. Thanks, Nichi

  31. Thanks for sharing your project in last week’s Crafty Showcase. We love how you inspire others on the internet! Stop back over and share more of your talent in the new Bowdabra Crafty Showcase starting Friday night midnight! http://www.bowdabrablog.com
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  32. This is such a cute snowman. Thanks so much for sharing with Wednesday’s Adorned From Above Link Party.
    Have a great week.
    Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above

  33. that is so adorable! I love him

  34. Darling snowman – and you make it look so easy. Beautiful pictures too!

  35. Beautiful snow man my favorite thing to make>

  36. I am wonering what size pots you used for the three-tier terra cotta snowman? I want to make this, but dont know what size pots.
    Thank you

  37. I love your terra cotta pot snowman! I want to make one, what sizes did you use? I’m having a hard time finding the middle size. Thanks!

    • Hi, Carly. I made this snowman 19 years ago! I just moved, and my Christmas decorations are in a hopeless black hole of boxes, so I can’t check out the sizes for you right now. This snowman can be any size, so just choose three pots that decrease in size, and you’ll be good to go!

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