8 Snowman Centerpieces to Make (or Buy) This Christmas

Updated November 1, 2019
Snowman and evergreens centerpiece

A snowman centerpiece can bring the spirit of the Christmas season to your table and serve as an all-purpose winter decoration. No two snowmen are exactly alike, so use these centerpiece ideas and projects as inspiration to give your winter festivities a unique look.

DIY Wooden Snowmen With Candles

This easy DIY snowman centerpiece comes together quickly using items from your craft store or florist shop. You can buy the wooden snowmen pre-painted, leave them plain, or decorate them as part of the craft.

Things You'll Need

Gather the following supplies:

  • Two wooden snowmen, available at craft stores
  • Large plate
  • Foam floral base
  • Real or artificial evergreen pieces, cut short
  • Roses or other red flowers, real or artificial
  • Three red taper candles
  • Pinecones, artificial berries, or other decorations on picks
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • Wood skewers
  • Craft knife

What to Do

  1. Place the foam floral base on the large plate. If you'll be using real flowers and greenery, you'll need to add water after you complete the arrangement.
  2. Use the craft knife to cut three holes in the foam where you will place the candles.
  3. Hot glue wood skewers to the back of the wooden snowmen, trimming the skewers to fit if needed. Set these aside to dry.
  4. Carefully begin adding the evergreen pieces to the foam base. Work in a circle so you can make sure everything is even. Simply insert each stem into the floral foam.
  5. When you get to the center of the arrangement, add the snowmen and the candles.
  6. Finish by adding decorations like pinecones and berries. Add greenery as needed to fill things out.

Snowman Cake Pop Centerpiece

Nothing beats a centerpiece you can eat. If you're having a casual party for a few people, this simple snowman centerpiece is a fun addition to your table. These can also be great for an intimate winter wedding.

Peppermint Cake Pops in Snowman Mug

Things You'll Need

For each centerpiece, you'll need these supplies:

  • Large snowman mug, available on Amazon
  • Cake pops for each person at the table
  • Pinecones
  • Dried beans to fill mug

What to Do

  1. If you'll be making your own cake pops, have those ready before you start assembling the centerpieces.
  2. Pour dried beans into the mug until it is about half full.
  3. Place a few small pinecones on top of the beans.
  4. Insert the cake pops so the beans help the sticks stay upright.
  5. Add more pinecones and scatter pinecones on the table.

Festive Snowman and Lantern Centerpiece

You can assemble this simple centerpiece with a pre-made snowman decoration, or if you're feeling crafty, you can make your own. It doesn't matter what style you choose as long as the snowman can sit up on its own.

Snowman with a lantern

Things You'll Need

In addition to the snowman decoration, pick up these supplies:

  • Red lantern, available at home stores such as Ikea
  • Evergreen boughs, cut very short
  • Votive candles
  • Red Christmas ornaments

What to Do

  1. Place the candle lantern on the table and put votives or tealights inside it. If you're feeling extra crafty, you can even make your own votive candles to use.
  2. Arrange evergreen boughs around the outside of the lantern.
  3. Place the snowman next to the lantern.
  4. Scatter Christmas ornaments around the centerpiece and on the table.

Easy Snowman and Evergreens Centerpiece

This evergreen option uses supplies from your craft store. The key to this project is to purchase all the supplies at the same time so you can make sure the sizes are compatible and you have enough flowers and greenery to fill out the entire centerpiece.

Snowman and evergreens table centerpiece decoration

Things You'll Need

Gather the following:

  • Snowman figurine in the size and material of your choosing
  • Round paper mache box suitable for the size of your figurine (pre-printed, painted, or covered in your choice of holiday-theme paper)
  • A foam block that fits in the box
  • Two or three silk mums and several artificial evergreen branches
  • Small ornaments to hang from the evergreens
  • Craft glue
  • Wire cutters for trimming floral stems

What to Do

  1. Place a large dollop of glue in the center of the box's bottom and set the foam block in the box.
  2. Place the snowman figurine in the center of the foam block. You can glue it in place if you like.
  3. Trim the silk mum stems to about three inches in length and stick them in the foam around the base of the figurine.
  4. Begin sticking artificial evergreen branches in the foam around the mums. Make sure no foam shows when you're finished.
  5. Hang the small ornaments around the evergreens, and the centerpiece is ready to use.

Snowman "Cupcake" Centerpiece

An ordinary white tube sock and a paper cupcake wrapper can be transformed into an adorable snowman centerpiece. It can be especially fun for sitting on the kids' table during the holidays, and it gives your kids a bit of bragging rights if they help you create this easy-to-make snowman craft centerpiece.

Snowman cupcake centerpiece

Things You'll Need

Pick up the following supplies:

  • Bright white tube sock
  • About one cup of aquarium gravel
  • Polyester fiber filling
  • White thread and a needle
  • Small black beads for the eyes, mouth and buttons
  • Orange puff paint for the nose
  • Felt fabric in two colors for the hat and scarf
  • Cupcake wrapper (Christmas print or your color choice)
  • Low heat glue gun and glue stick
  • Scissors

Assembling the Centerpiece

  1. Cut off the ribbed elastic part of the sock and discard it.
  2. Pour the cup of gravel into the toe of the sock. This creates a heavier base which helps the snowman stand upright.
  3. Stuff the rest of the sock with fiber filling and use the thread and needle to close the sock top with a few stitches.
  4. Tie a piece of thread around the sock to create a section which becomes the head. Tie more thread around the sock to create the middle and lower sections of the body, taking care to place the thread so the middle section is larger than the head, but smaller than the bottom.
  5. To create a hat, cut a rectangle of felt that, on the shortest edge, reaches all the way around the top of the head and overlaps slightly. Add a thin line of glue along the longest edge and bring the two long edges together to create a cylinder. Attach the felt cylinder to the head with hot glue and let it dry a few minutes.
  6. To finish the hat, tie a piece of thread tightly around the cylinder near the top to close off the top of the hat, leaving just enough felt on the other side of the thread to cut into strips which become the hat's tassels. Cut more felt in a contrasting color to create a brim around the hat and attach it with hot glue.
  7. Cut a long piece of felt and tie it around the neck to make a scarf.
  8. Hot glue beads to the head to make the eyes and mouth.
  9. Glue a few beads to the body to create the snowman's buttons.
  10. Use a little orange puff paint to make a carrot-shaped nose and let it dry thoroughly according to the paint directions.
  11. Once the nose paint is dry, place a dollop of hot glue at the base of the cupcake wrapper, firmly place the snowman on the glue, and hold it in place for a few moments while the glue sets.
  12. Now the snowman centerpiece is ready to place on your table.

Buying Snowman Centerpieces

If you'd rather purchase a centerpiece for your dining room table, snowmen are easy to find. Craft shows are a great source for Christmas decorations of all kinds, and you're sure to find quite a few options.

Pretty Figurines

Snowman figurines are plentiful in stores during the winter months which makes them a popular centerpiece option. You'll find them in a variety of materials including textiles, plastic, glass and ceramics. Prices generally start around $10 and go up from there, so choose pieces that suit your style and your budget.

Stuffed Snowmen

A stuffed snowman can also make a fun a centerpiece. The most common options are small plush designs like those sold at Oriental Trading which retail between $14 and $45. A basic snowman can serve as the beginning of a centerpiece you make. Simply add accents and accessories to create a stunning table display.

Paper Centerpieces

If you are hosting an event with multiple tables, consider honeycomb paper snowman centerpieces which are easily found at card shops and party supply stores for around $5 to $10 each. They look cute, are available in a variety of sizes, and they're a less expensive centerpiece option that will keep the celebration within budget. You can also print your own paper snowman crafts to modify purchased centerpieces.

Paper snowman centerpiece at Amazon
Honeycomb paper snowman

Let Your Creativity Soar

The best ideas for snowman centerpieces for your home are the ones which capture your imagination and make you smile. You may choose one large centerpiece to serve as a focal point and then place several smaller ones at other tables to help carry out the theme. Whether you decide to buy a centerpiece or make one of your own, rely on your creativity as you set the scene for holiday fun.

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