How to Make a Snowman Table Decoration


You can make a snowman table decoration from anything that you can ball or wad, and stack. Table decorations vary in height and diameter according to their purpose. The farther away you seat your guests from the head table at your reception, banquet or party, the larger the decorations on your head table should be. The more guests you seat per table, the smaller and lower the table decorations need to be. Choose materials that will allow you to create the effect you seek.

Step 1

Spray the inside of all six flat-bottomed bowls with non-stick cooking spray. Fill all the bowls to the top with water. Place them in your freezer for two days until solid.

Step 2

Pop the ice half-spheres from the bowls. Wipe the larger flat surface of each with water and place flat surfaces of matching-diameter bowls together to make three balls.

Step 3

Wipe the small, flat surface that used to be the bottom of each bowl with water and stack the ice balls on top of one another, with the smallest ball on top.

Step 4

Use your power drill to make a hole in the top ball, where the snowman's nose will be. Break an orange freeze pop in half. Run the freeze pop under warm water to make it smooth-sided. Insert the stick of the freeze pop into drilled hole.

Step 5

Attach carnations to your snowman. Use three white ones for buttons and the pink one for a boutonniere.

Step 6

Drill holes where your snowman's arms will go. Insert sticks. Place your snowman on a platter and surround it with greenery, Christmas balls and decorative packages.

Things You'll Need

  • Water
  • Six deep, flat-bottomed plastic bowls in three diameters
  • Non-stick cooking spray
  • 6-inch diameter, 1-inch thick circle of Styrofoam® (optional)
  • Orange freeze pop half
  • Power drill
  • 1/2-inch diameter drill bit
  • 2-inch diameter pink carnation
  • Three 1-inch diameter white carnations
  • Two sticks with twig tips
  • Platter
  • Greenery
  • Christmas ball decorations


  • Martha Stewart

Who Can Help

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Jane Smith provided educational supports for 11 years, served people with multiple challenges for 26 years, rescued animals for five years, designed and repaired household items for 31 years and is currently an apprentice metalworker. Her e-book, "Giving Him the Blues," was published in March 2008. She received her Bachelor of Science in education from Kent State University in 1995.

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