DIY Snowman Hat made from Dollar Store Supplies

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Square photo of a finished DIY snowman hat sitting next to a stack of "Let It Snow" books.

This DIY Snowman Hat is easy to make with just a few supplies from Dollar Tree!

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I love how cute this top hat came out and I was able to make it in just a few minutes.

This hat is full-sized! Use it as a winter decoration or as a Christmas tree topper! I used mine as decoration and later added it to a DIY Snowman Kit that I made for my kids.

This adorable hat takes about 30-minutes to make. Below are links to the supplies and photos to show you how to make one.

Supplies

  • One roll of Dollar Tree crafting felt (roll is 12″ x 48″)
  • A Dollar Tree splatter screen (11.25″)
  • Dollar Tree wire basket (7.875″ x 4.5″)
  • Chalk or a chalk pen
  • Ribbon and greenery to decorate your hat
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue

How to Make a DIY Snowman Hat – 6 Easy Steps

Step 1 – Use the screen, wire basket, and a small bowl as a template to make the felt pieces needed to cover the brim of the hat. Use chalk or a chalk pen to trace circles onto the felt.

Shown felt pieces cut for the brim of a DIY Snowman Hat.
Here’s what the finished felt pieces look like (above).
Steps 1-3 below show the process (below).

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Step 2 – Use the wire basket as a template to trace and cut the felt pieces needed to cover the top half of the hat.

Shown felt piece cut for the top of a DIY Snowman Hat.
Felt cut to cover the top and sides of the hat.

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Step 3 – Hot glue the wire basket to the center of the screen.

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Add a floral foam block and dowels to a DIY Snowman Hat to anchor it to a snowman in the yard.

Note: If you’re making This hat for a Snowman Kit, I recommend Cutting a hole in the underside of the hat or Adding floral foam with dowels so the hat can be anchored to a snowman in the yard.

Hot glue a Dollar Tree basket to a splatter screen to make a DIY Snowman Hat.
Hot glue the splatter screen and wire basket together.

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Step 4 – Use hot glue to glue felt to the screen or brim of the hat.

Hot gluing felt to the underside of the brim to make a DIY Snowman Hat.
Hot glue felt to the underside of the hat first.
Hot glue felt to the top/brim of the hat.
Hot glue felt to the brim of the hat.

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Step 5 – Use hot glue felt around the sides of the hat. Trim away any excess felt from the top of the hat then hot glue felt to the top of the hat.

Hot glue felt around the sides of the hat.
Hot glue felt to cover the sides of the hat.
Hot gluing felt to the top of a DIY Snowman Hat.
Hot glue felt to the top of the hat to finish.

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Step 6 – Decorate your hat with ribbon, greenery, and a little faux snow!

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DIY Snowman Hat - Vertical Pinterest Pin to share.

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