This is the first year that I have ever seen a Snowman Christmas Tree and I thought it was the coolest thing – but thought it would be too hard to do for my non-crafty self.
Cost of course was a factor too since I am a cheapskate by nature and hate spending a lot of money on things I only use once a year. But I love Christmas and wanted to do something different, so I gave it a shot.
I have noted the supplies and their costs below so you can see just how cheap you can make this adorable tree!
The size of the tree of course will affect the cost, I went with a 6.5 foot tall tree for my Snowman Christmas tree because it was our main tree this year. Since we have a smaller house it would not be possible for us to have two!
But if you are looking to have your snowman Christmas tree as more of an accent than the main tree, then maybe get a 3″ tree or even a small table top version and adjust the supplies accordingly so you can still get that snowman look.
Please not prices were at the time of the writing of this post and may have changed!
- 6 ft. white Christmas Tree – Amazon $36.99.
- Scarf – I happened to have the red and white one show, but you can use any scarf you have on hand!
- Box of Little black ornaments for mouth and eyes – Hobby Lobby $1.99.
- Box of big black ornaments for buttons – Hobby Lobby $3.99.
- Orange pom pom for the nose – Walmart .50.
- Cardboard – had in our recycle bin
- Coffee can – had in our recycle bin
- Black spray paint – Walmart $.99
- Red ribbon – Walmart $1.39
Making the Snowmans’ black hat
The black hat looks hard, but was so easy! I spray painted a coffee can and circular piece of cardboard black. I then traced a circle on the black cardboard that was the size of the coffee can and cut a hole in the center of the cardboard and then placed the can through the hole.
I managed to cut the hole well enough that the cardboard fit snug around the can. You might have to give it additional adherence with tape or glue if it is not snug fit.
Tie a red ribbon around the base of the coffee can where it meets the cardboard and place on the top of the tree.
If you would rather you can always fine a hat tree topper to buy instead! We found this adorable one on Amazon which we think would make a perfect addition to your Snowman Christmas Tree – and it does not break the bank either.
Other Cost Cutting Options
You can also make it cheaper by spray painting some styrofoam balls for the eyes, mouth and buttons if you wanted to. You can even use cardboard for the buttons and paint those black as well. Be creative!
For the Christmas tree itself keep your eyes open for deals and special at garage sales, Craigslist or even eBay to see if you can find a used one super cheap.
My family loves our new tree!
Rather Just Buy A Snowman Christmas Tree?
I totally get it – so here are a few snowman options online for you in case you just want to buy one instead of make one.
There are a few options for you!
Snowman Tree Kits
If you already have a white Christmas Tree and just want to get the accent pieces for it to create the snowman – well there is a kit for that. This adorable kit comes with 21 pieces to help you create the best snowman tree ever.