Snowman Christmas Tree – Christmas Tree Decoration Ideas

I knew I wanted to do something fun and outside the box for my Christmas Tree this year and hence, the Snowman Christmas Tree was born. Making your own Snowman Christmas Tree is so much fun and can be done using a variety of materials.

Snowman Christmas Tree

How to make a Snowman Christmas Tree

Making a snowman Christmas tree is actually a lot easier than it looks! It’s so much fun to bring him to life as you decorate your tree!

Snowman Christmas Tree Video

Snowman Christmas Tree Materials:

  • Wire Baskets – I got my balls at Baisch & Skinner, a wholesale floral distributor in Phoenix, AZ) You can use white mesh, wire baskets (spray painted white), large ribbon or even just a white or flocked tree for your Snowman Christmas tree
  • Snowman Hat – I love this Snowman head/hat tree topper.
  • Snowman Scarf, Ribbon or Mesh for his scarf
  • Christmas Lights
  • Ribbon
  • Large Snowflake Ornaments
  • picks – love the ones that have cotton ball type things at the end for the “snow” effect.
  • assorted ornaments

BUYING TIPS: When you are buying stuff for your tree always buy in odd numbers. Buy the “picks” in numbers of 5 or 9. Get a few big elements… mine were the snow balls and large snowflakes.  Get at least two different ribbons to fill in any holes.

First thing that you will want to do is..lay out all of your item on the ground in piles.

Snowman Christmas Tree Materials

Snowman Christmas Tree Materials 2

Snowman Christmas Tree Materials 3

As you can see I have a few different picks that I love. The white balls are fun, the snowflakes add a great element, the bells are just dreamy and the iced cranberry picks add a pop of color.

Snowman Christmas Tree Instructions

1. First, add lights to your tree. – My Tree is pre-lit but I found these cute vintage looking ones at a store in Mesa, AZ called Orange Patch. We love to mix and match lights on our Christmas Trees.

2. Large scale decor pieces –  My main element was obviously the snow balls which I used a bit of wire to wire it to the center of the tree. If things are heavy or you want them to stay in a specific spot, use craft wire to secure them to the trunk of you tree. This also helps little toddlers from pulling things off.

3. Add ornaments – work with your biggest to the smallest of the decor and ornaments that you have. Load up your tree. You really can’t over do it!

4. Picks and Sprays – We use a variety of picks and sprays in all of our trees. These are the decor pieces that come on a stem or stick that you can shove in between branches. We add most of them to the top and then a few throughout the body of the tree. Use a variety of sizes, shapes, textures and colors.

5. The last thing that you will want to add is the ribbon. Don’t waste your ribbon making full bows. Get wired ribbon and just do simple bunny ears and two tails like the picture below. I used a bit of thin wire to keep the bunny ears together. I also used 3 different types of ribbon to add lots of texture. Fill in any holes that you have with the ribbon.

Snowman Christmas Tree Ribbon

6. Turn on the lights and Enjoy!

Snowman Christmas Tree Ideas

Snowman Christmas Tree Decor

I love how he looks next to our Hot Cocoa Bar!



If you have any questions please feel free to leave a comment! Hope you enjoy the new member of the family as much as we do! Merry Christmas!

If you liked this Snowman Christmas Tree, be sure to check out:

Tips for Decorating a Snowman Christmas Tree



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    November 29, 2014 at 4:03 pm

    Savannah!!! So fun!! I want a fun Christmas tree now!

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    November 29, 2014 at 7:54 pm

    That is very different.

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    Marty@A Stroll Thru Life
    November 30, 2014 at 6:50 am

    Oh my word, this is just amazing. What a fun idea and just the cutest ever.

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    Carol Leonard
    December 9, 2014 at 7:44 pm

    What are the white balls called that are used for the snowman body? I plan on going to a florist to see if I could purchase these. My home is going to be in a Christmas Walk and would love to have a snowman tree like this one!

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    sandy Nalley
    December 17, 2014 at 10:02 am

    I love the snowman!!!! So cute and great decorating ideas! Could you tell me what the white balls are called also for the body. Thanks

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    Ellie Cuenca
    November 23, 2015 at 9:50 am

    Hello, I love your Christmas tree? and I would love to make it this year, but I think the big problem for me is to get the big snow balls. Could you please tell me where to buy them or how to make them?

    Thank you?
    Sincerely Ellie Cuenca

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    Cathy Carter
    April 15, 2016 at 8:28 am

    What are the large snowballs called and where can I find them….this is thebest tree ever!!!!

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      September 29, 2016 at 7:33 pm

      Did you ever find out what these balls are called???
      Thank you

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    October 13, 2016 at 9:05 am

    Hi, I wanted to know what are the white snowballs called and can I add anything to the snowman to make him or her look cooler?

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    Becky Nickol
    November 5, 2016 at 6:06 am

    What are the balls called and what sizes for this snowman? I am show casing my home for a Christmas Walk and this would be unique!! Thank you!!

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      Mallory & Savannah
      November 10, 2016 at 9:00 pm

      Hi Becky! The balls were made of wire from the company where I bought the snow man. It’s local here in Phoenix. Thanks!

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    November 26, 2017 at 4:24 pm

    Hi! I was wondering what you used as the “coal” for the snowmans eyes and buttons? Also, do you remember what the big white half balls are called from the floral shop?
    Thank you!

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    Ellen | Ask Away Blog
    November 27, 2018 at 5:28 am

    I never would have thought to do this. I love it!

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