DIY Light-Up Melting Snowman Tutorial

DIY Light-Up Melting Snowman Tutorial | DIY Joy Projects and Crafts Ideas

Image credits: @thenavagepatch via TikTok


The holiday season is here! Start decorating your front yard with this fun and whimsical DIY snowman from @thenavagepatch on TikTok! This project only needs a few materials to make and is pretty straightforward to do. I swear, you will fall in love once you finish yours; it’s so pretty, especially during the night! This will surely become an instant hit in your neighborhood.


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You can also design your snowman however you like; just make sure to use LED lights and bright white spray foam for the best result. Call your friends today and start building your light-up snowman today! Watch the video tutorial below to learn the step by step instructions on how @thenavagepatch assembled his snowman.


  • 2 strings of 100 LED lights
  • small plastic laundry basket
  • 2 cans of spray polyurethane foam (bright white color)
  • white paint
  • 2 – half foam balls
  • hat for the snowman
  • foam board adhesive



This light-up melting snowman is a fun and whimsical holiday decoration that can be scaled up or down to suit your needs. Inside or out, melting Frosty is sure to be a hit! Be sure to follow @michaelscraftstore for more craft fun and inspiration! #sponsored #MakeitwithMichaels #Christmas #Christmas2022 #Christmasiscoming #Christmasishere #Christmas #christmascrafts #christmasdiy #diychristmas #learnontiktok #christmasiscoming #holidaycrafts #christmasdecor #christmasdecorating #christmasdecorations #christmasdiyideas #diychristmasdecor #snowman

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Step 1

Start the project by placing the two strings of LED lights around a small laundry basket (placed upside down), making sure you arrange some of it on the ground in front of the basket. Now, start by making the melting effect on the ground, then start to build the foam up the basket until you reach the top. Once the foam has cured, paint it white to ensure it will not yellowed once outside under the sun.

Building the light-up melting snowman
Image credits: @thenavagepatch via TikTok


Step 2

Now, secure the foam ball on top with a generous amount of foam board adhesive, then attach the hat, nose, eyes, and mouth of your snowman. You can also add twigs for the arms and just add more Christmas lights all over the snowman, and you’re done.

Attaching the head of the light-up melting snowman
Image credits: @thenavagepatch via TikTok

DIY Light-Up Melting Snowman Tutorial

DIY Light-Up Melting Snowman Tutorial

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