Frosty Fun DIY and Top Hat Snowman Winter Table

Set a table for cozy winter dining with buffalo check and plaid and find a frosty fun and whimsical snowman craft project.

Frosty Fun DIY and Top Hat Snowman Winter Table | © #tablescapes #winter #snowman #DIY

I hope you’re staying warm and cozy this winter! We’ve had a mild January overall, but an Arctic blast of wintry air blew in last week with temperatures dropping to the 20s, setting the mood for some frosty fun at the table!

Frosty Fun DIY and Top Hat Snowman Winter Table | © #tablescapes #winter #snowman #DIY

My table inspiration came from a set of Top Hat Snowman dessert plates on clearance from MacKenzie-Childs. . .

Frosty Fun DIY and Top Hat Snowman Winter Table | © #tablescapes #winter #snowman #DIY

Frosty Fun DIY and Top Hat Snowman Winter Table | © #tablescapes #winter #snowman #DIY

One with a Courtly Check border. . .

Frosty Fun DIY and Top Hat Snowman Winter Table | © #tablescapes #winter #snowman #DIY

And one with a polka dot border.

Frosty Fun DIY and Top Hat Snowman Winter Table | © #tablescapes #winter #snowman #DIY

Place settings are layered on the table like winter clothing, easily shed for warming temperatures and dining! Snowman plates are served up on white salad plates, layered on a red tartan plaid plate, atop snowy white and galvanized chargers.

Frosty Fun DIY and Top Hat Snowman Winter Table | © #tablescapes #winter #snowman #DIY

Napkins are layered too~ a red snowflake pattern and black and white check, married with a white beaded napkin ring.

Frosty Fun DIY and Top Hat Snowman Winter Table | © #tablescapes #winter #snowman #DIY

A black and white buffalo check throw provides a tablecloth for cozy winter dining while a plaid scarf serves a runner, with mercury glass votives and glittery white snowflakes.

Frosty Fun DIY and Top Hat Snowman Winter Table | © #tablescapes #winter #snowman #DIY

And snowy white goblets are a nod to wintry weather with twig flatware to mimic bare branches.

 DIY Hat Snowman | © #tablescapes #winter #snowman #DIY

Top Hat Snowman plates needed some frosty friends at the table! This was an easy and fun winter DIY craft project when you’re stuck indoors!

 DIY Hat Snowman | © #tablescapes #winter #snowman #DIY

I started with some FloraCraft 3.8-inch foam balls and some leftover yarn from my Finger Knitting Winter Wreath, attaching the yarn to the foam with pins and winding the yarn around the balls.

 DIY Hat Snowman | © #tablescapes #winter #snowman #DIY

I picked up a snowman hat floral pick on clearance at Hobby Lobby in December, not sure how I would use it but thinking it might come in handy for Monday Morning Blooms.

 DIY Hat Snowman | © #tablescapes #winter #snowman #DIY

An assorted animal eye and nose kit purchased for my Puppy Bouquet, provided the features for my snowmen, but you could use any black buttons with a shank.

 DIY Hat Snowman | © #tablescapes #winter #snowman #DIY

I cut the top hat pick apart and used the stem of the pick to anchor it in the yarn ball.

 DIY Hat Snowman | © #tablescapes #winter #snowman #DIY

To make the snowman nose, I started with a two-inch double length of yarn, wrapping it with an orange chenille stem. It took three orange stems to cover the yarn and create a carrot-shape nose.

 DIY Hat Snowman | © #tablescapes #winter #snowman #DIY

To attach the eyes and mouth, I used some floral wire and toothpicks, wrapping the wire around the shank of the button and breaking the toothpick in half and then inserting it into the yarn ball to create the eyes and mouth.

 DIY Hat Snowman | © #tablescapes #winter #snowman #DIY

Glue the buttons if you prefer. I used the wire and toothpick so I could rearrange the placement of the features and reuse the buttons if I wanted to later.

 DIY Top Hat Snowman | © #tablescapes #winter #snowman #DIY

To attach the nose, I used a pin on both sides, inserting it in the foam.

Frosty Fun DIY and Top Hat Snowman Winter Table | © #tablescapes #winter #snowman #DIY

Top Hat Snowmen are served up on a cake plate as a centerpiece, with an inverted bowl as a pedestal, and a length of buffalo check ribbon as a scarf.

Frosty Fun DIY and Top Hat Snowman Winter Table | © #tablescapes #winter #snowman #DIY

A dusting of faux snow and a sparkly snowflake were added to create a snowy landscape.

Top Hat Snowman Winter Table | © #tablescapes #winter #snowman #DIY

The table is set by our Winter Nesting Tree, extending the twinkle season and decorated with snowflakes, icy branches, glittery nests, pine cones and bird ornaments.

 DIY Snowman Winter Wreath | © #wreath #winter #snowman #DIY

The owls flew back to nest in the tree, making room for a Top Hat Snowman to move to the Finger Knit Wreath, tied with a black and white check ribbon bow.

Frosty Fun DIY and Top Hat Snowman Winter Table | © #tablescapes #winter #snowman #DIY

Table Details:

Top Hat Snowman Plates / MacKenzie-Childs

Ciroa Plaid Plates, White Chargers, Beaded Napkin Rings, Cake Plate / HomeGoods, several years ago

Black and White Buffalo Plaid Throw / Target

Snowy Goblets / Kohl’s, several years ago

Napkins / HomeGoods & Pier 1

Twig Flatware / Pier 1

Snowflakes / Hobby Lobby

Yarn Snowman Supplies / Hobby Lobby

Frosty Fun DIY and Top Hat Snowman Winter Table | © #tablescapes #winter #snowman #DIY

We’re gradually warming up with temps in the 50s and climbing back up to the 60s by early next week. It looks my snowmen might melt. ;)

Frosty Fun DIY and Top Hat Snowman Winter Table | © #tablescapes #winter #snowman #DIY

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  32 comments for “Frosty Fun DIY and Top Hat Snowman Winter Table

  1. Stephanie Heath
    January 29, 2020 at 7:26 am

    I just smiled when I saw this post , your snowmen are just adorable and I love the snowmen plates. I sure wish we would have a snow day herein South Carolina ❄️

  2. Lauren S
    January 29, 2020 at 7:35 am

    Mary, this is the most enchanting post! I adore the snowman plates and the festive snowman centerpiece. You always have such creative tables. Thanks for the inspiration.

  3. Rita C.
    January 29, 2020 at 7:56 am

    Love the cozy, layered look and your snowmen are incredibly cute!

  4. thefrenchhutch
    January 29, 2020 at 7:58 am

    Oh my goodness Mary, this post is full of amazing beautiful DIY projects. Love the snowmen and wreath and Ive popped over to see the beautiful tree. This table is gorgeous. Love all the detail for your snowy theme. Great tutorials. I will pin this and try my luck at this project of snowmen for next year. Lovely tablescape………

  5. Ann Woleben
    January 29, 2020 at 8:16 am

    Clever and cute snowmen! Not a snowflake in sight here in Virginia~

  6. Court Wilson
    January 29, 2020 at 8:29 am

    What a whimsical winter tablescape! The snowman ⛄️ you crafted are adorable and the layers on the table add a much needed feeling of coziness this time of year. ❤️

  7. Sandi Allen
    January 29, 2020 at 8:43 am

    Snowmen are my favorite thing to collect & make. I keep a handful up year round’
    I Love these❤ thank you for sharing how to make these!
    Love your table setting. Beautiful as always!@

  8. January 29, 2020 at 8:47 am

    Mary, it is a tablescape which has me smiling from ear to ear. It is darling! I love your cute and adorable yarn snowmen heads. And your snowmen dessert plates are whimsical and precious. I love how you mixed it up with various patterns and with the bold colors of red, white and black. It certainly brings out the child in me and has me wanting to go outside and build a snowman. What a great way to celebrate the ongoing winter.

  9. January 29, 2020 at 8:51 am

    I’m so happy that you’re still sharing wintry fun, Mary! Your new MacKenzie-Childs salad plates are so adorable, and look so happy on your festive table. The snowmen turned out great, and thank you for the tutorial. This would be a fun project.

  10. January 29, 2020 at 8:51 am

    Mary, your table is cuteness exponentially! The MKC dessert plates set the mood for your frosty winter table. The DIY top hat snowmen are adorable and such a fun project. With so many cloudy and gray days, I am having trouble being inspired to create. I am finding I just want to drink coffee and read. Thank you for a dose of beauty and creativity my friend ❤️

  11. January 29, 2020 at 8:53 am

    I am crazy over your yarn snowmen Mary, too adorable!! And the wreath looks fabulous with a snowman face and the big black and white bow! Of course I am drooling over your MKC snowmen plates, I wish I had grabbed those! And the plate stack and sparkly details and winter touches, it is all over the top fabulous, a wonderful winter wonderland!! I will be thinking of snowmen and smiling all day!

  12. Clara
    January 29, 2020 at 9:25 am

    Mary, This post melted my heart! I love all of your great ideas! It’s such a perfect mix of buffalo check & snowmen! The wreath is so cute & the snowmen you made are so cute! The plates are so pretty. Terrific job! Pinning these ideas! Have a great day! Clara ♥️

  13. Jane
    January 29, 2020 at 9:40 am

    What a great choice of table decor this morning! It’s snowing in St Louis. Love the black, white and red combination. Your snowmen are so adorable.
    Thanks for all your beautiful ideas!

  14. Debbie
    January 29, 2020 at 9:42 am

    Oh, my gosh! This table and DIY project are too cute for words. Thanks, Mary, you are amazing.

  15. Bonnie Morgan
    January 29, 2020 at 9:43 am


  16. Debbie Joens
    January 29, 2020 at 10:04 am

    Mary, I couldn’t wait to see the full post when it appeared on Facebook this morning! How adorable are those snowmen and the plates are perfect. I might even try making that wreath with the snowmen. Seeing your post always inspires me and I just remembered I have cardinal dishes that haven’t been out of the cabinet for awhile. They will be making an appearance soon! Thanks for a cozy and creative table.

  17. January 29, 2020 at 11:01 am

    Mary, I had those plates in my cart, but didn’t get them. I’m trying to limit my dish intake! Ha! Ha! You know how difficult that is for us passionate about dishes. Your table makes me regret that decision! Seriously, this is a darling setting with the tartan, and your snowy friends are adorable! The wreath is fabuoous!
    I’ve been enjoying my snowy friends here alll month. I’m going to be sad to pack them up end of this week as I transition into hearts around here. Thanks for sharing this joy! Have a great day!

  18. January 29, 2020 at 12:57 pm

    Oh Mary! I love the tablescape and those adorable snowmen!

    Those MKC snowmen plates are amazing! ❤️

  19. Joy B
    January 29, 2020 at 2:42 pm

    So cute! I love your snowball/snowmen!

  20. Darlene
    January 29, 2020 at 2:48 pm

    Colors, textures, patterns and your subjects…adorable presentation!!!

  21. Virginia
    January 29, 2020 at 4:18 pm

    Your Snowmen are adorable and you are just amazing!!! I just love it when you share DIY projects. This is definitely a post I will be sharing with my daughter, I think she will love it.

  22. Nancy Brantley
    January 29, 2020 at 4:41 pm

    Your Snowmen table is beautiful. I love Snowmen for a Winter theme. I have now added hearts to my Snowmen table decor.

  23. Jo
    January 29, 2020 at 5:14 pm

    Thank you for sharing this fun, happy Winter tablescape! Love all the various mix of colorful plaids & patterns for the dinnerware. Thanks for the tutorial for the snowmen,they’re so cute! ⛄❅⛄❅

  24. Cyndi D aines
    January 29, 2020 at 7:13 pm

    Over-the-top cute with Frosty and his brothers taking front and center stage! Just darling. Love your new plates too, especially the black and white polka dot boarder. Your twig flatware finish it off, reminding me not only of the bare trees this time of year but Frosty’s arms also. Like the tiered effect. You do all things so well Mary, quite the showpiece. Play on! ⛄⛄⛄❄❄❄

  25. Kathy
    January 30, 2020 at 10:12 am

    This is so creative, cute, & cozy! Thanks for sharing your wonderful ideas!

  26. Darlene Gardner
    January 30, 2020 at 11:08 am

    Mary, you are always so creative! I love the table and those adorable plates, but paired with your snowmen, it is just perfect! Those snowmen are so cute and look fairly easy to make! Thanks for sharing your wonderful table and centerpiece!

  27. Sue
    January 30, 2020 at 5:14 pm

    So, so cute! I wish we would get some of the actual white winter stuff!

  28. January 31, 2020 at 1:22 pm

    How cute are those snowmen and those MC plates are adorable! We’re going to warm up to the 40’s this weekend which is unusually warm for winter up north here. ☃️

  29. February 2, 2020 at 7:49 pm

    Oh this table makes me smile from ear to ear!! I am in love with the MKC plates and the snowy goblets and those adorable snowmen toppers!!…The perfect table to compliment your Winter Nesting tree. You make the cold and sometimes dreary days of winter happy days!

  30. emily
    February 14, 2020 at 8:50 am

    I always love your posts even if I don’t comment…you are so creative!

  31. Tammy
    January 6, 2022 at 2:59 pm

    Those snowman plates are adorable, bordered by two of my favorites! The plate stack is eye candy and your chenille snowmen so cute!

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