Tissue Paper Snowman Tutorial

Boxes gift wrapped with a snowman made of tissue paper

 

Looking for the perfect way to dress up a gift for a jolly, happy soul? We created this simple tissue paper snowman tutorial that you can easily replicate at home with just a few craft materials.

Here’s what You’ll Need:

  • Gift box
  • 3 pieces of white tissue paper
  • One piece of black tissue paper
  • Curling ribbon
  • Wrapping paper
  • Tape
  • Scissors
Supplies you'll need: gift box, white tissue paper, black tissue papaer, curling ribbon, wrapping paper, tape, scissors

You’ll start out by making a mini version of our tissue paper pom poms , but first you’ll need to cut your tissue paper to size.

Step 1 illustrated with hands cutting the white tissue paper

Take one piece of tissue paper and lay it flat. Fold it in half once and cut it along the fold. Fold it in half again and cut it along the seam.

Step 2 illustrated with hands folding the white tissue paper in half multiple times

Take 4 rectangles of tissue and from the narrow side, fold it back and forth to create 1″ folds, pressing as you go along. When you reach the end of your tissue, press it in half to find the center of your tissue. Tie a piece of ribbon tightly at the center.

Step 3 illustrated with hands tying a piece of ribbon tightly at the center

Cut a petal shape on the ends of your tissue by simply snipping a rounded edge on each end.

Step 4 illustrated with hands cutting a petal shape on the ends of the tissue
Step 5 illustrated with hands snipping a rounded edge on each end of the petals

Starting with the bottom snowball, attach it to the gift by taping the ends of the ribbon to the gift.

Step 6 illustrated with hands attaching the first snowball to the gift

You then repeat the process of creating the mini pom-poms for the additional two snowballs, trimming them progressively smaller when you cut the petal shapes on the end of the tissue paper folds.

Step 7 illustrated with hands attaching the fsecond snowball to the gift
Step 8 illustrated with hands attaching the third snowball to the gift

To make the hat, cut a rectangle of black tissue paper for the top of the hat and fold a strip to create brim of the hat.

Step 9 illustrated with hands folding a black tissue paper to make a hat
Step 10 illustrated with hands folding a strip to create brim of the black hat

Wrap the brim around the top hat and tape both to the gift, fitting it around the snowman’s head.

Step 11 illustrated with hands fitting the hat around the snowman's head

To create the scarf, take a scrap of wrapping paper (we used our striped reversible wrapping paper for both the gift box and the scarf) and fold it into a little strip. Tape the back of the band you’ve made, snip fringe on each end and wrap it under the tissue paper pom poms, taping it to the package.

Step 12 illustrated with hands folding the wrapping paper into a little strip to make a scarf

Snip fringe on each end and wrap the scarf around your thumb, overlapping the fringed ends.

Step 13 illustrated with hands snipping fringe on each end of the scarf
Step 14 illustrated with hands wrapping the scarf around the thumbs

Attach the scarf to the snowman and press down making sure not to de-fluff the white pom poms.

Step 15 illustrated with hands attaching the scarf to tha snowman and pressing down making sure not to de-fluff the pom poms

Now you have a uniquely wrapped gift, handcrafted by you, that will surely warm the hearts of family and friends.

Step 16 illustrated with hands showing the final result

Sign your card with a heartfelt Christmas message and voila! A pretty presentation that’s perfect for warming someone’s heart this Christmas.

Need more help? Watch our full tutorial below:

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