1- white sock. Use one that has a mid-calf or knee high tube on the top.
decorative socks (the argyle ankle socks shown plus many other styles are at Target for $1)
Rice for filler
twine or ribbon
rubberbands or needle and thread – I used the plastic kind of bands
something for the nose (I used the top of a bbq stick that I painted orange)
Step 1: cut the foot part off of your sock and discard. You only need the tube part. This is great if you have socks that are worn or have holes in them.
Step 2 & 3: Turn the tube part of your sock inside out and wrap a rubber band around the bottom. Make sure it is wrapped tightly. Then turn it inside out again so the rubber band is on the inside.
Step 4 & 5: Fill the sock with rice. Be sure to push the rice down as you go. This will stretch the sock a bit and make it so you get a nice plump snowman in the end. Then, close the top by wrapping another rubber band around the top as shown in the photo above.
Step 6: Taking the ankle socks, cut as shown above. The first one, you'll cut off the toe and the heel. The second sock you'll just cut off the heel. And, I should note. If you have a sock that doesn't have a mate and it's a longer than an ankle sock, you can dress your whole snowman with just one sock.
Step 7, 8 & 9: First, take the sock without a toe and a heel and put it over your rice filled sock. This becomes the sweater. Then, pushing the rice down to make a solid base, tie a piece of ribbon or twine around the bottom of the sweater. Next do the same thing with the top of the sweater like shown in the middle photo above. And, last but not least, add the hat. The hat is the other sock that you cut up that still has the toe. (To make it look less like a sock, I tied some twine on the top.)
Step 10: Next you add your embellishments. Eyes, nose, buttons etc... you can sew them on if you want but I went for fast and just used hot glue.
For step-by-step pictures and instructions, please visit: http://www.thenshemade.com.