I used a wooden dowel inside the foam balls, which was set into the base and glued in, so this guy is VERY secure. The foam balls where then "strung" onto the dowel, and then masking tape was used to secure them together.
Now for the final paint job
And that is my snowman swap entry! My partner messaged me to say how much she loves him, and that is the best payment of all!!! She made me an adorable ball jointed teddy bear in return, which is why I used the teddy bear buttons I found in my Mom's old button tin. Kismet, indeed.