The body is a circle of velvet gathered and filled with rice. To attach the head a small dowel is pushed into the polystyrene ball, it's the glued into the neck of the gathered velvet.... after you've added the ruff.
A pointy hat completes his outfit.
For a fluffy look just apply the Snowtex with a palette knife.
I got mine from Oyster Stamps.... I have no connection with them... they were the cheapest and had it in stock... Free P&P didn't hurt either!