Snowman Christmas Ornaments
Snowman ornaments look so cute on your tree, especially homemade ones. This is a guide about snowman Christmas ornaments.
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December 27, 20126 found this helpful
This is a guide about making a tea light snowman ornament. These cute little ornaments are quick and easy to make and look great on your tree.
February 24, 20160 found this helpful
This is a guide about making a felt snowman ornament. This little snowman won't melt as he adorns your tree.
Clear glass ornaments and styrofoam balls makes this cute snowman ornament. You can either use a bigger glass clear ball ornament or a smaller one, just make what size you use, have the head part smaller. We chose the smaller ones as that, my kids and I made 42 last year as gifts for their classrooms. The clear ball ornaments come in a pack of 6 or 12 depending on the size. The styrofoam balls we got at the Dollar Tree for $1 for 12. Everyone loved them!
Approximate Time 30 minutes
- clear glass ornaments
- hot glue w/hot glue gun
- Buffalo Snow (found in the Christmas aisle
- tiny buttons
- eyelets (found in scrapbooking aisles)
- pipe cleaner and/or orange paint
- scraps of homespun fabric
- Christmas ornament hooks
- Deco-Art Snow Tex (found in glue section)
- 1 inch Styrofoam ball (dollar store)
- black tulip paint
- paint brush
In the image, the Styrofoam is not pictured.
- Take the glass ball and push it into the Styrofoam ball, just enough to make a dent into the Styrofoam. Release (meaning take it back off) so you have the clear ball in your hands only and not the other piece.
- Fill the clear ball up with the Buffalo Snow snowflakes (usually found in the Christmas section of the villages) up to about 3/4 full, shake it a little bit.
- Once filled with snow, you'll need to hot glue the Styrofoam ball where its indented to push onto the clear ball and hold a few minutes. Let sit for a minute or two.
- Paint with the Snow Tex about 1/2 onto the neck of the clear ball and also the whole part of the Styrofoam ball. Make sure it's good and covered. Attach the hook and center on the top.
- I used eyelets for the eyes (poke with a pencil and hot glue in place). You can find these in the scrapbooking sections of the craft stores. Otherwise, tiny buttons work too.
- Take the pipe cleaner (I only had white) so I painted mine and cut about 1/2 inch off and stick into the Styrofoam ball for the nose part of the face. Add the smile with the paint brush tip using the black tulip paint.
- Once the Sno Tex is dried, you are ready for the scarf. I used homespun because I love a Country Christmas. 12 inches should work, cut to size once on the snowman. Tie a knot and you may have to secure the bottom part of scarf just a bit so it doesn't stick up, depending how the scarf is tied.
- Add a ribbon to hang as part of the ornament.
- Don't forget to sign your name and year on the back of your snowman.
By Bonnie from Norman, OK
Here's a quick and easy way to dress up to those plain glass ornaments in your Christmas box. While you're at it, make several. They make great gifts if you need a unique Christmas gift idea.
Approximate Time Less than 30 minutes
- white or silvery-white glass ornaments
- black acrylic paint
- orange acrylic paint
- black felt
- 2 pom poms
- craft glue
- cotton swab
- small paint brush
- scrap of 1/4 inch wide satin ribbon
- Keep ornaments in their tray, if possible, to make a sturdy placeholder while you work. Using a cotton swab and black paint, paint on simple dot eyes and mouth.
- Use orange paint to paint on a carrot-shaped nose.
- Fashion a headband for earmuffs by cutting a strip of black felt that is 4 inches long and 1/2 inch wide. Glue in place across top of ornament, just in front of hanger. Glue pom poms at each end of the headband to form earmuffs. You may need to trim one side of each pom pom to "flatten" it a bit to allow for easier application.
- Cut a piece of 1/4 inch wide satin ribbon to make a hanger.
By Momof1 from Wilkesboro, NC
Christine Weber1 found this helpful
December 21, 2005
Tiny little snowmen bundled up in scarves and hats. Perfect for your Christmas tree.
Materials and Equipment:
- a large plastic bag or several sheets of newspaper
- small scraps of felt, various colors
- 2 small, white foam balls with a fiber covering, one about a 1/2 inch in diameter and the other slightly larger (available in craft stores)
- a piece of black construction paper
- one toothpick, with sharply pointed ends
- craft glue
- glue spreader or Q-tip
- a lid from a used plastic container (such as a yogurt container)
- fine-tip felt pens, black and orange
- Before starting, clear the table and cover it with newspaper or a large garbage bag to avoid getting glue on the table.
- Pour a small puddle of craft glue onto the plastic container lid. Using the glue spreader, glue the smaller foam ball on top of the larger one. Press and hold the balls until they are firmly stuck together.
- Take out the scraps of felt. Select a color for the snowman's hat and one for his scarf. To make his hat, you need to cut a rectangle that is about an inch or two wide and a few inches long. For the scarf, you need to cut a rectangle that is an 1/8 of an inch wide or less, and a few inches long. These measurements will vary depending on the size of your foam balls.
- Wrap the long, thin piece of felt around the snowman's neck like a scarf and check that the size is correct. Then spread glue on one side of the scarf, along its entire length except for the ends. Press the scarf against the snowman's neck where the two balls join and hold until secure. Cross the ends of the scarf over in front of the snowman (see photo), and place a dab of glue where they cross to secure them.
- Take the larger rectangle of felt and wrap it around the snowman's head, making sure the size is correct. The felt should perfectly (or nearly) wrap around the circumference of his head. Adjust or re-cut the felt to size if necessary. Once you have the correct size, spread glue along one of the longer edges. Wrap the rectangle around the head of the snowman and press until firmly stuck.
- Cut a piece of thread that is several inches long. Tie it around the hat, creating a bunched effect at the top (see photo). Tie the thread securely in a double knot at the back of the hat, leaving two free ends of identical length. Tie these ends into a knot, creating a loop with which to hang the ornament on the tree.
- Cut a small rectangle of black construction paper. This will become the brush of the snowman's broom. Cut a toothpick in half. Spread glue on one side of the black rectangle you just cut and wrap it around the non-pointed end of the toothpick. Press until firmly stuck. Next, cut fronds into the end of the black paper to create a 'brush' effect. Press the pointed end of the toothpick into the bottom foam ball, just behind the edge of the scarf (see photo), creating the "broom".
- Using the fine-tip felt pens, add eyes, a carrot nose, a mouth, and buttons to your snowman.
- Hang the snowman on an evergreen bough and "let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!"
August 22, 20050 found this helpful
Instructions for two snowman ornaments.
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