Snowman Ornaments – 12/21/19

Materials:

  • Wooden Shapes (Circle,Heart & Rectangle)
  • Glue
  • Paintbrush
  • White Glitter
  • Black Sharpie
  • Misc Fabric
  • Rhinestone
  • Cording
  • Hot Glue and Hot Glue Gun

Today’s project is really a continuation of yesterday’s ornament project. I only had enough wooden stars and hearts yesterday to make 10 ornaments but I needed 17. So I sorted through my shapes again and came up with these!

Step 1

I painted the wooden circles that would become the snowman’s body with glue using a paintbrush to make the glue layer even. I then covered them in glitter on both sides and let them dry for about an hour. Once dry I attached the head to the body with hot glue. I used the wooden hearts (there were a ton of those in my grab bag of shapes!) again and colored them with the sharpies to save on drying time. I attached the wooden heart to the snowman body with hot glue. (This project is heavy on the hot glue! 🙂

Step 2

Next step is to use any fabric that you have sitting around to make the scarves and hats. If you don’t have any laying around and are going out to buy some, you will only need a small amount so check out the fabric remnants section of your art and craft store or even at Wal-Mart. Quilt squares are also fairly cheap and would be plenty of fabric for this project. I cut a 4″ x 1/2″rectangle out of the fabric. I then put a line of hot glue along the edge of the wrong side of the fabric and folded it in half to create a the scarf shape. I hot glued it around the neck and cut little fringe cuts into the ends to resemble a real scarf. I then cut out two pieces of fabric in the shape of half of a circle and glued one to the front of the snowman’s head and one to the back and then glued the fabric together inside. I used a really thin strip of fabric wrapped around the base of the hat to create the hat fold. This was also glued down with hot glue. I added a rhinestone on top for the ball, again with hot glue.

Step 3

I drew the eyes and mouth on with a sharpie and cut a little carrot shape out of orange fabric that I had. You could use felt or even just construction paper if that’s what you have around your house. That gets glued on with hot glue too. To finish it off I wrote the student’s names on the snowman’s heart with a fine tip sharpie and attached the rectangular sign piece to the snowman with cording. The writing and border on the sign piece were done with sharpies as well. Last thing you need to do is add the cording that will allow this cute frosty friend to hang out on your Christmas tree!