Better Budgeting: Homemade Christmas Ornaments: Styrofoam and Glass Ball Snowman

Homemade Christmas Ornaments: Styrofoam and Glass Ball Snowman

Submitted by Kim Walston of TX

Merry snowman ornaments 1

"Merry Snowman"

I love this ornament because it gives it so special is the opportunity it gave me to work on crafts with my 12 year old daughter, Bonnie. I find working on these small craft projects bring us much closer and I look forward to my time with her.

Materials List:

3" Clear Glass Ornament-for body (found at any craft store)
1 1/2" Styrofoam Ball-for head
Red and Green Felt-for hat & scarf
Cotton Ball
Paperclip
Orange and Green Pipe Cleaners-for nose & pipe
Set Googlie Eyes
Red Craft Paint-for mouth
3 Buttons
Glitter
Hot Glue Gun with Glue Sticks

Instructions:

Snowman Body

1. Remove top of glass ornament and fill with approximately 1 teaspoon glitter.
2. Replace top and glue in place. Rotate ball to lightly coat ball with glitter.
3. Press Styrofoam ball into top of ornament and glue in place. Set aside.

Hat

4. Cut out 1 1/2" green felt circle.
5. Cut out 3" x 1" green felt rectangle. Wrap around finger and glue together along short edge.
6. Press cotton ball into center. Trim to fit. Center and glue to the 1 1/2" felt circle.
7. Cut out 1" green felt circle.
8. Bend in half the paperclip. (should have 2 pieces). Press 1 half of paperclip through the center of the 1" circle.
9. Using pliers bend ends out and glue in place. There should be a half circle showing for ornament to hang on.
10. Glue 1' circle to top of hat.
11. Cut out 3" x 1/4" strip of red felt. Wrap and glue around base of hat.
12. Glue hat to the top of the 1 1/2" Styrofoam ball.

Body Decoration

13. Cut out a 1/2" x 10" strip of red felt.
14. Tie around the throat area of snowman. Lightly glue in place.
15. Glue buttons down body on glass ball.

Head

16. Glue googlie eyes in place.
17. Cut 1/2" orange piece of pipe cleaner for nose. Glue in place.
18. Paint mouth using craft paint. (Red pipe cleaner could be substituted)
19. Cut 1 1/2" green piece of pipe cleaner. Shape into pipe and glue to corner of mouth.
20. Let set to dry. Attach hook and hang on your Christmas Tree.



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