Better Budgeting: Homemade Christmas Ornaments: Painted Slate Snowmen

Homemade Christmas Ornaments: Painted Slate Snowmen

Submitted by Elizabeth Fravel

Painted Slate Snowmen Ornaments

"Slate Snowmen Ornaments"

I have been painting for nearly 15 years now, but this is the first time I have painted ornaments.  Usually I buy them, but since this year has been a little tough,  I decided that I would make my own and personalize each one as differently as my children and grandchildren are.  I have also painted Slate ornaments for our friends, my co-workers and my boss. They make a very nice personalized gift.

Materials:

Safety glasses
Slate
Hammer
Grinder wheel--optional, to take off sharp edges of slate
Drill
Small masonry bit
Crafters All-purpose paints (of your choice of colors)
Small paint brush
Tinsel cord--for hanging ornament
Sharpie pen to sign the back of your ornament
A good imagination
Minwax Fast Drying Polyurethane Clear Satin spray

Directions:

With safety glasses on, break slate with hammer to desired sizes. Take off sharp edges with grinder wheel or gently take hammer around to take sharp edges off. Figure out where you want to drill your hole for hanging then drill hole. Clean slate with soap and water. Then paint away, very relaxing.



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