Better Budgeting: Homemade Christmas Ornaments: Folk Art Snowman

Homemade Christmas Ornaments: Folk Art Snowman

Submitted by Maria Mercedes

Folk Art Snowman Ornament 1

"Folk Art Snowman Ornament"

Materials:

Muslin or scrap of fabric
Craft paints: white, orange, black, blue and brown
Brushes
Cord or embroidery floss (for hanging)
Needle
Felt or lace for scarf

Pattern:

Snowman pattern

(click on pattern to enlarge and print if needed)

Instructions:

1. Place pattern on wrong side of muslin and pin pattern into place. Trace around pattern with pencil, then cut out.

Folk Art Snowman Ornament 2

2. Sew together, following drawn pencil line. Leave a small opening between notches.

Folk Art Snowman Ornament 3

3. Turn right side out and stuff, then hand sew opening closed.

Folk Art Snowman Ornament 4

4. With a pencil lightly trace eye, nose and gloves on to the snowman.

Folk Art Snowman Ornament 5

5. Paint the entire snowman in white, use orange for the nose, red for the gloves. And blue for the eyes. Once the paint dries paint white polka dots on the gloves and add a little bit of white to paint the snow on top of the carrot.

Folk Art Snowman Ornament 6

6. Using a thin brush and black paint outline the eyes, nose, mouth and gloves.

7. To stain the snowman, water down brown paint, apply it to the snowman and wipe down excess paint. Add color to his checks with an oil pastel and an old brush.

Folk Art Snowman Ornament 7

Use a needle and cord to make a loop for hanging.



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