How To Make A “Melted Snowman Ornament” 14


dividerHow To Make a “Melted Snowman Ornament

I figured since here in the mountains of Arizona we still have received NO SNOW, that this ornament was very fitting for Christmas-time.  It’s been in the 50’s here and that is just weird.  We’re praying for God to send some white stuff down from heaven to help nourish our forest with moisture, and so we don’t have to see the dumb ground any more – had enough of that this year! :/

I figured that this would be a great gift for a friend or family member and will probably add a little stand to the bottom of it.  I tried to hang it from the tree, but…well, did you hear the vacuum while you were reading this?   It’s best left on a counter for decoration.

I hope you like it!! Have a blessed day, and please be sure to comment on and share this #TBCCrafters craft!!


Melted Snowman Ornament” Craftdivider


Materials/Tools Used:

  • Clear Ornament
  • Table Salt
  • Orange Clay
  • Whole Allspice or Peppercorn
  • Material Scraps
  • Black Beads and Felt
  • & Time!


Instructions:


Begin by opening up the clear ornaments – I found mine at Walmart for really cheap.  They had many different sizes, but I chose the smaller round one for this project.  After you have taken the hanger off of the ornament, fill it with about 1/2 cup or so of table salt.

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Next, add a few pieces of whole allspice or peppercorns to represent the eyes and buttons.

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Now, I used some scrap pieces of Christmas fabric to cut out small pieces to make scarves.

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I cut a piece about 2″ long x 1″ wide and then cut up the middle to just about 1/4″ from the end.  Then I tied the pieces in a know to make it look like a scarf. 🙂  I also glued a black bead to a small round piece of felt to resemble the snowman’s hat.  I wish I had some larger beads, but oh well – he had a small head!

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Once that was all done, I used some orange clay to make some carrot noses.

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You have to let the clay sit out for awhile to harden.  I even tried putting it in the oven, but that didn’t work – so I left it out for a few days and it got to where it couldn’t be squished or “bleed” color on the salt.

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Just a warning – these ornaments are heavy and not really good to use hanging on a tree.  If you want to use that “fake” snow, it would be great for a tree decoration – that junk is just too messy for me, so I opted for the salt and to use it as a shelf decoration.

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Hope you like it!  Please take a minute to leave me a comment and let me know what you would do different, or what you would add, etc.  Be sure to tweet, pin, share, etc. – thanks!!


“Like snow in summer or rain in harvest, honor is not fitting for a fool.” -Proverbs 26:1

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Audrey
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Love it! And I hear you about wanting some precipitation, we need it desperately here in California too. #HomeMattersParty

Sahana
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Such a easy and cute idea, Jamie. Wish you a very Merry Christmas and Happy new year to you and your family.

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Rose Powell
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How stinkin Adorable, I totally had it in my mind that I’d make my own and these were on my list! I cannot wait to try!

Elizabeth Richardson
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Elizabeth Richardson

Jamie what a cute idea.. So cute

Andrea Kruse
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Adorable ornament! My kids would have a blast making these. They would also be awesome as gifts. Have a great week!