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In 2013 I was invited to our Women’s Ornament Exchange with the women from our new Church. (I say “new Church”, because we had only been going for about 6 months). I thought that was a cute idea and started shopping around for cute ornaments that represented my faith and was $15 or more. I didn’t like anything I saw. I am very picky when it comes to ornaments.
So I happened to be browsing on Pinterest one day and saw the cutest ornament EVER! A snowman ornament!
The next time I went to the store I grabbed all that I needed…
- Clear plastic globe (I bought mine at Walmart)
- A pair of warm, fuzzy socks
- Fake snow
- Hot glue gun
- Black and Orange Sharpie
Most of this cost me about $5 and I was able to make a lot more than just one snowman. *smiles* I made two. And then three.
Tip: If you don’t have a black and orange sharpie at home, you could also use paint!
Tip: Use a funnel from your kitchen cupboard to fill the ornament with the fake snow. At times you will need to press down the material with a pencil.
Fill the plastic sphere all the way to the top! The fake snow I used was quite glittery, which made it a little more like snow, but much more difficult to clean up.
Cut the ribbon to the length you desire and put it through the whole for the closure for the ornament.
Take one of the fuzzy socks and cut from the heal across. Use the piece with two openings. Not where the toes go. *wink*
Pull the sock over the ornament, making sure you have plenty of room to make the adorable snowman face!
Tip: To keep the sock from slipping, hot glue around the ornament. Be careful to not burn yourself…like I did. You can also hot glue the sock to the top of the ornament OR you can use ribbon and tie the sock in place. I like the look of gluing the sock.
Now all you need to do is draw the face! You can make it as unique as you want…a squiggly smiling face, eyelashes for a girl snowman, a circle orange nose…anything you want!
That is it!
This makes such a wonderful gift for friends and family. I remember when the women in the ornament exchange from Church all “oohed” and “ahhed” over this ornament and left the party super happy. (They even told me I should sell these…)
If you know a snowman lover in your family, make them one of these for Christmas! *smiles*I will receive commission on any sales made on my blog. To learn more, read my disclosure policy.