Ornament Countdown – Day 7

The journey continues on revealing an ornament from my collection (see related post).

Day 7: 2004 Snowman

Materials:

  • Styrofoam balls (2 sizes for head and body)
  • Wood boot cutouts
  • Wood mittens cutouts
  • Scrap fabric
  • Wire
  • Paints: Pearly white, black, orange, red
  • Hot glue gun
  • Small craft drill

Instructions: Start by painting the body and head of the snowman with the pearly white. (I found a paint that has a shimmer to it!) Paint the mittens red and boots black. Let dry and then drill small holes in them all to thread the wire. Paint the face on the snowman, including eyes, a mouth and carrot nose. Add buttons to his body with black paint.

Next, cut a piece of wire that is long enough to have a hanger for the top and go through the head and body. Thread it through the head, then into the body. Have about 2 inches come out the bottom and make a loop, partially starting the loop that will go back into the body. Take a piece of wire for the legs and thread the boots onto the wire, trimming the excess. Thread the leg wire through the loop you formed with the body wire. Push the remaining wire into the snowman body and secure with a dab of hot glue to help hold that in place. Take the wire for the arms and thread the mitten on one side. Push the wire through the body, add the other mitten. Trim excess wire. Twist the wire at the top for a hanger. Add a scrap piece of fabric for the scarf.

 

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