This snowman ornament turned out cuter than I expected, considering what I used to make it. And that it was kind of a last-ditch effort to salvage the ornament I originally made. The original wasn’t as awesome as I had pictured it being in my mind and I was rather disappointed with it at first. So, I tried again and am much happier with the cute snowman ornament than I was with the Let it Snow version. Best of all the materials were cheap, easy and I had them already.
GLASS SNOWMAN ORNAMENT
– Glass ornament. I used these glass disc-shaped ornaments I found on Amazon (affiliate link)
– Epsom salt
– Glue – I used Mod Podge, but school glue would probably work even better, and it’s cheaper.
– Hole punch
– Glue stick
– Construction paper – orange and black
– Hook or paper clip to hang the ornament with
– Unfortunately, this was apparently too involved for me and I didn’t remember to take photos of this first part. It wasn’t difficult, but if the directions are confusing, let me know and I’ll try to clear it up. Ok, take the cap off the ornament carefully and set it aside. Pour some glue into the ornament. If you want the salts only on one side like I did it, be careful and only get glue on one side of the ornament. If you want the whole thing to have salts on it, pour the glue in and spread it around the entire ornament.
– Pour Epsom salt into the ornament and shake the ornament until salt covers all the glue. I left a little extra in the glass ornament too. You can leave it or empty it out, your choice.
– Use the hole punch to punch out circles from the black construction paper. If you want larger eyes (like I did) use the scissors to cut larger circles for the eyes also from the black construction paper.
– Use the glue stick to put the eyes and mouth on the outside of the glass ornament.
– Cut a small triangle from the orange construction paper for the nose. Glue it on with the glue stick too.
That’s it. Who knew construction paper would work so well?! I was hoping to use craft foam to give it a little more dimension, but I didn’t have orange… or black. So, I improvised with the paper and it still turned out great. If the snowman pieces fall off I’ll use hot glue to stick them back on. I haven’t had a problem with them yet though… even though my baby played Godzilla with the tree yesterday. Even attempted the ascent to the tip top… that boy will be the death of me.
I didn’t have my boys help with this snowman ornament. After I made the adjustments and scraped my first idea and went with a snowman ornament I was going to do it with my boys but this was the ornament they were going to make before they unleashed the Kraken the other night and ended up going to bed early. So, I made it on my own. However, it is easy enough that they could have made them… and they still might if we get a chance to do it before Christmas.
Little J was pretty disappointed he didn’t get to make one… he thought they turned out great and wouldn’t stop touching it. His smile is pure joy. It’s my favorite.
I just can’t decide if I want to put a scarf on this snowman ornament or not… so we might have to try that variation. And I just know you’re dying to know what was so awful with the first ornament that I had to try again… go ahead. You be the judge.