I decorated two different snowman ornaments. One is a snowman head and the other is a full snowman body. I got both from Michael’s.
Painted Snowman Face Ornament Supplies:
Orange, Black, and White Paint
Decoupaged Snowman Supplies:
Scrapbook Paper, I used two different kinds of embossed paper
Cloth or Parchment Paper
White Craft Wax
Hot Glue Gun & Glue Sticks
Painted Snowman Instructions:
There are so many ways that you could decorate these ornaments, which is part of what makes it so fun! You can make it your own!
First, I painted the snowman face ornament. I love the texture look of the wood and didn’t feel like I needed to add a lot of embellishments. I first painted the black hat and orange nose.
Then I painted the face with white paint.
Once the paint was dried, I brushed over the white paint with mod podge. Then I sprinkled glitter over the mod podge. Once the area you want is covered with glitter you can shake off the excess glitter from the face.
Some of the glitter did stick to the hat of the ornament. But I love how it turned out.
Decoupaged Snowman Instructions:
First I traced the outline of the snowman and hat on the paper I picked for this project. Then I cut it out.
I painted the hat black before decoupaging it. Then I brushed mod podge on the wooden ornament and placed the snowman cut outs on top.
Instead of brushing mod podge on top of the paper as well I used the ironing technique. All I did was put a piece of cloth over the ornament after I put the paper on top of the mod podge. Then I ironed the ornament until the paper was secured to the ornament. I went over the ornament several times with the iron and then checked it to make sure the paper was secure.
I wanted to add this white wax to the body of the ornament. I had never used this before but thought it would add to the look. I just used my finger to rub the wax on.
Then I used my awl to make a hole in the hat where the twine hang originally was and added the twine hanger. Then I used hot glue to add the black buttons!
Hope these makeovers gave you some additional ideas for your ornament makeovers!!
I saw this metal snowman at Dollar Tree recently and was so excited to do a makeover with it!! You can check out how I did it below!
Metal Snowman, from Dollar Tree
Fabric for Scarf, I used Christmas fabric from Walmart
Hot Glue Gun & Hot Glue
Brown and Orange Paint for Face
My favorite thing about this type of craft is that you can personalize it to your own personal taste. You can use whatever embellishments and decorations that you would like!
First I painted the snowman white. I just used regular acrylic paint. I didn’t brush it on, instead I used the brush to dab the paint on.
Once the snowman is covered with the paint and dried you can then add your scarf! I used a piece of Christmas fabric that I got from Walmart and folded it. I used hot glue to attach the fabric and fold it around the neck to look like a scarf.
Then I add a large wooden button to embellish the scarf. You can use three small buttons to decorate the bottom of the snowman.
Then I used acrylic paint to make the nose and eyes. To make the eyes I just used the flat end of a paint brush. This is great for making circles! Then I used a small brush to make the nose. Once your snowman is done you can add the twine hanger!
I love this size decoration for hanging on door knobs or wall decor!!
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2 Shadow Boxes, I got mine from Michael’s that were hexagon shaped
White and Black Paint
Hot Glue Gun & Sticks
Christmas Greenery and flowers of choice
These hexagon shadow boxes are from Michael’s and we’re only $1 each. I cut the twine hanger off the one the one that will be at the bottom of the snowman. There is also a metal hanger on the back of these frames for wall decor.
I used hot glue to glue the frames together. You could also use wood glue or E6000, but the hot glue worked great for me! After the frames were glued together I painted them white.
I decided to use felt balls for the inside of my snowman, but you can also use stuffing. I squished the felt balls in tightly.
I then put hot glue on each felt ball to secure them.
Once all the white felt balls are secure, I hot glued colored felt balls for the eyes, nose, and buttons.
Then I made the hat with popsicle sticks. I used gardening shears to cut the popsicle sticks but you can also use scissors. I started with the base of the hat and then formed the top of the hat with shorter popsicle sticks. I used hot glue to hold the sticks together.
Then I painted the hat black. I added a few white sticks, greenery, white flowers, and a pinecone to the hat.
I used hot glue to attach the hat to the top of the snowman! There is a hanger on the frames so you could hang it or prop it up on a shelf!
Hope you give this a try! Comment below with your favorite snowman crafts!