i have a question i dont know where ealse to put it ,,,, but here goes does any one have good way to make snowmen oranaments for my christmas tree i would like to make some for it this year i have bought some last year but its a very big tree and i really need more so if you have an ideals please let me know ok thanks so much ...... mactom
If you have access to different sizes wooden blocks and wooden thimbles or pots that size and a disk about 1 or 1 1/2 inch across you can make cute wooden snowmen. You need 3 blocks ...1 inch, 1/2 inch and 2 inch or simuliar sizes. Paint them white. either stack them even on top of each other and glue or I like to turn them slightly and make a crooked snowman. Then you can drill a little hole in the middle block on each side to glue little twig arms in. Glue extra small craft buttons on the front, draw a snowman face with a sharpie ultra fine permanent marker or one of your choice. Then paint the thimble and disk black or color of your choice and glue the disk then the thimble on the top block to form the hat. You can add a pc. of yarn for a scarf if desired. put extra small eye screw in top of thimble to hold hanger or string. Hope you can picture this as they are very cute and rally not hard. LOL honest! Another cute one is pompoms of various sizes with again little buttons or beads and twigs for arms and a little plastic top hat or maybe you can find tiny felt top hats. I like little durby caps made frome a small circle of felt. Cut out a small visor and glue to top of head ball. Then bas stitch around out side edge of a circle that is about twice the size you want to end up with. Then pull the stitch and make a yo-yo. glue on top of visor. Glue little black beads or string for mouth ,eyes. Small flower pots can also be stacked to make a full snowman or you can use just a small one for the hate and a little bigger one for a head and stop there. Felt heads are another cutie if you enjoy sewing. Buttons for eyes ,yarn for a mouth and pcs. of fabric for a bow tie. Black felt for a hat.
Turn the pots upside down and glue together and decorate with snow paste and bow. paint face on.
Also they sell a large varity of different size ceramic oranaments... You could buy snowmen and paint them all alike or each different to suit your taste. Add diamond dust(brand name of white fine glitter that does not cling to everything else) to any or all of these ornaments to add a little sparkle. Might think of more later, hope this helps.
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I made some last year. I used a die cutter to cut them out of the white plastic foam paper and then I painted them. I painted the arms black put black buttons and painted the face. I cut out a hat and glued that on. I also used the white glitter paint to jazz them up. The foam sheets were only .69 and I was able to get five snowmen out of each one.
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My dd collects snowmen, and a few years ago I made her some cute snowmen ornaments for her tree, (48 of them) I got some white felt, and black yarn, used a gingerbread cooky cutter for the pattern, and did a blanket stitch with the black yarn to hold the 2 pieces together, left a little hole for the stuffing. Than I used some plaid flannel, and made litle scarfs for them, and I used brown yarn to make hair, (I made snow LADYS, LOL). Got some glue on eyes, and they looked adorable!!!Also made little skirts on some of them with the plaid flannel!! Have fun!!
The cutest one I saw was made out of a starfish! Since I love anything ocean related this was right up my alley.
Paint the middle (or 1 arm) white with tiny black dots and orange for the nose etc. 2 "arms and legs" brown for the sticks. Glue on felt for hat etc, or sm. orange felt for the nose. You can get really creative. I've seen a santa done this way too. Hot glue a hanger or pretty string to the back.
I made really simple ornaments a few years ago for my snowman-intrigued friend, she hung them up where she can see them year-round.
I used plain white ball ornaments. I glued buttons on for the eyes and mouth and made little fimo carrots for noses and glued those on. Then I crocheted little caps for the top and used the same yarn for a string from which to hang them. You could also put a scarf around the bottom if you want to, or even earmuffs instead of touques.
I suppose you could even use glitter glue for the eyes or mouth.
i really like some of these ideals iam going to try to make some of them but i guess i better get started as i willbe putting up my tree around thanksgiving am all done with my dd shoping now on to my son .... thanks ladys for the ideals ....