Make your own simple DIY Snowman Ornament

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I love the every classic snowman. The tradition of creating a simple and wonderful character out of nature’s snowstorms makes for lots of magic and wonder. I wanted to capture just a bit of that wonder in these simple DIY snowman ornaments, perfect for children of all ages to make.

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  1. I started with a pre-made paper mache ornament found at my local craft store (but if you are snowed in or feeling thrifty, you can make your own following these paper mache instructions, adding a string).
  2. Paint the ornament white and let dry.
  3. Cut out a long triangle shape out of orange paper. Make sure the bottom is curved just a bit. Roll it up and glue it closed. I used hot glue for this part.
  4. Glue the nose onto the ornament (again I used hot glue but other types of glue would work as well, just hold it still while drying).
  5. Paint on snowman face. Have fun with it!
  6. Let it all dry. Now your ornament is ready to hang and enjoy!

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Little O had a lot of fun with these snowmen.

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We made a bunch of these and we can’t wait to hang them on our tree (that we still need to get btw! We better get a move on!). And with the epic storm we just had, I’m sure we’ll be rolling up some real snow soon, making a few or our own real ones! But for now we’re staying snuggly and warm with these guys, and I’m not complaining about it one bit.

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13 Comments

  1. Reply

    Helena

    December 9, 2013

    Really cute!

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    Charity

    December 9, 2013

    I think simple can be so refreshing. Cute idea. So many possibilities with the paper ornaments too.

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      Merrilee

      December 10, 2013

      simple is so great, right? xo mer

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    alice

    December 10, 2013

    so funny! i love the idea of making ornaments but i do believe this holiday season is sneaking up on me much too quickly. perhaps next year!

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      Merrilee

      December 10, 2013

      I feel you! But seriously these guys are SO easy you could totally pull it of this year if you wanted. xo Mer

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    Cassi

    December 13, 2013

    I love that you started with a pre-made papier mache ball, makes it so much easier! I’m featuring this in an ornament round-up at The Crafty Crow soon!

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