Every year, I make something cute to give out as gifts for Christmas. This year, I decided to get some inspiration on Pinterest. I came across the following pins:
Aren’t these adorable? Both pins led to different websites where you can buy these, but they didn’t say anything about how to make them, so after taking a good look at them, I figured that I can make something like these myself! I also took it a step further, and made the following craft as well. This is a bit large for a tree ornament, but it still can be used as one, or you can use it as a doorknob hanger or a small wall hanging!
These really are pretty easy to make, and they make great gifts! If any of my family members are reading this – I guess I ruined the surprise of what you are getting from me this year! 🙂 The ones of just the head are great for people you know put a tree up, and if you are giving a gift to someone who doesn’t normally have a tree up, the full snowman is better. Both are quite simple, and the full snowman only takes a few extra steps. Without further ado, here is instructions on how to make these cute lil’ guys!
I will start with instructions on how to make just the head ones and then instructions on the full one will follow from there.
ADORABLE SNOWMAN CHRISTMAS CRAFT
- 3-4 inch wood slices (I got mine on Amazon here)
- Acrylic Paint in white, orange and black.
- A pencil
- twine or string
- electric drill
- glue gun or super glue
1.) Start by painting one side of your wood slice white. Let dry.
2.) Once dry, pencil in the snowman face. You can make the face however you would like, I did two large eyes by tracing a dime, a carrot nose, and a wiggly smile.
3.) Now paint the eyes and mouth black, and paint the nose orange. Let dry.
4.) Once the faces are completely dry, use your electric drill to drill a small hole at the top of the ornament.
5.) String your twine (or string) through the hole, then tie in a knot to create a loop to hang the ornament with.
6.) Now secure your knot with a dab of glue from your glue gun or use super glue, then cut the extra string off.
You’re done with the ornament if you just want the head. If you want to do the full body one, then continue on to step 7.
7.) Paint two more wood slices white and let dry. Once dry, paint three black dots in a line down the center of one of them. The one with the face will be your top, the one with the black dots will be your middle and the one that is just white will be the bottom.
8.) When all your paint is dry, use your electric drill to drill the following holes: On the face, drill one at the bottom of the face, straight below the hole you drilled for the string. On the middle, drill a hole in line with the black dots at the top and the bottom of the wood slice. On the bottom, drill a hole at the top of the wood slice.
9.) Use your twine to loop through the holes connecting the face to the middle and then connecting the middle to the bottom. Tie in a knot in the back of the craft.
10.) Secure the knots by placing a dab of glue on each of the knots and then cut the extra string off the ends.
Your now done with your full snowman craft! Wether you chose to do just the face or the full body one, aren’t they so cute?
As you can see, they’re pretty easy to make, they turn out super cute, and you can feel like a rockstar giving gifts that you made yourself! Merry Christmas and Enjoy! 🙂