Snowman Ornament

Snowman Crafts

This glass ball snowman ornament is very easy to make, and they don't take long at all. These also sell very well at craft fairs.

Since it is a quick craft, it is very easy to put several of them together at once. It is easy enough for a child to make, although make sure you give them guidance since you will be working with a glass ball. Read on to learn how to make this snowman craft!

snowman ornament

Things Needed to Make One Snowman Ornament:

  • One frosted glass ball ornament (usually sold in multi-packs)
  • One child's sock (I always have a bunch of mis-matched socks I can pick from)
  • Small length of ribbon
  • Scissors
  • Strong glue, such as E6000 adhesive
  • Black enamel paint and a paintbrush
  • Small amount of orange polymer clay (one 2 oz. pack will make several noses)

1. Begin the snowman ornament by gently pulling to sock over the glass ball. Make sure an adult does this step. The sock I used was a size 2T toddler sock and it is a snug fit. Be careful as you gently push the sock on... you don't want to break the glass ball. Once it is halfway on, adjust the sock so that the top of hat is over the ornament hook, and the back of the sock comes down a bit lower than the front, to allow room for the snowman's face.

pull the sock over the ornament

2. Next you want to tie off the top of the sock with a ribbon. Do this by tying the ribbon around the stem of the ornament where the hook comes out.

3. Now snip of the top of the sock, leaving a little bit of excess so you can make tassels. Then, cut some tassels in the excess sock by cutting little rows. You will now see the ornament stem inside the tassels so you can hang it up easily. See the photo for help.

cut the excess off of the sock cutting tassels

4. Paint on a face using a paintbrush and black enamel paint. This can be as simple or complicated as you choose. If you are nervous about painting, try making simple black circles like I did. You can always dip the back of a pencil eraser in paint and "stamp" on spots for perfect looking circles. Allow the paint to dry.

painting on a snowman face

5. Take a small amount of orange polymer clay and shape it into a cone, to look like a carrot nose. Make sure the end of it is flush, so it can be glued well to the ornament. I make a nice clean cut with a razor blade so it is nice and flat on that side. Bake the clay piece in the oven according to the manufacturer's instructions. Allow this to cool completely.

polymer clay carrot nose

6. Glue the nose on to the ornament using a strong glue. I used EC6000 and it worked very well. Enjoy your snowman ornament!

glass ball snowman

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