Make a Hanging Snowman Ornament
It is Christmas time and time for decorating the house and the tree. You can always buy your ornaments but I love making my own and this rustic hanging snowman ornament fits right into my style. I saw a photograph of this ornament and knew without a doubt that I could make this snowman ornament myself with just a few easily obtainable craft supplies. It is so easy to make that I know that you can do it too.
What you will Need:
- Three wooden spools
- Scrap of red gingham fabric or other fabric that you have on hand
- 1 poking tool
- White acrylic paint
- Black acrylic Paint
- Orange acrylic paint
Step 1: Make a Hanging Snowman Ornament
Paint the wooden spools white. I added a little bit of water to my paint so that some of the wood still showed through. Let dry thoroughly.
Step 2: Make a Hanging Snowman Ornament
Take one of the spools and paint two eyes and a mouth using the black acrylic paint. I just used dots to make my eyes and mouth for that rustic look. Then add a triangle using the orange acrylic paint for the nose of the snowman. This is to replicate a carrot.
Step 3: Make a Hanging Snowman Ornament
On the second spool paint three dots for buttons. Let dry.
Step 4: Make a Hanging Snowman Ornament
On the third spool Paint two dots for buttons. Let dry.
Step 5: Make a Hanging Snowman Ornament
Cut a 2″ wide x width of fabric piece of fabric. I chose some red gingham home spun that I had on hand for mine.
Step 7: Make a Hanging Snowman Ornament
Fold the fabric in half widthwise and insert it into the top spool so that there is a loop and tie a knot at the top and at the bottom of the spool. You will need a poking tool of some sort to push the fabric through the holes in the spools. I used an awl to push my fabric through.
Step 8: Make a Hanging Snowman Ornament
Insert the fabric into the second spool and tie a knot at the bottom.
Step 9: Make a Hanging Snowman Ornament
Insert the fabric into the third spool and tie a knot at the bottom. Let the remaining fabric dangle and tie a knot at the bottom of the fabric. You have now finished your hanging snowman ornament. Just too cute.