Yep, I know it’s just October, but DIYers start making Christmas crafts several months before the holidays. We must start early so the tree trimmings are ready for the big day. Also, spending time crafting keeps us busy and out of trouble (mostly).
The Christmas ornament I made over the weekend is part of our yearly 31 Days of Handmade Christmas Ornaments. This is one of my favorite seasonal tours because it’s a great place to find inspiration.
The Snowmen Ornaments took no time at all to make. Waiting on the spray paint to dry was the time-consuming part, but I can always find things to do while the paint dries. I’m not one to sit around and watch paint dry. No downtime for me. Time for the tutorial.
Snowman Handmade Christmas Ornament Tutorial:
Ball Jar Lids
RustOleum Gray Primer Spray Paint
White Spray Paint
DAP Rapid Fuse
Orange Flower for nose/or similar item
Step 1. Prime the jar lids with RustOleum Gray Primer.
Step 2. Spray the jar lids with flat white spray paint.
Step 3. After the paint dries stick on the googly/wiggly adhesive eyes.
Step 4. Adhere the orange nose with DAP RapidFuse.
I cut petal pieces from an artificial orange flower stem for the nose. To adhere the “nose” to the lid I applied DAP RapidFuse and held the “nose” in place with a wood applicator for 20 seconds to set.
Step 5. Add twine for hanging the ornament.
I applied the twine using the same process as for the nose.
And that’s all there was to it. The kids will love these ornaments. Who doesn’t love googly eyes? They make me smile every time.
Author: Kathy Owen
Kathy Owen is the founder of the home decor blog Petticoat Junktion where she shares tutorials on painting furniture and upcycling thrifty finds into unique home décor. Her DIY projects have been featured on the Home Depot Blog, Plaid Crafts, Behr Designer Series, and in numerous magazines. Kathy’s newest website is HappyHomeDIY.com