Are you ready for another monthly DIY challenge? This month, our challenge item is a clear ornament. We decided to pair ours with a mason jar to create a fun DIY snowman!
We started with a clear plastic ornament and pint size mason jar from Michael’s. We filled both the ornament and the mason jar approximately 1/4 full with fake snow, then glued the ornament onto the mouth of the jar using E6000. Once that was dry, I used Americana acrylic paint to hand paint his face. If you don’t get his face right the first time, you can use a wet rag to scrub the paint off and start over. Just make sure you package him carefully at the end of the season to protect his painted face or seal it.
I have a shaky hand and couldn’t get his carrot nose straight, but I actually think I like it a little crooked and uneven. I used a foam brush that looks similar to an eyeshadow brush to dot the circles on for his eyes and mouth.
I don’t have a picture of this next step, but you’ll want to cut a small circle of plastic or cardboard and glue it over the hole at the top of the ornament before gluing his hat on. This way if the snowman is tipped upside down, the fake snow won’t dump out of the ornament and into his hat.
We added ribbon and a sprig of greenery to a plain black felt doll hat, glued a couple buttons to the jar and tied a ribbon scarf around his neck.
And that’s it! What do you think of your little snowman? Right now he’s hanging out in our kitchen and he makes me happy every time I look at him :).
Are you ready to see the rest of the clear ornament projects? Check them out below!
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