Jill from Life Is Not Bubble Wrapped is our Fun Monday hostess this week. Jill has asked us to talk about homemade gifts: given, received, how did they turn out? Failure or roaring success?
I am going to cheat a little and re-post something from last year, since it was a HUGE success. It is a simple craft idea that would make a wonderful Christmas gift for family and friends.
This clear glass ornament ball holds a melted snowman and all of his accessories from his carrot nose down to his scarf. Here are CL's exclusive instructions on how to make a Melted Snowman Ornament.
*Clear glass ball ornaments
*Diamond dust (for the melted snow)
*Fleece material for scarf
*Small black buttons
*2" twigs for the snowman arms
*Small black pebbles for the snowman eyes
*Small plastic top hats (found in the dollhouse section of a craft store)
*Orange baking clay (for the carrot nose)
1. Form small carrot noses from the orange clay & bake according to instructions.
2. Cut a 3.5" x 1/2" scarf from the fleece material (cut each end to look like fringe)
3. Fill each glass ornament with 2 tablespoons of diamond dust (using funnel), 3 buttons, 2 black pebbles, 1 carrot nose, 1 small black top hat, 1 scarf and 2 twig arms.
4. Tie a ribbon at the top of the ornament.
The small black top hats may or may not fit in the small opening of the glass ornament. I shrunk mine in the toaster oven on 200 degress for about 3 minutes. This process makes the hats soft so you can mold them and make them fit through the opening of the ornament.
I love to make homemade gifts just as much as I love receiving a homemade gift, especially knowing the time and effort that goes into making them. My snowman ornaments were made with love...
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