Sunday, December 5, 2010

Fun Monday - Homemade With Love

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.

Materials Needed:
*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)

Tools Needed:
*Small funnel

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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That corgi :) said...

they are cute! What a great idea you had!! very unique!


quilly said...

What fun! I am going to have to remember this one! Thanks for sharing!

Sayre said...

Those are AWESOME!!!! How will you top yourself this year??? I really like that idea - gonna have to stash that one away in my memory banks for next year.

Heather said...

I thought it last year, and still think it this year, this is adorable!

Janis said...

It is the cutest and I love mine!

Jill said...

Awesome! <3 things like this. Reminds me of the 'candy bar' sled (with candy cane runners and a chocolate santa) that I made for all my nieces and nephews a few years back! Not sure why, it just does! Thanks for playing along! I'll have next week's topic up in a little while.

Faye said...

I'm all set to make melted snowmen, Kelly. Thanks for sending me the link last week. I was thrilled to find the black top hats at Ben Franklin's--thought I may have to improvise for that. Do you remember where you got the "let it snow" ribbon? It's just perfect.

I'll post my version when they're finished. I wanted to do these last year but got started too late. Thanks for the inspiration.

lisaschaos said...

Those are flippin adorable! Love them!

Cheeseboy said...

Those are so clever. If I had a crafty bone in my body I'd be all over it. Alas, I am a clumsy man. Maybe I'll show the other first grade teachers this ornament. They'd eat it up.

gayle said...

They are so cute! What a great idea!

Jennifer said...

So Very Cute!


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