Friday, 4 December 2015

Let it snow ornament

Make your self a merry little Christmas. 24 days of gifts and makes to create a frugal home made Christmas.


This is my take on a pinterest find ornament

1 inch square wooden block ( These can be found any craft section and they come in a packet of six)

Two head pins ( These are in the Jewelry making supplies and are the ones with the loop at the end)

 6 Small faceted glass beads in your choice of colors

One large drop bead acrylic or glass

Largish jump rings.

Acrylic gesso in white

Modelling paste (Or texture paste)

Glue gun or strong glue


Acrylic paint:

Black for eyes

White for highlight in eyes

Orange for carrot nose


Gold pen for lettering and highlighting some of the carrot noses

Flat brush

Fine brush

Palette knife or flat kitchen knife

Flat nose pliers


Step 1: Paint the wooden block using the Acrylic gesso paint. Let dry.
Step 2: Use a knife to spread on the Modelling paste. Spread it thickly and uneven to look a bit like snow.
Step 3: Take glitter and spread it into the modelling paste around the edges of the block try to keep the snowmen’s faces clear.
Let dry. ( A heat gun works well for these steps). 
Step 4: Use black paint to paint in the eyes.
Step 5: Use dots of black paint to form the mouth.
Step 6: Use triangle shape in orange to paint in carrot nose.
Step 7: Use the gold pen to add in lettering. You can add some black paint to form shadows around the lettering. A black fine tip pen works best for this.
Step 8: Use a fine brush to add in white highlights in the snowmen’s  eyes.
Step 9: Add watered down blue paint around the edges of the blocks and shade in some black paint to add interest and make the snowmen’s faces stand out.
Step 10: Take the head pins and thread on your small faceted beads. Where there isn’t a loop use flat pliers to curve the head pin to make another loop.
Step 11: Use your large jump rings to attach your drop bead. I pulled my jump ring right out and threaded it through the hole at the top of the drop bead and closed it back up. I added another jump ring to use as a hanger. You can also add an ornament hanger to make it look prettier.
Step 12: Find the center of your block at the top and the bottom and using a hot glue gun run a bead of glue around the loop of the head pin to make it stand and stay. Do the same for the bottom of the block. Use your modelling paste and cover the top and the bottom with modelling past to hide the glue. Add glitter if desired.

Step 13: Add a ribbon if desired and hang on tree.

I hope every one is having a good day or evening where ever you are.


  1. Shiralee, you are certainly keeping busy getting ready for Christmas. Some lovely craftwork there.

    1. Nanna Chel,
      It feels a bit like a snowy Christmas with this really cooler weather we are having. I think these turned out well.

  2. I love this. How adorable. I visited from Nanna Chel. Lovely blog you have.

    1. Mrs Chrissy T, thank you for dropping by.