DIY Snowman Ornaments

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DIY Snowman Ornaments feature image of two snowman ornament on a Christmas tree

These cute DIY snowman ornaments make great gifts and they are an easy craft for teens and adults alike!

I used plastic ornament balls for this craft since I have two curious cats who break everything and should be on Santa’s naughty list!

I used a gold ornament ball for the head (which I painted white) and a clear ornament ball for the body (which I filled with snow).

I found all of the supplies for this project at Dollar Tree, except the faux snow which came from Walmart.

To get started on this easy craft, check out the supply list and how-tos below.

How to Make DIY Snowman Ornaments

Supplies

  • Two ornament balls (one clear for the body and a solid one for the snowman’s head)
  • Faux snow
  • Felt (for a scarf) or you could use ribbon
  • Pom-poms (for earmuffs)
  • White acrylic paint
  • Mod Podge (matte)
  • A paintbrush
  • A chenille stem (pipe cleaner for the earmuffs)
  • Permanent markers in black and orange
  • Buttons (optional)
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun

Start by filling your clear ornament ball with faux snow. Use a funnel to fill your ball with snow if you have one, if not you could make a paper funnel which is what I did and it worked fine.


DIY Snowman Ornaments - fill clear ornament with snow and paint solid one white
Fill the clear ornament with faux snow and paint the solid one white.

Paint the solid ornament (the snowman’s head) with white acrylic paint. To give the paint a snowball look, I dabbed the white paint on with my paintbrush. Use a paper clip or string to hang up to dry.

DIY Snowman Ornaments - Paint the solid ornament ball with white acrylic paint.
Paint the solid ornament ball with white acrylic paint.

When the paint is dry, paint your ornament with a coat of Mod Podge to seal them. This will also keep the white paint from scraping off your ornament.

Finish with a coat of Mod Podge to protect the paint on your DIY Snowman ornament.
Finish with a coat of Mod Podge to protect the paint on your ornament.

Once everything is dry you can assemble your snowman. Start by removing the hook part from the clear ornament. Hot glue the clear ornament (snowman’s body) to the white ornament (the snowman’s head).


Finish your snowman ornament by cutting a scarf out of lightweight felt and hot gluing it on. Hot glue the earmuffs and buttons on and draw the snowman’s face using permanent markers.

DIY Snowman Ornaments - Finish your snowman ornament by hot gluing everything together and drawing a face on with permanent marker.
Finish your ornament by hot-gluing everything together and drawing a face on with permanent markers.
These cute DIY snowman ornaments make great handmade Christmas gifts and most of the supplies you can find at the Dollar Store. Get the easy how-to's.
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