Today I am making these adorable melted snowmen Christmas ornaments! I saw these on Pinterest while browsing one day, and absolutely fell in love. They are so cute! And they are super simple to make, using supplies you probably already have at home! The good thing about this project is that you can improvise with the supplies, (I made the hats from foam, but you could use clay, cardboard, or even source out little tiny plastic top hats!).
I hope you enjoy this tutorial, and that it helps get you into the festive spirit! (Only 10 more days! Eep!)
- orange foam
- black foam in two thicknesses (or tiny plastic top hats, but I couldn’t find these, so I made my own!)
- thin ribbon
- black seed beads
- X-acto knife or utility blade
- aluminum pie plate or other non-stick surface
- hot glue gun and lots of glue (I used about one stick of glue per snowman)
- small twigs/leaf stems
Assemble the top hats. Cut out two circles of black foam, one larger circle from the thin foam, and one smaller from the thicker foam. Glue the small one in the centre of the bigger one.
Draw your melted snowman shape with hot glue. You could always draw your desired shape on the surface before, but I just freehanded it. Then fill in the outline. It should be quite a thick layer of glue.
Quickly place the snowman features. Use a toothpick to help get them where you want.
Pop them in the freezer for at least 10-20 minutes to set.
Glue a ribbon loop to the back for hanging on the tree!
Hang your snowman buddy on the tree!
They also make an adorable addition to Christmas wrapping!
Merry Christmas everybody! Now I think I am going to go an make myself a nice hot chocolate…