DIY Decor: Melted Snowman Ornament

Hello everyone!

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!)

Supplies

  • 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

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Step 1

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.

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Step 2

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.

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Step 3

Quickly place the snowman features. Use a toothpick to help get them where you want.

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Step 4

Pop them in the freezer for at least 10-20 minutes to set.

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Step 5

Glue a ribbon loop to the back for hanging on the tree!

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Hang your snowman buddy on the tree!

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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…

Love always,

Megan ♥

DIY Decor: Feather Baubles

Yay, another Christmassy DIY post! Today I am making stylish feather baubles. I love how these look. They are simple, yet unique and elegant. You can use any colour feathers you like, (bright colours would be fun as well!) but I went for a more monochrome look with black and white, and then a pretty pop of colour with a peacock feather. These would make great gifts, or a nice touch added to the top of a wrapped present. Or you can just keep them for yourself, (which is what I am doing!)

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Supplies

  • clear baubles (glass or plastic, I found plastic ones)
  • feathers of your choice
  • glitter in a colour of your choice

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Step 1

Open up the bauble.

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Step 2

Fill the bauble with feathers.

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Step 3

Add some glitter in a complimentary colour, if you like, for some extra sparkle and interest.

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Now just close them up, and there you have your feather baubles! Yes, it’s that simple! And look how gorgeous they look hanging on the tree!

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I had lots of fun making these, and I hope you like them as much as I do. Hopefully this post inspired you to get into your Christmas decorating if you haven’t already!

Love always,

Megan ♥