Wednesday, December 24, 2014

DIY: Popsicle Stick Snowman Ornament

DIY: Popsicle Stick Snowman Ornament
December 24, 2014




My niece wanted to make something to give to her friends for Christmas.  I didn't have a lot of money, but we did a Pinterest search, and found these popsicle stick Christmas crafts.

Supplies:
Wooden popsicle sticks (Dollar Tree)
Acrylic paint in black and white
Orange craft felt
Black glitter glue
Wiggly Eyes (Dollar Tree)
Hot glue



8 sticks side by side
Trim sticks
Hot glue 1 shortened stick to bottom of 8 sticks.

Step 1:
Place 8 popsicle sticks side by side, flat.  Cut another stick a little shorter (width of the 8 sticks together) and hot glue to the bottom back




Step 2:
Flip the stick board right side up and glue a full-length stick across the top at an angle.  This will be the brim of the snowman's hat.  Then paint the hat section black. Allow to dry before painting the white section.




Step 3:
 Paint the rest white.  I had to paint two coats of white paint.




Step 4:
Attach ribbon with hot glue across the top edge of the hat brim.  I used some red velvety ribbon.




Step 5:
The googly eyes I used are not adhesive backed so I used hot glue to attach them.  I then drew the mouth using black glitter glue.




Step 6:
I cut small triangles with some orange felt I had on hand to make the noses.  I attached these using hot glue.




Step 7:
Cut twine to about 10 inches long.  I tied knots at each end of the twine.  Attach the twine and a second shortened stick to the top area on the backside.

 
Voila!! Your snowman is ready for your Christmas tree!




If I had had more time, I probably would have added a coat or two of Modge Podge or sealant after painting (before attaching the other pieces).

TTFN,
V

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