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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Christmas Ornament Tute

Hi everyone, I haven't posted in awhile and had forgotten that Christmas is next week! And I want to share this adorable Snowman ornament that you can make with your kids or grandkids. Sorry this is so late but it is really easy and can be done in a couple of hours, if that long. This ornament is adorable for a baby's first Christmas but it is also just as cute for any age. Although they were relunctant, I persuaded every one of my grandkids to do this for me to hang on my tree last year, the oldest being in their 20's.lol And I love them. It is an ornament that you will cherish for years to come. I wish I could take credit for this ornament but I can't. My daughter, Laura, is the one who showed me how to do it. Ok enough said, here's the instructions.

All you need is a ball ornament. You can choose any color but we chose blue. The smaller the child, the smaller the ornament you can use. The larger the child, the larger the ornament you will need.
White acrylic paint
Paint pens in black, red and orange.
Poem, which will be attached
Satin spray sealer

After you choose your ball, paint your child's or grandchild's inside hand, fingers and all white. Immediately have them gently grip the ball. While they are gripping it, take your fingers and gently press each finger and palm down so that the entire handprint is on the ball. Do not press too hard because you don't want to break the ball. Let this dry. It only takes about 10 min.

Next you will make snowmen out of each finger and thumb. Take your black paint pen and just draw him a small hat on top of his head. Then paint his eyes and mouth with the black. You will also put his buttons down the finger with the black pen. Then take the orange paint pen and draw him a carrot nose. Take the red paint pen and draw him a scarf around his neck. I just took the pen and drew a little fringe at the end of the scarf.
If you are careful, you can paint all this at one time. If you think you might smear the paint, just let it dry between paintings. I started with the pinky finger, finished it, then came backwards with each finger until I got to the thumb. This way, you are less likely to smear the paint and you can paint it all at the same time. Attach the poem with a piece of ribbon or red yarn and when it is dry, spray lightly with satin sealer. Your ornament is ready to hang on your tree

Here's the poem. You can right click it and save it to your computer or you can copy it and type it the way you want it. I hope you like this ornament as much as I do. If you have any questions, just email me at valerie999@comcast.net and I will be glad to help you.
Merry Christmas. Until next time...


Maureen said...

What a sweet idea!!

The Moonlit Stitch said...

I've never seen this before! Thanks for sharing, what a wonderful idea! ~ Lisa

Unknown said...

Thanks for the tut, Valerie. I will always cherish the one that your granddaughter Sarah did for me! When we have grandchildren I plan to have them use your wonderful idea too!! Hugs.

Sage said...

LOVE IT!! That is just TOO CUTE Yorkie!! I'll have to do this soon as my grands are old enough! Thanks for the lesson!

yorkie's primitives said...

Oh Sage, they are always old enough! We have done it on babies for the 1st year ornament. I'm glad you all like the ornament.