Christmas is upon us and I am itching to put up our Christmas tree. One thing I have always enjoyed about Christmas is decorating our tree with homemade ornaments that the kids have crafted over the years as well as some I made when I was a kid. We have a few ornaments that we received as gifts as well, along with the ones that are personalized.
Every year, we spend time making ornaments and paper chains for our tree as well as ornaments and some cards to give to family members, friends, and other members of our community.
One of the new ornaments we made last year are popsicle stick snowmen and they might just be my new favorite ornaments.
Making these ornaments is really easy to do. To make yours, you will need:
To get started, lay our 8 popsicle sticks and line them up like a fence.
Next, using your hot glue gun, put some glue on the back of another popsicle stick starting about 1/2 an inch from one end and leaving half an inch on the other end.
Once you have the glue on your popsicle stick, lay it across your fence of popsicle sticks to form the brim of your snowman’s hat and to secure the ‘fence’ as seen below.
Repeat the previous step and add the popsicle stick to the back side so it lines up with the front to add extra support to your snow man.
After your snowman is glued together and try, it is time to paint.
First you paint the area below the hat white for his face and then the rest black for his hat.
When you are done painting, set aside and let the paint try. After the paint has dried, it is time to glue on your eyes, pipe cleaner nose and a pipe cleaner on the brim of the hat. After everything is glued on you can draw your snowman’s face on with your black marker.
Once your craft is all dry, flip it over, add a dot of glue and and stick some fishing line into it to add a hanger for your ornament. When it is all done, add it to your tree and you have a beautiful new ornmanent.
If you have any questions, please feel free to ask.