These handmade snowman Christmas ornaments are super cute and easy enough for kids to make. Keep reading to learn how to make them.
I love going to area festivals in the fall. It’s a great place to pick up ideas for Christmas crafts! This diy snowman Christmas ornaments tutorial was actually inspired by something I picked up at my town’s fall festival.
Back in 2009, I has just graduated and was looking for an ornament to commemorate my degree. When I found this cute snowman ornament at a local festival, I knew I had to get it. I always wanted to make more like it, but never got around to it until this year.
My biggest issue was coming up with something for the hat that didn’t involve sewing. I found my answer on YouTube. Cut-off baby socks make adorable little snowman hats!
The clear glass balls I used to make these handmade snowman Christmas ornaments are pretty small – about 2 1/2 inches in diameter. If you use the 3.25 inch glass balls, you might want to go with toddler socks.
These are easy to make Christmas ornaments for kids so it’s a great craft project for the whole family! I plan on making a few more of these with my daughters this weekend.
Want to make some of these cute snowmen diy glass ball Christmas ornaments with your family? Let’s get started….
Supplies to Make These Handmade Snowman Christmas Ornaments
- 2.5 inch clear glass ball ornaments
- Tiny funnel that will fit down in your ornament (or make one from paper!)
- Craft Snow
- Baby socks
- 1/2 inch ribbon for hanger
- 1/4 inch ribbon for bow on hat
- E6000 glue
- Puffy Paint in black and orange
I got my clear glass ornaments and the faux snow at Oriental Trading. I was amazed at how well the glass ornaments were packaged. They all arrived in perfect condition!
DIY Snowman Christmas ornaments tutorial
You need to start by removing the metal cap from the top of your clear glass ball ornament so you can fill it with faux snow. I didn’t have a funnel small enough to fit down in the opening so I made my own by rolling up some paper and taping it.
I suggest putting your ornament in a small plastic container before filling it. This will help catch any extra snow so you don’t make a mess. Then it is easy to pour the excess back into the storage container after you have filled the ornament.
Completely fill your ornament with the craft snow. When you get it mostly full, you will want to give it a shake or two so the snow settles and then continue filling it the rest of the way.
After the ornament is filled, replace the metal cap. Kind of looks like a snowball doesn’t it? I love how the faux snow is iridescent and catches the light.
Cut 9 inches of ribbon and run it through the wire loop at the top of the ornament. Knot it near the top to secure and trim off any extra at an angle to help discourage fraying.
Now we are going to work on the snowman’s hat. Cut straight across to remove the toe area from the baby sock.
You will be using the finished edge of the sock as the brim of your snowman hat. Insert the sock onto the ornament and pull the ribbon through the top. You want to center the hat over the metal cap of the ornament.
I folded the cut edge down into the center of the sock for a more finished look, but you can leave the unfinished edge if you like a more rustic look.
Cut a 6″ length of 1/4″ ribbon and tie it securely around the metal cap to form the hat. Tie into a bow and trim the ends.
If your sock heel is a different color like mine was, that’s ok. Make sure the heel is to the back of the snowman’s head and bunch it up so you can’t see it before you tie the ribbon. If any of the color does happen to show through, it will be at the back of the ornament so it won’t be seen.
Use E6000 glue to make sure the snowman’s hat stays securely in place. You could probably use another type of glue to secure it, but anytime I am dealing with glass, I prefer the E6000.
Use orange and black puffy paint to add the snowman’s eyes, nose, and mouth. If you don’t have any puffy paint on hand, you can also use orange and black Sharpie pen, or even nail polish to draw the faces for these homemade snowman Christmas ornaments.
Let the puffy paint and glue dry completely before hanging on your tree. The glue container suggests 72 hours to allow it to cure completely but I just let it dry overnight and it was fine.
After everything has dried, your cute little DIY snowman Christmas ornaments are ready to hang on your tree. Be sure to hang them near some lights so the snow sparkles a bit! These easy to make Christmas ornaments for kids are sure to bring a smile to anyone’s face!
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These Snowman DIY Glass Ball Christmas ornaments also make great gift toppers. I love a pretty wrapped gift and often use ornaments as gift toppers. Since I used the smaller glass ball ornaments for this project, these cute little snowman are the perfect size for use on top of Christmas presents.
If you make any of these homemade snowman Christmas ornaments, you will have to come back and leave me a comment to let me know how they turned out. For more fun holiday ideas, be sure to check out the rest of my Christmas projects. So tell me… What Christmas crafts are you working on right now?
Disclosure: Oriental Trading provided me with craft supplies to facilitate this handmade snowman Christmas ornaments post. No other compensation was received. All opinions are my own.