Make your own Christmas décor! These DIY snowman ornaments are designed to make crafting fun, easy and personalized to your style.
Happy Christmas in July! This week I thought it would be fun to make some festive Snowman Ornaments with a DIY kit featuring four designs from Twin Knobs Woodworks. Let’s blast the Christmas music and get crafting.
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Supplies you’ll need to make your own Snowman Ornaments:
- Snowman Ornaments Kit
- Caviar Dixie Belle Chalk Paint
- Cotton Dixie Belle Chalk Paint
- Hurricane Gray Dixie Belle Chalk Paint
- Burlap Dixie Belle Chalk Paint
- Barn Red Dixie Belle Chalk Paint
- Chocolate Dixie Belle Chalk Paint
- Terracotta Dixie Belle Chalk Paint
- Kudzu Dixie Belle Chalk Paint
- Tobacco Road Gel Stain
- Silver Gilding Wax
- Clear Coat
- Mister Bottle
- Makeup Sponges
- Water Wipes
- Embellishments – Ribbon, Twine, Buffalo Plaid Beads
- Starbond Medium Instant Adhesive
As you can see, this Snowman Ornament kit comes with all of the wood pieces needed to make four unique ornaments.
To begin, I decided what colors I was going to use for each part of the snowmen.
Then, I separated the pieces into groups according to the colors I was going to use to paint them with.
I started the painting process with the color Cotton.
I used a makeup sponge for the tiny pieces that I wanted a full coverage look on.
Then, I used a Water Wipe to apply the color to the snowmen bodies. This technique makes painting super quick, but gives a more sheer finish.
Next, I used Caviar for all the pieces that I wanted black.
And then I used Tobacco Road Gel Stain for the stick arms.
For the next set of tiny pieces, I first laid them out on some tape to keep them still while painting.
Then, I used a makeup sponge and the colors Kudzu, Terra-Cotta & Barn Red to paint them all.
For the BRR banner and word Frosty, I used the color Hurricane Gray.
Then, I used some Gilding Wax to add a shiny finish to the BRR banner piece.
The color Burlap was used for the Cocoa banner piece.
And I used Barn Red for the banner that reads Snow.
At this point, the snowman bodies should be dry and you can use the end of a paint brush to dot on eyes.
You can see here how I used the Silver Gilding Wax just on the top part of these letters to kind of give it a frosted top or half Ombre look.
The word Cocoa was painted with the color Chocolate.
And I did an alternating pattern using Barn Red for the Cocoa banner piece. I also used the color Burlap with a water wipe on the top of the word Cocoa after adding the layer of Chocolate.
Here I was using the color Caviar again.
Once all of the pieces were dry, I used Starbond to glue everything in place.
I did take the end of the paint brush and added dots randomly on the banners and the rim of the hat, along with other little spots here and there just to highlight.
Once everything was glued, I decided to add some “snow” splatters to the finished ornaments.
To do this, I first watered down the color Cotton using a mister bottle.
Then, I loaded some of the watered down color onto a toothbrush.
And finally I used my thumb to splatter the paint mixture onto the ornaments.
To finish these cuties off, I added some twine, a decorative bead and ribbon to complete each ornament.
Wouldn’t this be a fun DIY kit? Obviously they all come as a set, but it would be fun to make them at Thanksgiving or something like that. Or you could have an ornament painting party!
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