Let it Snow…

Dec 4, 2009

I got­ta say I am impressed with myself today… two big blog posts in one day.… As promised here are the instruc­tions for this sweet snow­man orna­ment that was part of Deb­by’s 12 Days of Home for the Hol­i­days. You want to make sure to keep check­ing Deb­by’s blog because she has a new design­er fea­tured each day. I love read­ing how oth­ers pre­serve their hol­i­day tra­di­tions. How do you pre­serve yours?

Joy Snowman


  • Using a paint­brush apply Mani­la paint all along the sides of your paper mache orna­ment, let dry.
  • Cov­er the top of your orna­ment with vin­tage sheet music.
  • Using Col­or­Box Flu­id Chalk Ink — Creamy Brown, ink the edges of the paper mache orna­ment.
  • Using a paint­brush apply Col­lage Pauge Decoupage — Glossy all over the top of the vin­tage sheet music and the sides of the paper mache orna­ment, gen­er­ous­ly apply crys­tal coarse glit­ter, tap off excess, let dry.
  • Trace your paper mache orna­ment onto cream felt. Using scal­lop scis­sors cut out the orna­ment shape on the out­side edge of the traced mark. This will give you a cute scal­lop bor­der when you attach it to the back of your orna­ment. I used Fab­ri-Tac to attach my felt piece.
  • Using a Sizzix Big Shot and Snow­man die cut out a snow­man from cream felt then cut out the scarf and nose out of a piece of fab­ric rem­nant.
  • Thread a sewing nee­dle with three strands of cream embroi­dery floss, stitch a back stitch all around the snow­man’s body.
  • Thread a sewing nee­dle with three strands of red embroi­dery floss, accent the scarf with sim­ple back stitch­ing.
  • Using Fab­ri-Tac attach the nose and scarf to the snow­man, accent the snow­man’s body with three vin­tage but­tons.
  • Thread a sewing nee­dle with three strands of black embroi­dery floss, cre­ate the eyes and mouth by stitch­ing french knots
  • Paint a snowflake and chip­board alphas with gold paint, apply Elmer’s No Run School Glue on top of each piece of chip­board, gen­er­ous­ly apply Gold Ger­man Glass Glit­ter, tap off excess, let dry. Accent the cen­ter of the snowflake with a rhine­stone.
  • Cut a piece of vin­tage sheet music to approx­i­mate­ly .5″ x 2″ trim the ends using scal­lop scis­sors.
  • Using Fab­ri-Tac attach the vin­tage sheet music to the snow­man’s body as shown. Attach the let­ters “JOY” on top of the vin­tage sheet music as shown. Accent the vin­tage sheet music ends with two self adhe­sive gold gems.
  • Using wire cut­ters, cut the wood­en base off of a 2.5″ bot­tle brush tree, attach a white seam bind­ing bow at the base of the tree.
  • Cre­ate the snow­man’s arms by bend­ing 24 gauge wire into shape.
  • Attach the glit­tered snowflake and snow­man as shown above.
  • Attach the arms just under the felt using a strong liq­uid adhe­sive.
  • Accent the hang­er on your orna­ment by attach­ing a gold jin­gle bell to a piece of white seam bind­ing then attach­ing it to the hang­er.
  • Type your sen­ti­ment “Let It Snow” onto a blank book page mar­gin, cut out, ink with creamy brown ink, attach to the hang­er.

There you have it… an adorable heir­loom orna­ment to share each hol­i­day sea­son. Which by the way I cer­tain­ly wish you all a very hap­py Hol­i­day Sea­son. I have some of the nicest blog­gers any­one could ask for. Lots of you have been with me for years and I just want you all to know I real­ly appre­ci­ate your loy­al­ty.

Sup­plies Used: Paper Mache Rec­tan­gu­lar Orna­ment (Hob­by Lob­by), Cream Felt, Crys­tal Coarse Glit­ter, Vin­tage Sheet Music, 2.5″ Bot­tle Brush Tree (Christ­mas Sec­tion of most large Craft Stores), Maya Road Mini Snowflakes, Maya Road Mini Noah Chip­board Let­ters, Fab­ric Rem­nant, Red, Cream and Black Embroi­dery Floss, Rhine­stone, Gold Self Adhe­sive Gems, Gold Ger­man Glass Glit­ter, White Seam Bind­ing, Gold Jin­gle Bell, 3 — Vin­tage But­tons, 24 Guage Wire, Fab­ri-Tac, Col­lage Pauge Instant Decoupage — Glossy, Sizzix Snow­man Die, Adiron­dack Metallics Acrylic Paint Dab­ber — Gold, Mak­ing Mem­o­ries Acrylic Paint — Mani­la

Tools Used: Sewing Nee­dle, Scis­sors, Paint­brush, Wire Cut­ters, Scal­loped Scis­sors, Sizzix Big Shot

Just a lit­tle FYI… I only have 3 Grab Bag Style Box­es left that I just dis­count­ed. These Box­es are FULL of great prod­ucts with quite a great selec­tion of items.

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