A Joyful Snowman

Dec 3, 2014

Joy Snowman

This is one of my very favorite ornaments I’ve ever created. It was originally posted on December 4, 2009 but I love it so much that I thought I would repost the tutorial again today. All the different textures and the color scheme make me super happy.

Sup­plies Used: Paper Mache Rec­tan­gu­lar Orna­ment (Hobby Lobby), Cream Felt, Crys­tal Coarse Glit­ter, Vin­tage Sheet Music, 2.5″ Sisal 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


  1. Using a paint­brush apply Manila paint all along the sides of your paper mache orna­ment, let dry.
  2. Cover the top of your orna­ment with vin­tage sheet music.
  3. Using Col­or­Box Fluid Chalk Ink — Creamy Brown, ink the edges of the paper mache ornament.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Thread a sewing nee­dle with three strands of cream embroi­dery floss, stitch a back stitch all around the snowman’s body.
  8. Thread a sewing nee­dle with three strands of red embroi­dery floss, accent the scarf with sim­ple back stitching.
  9. Using Fabri-Tac attach the nose and scarf to the snow­man, accent the snowman’s body with three vin­tage buttons.
  10. Thread a sewing nee­dle with three strands of black embroi­dery floss, cre­ate the eyes and mouth by stitch­ing french knots
  11. 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.
  12. Cut a piece of vin­tage sheet music to approx­i­mately .5″ x 2″ trim the ends using scal­lop scissors.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. Cre­ate the snowman’s arms by bend­ing 24 gauge wire into shape.
  16. Attach the glit­tered snowflake and snow­man as shown above.
  17. Attach the arms just under the felt using a strong liq­uid adhesive.
  18. 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.
  19. Type your sen­ti­ment “Let It Snow” onto a blank book page mar­gin, cut out, ink with creamy brown ink, attach to the hanger.

Wishing you all a joyful holiday season.



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