Snowman Ornaments

Hey all you nap time crafters! I’m Erika, and I am the crafter and blogger over at Oops! I Craft My Pants.
You guys, I cannot even tell you how much I stressed over what to make for this Crazy Christmas Crafters event. When I saw the line up, I was floored! I’m pretty sure I am not worthy enough to be among such crafty ladies.
Today, I’m going to show you how to make some seriously easy Christmas tree decorations. (Which can also be put on a ribbon, if ya know, you like that kind of thing).
Step one: Gather all the supplies. These include: paint, white Christmas bulbs, glitter, a paint brush, and (not pictured, sorry!) Mod Podge or glue. Also, this isn’t required, but you should probably have your phone (or a computer) nearby so that you can blast Christmas music on Pandora. It helps, I promise.
Step two: Begin painting Christmas-y designs onto the Christmas bulbs. I made some candy canes, a few snowmen, and some plain ol’ red polka dotted ones. Don’t worry if your lines aren’t perfectly straight, or if your paint isn’t perfectly even, it’ll hardly be noticeable later on.
Step three: Allow paint to dry. Sorry, no picture of this step. I know, it would have been really exciting to include video, even!
Step four: Break out that Mod Podge! Paint a thin layer over your Christmas bulb.
Step five: Roll that bad boy in your glitter, and let it dry.
Ta-da! You’re finished.
Unless….You want to hang them up on the wall instead of putting them on the tree. My tree isn’t put up yet, so I picked this option. I’m really sorry for the horrible lighting in these pictures.
All you’ve gotta do is grab the ribbon of your choice and string it through the bulbs one at a time. Once the bulb is where you want them to be, make sure to loop the ribbon back through so the Christmas bulbs will stay in place. I tried to take a picture of this step, but it was too hard one handed. I’m so sorry!
So, there you have it! A super easy Christmas craft. I would LOVE to see one of these made with children’s paintings. Pretty sure it would kill me with cuteness.
Thanks for having me today, Jamielyn! I am beyond honored.
For a hundred more fabulous handmade Christmas ideas visit this post HERE.
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Jamielyn Nye

Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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  1. Linds@ THAT'S SO CUEGLY posted on November 23, 2010 at 8:17 am (#

    Love the glam and LOVE her!

  2. Van posted on November 23, 2010 at 8:40 am (#

    VERY cute :D Love the glitter, makes everything better!

  3. Chrissy posted on November 23, 2010 at 8:50 am (#

    They are super super cute!
    And what a sweet pic of you in the snow!!

  4. Katie@a mom, a wife, and a me posted on November 23, 2010 at 10:19 am (#

    Cuteness! what kinda glitter did you use? I love the chunkyness of it!

  5. Heidi@Mommy Tools posted on November 23, 2010 at 11:31 am (#

    How fun!

  6. Stacy posted on November 23, 2010 at 11:35 am (#

    I love this project! Thanks!!

  7. Brie Wheelwright posted on November 23, 2010 at 11:59 am (#

    I can't wait to make these! I love how easy and cute they are. Thanks for the idea!

  8. Erika @ Oops! I Craft My Pants posted on November 23, 2010 at 12:31 pm (#

    Thanks you gals!

    Katie, it was called Christmas Glitter, and I found it with all the Christmas crafts at Hobby Lobby. I seriously fell in love with the stuff!

  9. Tina posted on November 23, 2010 at 1:37 pm (#

    Are you kidding?? Not worthy? You are wonderful! Thanks for the adorable idea and keep looking towards the stars. You are perty darn talented. Love the pic, it's so festive!

    Tina @ The Country Heart

  10. Christine from FL posted on November 23, 2010 at 4:13 pm (#

    These are so darn cute!!! I think I will make them with my grandkids.

  11. Kori M. posted on November 23, 2010 at 5:30 pm (#

    These are so simple and cute! The snowy glitter is awesome. Thanks for posting. :)

  12. Theresa posted on November 23, 2010 at 11:18 pm (#

    Those balls are so adorable!! Friday is a day off school and I know 2 little girls who would L.O.V.E. to craft some of their own!
    Thanks for sharing!

  13. Sawdust and Paperscraps posted on November 26, 2010 at 10:34 pm (#

    Love the adorable snowmen!

  14. MeenyMoe posted on December 2, 2010 at 10:06 am (#

    Love the snowmen!! I am so going to make these for my neighbors! Quick, easy, and cheap! But very glam!! :) -Karen

  15. Stef posted on December 6, 2010 at 8:03 am (#

    Adorable! I'm doing my 1st Linky party & its all about Snowman!! I would love for you to join ;)

  16. Gen posted on June 21, 2011 at 7:49 am (#

    those are so cute! great job.

  17. Chessa Moore posted on December 1, 2011 at 9:37 pm (#

    Love them! So cute and easy. I need to craft up some of these this weekend!

  18. Nancy posted on December 12, 2011 at 5:51 am (#

    Awesomely adorable!! I’m going to so try this with the kiddos at the school daycare I work at!! Thanks for posting!!! Wohoo, I believe the Christmas spirit is here!! :)

  19. Mimi posted on December 15, 2011 at 3:54 pm (#

    Love these! So sweet! I’m all about glitter this year and these are wonderful :)

  20. Diana posted on August 30, 2012 at 7:54 pm (#

    The snowman are adorable. Where did you find the white Christmas ornaments? I can find clear ornaments but not like you have.


  21. Elisa posted on November 20, 2012 at 3:14 pm (#

    This is so adorable! I was wondering what kind of mod podge you were using to make these? :) Super cute!

  22. Cara Gingras posted on December 11, 2012 at 6:47 pm (#

    Love this! I am going to try it with my kinders and post pics on my blog if you want to see how they turn out with kiddo drawings!
    Thanks so much for the cute craft!

  23. Mel the Crafty Scientist posted on December 12, 2013 at 7:59 pm (#

    Love this project – so creative and fun! Just wanted to let you know I featured it in my roundup of glass ornament crafts here. Feel free to check it out if you want and hope you like it! : )

    -Mel the Crafty Scientist