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Make Sparkly Snowman Ornaments plus 12 of my Favorite Ornament Tutorials!

I am going with a Red, Turquoise and White color scheme this year. I looked through my ornaments and decided that I needed a few more to fill in the gaps. Luckily last year I bought a bunch of those pretty, clear glass ornaments on clearance last year.

I decided to take those clear ornaments and turn them into sparkly snow balls.

I’d love to share my Snowball Ornament tutorial with you.

You can make these in less than an hour (minus drying time). And by adding a little polymer clay you can turn your Snowball ornament into a Snowman ornament.


Here’s what you need:

  • Clear glass ornaments. You can find these at any craft store.
  • “Snow” medium. I used two different kinds. But you only need one for this project. I used Aleene’s True Snow and DecoArt’s Snow-Tex.
  • Some sparkly glitter. I love Twinklets Diamond Dust. It’s kind of chunky and looks like ice.
  • If you want to make your snow ball into a snowman – then you need some Polymer clay – orange for the nose and black for the eyes.
  • Ribbon to loop at the top of the ornament so you can hang it on your tree or garland.

Here’s what I did:

  • Paint the ornament with the “snow” medium using a paintbrush.
  • While the “snow” is still wet, sprinkle the glitter over the whole ornament. Shake off the excess.
  • Let it dry. I punched a hole in the top of a cardboard box and stuck the top in that so the ornament was upside down and could dry.
  • If you want to make snowmen, shape your polymer clay into a nose, eyes and mouth. Bake the clay in your oven at 275 for 10-15 minutes.
  • Once the ornament is dry, loop some ribbon through the cap on top and tie in a bow.
  • If you are making snowmen, attach the eyes, nose and mouth clay bits with an adhesive like e-6000. Let dry.

So easy and festive. And they really do sparkle like ice. I love looking at them!! And here are a few of my favorite ornaments I have seen around the web lately. And these ornaments would be so pretty on a present. I am excited to make some of these this week while my kids are out of school!!

Fabric Fortune Cookie Ornaments — Keeping it Real

Baby’s First Christmas Hand Print Ornaments — A Sorta Fairytale

Snowglobe Ornaments — Craftberry Bush

Crafty Red and White Ornaments — Cottage Magpie

Jersey Pom Pom Ornaments — Skip to my Lou

Jolly elves — Parents.com

Pom Pom Snowman — Martha Stewart

Salt Dough Stamped Ornaments — Simply Savannah Events

Photo Ornaments — House of Smiths

Typography Ornaments — Burlap + Blue

Paper Straw Snowflakes — Centsational Girl

Pine Cone Place Card Ornaments — Positively Splendid

 Have a FABULOUS Friday!!!

PS — It’s Friday!! And you know what that means!!! It’s one of the last Weekend Wrap Up Parties of the year!! The party starts at 6 pm MST. I hope you can come by. It’s my favorite time of the week!!!


  1. Love these ornaments – so creative and pretty! Just wanted to let you know I featured your post 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
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  2. So cute Jen! years ago, before I had a blolg I made some snowball bowl fillers, I should make some more and post them next year – I LOVE this idea of using the clear ornaments!!
    Merry Christmas Jen!

  3. You come up with the cutest crafts!!!

  4. Thanks so much for featuring my baby’s 1st Christmas handprint ornament!! Those are all lovely ideas!

  5. Thanks for the snowman/snowball tutorial! Love it! Smiles, Jill♥

  6. Hey Jen. Sorry for the randomly placed comment. Do you have link parties every Friday or is it just every so often? I can’t seem to find it today, but perhaps there isn’t even one to find? Happy Friday either way!

  7. SO CUTE!!! I want a whole tree with those!

  8. Love the snowmen…and the wine glass ones from yesterday! So cute. Not only Christmas, but you can leave them out all winter. Thanks for the great ideas!

  9. Extreme cuteness and filled with holiday spirit. Hoping you have a Happy Weekend! Hugs! P.S. Please stop by and enter my Tis The Season giveaway it ends tomorrow night. If you haven’t already done it I invite you to add your lovely blog to my new blog list page too. :-)

  10. So cute, Jen! I’m putting these on my to-do list for next year. Or maybe even after Christmas! They will great in my winter decor!! ♥

  11. The muffin pan for holding them is such a good idea!


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