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