How to Make Snowmen Ornaments

Every year at Thanksgiving, my husband's family does a homemade ornament trade! It's a tradition that fills our Christmas trees with love!

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My husband took the bottle caps to work, drilled a hole in the top and bottom of each cap, and tied them together with wire ties.

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Here is a close up of the tie, make sure to trim it short so as not to poke anyone - ouch! So with my hubba-hubba doing the "hard" part, I started by lightly sanding the bottle caps.

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I placed all the strings of caps onto a old drying rack, over a old towel, and spray painted them white. I did two light coats to prevent dripping. Let them dry completely before the next step.

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I used black paint and a thin-tipped paintbrush to dot the snowman's eyes, mouth, and buttons.

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After letting the black dry a bit, so my clumsiness doesn't smear it, I used orange paint and a thin-tipped paintbrush to create the carrot nose!

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After the paint dried on the front, I took a red paint pen to the inside of the caps and wrote (❤ the Self fambly, 2012)

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Using black felt and scissors, I cut little...

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top hats! They look pretty boring, let's add some detail!

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Using the red glitter glue, I laid a stripe for the top hat's ribbon. With the green and white glitter glue, I placed three dots around the ribbon to look kind of like holly.

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While the glitter glue is drying on the top hats, I tied a ribbon around our snowmen's neck to keep him warm!

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When glitter glue is dried completely, use a hot-glue gun to glue the top hat to our snowman's head. You want to make sure you don't cover the hole in the top bottle cap (for the ornament hook.)

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Next, we took two small twigs and hot-glued them to the second bottle cap for arms!

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Here is our final product! You can place an ornament hook through the top hole and hang him on your tree!

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They make a wonderful homemade gift to share with friends and fambly! (other ornaments we've made for the exchange: snow globes, cinnamon sticks & holly, twig stars, and reindeer out of light bulbs.)

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