Friday, October 19, 2012

Snowman Decorations You Can Make at Home

Think snowman decorations for your home have to cost a lot of money? Think again! There are a lot of great decorations you can make at home with just a few simple supplies, some time and some creativity. These will add a special and unique touch of winter to your home and provide you with something to show off. If you have kids they will enjoy making these with you.

Fridge Snowman
This works best if you have a white fridge; but it can still look great if you don’t. Start off by grabbing:

  • Black construction paper
  • Orange construction paper
  • Long piece of old holiday fabric

Next you will cut out two large circles from the black paper, which will become the eyes. From here you will need to cut out five small circles with the same paper color, which will become the mouth. Three medium sized circles will be needed to make the buttons of the fridge.
With the orange paper, cut out a triangle shape to use as the nose. One you have these cut out, stick them on your fridge to make the face of a snowman. The buttons should go on the bottom half of the fridge, make sure to leave room in the middle for the fabric. Use double sided tape to stick these on; you don’t need more than that. The fabric just needs to be tied around the middle to make the shape of the scarf and you’re done!

Snowman Ornaments
Start this project by finding the following materials:

  • Red pom poms
  • Green pipe cleaner
  • White shredded paper
  • Clear ornaments
  • Black marker
  • Orange marker

Once you have these, put the shredded paper into the clear ornament. Next you will take some pipe cleaner and cut it so it’s as long as the top half of the ornament. From here, glue pom poms to each end of the pipe cleaner and glue it on the top of the ornament. This is made to look like ear warmers, so keep that image in mind. Next you will need to draw a face on the snowman using your black marker and orange marker. Hang this up on your tree and you will have some homemade ornaments to enjoy!
Wood Sign
In order to make these snowman decorations, you will need:

  • Sanded piece of smooth wood
  • White paint
  • White glitter
  • Black paint
  • Paintbrushes
  • Orange Paint
  • Varied paint colors for scarf

Once you have gathered all of these, you can make painted wood snowman decorations to hang around your house! You can make each of these unique based on what style you like the best. You can freehand the snowmen onto the wood or use a stencil of something round if you don’t have a steady hand.

Once you have the snowmen painted on, wait for them to dry and paint on the face along with the scarf. Sprinkle glitter on the snowman if you want it to shine, this is up to you. Once everything is finished and your signs are decorated, hang them throughout your house. These are some of the cheapest snowman decorations that allow you to really show your creativity.

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