Aren't these the cutest little cork snowman ornaments ready for winter, dressed in blue scarves and red ear muffs?
On Saturday, I made a thirteen of these...some for the grandchildren and some for a charity fund raiser.
In case you're up for some snowmen ornament-making fun, here's the scoop on how to make your own:
- Slice one cork into three pieces for their heads.
- Sand the cut cork edges.
- Cut a rounded toothpick into 3/4" length (about 1/2 a toothpick).
- Dip both ends of the toothpick in glue.
- Poke the toothpick into the center of the head piece and the other end into a whole cork. Leave about 1/8" space between the head and the body (you'll tie the scarf on between that space).
- Paint the snowmen/cork white. (I used leftover white wall paint - most people have leftover paint, so why buy anything else when this will work.)
- Let the paint dry.
- With a permanent marker, draw onto the painted snowman, eyes, a dotted smile and buttons.
- Cut yarn or a pipe cleaner into 1" pieces (this will be used for the earmuffs).
- Glue the yarn or pipe cleaner onto the head.
- Glue on 1/2" pom poms on top of the ends of the yarn or pipe cleaners. Your earmuffs are now done!
- With a nail or tack, poke a hole where you want the nose to go.
- Cut an orange toothpick to about 1/3".
- Dip the cut end in a bit of glue and with needle nose pliers, push the toothpick into the hole you poked in the cork.
- Tie onto your snowmen bits of leftover ribbon or pieces of fabric cut to about 1" x 4".
- With about 1 1/4" of wire, using needle nose pliers, twist the ends, leaving a loop in the middle.
- Dip the twisted end into glue and poke the wire into the top of the head.
- YEA! Once the glue is dry, you're now ready to hang on your Christmas tree.
Have fun making your own snowmen ornaments!