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Baby’s First Christmas Snowman Ornament

Baby's First Christmas Snowman Ornament by @amandaformaro Crafts by Amanda

Recently my daughter’s manager asked me to make an ornament for their baby’s first Christmas. My nephew’s wife also had a baby during 2013, so I decided to make two, one for a girl, and one for a boy. I’m all about snowmen, so I thought these would be a perfect fit!

Baby's First Christmas Snowman Ornament by @amandaformaro Crafts by Amanda

I’ll be wrapping up Max’s ornament and sending it off to my nephew and his wife, and the ornament for Avery will go home with her mom. If you would like to make one of these, I’ve included a full tutorial below.

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Baby's First Christmas Snowman Ornament by @amandaformaro Crafts by Amanda

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Baby's First Christmas Snowman Ornament by @amandaformaro Crafts by Amanda

I used Americana paint for this project as well as StarLite Varnish. You can’t really tell from these photos, but there’s a nice glittery finish in the varnish. It gave just the right amount of bling to these festive snow families!

Baby's First Christmas Snowman Ornament by @amandaformaro Crafts by Amanda

Note: Use white craft glue for the best hold. The hot glue in this project is only used in one step, and that’s to add the hanger to the back of the ornament.

Paint the two large discs and the small disc white. Paint the heart Baby Blue or Baby Pink. Glue the small white disc to the top of the heart. About 1/3 of the disc should be above the top of the heart. Cut a bow from either light blue or pink felt. For a girl, glue it to the top of the small white disc (hair bow). For a boy, glue it underneath the small white disc (bow tie).

Baby's First Christmas Snowman Ornament by @amandaformaro Crafts by Amanda

Glue the two large discs together, side by side. Place the “baby” over the two white discs but do not glue in place. Use a pencil to very lightly dot where the eyes should be on the large discs and the beginning and ending points of the carrot nose. Remove the baby.

Dip the handle end of a paintbrush into black paint and dot on the eyes (on the two large discs). Use a long liner brusher dipped in Bright Orange to add the carrot noses. Use a scruffy brush dipped in Pink Spice (dab off excess on paper towel) to pounce on the cheeks. Use a fine point black pen to add eyebrows and a smile.

For the baby’s eyes, use a toothpick that has had the point snipped off. Dip it in black paint and add the eyes. Follow the same procedure as the larger discs to add remaining facial features.

Baby's First Christmas Snowman Ornament by @amandaformaro Crafts by Amanda

If desired, use fine tip pen to add baby’s name to the bottom of the heart. Glue the baby to the parents and let dry.

Baby's First Christmas Snowman Ornament by @amandaformaro Crafts by Amanda

When everything is completely dry, turn the ornament over. Trim a piece of wire about 10-inches long. Wrap it around the handle of a paintbrush to create the coil and stretch out the ends.

Baby's First Christmas Snowman Ornament by @amandaformaro Crafts by Amanda

Use hot glue to attach the hanger to the back of the ornament. Cut circles, slightly smaller than your large discs, from white felt. Use white craft glue to cover the back of the ornament with the felt circles.

To finish, apply a coat of StarLite Varnish and allow to dry completely.

Baby's First Christmas Snowman Ornament by @amandaformaro Crafts by Amanda

Baby’s First Christmas Snowman Ornament

Rating: 51

Baby’s First Christmas Snowman Ornament

What you need:

  • 2 (2-3/8 x 1/4 inch) wooden discs
  • 1 1-inch wooden disc
  • 1 1-1/2-inch wooden heart
  • Felt (white and blue or pink)
  • Black micron fine point pen
  • Craft wire
  • Wire cutters
  • White craft glue
  • Hot glue gun
  • Paintbrushes
  • Scissors
  • Americana paint:
  • White
  • Black
  • Bright Orange
  • Spice Pink
  • Baby Pink or Baby Blue
  • StarLite Varnish

What you do:

  1. Paint the two large discs and the small disc white. Paint the heart Baby Blue or Baby Pink.
  2. Glue the small white disc to the top of the heart. About 1/3 of the disc should be above the top of the heart.
  3. Cut a bow from either light blue or pink felt. For a girl, glue it to the top of the small white disc (hair bow). For a boy, glue it underneath the small white disc (bow tie).
  4. Glue the two large discs together, side by side. Place the "baby" over the two white discs but do not glue in place. Use a pencil to very lightly dot where the eyes should be on the large discs and the beginning and ending points of the carrot nose. Remove the baby.
  5. Dip the handle end of a paintbrush into black paint and dot on the eyes (on the two large discs). Use a long liner brusher dipped in Bright Orange to add the carrot noses. Use a scruffy brush dipped in Pink Spice (dab off excess on paper towel) to pounce on the cheeks. You can soften the pink cheeks by pouncing on a little white over the top as well. Use a fine point black pen to add eyebrows and a smile.
  6. For the baby's eyes, use a toothpick that has had the point snipped off. Dip it in black paint and add the eyes. Follow the same procedure as the larger discs to add remaining facial features.
  7. If desired, use fine tip pen to add baby's name to the bottom of the heart. Glue the baby to the parents and let dry.
  8. When everything is completely dry, turn the ornament over. Trim a piece of wire about 10-inches long. Wrap it around the handle of a paintbrush to create the coil and stretch out the ends.
  9. Use hot glue to attach the hanger to the back of the ornament. Cut circles, slightly smaller than your large discs, from white felt. Use whet craft glue to cover the back of the ornament with the felt circles.
  10. To finish, apply a coat of StarLite Varnish and allow to dry completely.

Notes from Amanda

Use white craft glue for the best hold. The hot glue in this project is only used in one step, and that's to add the hanger to the back of the ornament.

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10 Responses to Baby’s First Christmas Snowman Ornament

  1. 1
    Brenda Meyers says:

    love this website and all the projects u make

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    carrie king says:

    Would love to win this bundle!

  3. 3

    Amanda, I am a major league snowman lover and these are just so sweet and adorable! Thank you so much for sharing them!

  4. 4
    von pickering says:

    Love your ideas!!!

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    Pat Kichinko says:

    This ornament is beyond adorable! What a special “Baby’s First Christmas” keepsake! How would you recommend this be adapted for twins and triplets??

    • 5.1

      Hi Pat! Hmm, good question. I think instead of the heart, I would use a wooden oval laid sideways with the small circles next to each other across the top of the oval :)

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