Make a big statement this Christmas with this jumbo ornament. A big vintage snowman that is as big as the palm of your hand to grace your Christmas tree this year!
I was actually inspired to make this because of an ornament I bought a couple of years ago. Problem was I made this ornament back in September, which of course meant I hadn’t unpacked my Christmas ornaments yet. Therefore I would have to make it from memory.
Now that Christmas is here and the ornaments have been taken down from the attic, I think I did a pretty good job of replicating that big vintage snowman. You can get a feel for the size from these pictures.
When I made this in September I took some pictures of him hanging in the tree outside and was glad to get him hung up in the Christmas tree finally.
To make this ornament I used a 4-inch Styrofoam ball, Magikote, snow texture paint, white glitter paint, antiquing gel and a few other supplies.
[There are full printable instructions below.]
I used a chunk of floral foam as a stand to work with. After adding a coat of Magikote, I then added Snotex paint and texturized it with my fingers. It takes a while to dry. I used vine wrapped wire to make the nose by wrapping it around a pencil, then created a hole in the ball where the nose would be to create my starting point.
From there I added cheeks with Coral Blush paint and used the handle end of a paintbrush to add the eyes and mouth with black paint. After that dried I mixed glazing medium with Light Cinnamon paint and brushed it on then wiped it back. I wasn’t really achieving the tint I wanted, so I switch to antiquing gel instead.
He’s a big guy, but I’m really happy with how he came out. You could absolutely make one a little smaller using a different sized Styrofoam ball. I just wanted to mimic that cool snowman I bought for my tree 2 years ago. :)