Add a little antique flair to your Christmas tree this year with these vintage inspired snowman ornaments made from clay pots, fabric and antique matte Mod Podge. Rusty wire was used for the hangers, but these are highly adaptable to fit your tastes and craft supplies on hand.
Have you tried the Antique Matte Mod Podge yet? I’ve tried it on several projects and there was only one I wasn’t happy with.
These snowmen however, were a complete success! It gave the cream colored fabric just the right amount of tint to look old without looking dirty.
[Full printable instructions are below.] I also used Gesso, which is an artist medium that can be found in the art department of the craft store. I get mine at Michaels. It’s similar in nature to a primer. The reason that I paint them white or with gesso first is because the natural color of the pot is dark. Therefore, with the light colored fabric, it can be a bit transparent sometimes, depending on the material. Painting the pots first also hides any blemishes the pots may have, OR if you are recycling a pot from a previous project it’s a great way to create a “new slate” so to speak. :) So no, you don’t HAVE to paint them first, however I prefer to have a white canvas to work on when dealing with light colored fabrics :)
You’ll create fabric bottoms for the pots (see instructions) and decoupage them on and fabric to the sides of the pot.
Decoupage patterned fabric onto the rim of the pots.
Add cheeks and facial features.
Make hangers from rusty wire. :)