Snowman Ornament Tutorial

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Hi! Thanks for stopping by! This is my first tutorial! We are going to be making a snowman lightbulb today!

To make the snowman this is all you need! I got all the supplies at Walmart, and a stick from the yard!

*4 lightbulbs- $1.00 (I got the white kind so the snowman would look more vibrant)
              You could also use an old lightbulb that no longer works if you want!
*Craft Bond Spray Glue- $8.00 (you can also get this at Joanns with a 40% off coupon)
*Tweed (you can use whatever you want to hang the lightbulb on the tree)
*White Glitter
*Stick from the yard, and a piece of paper to catch the glitter spills
*Puffy Paint (I used food gel, not the best idea to use food stuff for the snowman, but I didn't want to buy anything else for them. I dont recommend using food on this product though. Fabric paint, or puffy paints would work great!)


First, spray the lightbulb with the spray glue, and then douse the lightbulb in glitter. Let dry for a couple of minutes, or start to make more snowmen. Then plug in your glue gun and let it heat up!
Then tie your string to hang your ornament. You could put the string on first before you glitter the light bulb, but I wanted to do it after so it didn't get spray glue on it!
 Next, break your stick to the size you want the two arms. Then glue those on with the glue gun!
Then use your beads, puffy paint and hot glue them on, or use whatever you have around to make a face and buttons for your snowman! (if you use any kind of gel, or glitter gel, make sure you give it ample time to dry!)
 Then put on your carrot nose!
Make as many as you want! I would say it only takes about 7 minutes to make and complete this ornament! (Maybe a bit longer if you are doing this craft with cute kids)
Then hang your snowman and enjoy! Happy Holidays!

49 comments

  1. For Christmas I was food storage...haha, I am an old married lady. And I am following your blog!

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  2. Oh, and I posted on facebook :)

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  3. oh yay i am so excited thanks kelsey! SO CUTE i love him and want to make him now! and i already follow your blog and pinned your cute snowman! i hope i win! love the bag, you are so talented :)

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  4. oh ya, something i want for christmas is magnetic poetry :)

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  5. Oh that snowman is so cute and that clutch is darling. I would love a Silhouette Cameo for Christmas or Jennifer Paganelli fabric Honey Child. Thanks for a chance to win.

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  6. My favorite part of Christmas is decorating! I'm your newest follower!

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  7. Love! I just made light bulb penguins, now I have GOT to try these!

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    1. Do you have pictures of theses light bulb penguins? How do you make them?

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  8. What a great idea! I'm going to follow your blog as soon as I figure out how to do that! I already pinned the snowman. :)

    And by the way, this is a different Melissa F in case you were wondering... Small world!!

    I would like a food processor for Christmas but if I can't have that, I'd like an immersion blender. I always want kitchen stuff!

    By the way, Erica - Do you have a link to a pic of your light bulb penguins? It would be cute to have a set of light bulb ornaments in different styles!

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  9. I love snowmen!!! I can't seem to get enough of them. This light bulb snowman is super cute. For Christmas I just want hugs and kisses from my two sweet grandbabies!
    I definitely pinned this precious snowman on pinterest!

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  10. The snowman sre so cute! Keep the ideas coming! Merry Christmas!

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  11. I'd to see how cute & decked out your apartment is now!
    As you already know, I follow your blog & love everything you do.
    For Christmas I want a curling iron. I can't believe I'm 21 & don't own one! That has got to change!

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  12. I too would love to see the penguins. For Christmas I want no stress. haha I enjoy my kids smiles and laughter.

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  13. I am now following your blog and pinned it on interest! My favorite thing about Christmas is decorating :) and now I'm excited to make this! My fiancé works at ups and the best Christmas present I could get this year is to find out he got the full time job he applied for so we can start house hunting!!

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  14. I love the ornament and pinned it to pinterest and am excited to follow your blog.

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  15. These are so cute and easy! I love that everyone comes together at Christmas. Such a great time to do fun things with the ones you love! I found your blog through pinterest and I am now following and "repinning" this one :)

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  16. i want all our soldier to come home for christmas that need to be with there family and friends

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  17. These are so cute!! Im really wanting some new ideas with scrap crafting and these are great!! I want new craft supplies for Christmas!!

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  18. I want your strawberry bag for Christmas!

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  19. What I want for Christmas is the patience to finish my projects. :-) @>---
    ellencrtr72@yahoo.com

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  20. I think the light bulb is so cute. I posted it to my facebook and a fb group of helps and hints. I am looking forward to Christmas with my husband and maybe a little more crafting.

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  21. I love the Snowman!! I pinned them and also shared them with all of my friends on Facebook. I would love a Cricut Expression or Cricut Cake for Christmas.

    *~ MERRY CHRISTMAS ~*

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  22. This snowman is sooo cute!! Have seen them before but this is the first I've seen with glitter!!! REALLY is nice!!! Thank you for a SUPER idea......

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  23. The snowman are just too cute for words! They would be perfect on my tree!

    Christmas is a time for sharing and I plan to share these fellows with the girls!

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  24. These are so cute. I just repinned them. I can't wait to make them. I love spending time with family for the holidays. Thanks for the isnpiration and the chance to win.

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  25. Gorgeous snowmen...for Christmas this year I'd love to hear that I'm going to be a Grandma next year...here's hoping!

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  26. I want new boots for Christmas...I love the snowman ornament!

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  27. Love this ornament, quick and easy to do with children.
    For Christmas this year, would love to re-connect with my Grandson Noah who lives in lexington. Long story, but my Christmas wish every year. Also to be able to celebrate his birthday with him.
    I've never quit loving him.

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  28. I am a follower - One of my Christmas favorites is SNOWMEN - I love them !!! You can see some I have stitched on my blog -

    Cute idea with the lightbulb
    I think I just made it on time for the Giveaway - How fun
    (By the way - I noticed your blog on pinterest ;)

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  29. Posted on my facebook! Cute idea! My Christmas wish is simple...I just want everyone to enjoy their Christmas in Peace...the way its meant to be.

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  30. I'm now officially following your blog after finding your adorable snowman light bulb! Something I would like for Christmas is a clean house (that's not cleaned by ME for a week) and the day after Christmas, off of work :)

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  31. I really like this , great idea and thanks for sharing

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  32. Great Idea!!! The only thing i would do different is not buy light bulbs just use the ones that are burned out!!! it's free!!!

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  33. try using fabric paints that come in the little squeeze bottles..just let it dry over night..great re-cycling idea!!

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  34. Congrats on your first tute, Kelsey! You did a great job...very easy to understand your instructions and the photos were self-explanitory. I plan to make some next winter with a slight difference...had to share back with you...I plan to paint the silver screwin part of the bulb a bright or black color. Then cut a circle from scrap felt in same color as paint, slightly larger than the screw in part of bulb. Cut out a circle in middle of the felt so it can be pulled around it, down to top of glass and hot glued in place. Viola! You have "made" a snowman hat, complete with brim. Just take a few minutes (at most) extra, and your snowman will have a nice warm hat.

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  35. Im just curious why you used glitter frosting rather then glitter glue wouldn't it have given you the same effect? Then you wouldn't have had to use food products for your craft. Other then that I love this idea and will be a great one to do with my kids this year.

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  36. I've made these for years and love them. I ususally use cloves painted orange and glue on for the nose. I also cut the tips off womens stretchy cheap gloves and make a hat that I glue on. Then you can use a needle thru the hat to make the hanger. Also, in the past I have put a ribbon on for a neck scarf. Just a few ideas. Have fun.

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  37. my cousin made us reindeer with lightbulbs a few years ago!!! she spray painted the bulbs gold and glued on two google eyes and used glue pens to make a mouth and pipe cleaners for the antlers and to hang it on the tree :)

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  38. Thank You for sharing this idea.LOVE IT!!!! This is easy enough for my group of adults with special needs to do.Super easy and cute. Thank you.

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  39. These are super cute!! I've included you in a post found here: 25 DIY Christmas Ornaments

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  40. Thank you ! It's cute !

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  41. I saw something similar at a craft festival, they had used bulbs to make personalized ornaments for children and I thought it was a fantastic way to recycle old bulbs. However, when I spoke to the woman said it is necessary to unscrew the silver tip of the bulb and remove the inner wires or component for safety. When I sat down to do that with my box of burnt out bulbs we had been collecting, it was nearly impossible, the tip doesn't simply unscrew. Thinking it was the brand I buy, I purchased another brand (in retrospect, I realize that defeated my entire purpose, but I'm like a freight train when I'm excited about an idea!). As you probably already know, the brand had nothing to do with it.
    So my question is this, is it necessary to do this? Are the bulbs a safety hazard (especially on a tree)? If so, is there a special tool or method I could use?
    I appreciate your feedback! (Especially since I have a large quantity of bulbs collecting dust in my craft closet and there is still plenty of time before Christmas!)
    Thank you and Happy Holidays!!

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  43. Too adorably cute, and that season is coming around again!

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  45. I love these!! I have featured it on my Top 10 DIY ornament round up on 11/28 marriedandhungryblog.blogspot.com

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