Hello, hello Inspiration Made Simple friends!  Heather from Homemade Heather here. Today I am sharing one of our all-time favorite DIY ornaments!  My twin boys and I make these every year for gifts and they are a huge hit with family and friends.  I just love how whimsical this homemade Melted Snowman Ornament is!

DIY Snowman Ornament

Don’t you just love it? With just a few simple supplies you can make your very own melted snowman ornament! These are as affordable as they are simple and a great holiday craft for all ages.

Homemade Melted Snowman Ornament Tutorial


Clear plastic ornament balls (found at most big box stores and craft stores)
Polymer Clay
Scrap Fabric
Bakers Twine

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Create carrot noses and stick arms using the polymer clay.  Be sure to oven bake the clay to set the shape following the directions on the package. Note: do not bake polymer clay on trays that you bake on. Use a separate tray or line with aluminum foil.

Cut fabric scraps into tiny scarves about 1/4″ x 2″.

Fill the ball ornament with about 2 Tbsp salt and add in the clay nose and two twigs, the scarf, and several pieces of peppercorn for eyes, buttons ad mouth.

Attach a piece of twine to the top of the ornament for hanging.

My boys make two versions of this DIY snowman ornament – one with a scarf and one with arms – both are equally adorable.  I posted the full Snowman Tutorial to my site a few years ago.  This is a great project for kids and parents of all ages.

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Now you can save your beloved snowman and bring him inside for year-round fun – hee hee!

Looking for other Snowman Activities? Check these out:

Build A Snowman Math Game

 Snowman Tissue Box Cover

Melting Snowman Cookie Balls 

 DIY Snowman Mug Hot Cocoa Gift Idea