DIY Simple Snowman Ornament

Today, I'd like to share a fun craft you can make with the kids – a DIY snowman ornament.  With this free tutorial, learn how to turn a clear plastic ball ornament into a cute and easy snowman.

Snowman decorations are classic winter and holiday decorations. They are happy characters with smiling faces that bring joy and happiness into the home.  

The fun thing about snowmen decorations is they can be displayed starting right after Halloween and continue right through the end of January.    

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Whether you live in a place with lots of snow or a place with no snow at all, snowman ornaments can be displayed on the tree or around the home indoors for the winter season!  They are a fun and neutral way to celebrate the holiday season without any religious implication.

 This DIY snowman ornament is cute and uses simple inexpensive craft supplies.  Pick up most of the supplies at your local Dollar Store.

Looking for more snowman crafts?  We have a collection of snowman projects on our Snowman Crafts for Kids and 30+ DIY Adorable Snowman Crafts pages.

Watch our YouTube video and continue reading this post for step-by-step instructions to create our simple, inexpensive DIY snowman ornament.

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DIY Snowman Christmas ornament

Here is how to turn a clear plastic ball ornament into a cute and easy snowman to hang on the Christmas tree!

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to make the snowman ornament you will need:

DIY Snowman Craft Supplies

While it may seem like the material list is long, this cute homemade snowman ornament is easy to make. 

snowman ornament INSTRUCTIONS :

STEP 1: remove ornament cap

The first step is to remove the ornament cap.  To remove the cap, gently pull the cap off the ornament and set it aside. DIY Snowman Ornament Plastic Ornament

STEP 2: fill with fake snow

Next, fill the plastic ornament with fake snow.  Any fake snow can be used as long as it is lightweight.  For artificial snow, I use Buffalo Frosty Snow with its light iridescence that looks like realistic, twinkling snow. DIY Snowman Ornament SnowTo make it easier to fill the ornament with faux snow, place the ornament in a cup.

With a funnel, carefully pour faux snow inside the ornament. DIY Snowman Ornament Funnel

Once it's full, replace the cap back onto the ornament. DIY Snowman Ornament Ornament Capped

Can you use something other than faux snow?

Yes, you can use tiny Styrofoam balls or cotton balls.

STEP 3: snowman ornament's face

Now it’s time to begin decorating the plastic-filled ornament ball with the snowman face.  You can use tacky glue for this or a glue gun. If working with children, I definitely recommend using tacky glue.

DIY Snowman Ornament Face Pieces

Glue two wiggly eyes on the front of the ornament.

Then, from the orange felt cut an orange triangular shaped nose.  Glue it to the ornament.  No orange felt!  You could easily use an orange permanent pen, orange paint or even a piece of construction paper to make the nose.

For the mouth, use a hole punch to punch circles from a piece of black adhesive-backed felt or a piece of black paper.  Attach several circles beneath the nose to make the coal mouth.

DIY Snowman Ornament Finished In Cup

STEP 4: attach a hanger to snowman ornament

To add a nice touch, tie a ribbon at the top of the snowman ornament for hanging. DIY Snowman Ornament Complete

To do this, cut a piece of ribbon that is 8-inches long.  Then loop the ribbon through the top of the ornament and tie a knot at the top.

That’s all there is to it.  Kids of all ages can help make this snowman Christmas Ornament.  Make several to go on your tree.   This snowman ornament would be a fun gift too for teachers, bus drivers, group leaders or even grandparents! 

DIY Snowman Ornament Finished Closeup On Tree

Looking for some more fun snowman activities for kids of all ages (including adults)? Our DIY Snowman Pinterest Page has plenty of snowmen crafting and DIY snowman decorating ideas. 

Have a great crafting day!


If you have any questions about this project, contact us through the YouTube Video comments or our Contact Us page. We respond to questions in e-mails and YouTube comments regularly.

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