I think I may have mentioned that I love to make Christmas ornaments from clay pots. Each year I make them give as gifts to friends and neighbors. For my Christmas in July ornament, I will show you how you can make a cute little snowman from a clay pot. I first created it in 2002.
Some other ornaments crafted with clay pots are a gingerbread man, Christmas cottage, and a little car. I have been doing these for over 20 years. Can you believe it? One thing I have found, people seem to like these and look forward to receiving them year after year. It makes for a cute gift.
The materials and supplies are listed below for your convenience. Let’s get started, shall we? I like using the smaller pot, it’s about 1 3/4 inches.
Using white craft paint and paint the clay pot and dolls head white. After they dry, glue together with hot glue. Use black craft paint to paint on the eyes, mouth and the buttons on the body.
Saw a 1-inch dowel about 5/8 inches. Paint it and a 1 ½ inch wood disc black. Once they are dry take a nail and hammer it in the middle of the hat. It is a pilot hole.
Screw a small screw eye into the hole. Hot glue the hat on the snowman’s head. Take a pick apart and use the leaves and a berry to decorate the hat. If the leaves are too big just cut the leaf shape smaller.
Use a small amount of orange Sculpey and create the carrot nose. Bake according to the instructions. Glue to the face.
I had the small wooden gingerbread man and stocking which I painted. You can use any small holiday item as a little decoration. Glue to the snowman’s body on the left-hand side.
Tear a piece of Christmas fabric ¼ inch by 12 inches. Then cut to a pleasing length. Tie the scarf around the neck and let the ends dangle on the right side.
Decorate the snowman with snow.
You can set up an assembly line and follow these steps and make as many as you like in no time. I think this little guy is a favorite among my friends. What do you think? Will you make a cute little snowman from a clay pot?
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