While reading Janet's post about traveling to the Christkindlmarket
in Bethlehem, Pa. I saw an ornament she photographed and knew it was my choice for our Soul Sister's Ornament Exchange this year.
Thank goodness Janet also gave me some tips about how to create this ornament because I was stumped!
Pine Cone Snowman Ornament:
Snowtex (I found it near the Plaster of Paris at Michael's)
Hot glue gun
Hot glue the ball to the top of the pine cone. I actually poked the tip of the cone right into the ball, then removed, added glue and popped it back on. (**If I did it again, I would insert the hook right into the foam ball at this point and hot glue it in).
Slather the ball and upper portion of the cone with Snowtex - be generous! I used a small cookie frosting tool.
Try to fill in the area between the ball and the cone to make it look like the snow is dripping down, then hit the tips of the cone's "petals"(?) all the way down.
Sprinkle the wet Snowtex with glitter (I used Glamour Dust by Deco-Art). If you do this over a paper plate, you can funnel the excess right back into the container, easy peasy.
Press some beads into the face for the eyes and mouth:
Use the tip of a toothpick, painted orange, for a nose. Stick it right into the foam ball, then hot glue some twigs into the sides for arms:
Now, gift them to your friends, drink some wine, and pose for your annual photo in front of the Christmas tree!
Don't forget that I will post Tutorial Tuesday tonight if you want to come back to teach me something!