Snowman Glass Ornament
This adorable ornament is lots of fun to make and a fun festive addition to your holiday décor!
Designed by Bonnie Willey
- Pluffy®: Red, Black, Orange, White
- Sculpey® Clay Tool Starter Set
- Glass Ball Ornament (only use a glass ornament; plastic ornaments will melt in oven)
- Narrow Ribbon
- Acrylic Roller
- Quick Drying Glue
- White Tree Garland (12-inch piece)
- Disposable Foil or Wax Paper
- Oven-Proof Glass or Metal Surface (for baking)
Getting Started: Do not use unbaked clay on unprotected furniture or finished surfaces. Good working surfaces include a glass or metal surface, disposable foil or wax paper. Knead clay for 2 minutes. Bake on oven-proof glass or metal surface at 275° F (130 °C) for 15 minutes per ¼-inch (6mm) of thickness. Do not use in microwave oven. Do not exceed the above temperatures or recommended baking time. All baking should be completed by an adult. Wash hands after use.
Remove metal cap/hanger from ornament. Remove wire hanger from the cap and set aside. Make a red clay disk slightly larger than the diameter of the ornament cap.
Wrap the red clay disk around the edges of the ornament cap. Using the 2mm pointer tool from the Clay Tool Starter Set, poke holes through the red clay so the holes in the cap remain open to replace the hanger later.
Make 2 wide red strips for the headband and 2 large red domes for the ear muffs. Make 2 medium black disks for eyes and 3 little disks for mouth. Make 2 tiny white eye highlights and an orange cone shape for the nose.
Place the face pieces firmly onto ornament, making sure each piece follows the curve of the glass. With the blunt point tool from Clay Tool Starter Set, texture the ear muffs. With the flat knife tool, texture the nose. Make sure the clay covered cap will go back on and that the ear muff headband does not interfere with the fitting of the cap. Bake as directed.
Allow to cool then gently remove all the clay pieces. Glue them back on permanently and allow to dry. The clay cap covering will not need to be glued on. Replace the wire hanger into the holes in the cap. Fill ornament with white tree garland. Replace the cap and add ribbon.
Use photo as a guide and follow manufacturers instructions for all products used.
To keep your ornament from rolling around in the oven, you can make a little bowl for it from disposable foil.