Snowman on Square Glass Ornament
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Snowman on Square Glass Ornament

Add this cute little guy to your ornament collection or paint him to give to a friend!

Designed by Pamela Bowes, Dion's Decorative Designs, courtesy of DecoArt®.

Craft Time: 60+ minutes
Uses Recycled Items: No
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Material List

  • DecoArt® Americana® Gloss Enamels:
  • White
  • Black
  • True Blue
  • Bright Orange
  • Dark Chocolate
  • DecoArt® Snow-Tex™
  • Glamour Dust - White Iridescent Glitter
  • Surfaces:
  • Square Glass Ornament or Clear Round Ornament
  • Brushes:
  • 18/0 Scrip Liner
  • Old Scruffy Brush or small Deerfoot Stippler Brush
  • Stylus or Sharpened Pencil
  • Supplies:
  • Powdered Facial Blush (Bright Pink Color)
  • Hairdryer
  • Rubbing Alcohol
  • Water Container
  • Palette or Plastic Plate
  • Paper Towels
  • Old Toothbrush

Project Instructions

Allow to dry between painting steps. Wash ornament in soap and water. Dry and then wipe down with rubbing alcohol or vinegar and dry. Try not to touch glass where it is to be painted on.

Load a small scruffy brush with white enamel paint, pounce up and down on your palette a few times to make sure the paint is distributed evenly throughout the brush. Also if your brush is new, pounce it up and down on a hard surface to open up the bristles a bit before using. This will give you a fuller circle. Dab paint on ornament forming three small circles making the body of the snowman starting at the bottom and working up the snowman body. Dry with hairdryer until totally dry. Repeat process until body is filled in to your liking reloading the brush as necessary.

With the #18/0 script liner paint the hat in black starting by making the brim of the hat using the very tip of your brush and not a lot of pressure. This will give you a nice thin line. Paint a square shape on top of this line and fill in. Dry with hair dryer. Repeat process until you have solid coverage.

Apply facial blush with a Q-tip to color cheeks.

Using a 18/0 script liner loaded with Dark Chocolate, apply pressure and starting from the side of the snowman’s body, paint the twig arms, painting them from the body out. Dry with hair dryer.

Dot the eyes with a stylus or sharpened pencil using black. Dot the coal buttons on his body starting at the bottom of his body and working up, this will make the buttons smaller on the way up the body.

Using the 18/0 script liner brush paint the nose with Bright Orange. Load brush with paint and with a little pressure on the brush at the very beginning, then let the brush come up on its point at the end of the stroke. It is the same as a basic leaf stroke.

With the 18/0 script liner, using black and making sure you have a good point on the brush and little paint, paint out the mouth. If you would like to dot the mouth instead , just dab on dots with a small stylus or sharpened pencil. Dry with hairdryer.

Using True Blue or a color of your choice and #18/0 script liner paint out two triangles forming the bow tie. Add lines on neck area to complete bow tie. Dry with hairdryer.

With the small scruffy brush or stipple brush apply Snow-Tex® under snowman. You can add a bit of True Blue to this to shade while applying Snowtex. Dry with hair dryer. It may require two coats and before last coat is dry, sprinkle with iridescent white glitter. 

With a damp old toothbrush, load toothbrush in white enamel paint and with your thumb runs it over the brush a few times to get off excess paint. Dry with hairdryer. Apply to ornament for a snowfall look. 

Replace ornament holder/hook.


Do not mix water with enamel paints. Allow to cure as directed on bottle.