Vintage Snowman Ornament


Vintage Snowman OrnamentThis textured Vintage Snowman Ornament by Amanda Formaro would be a lovely addition to your wooded Christmas decor.  These cute Christmas ornaments would look lovely hanging in the tree or on the mantel.  Group them together for a sweet winter display that you can have out all season long.  These adorable snowmen also make great gifts for any snowman lover on your list.





  1. Insert dowel into Styrofoam ball. Insert the other end of the dowel into the floral foam. This will hold the ball for you while you work.

    vintage snowmen
  2. Coat the ball in white paint or Magikote and let it dry completely.
  3. Thin snow texture paint with white glitter paint. Simply squeeze some of the glitter paint into the texture paint and stir. Texture paint is usually quite thick and you will want it to have a more paintable texture.
  4. Apply the texture paint mixture all over the Styrofoam ball until completely covered. Use your fingers to add more texture by touching and lifting your fingers out of the paint. Allow to dry completely, overnight is best.

    vintage snowmen
  5. To make the nose, coil some vine wrapped wire around a pencil. The nose will be about 3-inches long. Peel back some of the vine from the end of the nose and insert the wire into the ball. Remove the nose and set aside. The hole will mark where your nose will go.

    vintage snowmen

    vintage snowmen
  6. Dip a scruffy paintbrush in pink paint and dab off the excess onto a cloth or paper towel. Using a pouncing motion, apply pink to the cheek areas.

    vintage snowmen
  7. Dip the handle end of a paintbrush into black paint to add eyes and mouth. Let the paint dry completely.

    vintage snowmen
  8. Mix the light brown paint with the glazing medium according to bottle directions. Apply all over the ball and wipe back excess with a clean cloth. Repeat until you are happy with the results.

    vintage snowmen

    vintage snowmen
  9. Create a hanger from a scrap of gingham fabric. Insert into the hole from the dowel and glue in place.

    vintage snowmen

    vintage snowmen
  10. Add a dab of glue to the nose hole and insert the nose.



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I love this snowman, but I was wondering if you tried anything else for the nose. I know that the dowels are cheap and easy to find, but I was thinking more like a twig or a cloth covered paper clip or something a little smaller. What do you think?

This looks cute till the glazing medium gets added. That just makes it look dirty.

If you don't like the medium, you can opt to not add it. That's the beauty of can make it look however you'd like!


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