Sunday, December 12, 2010

Frosty {Ornament}

{This is an oldie, but a goodie.  I posted this quick and easy tutorial last year. If you're in a scramble for an adorable gift, this is quick, and so so cute!}

So if you're like 95% of America... you are in the process of switching over all of your household light bulbs to the new energy efficient CFL variety (if you're not... you should!). At our house, as the old energy guzzlers burn out, we replace with the new and improved. Well, this week the last of our bulbs finally kicked the bucket and that left me with supplies for this adorable little ornament, which will soon be sent off to live at Goofball's teachers' houses. Although, they are just so cute, I think I'll make an extra one for our tree, I just love snowmen!

To get started:

1) Gather these supplies: an old lightbulb, various shades of acrylic paint (white is a must, but the other colors are up to you), some iridescent glitter, modge podge (although this isn't mandatory as I discovered today), fabric scraps, tiny bit of orange felt, sponge brush

2) Paint a thin-ish coat of white paint on the bulb part only (leaving the top silver for now), and sprinkle on the glitter while the paint is still wet (this saves you a step and eliminates the need for modge podge). I found that sticking the silver end in the playdough freed up my hands while it dried.

3) Dab some dark paint for the coal eyes, mouth, buttons, add the tiny orange felt triangle (I used a hot glue gun)

4) Add a scrap of fabric for the scarf, add some detail by cutting some fringe in the ends, hot glue that baby on...

5) Paint the silvery top a color of your choice, wrap some ribbon around the the top, and you've got yourself one darling little snowman ornament... doesn't it feel great to be crafty AND green :)

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Mod Podge Amy said...

Oh goodness, this is too cute!

Kim said...

Cute Cute Cute

Mrs.Kwitty said...

Adorable and eco-friendly too! Love it!
Smiles, Karen

Mommy6 said...

very cute

Molly said...

Love it! But am I still being green if I stand there flipping the light switch over and over hoping a bulb will burn out so I have one to work with?

Maisy said...

Adorable! Thanks for the great idea!!

Tonya said...

I love this, I made it today and blogged it thanks so much for the tutorial.

grami said...

I found your blog on the Blog Roll at Holly Jolly Blog Bingo.

Your painted light bulb snowman is adorable! I will check back later.
Happy Holidays,
gramisews at gmail dot com

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