Holi-DIY Ornament Contest: Stupendous Snowman

Dec 17, 2015, 21:01 PM
The HoliDIY Ornament Contest is in full swing and the competition is getting fierce! As part of a friendly DIY challenge, Marketplace Events team members crafted some ornaments, and now the online voting has begun. Whose ornament will receive the most votes and be crowned the winner? It's up to you (and our other Facebook fans) to decide.

Snowman in a Mason Jar

Before you visit our Facebook page and vote for your favorite, why not try making your own ornament? We've already showed you how to make Karen A.'s sweet Santa ornaments, but what about Lupe M.'s stupendous snowman? The Salt Lake Home Show Office Administrator made this cute little guy using supplies she found around her home. Here's how you can make one.

What you'll need:
  • Cotton balls
  • Small mason jar
  • Craft paint
  • Hot glue gun and glue stick
  • Construction paper (orange and black)
  • Ribbon 
  • Glitter


Step 1: Use pulled apart cotton balls and sprinkled glitter to make the "snow".

Step 2: Glue the snow to the inside lid of the mason jar.

Mason Jar Lid

Step 3: Use cotton balls to make the snowman - two balls for the bottom, one ball for the middle, and one ball for the head. Glue all the balls together.

Step 4: Cut a carrot nose out of your orange construction paper, and a top hat and arms out of your black construction paper. Glue items to snowman.


Step 5: Use black paint to create the snowman's mouth and eyes - little dabs will do.

Step 6: Take your ribbon and tie it around the snowman to make the scarf.

Snowman With Hat

Step 7: Paint half of the inside of the mason jar blue to make your background and sprinkle some glitter on top for some extra sparkle.

Painted Mason Jar

Step 8: Once the paint has dried, slide the mason jar over the snowman and twist on the lid.

Completed Snowman

We're big fans of this creative ornament! It's pretty simple to make and will add a nice holiday scene to your home this season. What do you think? If you're a fan, vote for Lupe M.'s ornament in our HoliDIY Challenge! Visit Facebook to cast your vote today!