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How 2 Make Snowmen Face Ornament with Paper Mache

Decorate with a Homemade Snowmen This Christmas

finsihed snow ornamentsYou can make these snowmen to give as whimsical little ornaments or fill your whole tree.

To create you’re your snowmen you will use the paper mache strip recipe which is tremendously easy and you can find it by following my link.

Snowmen are great for decorating during the holidays.


Make Your Ornament Armature

snow working1. First you will need empty toilet paper rolls, newspaper, a patch of paste and time.

I crumpled up some newspaper to create a little hat for one of the snowmen or can make a top hat from more tp rolls. Here is the link for the paper mache hat  

Take one tp roll and stuff with newspaper, tape your hat on your tp roll and add tape across the bottom.

2. Apply 3 to 4 layers of your newspaper strips all over your armature. Let this completely dry, usually take over night.


snow primerI placed mine in the oven on VERY low heat (145) to speed up my dry time, don't leave it in for long. It is perfectly safe but I recommend not leaving it.

When this as dried you will continue to add paper strips at least 8 to 10 more layers or you can use the paper mache clay recipe.

If you use the clay apply 1/4" thick layer all over your snowmen and let this completely dry.

3. Sand your armature down nice and smooth. Add a primer coat of white acrylic or gesso. Sand again if needed at this stage.

painting faces4. Add your color. I use acrylic paints on the snowmen, decorating some like little girls and others like little boys.

When you are finished adding your color and it has dried, you can seal your ornament with a glossy varnish.

Attach a hook for hanging and perhaps a ribbon to finish up. Please refer to the video for complete steps.

This will protect your holiday ornament over the years. These are really simple and great little gifts for anyone.

I do hope that you enjoy your snowmen faces and please post your pictures onto our Facebook Studio page.

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