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Fingerprint Snowman Family Ornament

Today I am sharing my super cute Fingerprint Snowman Ornament!  Made from the cutest little fingers!

 

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OMG I have been waiting to share this little project with you for a few days.  I wanted to get some pictures of it on my Christmas Tree.  Well….we put up the “pre-lit” tree this evening and only one small part of one of the several strings of lights were working!  :(  So no tree pictures.  But I couldn’t wait to share!  So I just snapped a picture of it hung on some lit garland I have hanging up!  It works, just use your imagination!

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I originally was inspired by the ladies at Eighteen25.  They made some cute ones last year on small canvases!

I thought I’d take it one step further because I really, really wanted to use some of that fake snow!

Items Needed:

  • Clear Glass or Plastic Ornaments
  • Paint (White, Black, Orange for sure, any other colors optional)
  • Paintbrushes
  • Ribbon
  • Toothpicks
  • Fake Styrofoam Snow

I chose to go with the flat glass ornaments because I am mailing them.  I thought I’d have a better chance to find a box to fit the flat ones!

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Start off by finding a little set of fingers!  Michael helped me out!  Paint only their fingers (the whole finger, not the finger tip or the palm of their hand) with White Paint.  I used Ms. Stewart’s new line.  I {heart} it.  It’s thick and covers really well and can be used on ANY surface.  You know how I love multi-tasking, multi-purpose things!

Gently have your helper place their fingers onto the ornament as if they are grabbing it from you.  You will be left with something like this:

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and someone like this:

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Hehe!  Once those dry, I decorated them.  I had an assortment of colors however you only really need Black and Orange (in addition to your white for the snowman bodies).  I wanted to add a bit more color!

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We’ll start from the top and work down!  For Freddy, I added the traditional black top hat.  For my little snowman, I added ear muffs and a scarf.  For the boys’, I added stocking hats!  Next I used a toothpick and made the small dots of “coal” for the eyes and mouth.  I also used a toothpick for the orange carrot noses.  Trick:  Place a dot of orange paint in the center of the face area with the toothpick and then just use the tip of the toothpick to drag it out to a point.  It gives the nose a great real 3D carrot look!  Then I added some buttons also using the toothpick.

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After these dried, I used a scrap piece of paper to make a small funnel and added the fake styrofoam snow.

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Trick: DON’T use a plastic kitchen funnel. The styrofoam just static clings to the funnel instead of funneling out into your ornament. Paper worked MUCH better!

Next I tied a red ribbon around the neck of the ornament and a green one for the hook.  This is option however it added a good pop of color!

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I like to date ornaments so I know what year they are from so I added a 2011 on the back!

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These are GREAT for grandparent gifts from your little ones.  Oh and they are SUPER CUTE!!!  Winking smile

Disclaimer:  In no was was I compensated for mentioning Martha Stewart’s new line of paints.  Not by MS herself or by Plaid Enterprises.  I really just like it.  A lot.  So I just use it.

Don’t forget to link up your projects at my Link Party and also only a couple days left to enter my giveaway for a Nest Egg Pendant of your own!

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29 Responses to Fingerprint Snowman Family Ornament

  1. Way cute!! Was Ryan able to make one as well? With all of the different sized snowmen, I thought that the four of you had each done one finger. Would that be possible? Love you and your blog. Is it ok to say I am proud of you??

    • Linda, Ryan wanted NOTHING to do with the paint. Once I got it on his fingers, it took me another 45 to get him to unclinch his fist to clean it off. In fact, I am fairly certain some of it is still on there! I am also pretty sure I’d have to pay your brother to let me paint his finger for a craft project! And Thanks! No one has told me that in a very long time so it is always nice to hear!

  2. As usual, I love this. I still think you are the cutest thing out there and your blog is one of my top 3 favorite that I get in my email! So. What’d that have to do with anything? Dunno. Just felt like sayin’!

  3. These are so cute. I have 6 kids and about 2 Christmases worth. Just FYI, I used Sharpies to decorate the snowmen and they work great! Merry Christmas!

  4. Your ornament looks fabulous!! I can’t wait to make on of my own. Thanks for sharing and inspiring us at Shine on Friday!! You always have such fabulous ideas!

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