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!


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!


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:


and someone like this:


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!


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.


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


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!


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


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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  1. slr5803


    • Thanks! I think so too!

  2. Linda Syverson

    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!

  3. This is adorable! I’d love for you to link it up to my “Sit Back, Relax, and Look at all the Loveliness” link party:) Jill♥

    • Thanks Jill! I will stop over!

  4. These are adorable. My family is going to have to make these.

    • Thanks Nicole! I highly recommend it, it is my favorite ornament on our tree!

  5. imklvr

    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’!

    • Thank You! You are making me blush! I appreciate the sweet comment, I need that now and again!

  6. And another cute idea!

  7. Trisha @ Clarion Wren

    Your snowmen are so cute. I really like this idea!

  8. Shani

    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!

  9. 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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    • Yours turned out so cute!!! Thanks for linking to me! Have a great week!

    • Thanks Erica!!

  12. What did you use to make your own flat ornaments ?

    • Darla, I picked up some plastic flat ornaments from Hobby Lobby to make these!

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