Christmas Ornament Craft: Recycled Snowman

I have been looking for an easy but cute Christmas Ornament to make with my kids for our Christmas Ornament Challenge and Exchange.  I came up with this Recycled Christmas Ornament: Mr. Snowman!

I am always looking for a way to save some money around the Christmas Holidays and looking for a simple and easy Christmas crafts to do as a family. Here is one that I love because not only is it cute but we are also using items from around the house.

This year I decided to do a fun kid Christmas tree for our family instead of my  usual grown up theme tree.  We will be making more snowmen ornaments to add to our fun whimsical Christmas tree.

What you will need:

  • Bottle Cap or OJ Can lid
  • baby sock
  • googly eyes
  • glue
  • Black marker
  • ribbon

Note: Bottle caps from jelly or pickle jars, drinks etc.. will work great. If you decide to use a can lid make sure the edges are bent over or taped over or an OJ can lid is perfect for this craft. The can opener we use bends down the edges of the lids so we don’t have any dangerous edges. Handle with care, especially if your can opener doesn’t bend the edges. You can also use tape on the edges to ensure safety.

1. First start off by making the hat. You will need to snip off the end of the baby sock.

2. Tie ribbon to the end that was snipped off.

3. Cut out a triangle from an orange piece of felt.  Draw face and glue nose on and googly eyes.

4. Put it all together and glue the hat to the head.

Join us throughout the month of December we will be sharing more recycled ornament crafts: reindeer, elves, candy, cupcakes…

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22 Responses to “Christmas Ornament Craft: Recycled Snowman”

  1. November 26, 2012 at 8:22 pm #

    So cute and I love that it’s made of recycled items!!

  2. retha
    November 27, 2012 at 12:40 am #

    Ingenious.
    Pardon my asking, the can tops I am used to are cut with a can opener causing the edges to be sharp. How will one make that safe?

  3. November 27, 2012 at 6:16 am #

    Hi Retha, Glad you asked. I mentioned above that if your can opener doesn’t bend your edges then you should use tape to secure edges. Either duct tape or some other kind and then paint over it. But you can also use lids from anything like jelly jars etc..

    • retha
      November 27, 2012 at 7:45 am #

      I am so sorry, Mari. That shows I did not read properly.

  4. November 28, 2012 at 9:17 am #

    This is SO cute!! I love it! Thanks so much for coming out to the party at Clean and Scentsible. I’ll be sharing this on my Facebook page!

  5. November 28, 2012 at 11:14 am #

    Terrific ornament! Share your ornament on our Linky List to get exposure for your own blog and share with your community.

  6. November 28, 2012 at 11:30 am #

    This is darling!!! How fun! I would LOVE to have you share this at my link party!!

    http://www.pincushioncreations.com/2012/11/homemade-by-you-39.html

  7. November 28, 2012 at 6:15 pm #

    So simple and cute! I’m pinning this to my Christmas board :)

  8. Christina at I Gotta Create!
    November 29, 2012 at 7:01 pm #

    Very cute and I love projects that are recycled!

    <3 Christina at I Gotta Create!
    Wildly Original linky party is open

  9. November 29, 2012 at 9:52 pm #

    so cute!

  10. November 30, 2012 at 3:55 pm #

    This is so cute. I’d love to have you link up to our Christmas Ornament Party on our blog. Thanks, Linda
    Also, I’m following…
    http://twosucculentsisters.blogspot.com/2012/11/christmas-ornament-party.html

  11. December 3, 2012 at 8:53 pm #

    Thank you for sharing your project on A Crafty Soiree, cohosted by myself and Malia at Yesterday on Tuesday. I’ve featured yours on this week’s linky party. It will be up on Thursday at midnight EST. Please come by and see it & join us again by showing off more of your crafty skills!

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