Wooden Slice Snowman Ornament

A fun snowman craft for kids, these Wooden Slice Snowman Ornaments are super easy to make and add some rustic glamour to your Christmas decor.

A simple step-by-step tutorial for how to make a Wooden Slice Snowman Ornament, a fun mix of rustic charm and glitz to add to your Christmas decor. This is a fun ornament to make with kids and can also be used to decorate a winter painting or wreath

DIY Snowman Ornament Craft

This year, we bought a package of unfinished wood slice ornaments to decorate as one of our Advent activities and we’ve been having so much fun coming up with different ideas and designs.

I love how versatile they can be – you can paint them, glue craft materials to them, even use photo transfer paper to add your favorite pictures from the year onto them.

For this craft, we used a few smaller wooden slices to make a stacked snowman ornament! It was the perfect way to use up the scrap fabric from our plaid Cricut ornaments (we also used some of the scraps to make decoupage ornaments).

You can use these wooden snowmen as ornaments or use to decorate a winter painting, winter wreath, or use as a creative gift tag.

While we used white paint and iridescent glitter to make our sparkly snowmen, you can use glitter foam for a less messy alternative. If you do grab a package of glitter foam, you can also use it to make our Rudolph Ornaments or any of our Mickey Ears Headbands, like our Snow White Poison Apple Headband that we made for our Snow White Family Movie Night. I love when we can use the same craft materials over and over again. (No one-craft wonders, here!)

If you plan to use these ornaments year after year, I highly recommend using a craft sealant to prevent the ornaments from fading or being damaged in storage.

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Tip: instead of using white paint and glitter, you can use white glitter foam to decorate the snowmen for a lessy messy alternative.

How to Make Wood Slice Snowmen Ornaments

Remove the string from the ornament, if already threaded, and set aside.

Paint one side of the wooden slices white, leaving the bark edges unpainted.

Sprinkle iridescent glitter over the wet paint liberally, and then shake off excess.

Allow paint to dry and glitter to set before proceeding with the craft.

Use a strong craft glue to attach the two wooden slices to form an “8” shape. Try to ensure that the drill hole for the ornament is at the top of the “8” – however if you make this mistake (like we did) you can just glue the ornament loop to the back of the ornament.

Use a paint pen to draw on eyes. You can attach a glitter orange carrot nose (a rounded triangle shape) or paint it on using the paint pens.

Allow the paint to dry fully before sealing the craft with craft sealant, if using.

Tie on a scrap of ribbon or fabric to form the scarf. You can add a dab of glue to hold in place.

Glue the two small twigs to the back of the bottom wooden slice for the Snowman’s arms.

Restring the twine or use a pretty baking twine or ribbon for the ornament loop. If you accidentally didn’t place the drill hole at the top of the ornament, you can glue a loop of twine to the back of the ornament for hanging.

 

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How to make a Wooden Slice Snowman Craft, a simple rustic ornament that kids can help make! These glittery snowman add a fun bit of whimsy to your Christmas decor, whether you use them to decorate the tree or adorn a winter wreath or winter painting.

Grab your free printable instructions for our Wooden Slice Snowman Ornament craft:

Yield: 3 ornaments

Wooden Slice Snowman Ornament

Wooden Slice Snowman Ornament

A simple step-by-step tutorial for how to make a Wooden Slice Snowman Ornament, a fun mix of rustic charm and glitz to add to your Christmas decor. This is a fun ornament to make with kids and can also be used to decorate a winter painting or wreath

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 5 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $3

Materials

  • Wood Slices Ornaments
  • White Paint
  • White Iridescent Glitter
  • Glitter Foam
  • Baker's Twine, optional
  • Glue
  • Plaid Fabric Scraps or Ribbon
  • Small Twigs

Tools

  • Scissors
  • Paint Pens
  • Craft Sealant

Instructions

  1. Remove the string from the ornament, if already threaded, and set aside.
  2. Paint one side of the wooden slices white, leaving the bark edges unpainted.
  3. Sprinkle iridescent glitter over the wet paint liberally, and then shake off excess.
  4. Allow paint to dry and glitter to set before proceeding with the craft.
  5. Use a strong craft glue to attach the two wooden slices to form an "8" shape. Try to ensure that the drill hole for the ornament is at the top of the "8" - however if you make this mistake (like we did) you can just glue the ornament loop to the back of the ornament.
  6. Use a paint pen to draw on eyes. You can attach a glitter orange carrot nose (a rounded triangle shape) or paint it on using the paint pens.
  7. Allow the paint to dry fully before sealing the craft with craft sealant, if using.
  8. Tie on a scrap of ribbon or fabric to form the scarf. You can add a dab of glue to hold in place.
  9. Glue the two small twigs to the back of the bottom wooden slice for the Snowman's arms.
  10. Restring the twine or use a pretty baking twine or ribbon for the ornament loop. If you accidentally didn't place the drill hole at the top of the ornament, you can glue a loop of twine to the back of the ornament for hanging.

Notes

You can also use glitter craft foam for a less messy alternative to using white paint and glitter.

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I hope your kids love getting to make their own glittery wooden snowmen that won’t melt! It’s starting to look like this will be the only kind of snowman we’ll be making this year.

For more fun snowman crafts for kids, check out our Frosty the Snowman Mason Jar craft or our Olaf Sock Puppet craft.

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