Snowman Ornaments Made of Foam & Some Made with Eyeglasses
It was the beginning of the greatest Christmas ever. Little food. No presents. But there was a snowman in their basement,” (Markus Zusak, The Book Thief).
Like many people I am enamored with snowmen. You can read books, find merchandise, and peruse Pinterest on this topic
Snowmen can even be part of family traditions.
For many years, I have bought my nieces and daughter a snowman ornament.
And now on the day after Thanksgiving we congregate to make ornaments. This year I bought 2 kits. One was a foam snowman kit and the other kit had wooden ornaments: owl, penguin, sock monkey and snowman.
This year we decorated with puffy paint (of course), markers, and craft paint. I even had glow-in-the-dark paint in green and orange.
Of course we put our names and the current year on the backs. You think you are always going to remember the year when you did something memorable. But you don’t.
I think it would be neat to glue a current photo onto the back of one of the yearly made ornaments. I hope to remember to do this next year. i also hope I remember to print the photo onto archival paper so that the photo will last throughout the years and become a true heirloom.
There was one ornament that was the star. The foam and the wooden ornaments were the warm up acts. I looked all year long for THE ornament we would make.
I found the eyeglass snowman ornament on a Pinterest board. Unfortunately the link did
not go back to the original designer of this project. It was easy enough to duplicate for all ages from 11 to 54. If/when I write a tutorial for this ornament I will include the link here.
Everyone was proud of their ornaments. We made another day of great memories. Maybe because we had snowmen in our basement too. (My daughter’s living space is a renovated apartment in the basement of a house.)
During November I am writing or posting a photo about something for which I am grateful. This explains why.
My gratitude posting for November 27: Making memories and then recalling them from year-to-year help connect me with family and friends. They remind me what’s good and precious in life.
Your Turn . . .
- Are you enamored with snowmen or any other decorator object?
- Do you buy yearly ornaments for anyone? If yes, who?
- What kinds of traditions do you have at Christmas time?
- What are you grateful for today?
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