Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Make a Jingle Bell Snowman Ornament

Finished Jingle Bell Snowman
 Supply List:
  • jingle bells 
  • white paint
  • black permanent ink marker (fine tip)
  • red chenille stem
  • two red pom-poms
  • orange toothpick
  • soft paint brush 
  • sandpaper
  • white glue
  • wire for hanger and for stringing together the jingle bells (approx. 2 ft.)
  • white twine or cotton batting for wrapping the wire between the bells.
Step-by-Step Directions:
  1. Sand the surfaces of the silver jingle bells so that the white acrylic paint may adhere to the smooth surfaces properly.
  2. String a wire around the first jingle bell hook and then pass it up through the bottom of the next. Feed the wire through the inside of the bell's hook, wrap it around the hook and then feed it up through the bottom of the third bell through the next hook from the inside. Now wrap the wire around the top third bell's outside hook firmly. The bells should look stacked.
  3. Wrap twine or a bit of cotton dipped in white glue around the wires sandwiched between the stacked bells. This will keep them lined up better and prevent small fingers from getting nicked by the wire ends.
  4. Now paint the jingle bells white with a soft brush and hang the snowman from a hook until it is finished drying.
  5. Wrap and cut a bit of the chenille stem to glue onto the top head of the snowman. This will be his "earmuffs." Attach on either end a red pom-pom.
  6. Glue on a clipping from an orange toothpick for his nose.
  7. Draw on black dots for coal colored eyes and buttons.
These bells have been both sanded and strung together with wire. The sanding helps the white paint to adhere to the otherwise slick surface.

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