Over the weekend, Chitter and I made snowmen ornaments out of bottle caps. They’re easy to make and you might even have the supplies on hand-I did. The finished ornament is too cute!
- Ribbon or yarn pieces, I keep all kinds of scrap ribbon. I find it especially hard to throw away the pretty ribbon that comes on things you buy.
- Bottle caps painted white on the inside. I used spray paint.
- Hot glue.
- Buttons or other small items like sparkles/spangles.
Make a loop in the ribbon to hang the ornament from; then glue the first bottle cap on. I’m showing you the back side, but it’s easier to glue when the inside of the bottle cap is facing you and the ribbon is laying flat. That way you can make sure the bottle cap is on straight.
Glue the next 2 bottle caps onto the ribbon-making sure they are snug against the cap above them. Again, it is easier to glue if the bottle caps are facing you.
Once the bottle caps are glued in place use a marker or a paint brush to add dots for eyes, lips, and buttons. Add a orange triangle shape for a carrot nose.
To finish the snowman off, give him a scarf by tying a piece of ribbon or yarn around his neck and gluing on a button or other form of decoration for his scarf.
The snowmen look adorable on the tree and they make a cute addition to gift wrappings as well.
I’m a creative person, I love to make things, but somehow it pleases me even more when I can make something from the things I already have on hand. I don’t know if that means I’m resourceful or a cheapskate.
This post was originally published here on the Blind Pig in December of 2012.