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Snowman Ornaments

Snowman ornaments made of wood with faux stitching... could it get any cuter than this?!




BEFORE YOU BEGIN:


Set out all your pieces, so you have an idea of what needs to be painted.

I like to separate my pieces out into color groups for easier oversight.


Lay out the following supplies:

  • paint

  • brushes and make-up wedges

  • glue- I recommend Aleene's Turbo Tacky glue, which dries clear

  • string

  • masking tape

  • paper plate

  • nail/ q-tip or sharpie

  • wipes


PART 1:


PAINTING THE ROUND BASES:


Use a dry brush to paint a sparing amount of brown onto your round bases.

Wipe off excess color with a paper towel or rag.

Optional: paint the back of each ornament for a better finish. For this you can either use brown paint, or black paint- so that you can write a message on it in chalk pen!

For deeper coverage add additional coats in the same or different tones.

See the clip below for technique.







PART 2:


PAINTING THE WOOD SHAPE DESIGNS:




Attach all your small pieces, like the noses and hat trimmings onto the upturned sticky side of masking tape for easier painting.

Paint all your like colors simultaneously. You'll need very little paint!

Use a small paintbrush or makeup wedge for easy, smooth application.

Dip the wedge into the paint and then wipe off excess, so that it doesn't run down your design.

Dab the paint onto the shapes very sparingly. Rather use 2 coats than one that is too thick.


See a technique below:


To make the dotted eyes and smiles of the snowmen, use a sharpie or dip the flat end of a 1" nail into black paint and stamp the circles into the engraved spaces.


Optional: using the same technique as described above, you can add dots to the snowmen's hats using different colors!



Allow all your elements to dry fully.

Adjust colors and textures where necessary.


PART 3:


PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER


You will need:


  • all your dry bases

  • your painted elements

  • Glue


My favorite glue is Aleene's Turbo Tacky Glue, because it dries fast and clear. Superglue works too, but I find it dries too fast, in case I need to adjust something. Craft glue can be used, it just takes a little longer to dry. Avoid Hot glue- it's too thick and you'll likely burn all 10 of your fingers before you're done!


Apply glue very sparingly, so that it doesn't squash out from under your designs.

Alternatively, you can dab a Q-tip or small brush into the glue and dab it on.


Pull the string through the holes.

Optional: thread the string through a bead and tie off with a knot.








Display proudly on your tree, as gift tags or place cards.


I'd love to see what you do with your projects! Please share them with me directly at claire@threeand.me or on social media with tag @threeandme.


Thanks for joining me! Wishing you a blessed and peaceful Christmas season.


Warmly,

Claire

xoxo















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What an amazing experience! Claire is an incredible instructor and makes these projects so fun and truly easy for those like me who are not artsy! She is extremely organized and everything is so well thought out and ready in advance. I can hardly wait to take more classes in the future. I would highly recommend Three & Me!

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Camas, WA

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Camas, WA

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Camas, WA

This is truly a fun night out! Claire's instruction is helpful, humorous and fun! I love how she allowed us options to be creative and put our own twist on our projects. There is a lot of attention to detail with the set-up, supplies and refreshments which did not go unnoticed.  I can't wait for the next project!

What a fun evening! Claire has thought of every detail and guides you step by step through the whole process! She is such an encourager and makes you feel like you have just made a masterpiece! I highly recommend her classes! I can't wait to take another one!

Camas, WA

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Courtney H.

Camas, WA

Thank you Claire Houlding for an incredible night! It was so much fun creating with Three & Me!

Hollen F.

Camas, WA

You all did such a great job! Claire Houlding what a fun thing you are starting in our community! Love it. So fun to be there tonight!

Jennifer B.

Camas, WA

I craft a lot at home, but doing crafts in a class with friends is so much better. THREE & ME makes it so easy to do the things I am interested in, without having to find the supplies and figure out how to do it on my own. I've just booked my next ladies night with Claire! I can't wait. 

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Tonight, a bunch of lucky ladies got to craft along side one of the very best. Claire's heart, is hands done one of the very best and those of us who were there got to create something amazing that we will proudly display in our homes. Many laughs and much fun was had by all. I highly recommend one of Three & Me classes to anyone in the area! Spread kindness around like confetti!!

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Camas, WA

Art is not my strength. I don't have a creative bone in my body. So I came to a workshop because my friend made me... and I made something I now love. I was expecting to sit and watch, but landed up getting fully involved! My husband and kids don't believe that I made it myself. I'm coming again and I'm bringing my sister... she's even worse at crafts than me.

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