Tuesday, December 14, 2010

FaveCrafts Blog Hop!

It's the time of the month so let's hop to it. This is an oldy but a goody. You may have seen it on HGTV's The Carol Duvall Show. This "Snowballs for Sale" Snowman polymer clay ornament as always been one of Carol's favorites and mine too. I hope you like it. For more great projects, check out FaveCrafts Blog.

copywrite 2010 Becky Meverden


clear glass bulb ornament
Premo! Sculpey:
- two 2-oz. blocks 5001 white
- 2-oz. block 5033 orange
- 2-oz. block 5323 green
- 2-oz. block 5382 cadmium red
- 2-oz. block 5562 ultramarine blue
2 black seed beads
straight pin
12 white pompoms
AAA-22 Snowflake Stamps by Judith
1/2" Kemper circle cutter
3/8" Kemper heart cutter
pink & blue chalk
cotton swab
paring knife
round toothpick
pasta maker or acrylic roller
black fine-tip pen
white Pentel Milky gel roller
light blue card stock
eye pin
gold cord or ribbon
quilt batting
baking dish or cookie sheet
circle template (optional, to measure clay)
clear Liquid Nails adhesive from beauty supply stores

1. For the snowman's body: Roll a 1-1/8-inch ball of white clay into a cone. Press straight pin halfway into the top of the body to support the head.
2. For legs: Roll two 3/4-inch balls of white into 1-1/4-inch-long tapered logs. Use snowflake rubberstamp to indent snowflake on end of each leg. Apply blue chalk to snowflake indentations with a cotton swab. Attach legs to body.
3. For arms: Roll two 5/8-inch balls of white into 1-1/4-inch-long tapered logs. Attach arms to body.
4. For head: Roll a 7/8-inch ball of white clay. Press two black seed beads into head for eyes. Use a toothpick to make two squint lines at each eye. Roll a 3/16-inch ball of orange into an oval nose and press onto his head. For his mouth, use a circle cutter and press half of the cutter into the head under the nose. Blush cheeks using pink chalk and cotton swab). Set aside.
5. For hat: Roll a 1-inch ball of ultramarine blue into a 3-inch-long tapered log. Use the rounded end of a paintbrush to make a hole in the center of the hat. Gently roll the paintbrush around the hole, making the hole larger until it fits over the head.
6. Bend the tail of the hat up and down. Press onto top of head.
7. For the brim of his hat: Roll a 1/4-inch-wide log of ultramarine blue. Flatten with your fingers and then use the paintbrush to indent. Starting at the back of the hat, press the brim around the lower edge of the hat and cut off when ends meet.
8. For the pompom on the hat: Roll a 7/16-inch ball of white. Use the rounded end of the paintbrush to make a hole in the pompom. Press onto the end of the hat.
9. Press the eye pin into the top of the hat.
10. Sit the body on top of the ornament and press slightly against the glass. Attach the head to the top of the body. Lay the ornament on a piece of quilt batting.
11. For the holly accent: Flatten a sheet of green through the pasta machine at a #4 setting (5/64-inch if using an acrylic roller). Use the heart cutter to cut out three hearts. Fold each heart gently in half and press ends together to form holly. Press onto glass. For the berries, roll three 1/8-inch balls of cadmium red and press them onto the center of the holly.
12. Bake at 265 F degrees for 30 minutes and let cool. Gently remove clay pieces from the glass.
13. Remove the metal top of the ornament, put 12 white pompoms inside and replace top.
14. Glue the body and holly accent onto the bulb. Set aside.
15. For the sign: Cut a 1-1/4" x 3/4" rectangle of blue card stock. Use the black pen to dash lines around the edge of the sign. Use white gel roller to write "Snowballs 4 Sale." Glue the sign into the hands of the snowman.
16. String with gold cord or ribbon.


  1. This really is adorable. I'm glad you could participate in our Meet and Make series! And thanks for linking up with us--I hope to see you back for the next blog hop in January. I also wanted to let you know that we featured all of the blog hop projects in a special newsletter mailing that went out to our 850,000 subscribers!

    Editor, FaveCrafts.com

  2. I love this ornament - and I miss seeing you on tv. I'm glad I've found your blog. Merry Christmas!


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