Glass Gem Snowman Ornament
I saw this adorable snowman ornament at my local craft store and had to make it. It was so easy to make that I decided I must share it as part of our 12 Days series.
The Finished Product:
2 sizes of Glass Gems
Small Black Top Hats
Black Paint Pen
Using glue (I used hot glue) adhere the smaller of the gem to the top of the larger gem just off centered. Applying a generous amount of glue allows the glue to squish out from under the small gem giving you adhesive for the diamond dust. Add a little diamond dust to the seam where the gems meet. Apply glue to the bottom of the top hat and secure the top hat to the small gem. I put a thin ribbon of glue around the top hat and added a small amount of diamond dust to that as well. Next, tie a knot in your ribbon and glue the knot to the top of the top hat and finish with a bit of diamond dust. The finishing touch is to add the eyes and buttons using the paint pen. Once the glue dries the ornament is ready.
I found the best way to apply the diamond dust was to dip the ornament into a shallow dish of diamond dust. It was less mess this way.