Thursday, December 12, 2013

Sunglasses & Snowmen

Today I'm very excited to bring you this DIY holiday project that I whipped up in a few short hours with minimal supplies.  Last night I attended a holiday meet-up with the local charlotte bloggers and it was so much fun. But when I heard it was an ornament exchange I got all giddy with the thought of being able to get creative and crafty for it.

So, I rounded up a few extra pairs of sunglasses my roommate had laying around (she has boxes of these things!) And then I broke out my sorority happy box from college...
As you can see, this thing has EVERYTHING a DIY-er can dream of inside it.  [not to mention it weighs about 50 lbs.]

Don't get intimidated here, there are only a few supplies needed: 
cheap/ old sunglasses
white acrylic paint
ribbon of choice
black fabric paint [could also use a paint pen]
clear glitter fabric paint
quick hold super glue
mod podge
small buttons [optional]

[Watch this carefully... this is so easy it will be over if you blink]
Paint the lenses white

Draw the face with black paint/paint pen & a smile made of 'coal' [like the song]
Glue on the buttons  OR draw them on if you don't have buttons!

Tie the ribbon around the nosepiece | glue in place
Glue the hanging ribbon in place and the top ear section [pictured]

Seal with mod podge | let it dry

Put the lenses back in after everything is dried completely! [I let mine dry overnight to be sure] I also added a small, sparkly bow to the top of my 'snowgirl' to make her more feminine

This ornament was a hit at the blogger ornament exchange! I was so nervous it was going to be lame, wondering if I should have just bought an ornament.  Well, I worried for no reason because everyone loved it and Jaime of Sunflowers and Stilettos is the proud owner of my handmade ornament :)

[So happy to meet all of these amazing ladies last night! Can't wait for the next meet-up!]

Would you make this for your tree this holiday?


  1. I didn't even see that ornament...soooo darling! I love it! It was so nice meeting you last night. Hope to see you soon :)

  2. Your ornament was so cute, I still can't get over it!! Great job! It was so nice meeting you last night and I hope to see you again soon!

  3. I just found your blog!! That snowman ornament is the cutest thing ever. I think I know what I will be doing this weekend!!! So excited :)

  4. I just came across your blog!!! That ornament is the cutest thing ever! I know what I am doing this weekend, cannot wait to try this.

  5. Thank you all! I love coming up with new DIY projects big or small, This was so fun and easy to do! XO

  6. This is one lf the cutest ornaments I've ever seen! So clever! Stopping by from Hoyby Crafts.

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