Remember when we built a picket fence around the front and side of our house in the spring? Quite some wood was left over that I had piled in our shed. First I had no idea what to do with it, I only knew that I didn't want to throw away all these pieces of perfectly fine wood.
Then it came to me - ornaments. Of course!!! And since I like snowmen, it was pretty obvious that I would make snowmen ornaments.
I first put down a layer of gesso, adhered some torn pieces of scrapbook paper and then covered the background with light blue paint. The snowmen were painted after that and further embellished with glitter glue that shall represent the falling snow. A screw eye drilled on top for the hanger and I also added a sparkling ribbon.
The first "batch" is done and available in my Etsy shop. I think I will do some more with different colored backgrounds.
It was so much fun creating these little guys. Of course as true Northern Californian snowmen they are made of untreated redwood.
Are you making some ornaments for this year's holidays?
I am linking to Paint Party Friday, joining some wonderful and talented artists.