Thursday, November 29, 2012

Snowman Tea Light Ornament

Are you all sick of these ornaments yet?
If not, today I have made a Snowman Tea Light Ornament.
 
 
He didn't come out exactly as planned but he is cute non-the-less.
I think  it has something to do with his eyes being white on
a white background. To remedy this, I went back
and modified my original file to include an optional
black shadow layer for around eyes. 
After he was put together I wished I had run a black
Sharpie marker around them. It would have made them
stand out a little more. 
 
Being that there isn't a lot of color to him I tried to give
some dimension to the ornament where I could.
To start with I used glitter cardstock for the band on his hat.
It's flat looking in this picture but really does stand out.
 
 
I had planned on embossing his hat pieces but got so engrossed
in putting him together I forgot.  I think that would have been real cute.
To add more dimension I used foam dots to make the brim of
his had stand out along the top rim.
 



If your going to add the foam dots, like I did, color the edges of the dots
before you adhere the brim of the hat to the template.  I wasn't thinking
about the dots being white and they stuck out like a sore thumb when
you looked at the ornament from the top.  I was able to sqeeze a
Sharpie marker in there and get them colored but was afraid the whole
time I was coloring them that I was going to get the
 black permanent ink on the red glitter paper.
 
I used an orange Sharpie marker to color his nose.
I didn't snip the tip of the candle flame off this 
time and it looks just like a tiny carrot nose!  So cute!
 
To finish him off I added a corncob pipe to his mouth
and a snowflake to the hat band that I had glittered up
with fingernail polish. 
 
If you haven't tried it, glitter nail polish works great for
craft projects.  On this snowflake I used a clear polish with
iridescent flakes.  It not only shines and sparkes but it gives
the paper body (stiffness) which you can then shape.  I also
bought some red and gold glitter polish at the dollar store
which I use to coat the heads of brads, etc. 
Works wonders!
 
Your going to want to make sure to read the notes section of the
 MTC file as the full instructions with optional assembly
ideas and tips are included.
 
You can download the MTC file here:
 
 

Until next time, 

3 comments:

Lisa said...

So cute! Thanks for the cute files and for the nail polish ideas. I had not tried using polish. I will head to Dollar Tree today!

Lisa said...

So cute! Thanks for the cute files and for the nail polish ideas. I had not tried using polish. I will head to Dollar Tree today!

Bertha Alvarez said...

Do you have this in SVG? I just love it but I don't have the MTC program
Thank you

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