Exploring Hallmark Keepsake Ornament Artist Series Introductory Hands-On Project







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Posted on Oct 3 2014 - 1:00am by Jill
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Welcome and thank you for stopping by the see what my children made after learning about the 2014 Club Exclusive Hallmark Keepsake Ornament Artist of Joanne Eschrich. This artist is one of the four club exclusive featured artists in the Hallmark Keepsake Ornament Club . This ornament artist is being studied as part of the Exploring Hallmark Keepsake Ornament Artist Series as part of the introductory pack. 

Exploring Hallmark Keepsake Ornament Artist Series Introductory Hands-On Project

When my daughter Elizabeth found out that she was going to get to make a snowman, see was overjoyed and full of pure excitement. She is a big fan of Disney’s Frozen so we decided that yes indeed we do want to build a snowman Anna! After the initial joyous giddiness, we set out to learn about Joanne Eschrich and her wonderful snowman themed Hallmark Keepsake Ornament. Next, it was time to try our own hand at making our own version of this wonderful Hallmark Keepsake Ornament. There are many ways to make a craft snowman, but here are the materials and methods that my daughter Elizabeth and I used as we made our own snowman ornament. 

Materials Needed:

To make your own snowman ornament you will need the following materials:

Exploring Hallmark Keepsake Ornament Artist Series Introductory Hands-On Project 1

We started out by cutting out the three parts of your snowman’s body from white foam. I am terrible at drawing freehand circles, so I used a few tubes I had lying around as a guide to make three different sized snowman body sections drawing them in with a black permanent marker. Then, we cut out the snowman body. 

Exploring Hallmark Keepsake Ornament Artist Series Introductory Hands-On Project

Then, we cut out a small tree sized section of green foam and glued it onto part of a popsicle stick we cut into half to fit our snowman size and tree. Then we used the white crayon to make a hat outline in the black felt and cut it out. We also cut a small strip of the pink foam to use on the hat as well. Then, we glued the pink piece onto the hat. 

Exploring Hallmark Keepsake Ornament Artist Series Introductory Hands-On Project

Then, my daughter applied some glitter puffy paint to the tree to give it texture and depth. Make sure to allow the paint to dry. 

Exploring Hallmark Keepsake Ornament Artist Series Introductory Hands-On Project

Next, we cut two small pieces out of white foam to make the nose. We then carefully bent one side back to create an area to glue it onto the snowman to bring to life like the one we just learned about. 

Exploring Hallmark Keepsake Ornament Artist Series Introductory Hands-On Project

On multiple occasions, Elizabeth was quick to remind me ‘Don’t forget to cover the nose with orange puffy paint to give it texture.’ She learned about the art term of texture and was expressing its uses to me in the project. To accomplish this, since the nose is small, I taped the back of this piece down to a random piece of cardboard with tape to allow my daughter to be able to apply the paint without it flipping over, running, and generally making it easier for her to work with. Then, we allowed the puffy paint to dry. 

Exploring Hallmark Keepsake Ornament Artist Series Introductory Hands-On Project

We then cut two pieces of the white foam to make each of the snowman’s arms like the picture above. We then glued the two pieces together to add depth to our snowman when he is holding the Christmas tree. 

Exploring Hallmark Keepsake Ornament Artist Series Introductory Hands-On Project

The only thing left to do at that point was to assemble our snowman.  We added the colorful yarn as a scarf to our snowman in this phase. My daughter braided the yarn to make it look more like a realistic scarf. Once the paint was dry, we completed the questions on the Introductory Pack Project Tag sheet and attached it to the back of our new Snowman Themed Christmas Ornament making it to the perfect addition to our Christmas tree this holiday season or to give as a gift to a family member or friend. 

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Exploring Hallmark Keepsake Ornament Artist Series Introductory Hands-On Project

Exploring Hallmark Keepsake Ornament Artists

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How did your snowman ornament come out? Was it fun to make?

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  • Jill, I love this snowman craft!! Too cute!!