Welcome and thank you for stopping by to see how my children were inspired by the Poppy Holidays! Ornament by Nello Williams for the November 2014 Featured Artist for the Hallmark Keepsake Ornament Club. The three ornaments that he is being featured for this month are Santa’s Merry Phonograph, Window Wonderland, and Poppy Holidays! We are learning about Nello Williams as an ornament artist as part of the Exploring Hallmark Keepsake Ornament Artist Series for the November 2014 monthly Featured Keepsake Ornament Artist.
Snowmen and popcorn are two of our family’s favorite things. We eat popcorn all the time and on the rare occasions that we go to an actual movie theater, the Poppy Holidays! ornament reminds us of those fun times because we love to get popcorn to share. After learning about Nello Williams’ ornament Polly Holidays as one of this month’s Featured Keepsake Ornament Artist ornaments, it was time to try our own hand at making our own version of this exciting Hallmark Keepsake Ornament with lights and sounds set to Let it Snow. There are many ways to craft a snowman and the popcorn machine, but here are the materials and methods that my daughter Elizabeth, son Beck, and I used as we made our own Nello Williams inspired ornament.
To make your own popcorn and snowman themed ornament for this month’s Featured Keepsake Ornament Artist you will need the following materials:
- November 2014 Nello Williams Project Tag
- White Cardstock Paper
- Fiskars Scissors
- Acorn Hat
- Red Tempera Paint
- White Tempera Paint
- Foam Paint Brush
- Black Metallic Puffy Paint
- Yellow Metallic Puffy Paint
- Orange Puffy Paint
- White Metallic Puffy Paint
- Yellow Glow-In-The-Dark Puffy Paint
- Craft glue
- Ornament Hook
- Popped popcorn (completely plain)
- Something square for a template
- Something circular for a template
The first thing that we did was to make an ornament shape out of the white cardstock paper. We used a ribbon spool for the circular template and a starburst for the square template and transferred them onto the card stock paper and cut it out.
Then we had fun using the foam paint brushes to apply the red tempera paint to the ornament. We had to let the paint dry completely to move on.
Once dry it will look like a patterned red ornament.
Then we had some real fun with the white tempera paint. I applied the white tempera paint to the children’s fingers and had them make snowmen. Then we used the black puffy paint to make eyes and arms and orange puffy paint to make a nose.
Then we applied various random dots of white puffy paint to make the popcorn in the ornament. We also glued down the acorn to the top of it to be the popcorn blower.
Then to make it more fun, we outlined the top of the ornament with glow-in-the-dark yellow puffy paint and filled in the lines with yellow metallic puffy paint. To finish off our ornament we allowed it to completely dry, placed some popcorn at the bottom and wrapped it all in cellophane.
Lastly, we filled out the November 2014 Nello Williams Project Tag and attached it to the back of our ornament with an ornament hook, 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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Don’t forget to check out all the other Exploring Hallmark Keepsake Ornament Artist Series fun either!
How did your Poppy Holidays! inspired ornament come out? Why not drop by and let everyone see yours today!