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Saturday, December 24, 2011

Abby's Christmas Ornaments, Part 2

I also made these marshmallow snowmen for the tree as part of Abby's birthday theme of Hot Chocolate. I started with 3 very old and slightly hard marshmallows. I cut about 1/3 off of one (and this became the middle). I cut about 1/2 off of another (and this became the head). I pushed a toothpick up through all of them and used a little hot glue between the layers as well. I cut a toothpick in half and colored it brown for the arms. Cut the end off of another toothpick and colored it orange for the nose. For the eyes and buttons I used black glamrocks and set them with my iRock. Used my hot glue gun to glue my ribbon onto the top of the marshmallow head. Then a half a mini Oreo, without frosting, gets glue gunned on top of that. Used the glue gun again to add a chocolate drop on top of the mini Oreo. Next glued the whole works onto 2/3s of a graham cracker and my snowman was complete.
My lessons learned: It would be best to use sprinkles or candies for the eyes and buttons but I didn't have any so I improvised. Probably also best to use frosting to attach the chocolate drop to the mini Oreo. I didn't have any of that either so I used hot glue. It melted the bottom of my chocolate of course so I put my ornaments in the fridge for awhile afterwards. I also think they need a smile, but I got outvoted that they were fine just the way they were. They should also probably be sprayed with a shellac but since I don't plan on keeping mine past this Christmas and that spray makes them smell very stinky I opted just to hang them on the tree as is.
I would like to share my ornaments at:
City Crafter Challenge winter white, closes Dec. 27

3 comments:

Ros said...

These are just so very cute!!! Thanks so much for sharing them with us at CCCB

Linda R. said...

Those are to darn cute.. Hope you had a Merry Christmas..

Thanks so much for playing along with us at CCCB!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

How cute!!! thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!