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Handprint Snowmen Ornament

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Need a quick and personalized gift for a loved one? Make a handprint ornament!
Handprint Snowmen Ornament
We made several of these for special people in our lives as a present from Jonah. I found some large flat ornaments at Hobby Lobby. We painted Jonah's handprint with white paint for the snowmen bodies. Then I added some hats, scarves, and faces to the snowmen. On the back I wrote the year, Jonah's name and age. I sprayed the ornaments with a clear craft sealant to protect the paint from scratching off. Tie a ribbon to embellish and it's ready for giving! I know the recipients will love it! We made an extra for our own tree...I'm a sucker for handprints. I also love to look at ornaments and reminisce. This will be a keepsake for years to come!

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Sunday 9th of December 2012

Love this idea. What did you use to do the detail for the snowmen? I tried sharpies but the color does not show through. The paint comes off when using marker. I have used a clear and a shiney colored bulb. Any suggestions? Thank you.


Wednesday 12th of December 2012

I used paint acrylic paint and a small paintbrush to paint the details. Luckily, the details are easy shapes!

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Friday 7th of December 2012

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Monday 5th of December 2011

Can you recommend a good sealant? I made one of these for my daughter's tree at preschool but it is outdoors and I don't want the acrylic to run. I looked at Michael's but was completely lost. Thanks!


Thursday 19th of January 2012

Colleen, this comment slipped by me. I am so sorry! I used Krylon 1311 Matte Finish Spray for Artists

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Sunday 19th of December 2010

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Tuesday 7th of September 2010

what a great idea! I'd love to do this with my boys