Frosty Ornament by Kathy Helton

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As a collector and lover of snowman I am always trying to do something different. The snowflake in his belly is pretty cute and I have never seen one done this way.

SVG Collections Used

Snowmen Village SVG Collection
Winter Bliss SVG Collection
Swirlies SVG Collection
Bicycle Built for Two SVG Collection

Supplies Used

  • Glue
  • 2 Blue Buttons
  • The Twinery twine – Blue Shimmer
  • Pop Dots
  • DCWV Arctic Wishes

Dimensions

Snowman Village SVG Collection (Classic Snowman)
body.svg (Cut 5) 4.959"wX6.362"h White
arms.svg 1.109"wX6.734"h Dark Blue
black.svg 6.227"wX2.712"h Dark Blue
hatband.svg 6.278"wX0.979"h Medium Blue
nose.svg 0.365"wX7.000"h Dark Blue
Winter Bliss SVG Collection
snowflake.svg 2.425"wX2.746"h Light Blue
Swirlies SVG Collection
seasurf.svg 3.142"wX3.142"h Light Blue
Bicycle Built for Two SVG Collection
feather_bottom.svg 0.564"wX1.832"h Blue/White
feather_top.svg 0.564"wX1.508"h Blue/White
feather_bottom.svg 0.458"wX1.489"h Blue/White
feather_top.svg 0.458"wX1.225"h Blue/White
Basic Shape Circle (Plastic) Cut 1 4.130"wX4.130"h Clear Plastic

Instructions

  1. Insert a circle (basic shape) cut at 3.468 in the body, use photo for placement. Cut all 5 pieces of the body. Glue 3 together, with your decorative cardstock on top and then glue the other two body pieces together.
  2. Glue the plastic circle to the 3 piece back. Glue carefully so that no glue gets on the plastic. Then glue those two pieces together, matching carefully, body is complete.
  3. Glue the snowflake in the center and on top of the plastic with VERY LITTLE glue.
  4. Cut 2 of the sea surf file. One of the file needs to be mirrored. Place them side by side, largest size to the middle and just barely lap them. Select all, choose path and union. The flourish is ready too be attached to the snowman base.
  5. If your button will allow it, weave the twine through the button holes and glue end on the back.
  6. Glue all other pieces as shown in photograph.
  7. When working with the feathers, I made one larger than the other and flipped so they are going opposite ways.

Design Tips

Kathy Helton - SVGCuts Designer

  • Go very light with the glue to prevent curling. Especially when gluing the plastic. Try gluing and then immediately press and rub and it help distribute the glue evenly.

The concept of the plastic centers could be used for so many things. Think about a flower centered on a card. Or a tree in the center of an ornament. Hope you enjoy making this snowman, be sure to share the snowman or any other project using this technique.


2 Responses to “Frosty Ornament by Kathy Helton”

  1. linda November 20, 2013 at 12:50 pm #

    I love snowmen and your ornament is so cute!!

  2. Vanessa Miles November 20, 2013 at 2:08 pm #

    This is very original and adorable!