Make snowman tag decor with a group! This is a sponsored post with Fairfield World but all ideas and opinions are my own.
I started teaching group craft classes at my local public library this year, and I’m having a blast! This week I led the group in making snowman tags to use to decorate with this winter. These tags will make great door or wall decor! This is a great activity to make as a group. Here’s how I did it:
Supplies Used to Make Wood Tag Snowman Decor:
- WOOD TAG PLAQUE W TWINE HANGER 18IN BY 5MM THICK (6 pack)
- Fairfield Oly Fun Multipurpose Crush Craft Material (3 Pack), 12″ by 12″, Orange
- Fairfield Oly Fun Multipurpose Craft Material (3 Pack), 12″ by 12″, Jet Black
- Thin Balsa Wood Strip
- Various Paint Colors
- Fabric Scraps
- Glue Gun
- Various Embellishments
Start by painting the wood tags. I had the class create a wash to paint with for two reasons:
- It creates a rustic or farmhouse look.
- It dries more quickly than just painting it, and we only had an hour for the class.
Create the wash by adding water to the paint. The ratio I usually use is two parts paint to one part water, but you can add more or less water to create the finish you want. I used white paint for the “face” and brown for the hat. Paint the wood strip for the brim, too.
While the paint is drying, let people choose their embellishments. I provided buttons, pom poms, flowers, and fabric scraps for them to choose from.
I precut orange carrot noses and black happy smiles from Oly-Fun Fabric. Oly-Fun is a non-fraying fabric that cuts like paper in my Silhouette Cameo. I cut enough pieces for everyone in the class, then ran them through my Xyron Creative Station to turn the Oly-Fun noses and smiles into stickers. Attendees could just peel the fabric off the backing and stick them on the wood tag.
Use a hot glue gun to attach the brim to the hat, as well as the button or pom pom eyes. Other embellishments can be hot glued on as desired.
As a finishing touch, wrap a fabric scrap around the base of the snowman tag to make a pretty scarf. I love how unique each person’s snowman is! Each one has a slightly different style to it. Everyone was very proud of what they created, as they should be! I look forward to crafting at the library again soon.