Handmade Winter Wonderland Christmas Ornament

6 Materials
15 Minutes

I’m excited to share with you my Handmade Winter Wonderland Christmas Ornament that I crafted using an upcycled pet food container.

Isn't this snowman ornament adorable?

Supplies Needed:

Empty and Clean Pet Food Container

Spray Paint

Scrapbook paper

Craft Glue

E6000 Glue

Cotton Balls

White and Silver Tinsel Chenille Rope Garland

Miniature Snowman, Sled, and Snowflake

Silver Cord

Wash the container and remove the label from the back. I put the container in the dishwasher to make sure that it was extra clean.

Use spray paint to paint the container. I chose a silver color that I had on hand.

Cut a circle of scrapbook paper to fit the bottom of the container. The glittered scrapbook paper that I used was thick and I had trouble with it not staying flat, so I weighted it with a small can of paint until the glue was dry.

Use craft glue to add trim to the edge of the scrapbook paper and to the edge of the pet food container.

To make the snow, pull apart a cotton ball and glue it into place with craft glue. When dry, glue the snowman, sled, and snowflake into place. I used e6000 glue for this step for a more secure adhesion. Glue a piece of silver cording to the top of the ornament for a hanger.

While I was crafting, I made a second Winter Wonderland Christmas Ornament. For this version, I painted the pet food container gold, used scrapbook paper with snowflakes on a red background, and used the same snowman but this time with a tree.

I am not sure which version I like best. One of my former students keeps in touch with me and I think that this ornament will be hers. She’s 18 and it won’t be long before she’s out on her own with her own Christmas tree to decorate. She can remember me each Christmas when she puts this on her tree.

Which version is your favorite?

Suggested materials:

  • Pet Food Container   (Pet Store)
  • Scrapbook Paper   (Michael's)
  • Cotton Balls   (CVS)
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Paula Skulina
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