white, black and orange acrylic paint
paint brush, one thick to paint cork and one thin for other painting
chenille stems - red, green or blue
mini pom poms - red, green or blue
eye screws, size #216 - 1/2 inch
small black buttons or thumb tacks (see note below)
scrap string or ribbon for hanger
1. Paint the wine corks with white paint. Allow to completely dry. I used matte and needed two coats.
2. Twist an eye screw into the top center of each wine cork. This is optional, but it's a much more sturdy hanger than trying to add one to the pipe cleaner.
3. Cut a piece of chenille stem, approximately 2 inches using scissors. Bend and glue as you see in the above photo. Allow to dry.
4. Glue a mini pom pom to each side. Allow to dry.
5. Using thin paint brush and orange and black paint, paint eyes, carrot nose and dots for mouth of the snowman. Allow to dry. Or add this step after you have other parts assembled as I have below. I found it easier to paint the face of the snowman last.
7. Glue a small black button underneath ribbon. Allow to dry. I used painted thumb tacks, but you can also buy black thumb tacks to make this step easier.
8. Using orange paint and a fine tip paint brush, paint on a carrot in the center between the ribbon and top of cork. Using black glossy paint paint dots for eyes and mouth. Allow to dry.
Note: I found using paint, while making these, a bit tricky and needs a very steady hand. It may be easier to dot on the black with a permanent black marker, and for the mouth as well (or cut carrot shapes from orange duct tape or electrical tape and attach).
9. Tie a hanger onto eye screw using scrap twine, string, or ribbon.
Note: If you do not have small black buttons to re-purpose you can slightly push thumb tacks into scrap cardboard, and paint them black. New buttons are typically expensive to buy.
If you cannot find black thumb tacks, simply paint them black. You may be able to find thumb tacks for $1.00 at the local Dollar General or Dollar Tree.