It’s no secret that winter is among us here in the Northern Hemisphere and if you’re like me with a “Winter Baby” you may find it hard to find that right party theme for this time of year. Lately Winter Wonderland Parties or ONEderland, if you have a little one turning One, have become increasingly popular over the last few years since the success of Frozen.
Does a Magical Wonderland Mean Expensive?
A magical Winter Wonderland can be achieved on a budget! Create these adorable Clay Pot Snowman to use as party table centerpieces or even as a place cardholder by using materials found at your local Dollar Store.
The supplies for these Clay Pot Snowman are made with affordable, budget-friendly items that you can find at your local Dollar Store or purchase the supplies in bulk at your local craft store if you’re expecting a larger turnout.
- Dollar Store Clay Pots – 2.5” in diameter – Dollar Store
- Acrylic Craft Paint – White for the Primary Color then choose your secondary colors to fit your color scheme (ex pastel pink/purple, silver, pastel blue/green)
- Wiggle Eyes, Four – Dollar Store
- Chenille Stems – Dollar Store
- Orange Craft Foam – Dollar Store (Orange Felt or Cardstock are also great substitutes)
- Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
- Marker – Black (for the mouth)
- Pencil with New Eraser
You will notice that I did choose more feminine colors, centering around pinks and purples for a Winter Princess, however, a magical Winter Wonderland is all-inclusive with multiple color palettes to choose from. Mix silver and white with pastel pink or purple for your Winter Princess, or pastel blue or green for your Winter Prince. Keep it gender-neutral with pastel yellow!
Gather all of your materials and then remove the packaging and labels. Basecoat the 2.5” clay pots with white acrylic craft paint. Let the paint dry and then apply a second coat, if necessary.
Topcoat the rim of one clay pot with gray acrylic craft paint and the other with acrylic craft paint of your choice. For my first clay pot, I used purple and gray for my 2nd clay pot. Set aside to dry. Apply a second coat, if necessary.
Attach ribbon around the rims of the clay pots with a glue gun and glue sticks. Add polka dot cheeks by dipping a new pencil eraser into pink acrylic craft paint. Set aside to dry.
TIP: You can use liquid craft glue for this project, but you will have to wait for it to dry.
Cut a long skinny triangle from orange craft foam. Attach two wiggle eyes, and one carrot nose to each snowman with a glue gun and glue sticks. Draw a smile from cheek to cheek with a permanent black marker.
TIP: Orange felt, or cardstock would also work for this project, use what you have on hand.
To create the earmuffs, measure and cut a tinsel chenille stem to 6” long. Bend into a “U” shape and glue to either side of your snowman. Attach tinsel pom-poms over the cut end of each stem using a glue gun and glue sticks. Repeat with the other chenille stems and tinsel pom-poms on each one of your snowmen.
Your Finished Product!
For larger table centerpieces use larger clay pots with larger chenille sticks and pom-poms. Mix and match paint colors and ribbons so that each table has a different snowman.
Looking for more Winter Onederland Party Supply Ideas? See my Custom Winter Onederland Birthday Coloring Page Here!
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