Melted Snowmen Ornaments and a Ho Ho Ho Sign

My cousin Martha is one crafty Nana. Over Thanksgiving weekend she and her grandchildren spent an afternoon making Christmas gifts for the children’s teachers.

They took a piece of wood and painted it and decorated it with the words “Ho Ho Ho.”  The children got to choose the color they painted the boards and the lettering.

Martha and granddaughter Madi working on her craft.

They also made melted snowmen ornaments using coarse sea salt, peppercorns for the eyes, buttons and an orange triangle cut out of construction paper for the nose. The ornament is cute but Madi is cuter!

Do you make Christmas crafts with your children or grandchildren? Tell me about them and don’t forget to sign up for the Hallmark Countdown to Christmas giveaway before you go. Winner chosen this weekend (click Hallmark card icon on right hand side of page to find out how to enter).


  1. Aww! what a lovely gesture 🙂

    have a fantabulosa week

  2. I love crafting with my kids. I have a whole bunch of craft ideas lined up for the holidays. Love your ideas!

  3. Every child loves a crafty Nana 🙂

  4. teresak 27 Nov, 2012

    Yes, they do! Thanks for stopping by!

  5. teresak 27 Nov, 2012

    Good for you! Thanks for stopping by!

  6. teresak 27 Nov, 2012

    Thanks Steve! You have a great one as well!

  7. Great idea and sweet ornaments and child!

  8. Yes I have made crafts with both my children and grandchildren. One I remember and still put on my tree is an egg carton cup with a pipe cleaner as the handle and the bell.

  9. I love the melted snowman idea!! Lovely!

  10. Lovely craft items! It is great when one has such a cool Nana!:) Thanks for hosting and Happy WW!

  11. Handmade gifts are the best because they come from the heart …

    Happy WW!

  12. Love the melted-snowman ornaments…what a great idea!

  13. I spent the week-end crafting with my 5 year old grandson. I was proud to post the finished product, a turkey, on my frig. Glad I found your blog. You have a new subscriber. Hope you can stop by Mother 2 Mother where I chronicle my journey as a mom and grandmother.

  14. Those melted snowmen ornaments are on my list of goodies to make this year!!

  15. Alisha Kostiuk 28 Nov, 2012

    Looks like alot of fun. We start our holiday crafting this weekend. Very excited.

  16. how fun! good for you guys!

  17. Those are some fantastic pictures. Thanks for linking up to our Wordless Wednesday. We hope to see you again next week.

  18. Ahhhh. So sweet! Great idea.