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Quick and Easy to make Snowman Ornament using your Cricut

Updated on December 26, 2012

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I got in the mood to have a few handmade ornaments on my tree; something that my granddaughter could help me with. I came up with this homemade christmas ornament featuring a cute little snowman which, when multiple cutouts are made, can be a two-sided ornament.

I used the Spring Fever Seasonal Cricut cartridge with my Cricut Expression personal cutting machine. The Spring Fever Seasonal cartridge's name doesn't sound as if it has Christmas themed cutouts available but it does! Also check your cartridges for little and sometimes hard to find, detailed cutouts that have nothing to do with the name of the cartridge.

For this snowman I did waste a bit of the scrapbook cardstock I used. In order to cut multiples there are times when you don't use all the pieces cut out. But I wanted this ornament to hang from the tree and look cute from whichever angle it was viewed.

Choose two colors of cardstock. One patterned and one solid. This way the shirts, hats, and top layered shirts will coordinate each other. You will cut out multiple sets of each and I would advise that you place the pieces together before you adhere just to make sure you like the finished look.

Snowman Ornament

One side of the Ornament
One side of the Ornament
Another side of the Ornament
Another side of the Ornament

Tools, Supplies, and Settings

A Cricut Machine; I have the Expression model at this time

Cardstock: Heavyweight

Adhesive: I use Stampin'Up! two-way adhesive

Cricut Cartridge: Spring Fever Seasonal

Cricut machine Pressure setting: Max

Cricut machine Speed: Medium

Cricut machine Blade Depth: #4

Photo Details

Base Snowman Shape
Base Snowman Shape
Snowman eyes and mouth (cut 2 sets)
Snowman eyes and mouth (cut 2 sets)
eyes and mouth adhered
eyes and mouth adhered
2 sets of arms and nose cutout  (nose not pictured)
2 sets of arms and nose cutout (nose not pictured)
arms adhered together then adhered to snowman
arms adhered together then adhered to snowman
another set of arms and nose
another set of arms and nose
pink nose adhered to brown eyes/mouth side brown nose adhered to brown eyes/mouth side
pink nose adhered to brown eyes/mouth side brown nose adhered to brown eyes/mouth side
2 sets of bottom layer clothes cut
2 sets of bottom layer clothes cut
shirts adhered
shirts adhered
2 sets of top layer clothes cut
2 sets of top layer clothes cut
top layer & scarf sets adhered
top layer & scarf sets adhered

Step by Step

Cut one <Snowman> size 5" using the base keyboard key. This will cut out the body for the snowman. I used white cardstock.

Cut one <Snmnface> size 5" using the Shift and base keyboard key. This will cut out the eyes and mouth for the snowman. I used brown cardstock.

Cut one <Snmnface> size 5" using the Flip, Shift, and base keyboard key. This will cut out the flip version of eyes and mouth for the snowman. I used brown cardstock.

Adhere the eyes and mouth shpes to either side of the snowman's face. You will see small marks indicating where to adhered the pieces.

Cut one <Snwmnarm> size 5" using the base keyboard key. This will cut out the arms & nose for the snowman. Keep the nose. I used brown cardstock.

Cut one <Snwmnarm> size 5" using the Flip and base keyboard keys. This will cut out a 2nd set in flipped version of snowman arms. Discard the 2nd brown nose. I used brown cardstock. I made a 2nd set of the brown for stability in the arms.

Line up the flipped and regular version of the arms and adhere the sets of arms together leaving a small area at the ends unglued. Then put some glue on the both sides of snowman body where the arms will go and press the arm sets onto the snowman's body.

Cut one <Snwmnarm> size 5" using the flipped and base keyboard keys. This will cut out the flipped version of the arms for the other side of your snowman. I used pink cardstock. Adhere to the snowman's body.

Adhere the pink nose to the side of the snowman with the pink arms.

Now you will have one side with a brown mouth & eyes, pink nose, and brown arms. The other side will have brown mouth & eyes, brown nose, and pink arms.

For the clothing/hat I chose one solid piece of cardstock and one patterned piece. I cut out a solid shirt to go with a patterned top layer and did the same for the hats.

Cut one <Snwmnhat> size 5" using the Shift and base keyboard keys. This will cut out the Hat for one side, the shirt for the other side. I used a bright pink cardstock.

Cut one <Snwmnhat> size 5" using the Flip, Shift, and base keyboard keys. This will cut out another set of the hat and shirt. I used a grey/white patterned cardstock.


Adhere both sides of the hat and shirts at the same time using opposite colors on each side. The hat one color, the shirt the other and visa-versa. You adhere front to back so the pieces can adhere to each other.

Cut one <Snwmnshrt> size 5" using the base keyboard key. This will cut out one set of the top layer shirt & tie. I used the bright pink cardstock.

Cut one <Snwmnshrt> size 5" using the Flip and base keyboard key. This will cut out a 2nd set of the top layer shirt & tie. I used the grey/white patterned cardstock.

Adhere to one side the solid cardstock to the patterned and to the other side the patterned cardstock to the solid. That way you will get coordinating shirt / tie & hats on each side.

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