Time was definitely something I had more of before my son was born and that's when I made this melted snowman Christmas ornament, which is still one of my favorites. I love this ornament so much that even after my son dumped all of the insides out claiming that he was "just" trying to help re-build the snowman, I meticulously picked up each grain of salt to save the ornament.

I have to warn you that this ornament is so cute that you might not want to give it away, and that's perfectly okay!

To make the ornament, you need to start with a clear class glass (or plastic if you want- probably a better option if you've got pets or toddlers who love to get into the tree) ornament which you can pick up at your local craft store. Fill the ornament 1/4 of the way full of kosher salt. You can use fake snow, but the salt is heavier and will hold up the other things you'll be putting into the ornament.

Make a scarf by cutting a small piece of fabric. The eyes and buttons can be made by using whole peppercorns. To make the nose, use orange polymer clay and do the same for the hat. Just shape the clay however you want and place on a baking sheet. Bake the clay at 250° for 15 minutes.

After the clay pieces have cooled, drop them along with the peppercorns into the top of the ornament and then tie a piece of ribbon to the hook so that you (or the person you're giving it to) can hang it on their tree.

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