Thursday, December 9, 2010

Golfer's Snowman Ornament

I have a lot of people in my family that are avid golfers and as you know I love to give a homemade ornament every year from my kids. So after searching through the garage and finding a large bag of used golf balls (why do golfers have hundreds of golf balls?) I came up with this cute, easy and inexpensive golf ball ornament idea. I made this one, but my kids will make all the rest for their grandparents, dad, uncles, neighbor etc. I am so happy with the end results and I know all golfers will love this ornament!
 
 Materials:
  • Golf ball (be sure not to take the expensive ones :) ..when my husband saw me doing this he insisted on knowing what name was on the ball..I got lucky it was a cheap one. I have no idea the difference!)
  • Picture hanging hook
  • Sharpie or other permanent markers in Black, orange, and pink
  • White paint (optional)
  • Glitter (optional)

Method:
Use the sharp tip of the picture hanging hook to make a small hole in the top of the ball and carefully screw the hook into the ball as far as you can. Make sure it goes in somewhat straight. Towards the end, use a towel to wrap the hook because it starts to hurt your fingers.

If you want to paint the ball white do so now. I did some painted white and others not. I really liked the ones that were not painted better but it all depends on the condition of the golf ball and how much blank space there was to work with.

Once dry, using a black sharpie, make 2 dots for the eyes and some for the smiley mouth. I used the divots in the ball as my guide. The smile isn't perfectly shaped this way but I like how it looked.

I used a really light pink marker to create rosy cheeks on the snowman and an orange marker for the nose. I put names and 2010 on the back side so we can remember when it was made.

I then put a thin coat of silver glitter ModgePodge over the entire golf ball. You can't really see this in the pictures but it added a nice touch to the ornament.

Tie a ribbon and you are set!
 What do you think?

57 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness these would be perfect for my dad!

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  2. Sooooo clever! And perfect for the golf freaks in our family!

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  3. I think it's adorable and I'm going to try to make some of these this weekend! :)

    Lorie

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  4. Cute. We've been making ornaments each year too...This will be a good one to add to our ideas collection for next year!

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  5. very cute snowman. I would love these but i need golf balls maybe i will go wading in the pond at he golf course.

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  6. Now there is another use of the hundreds of golfballs my dad has out back (I did spiders in October). Great idea. Thank you. I am also your newest follower.

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  7. Very cute. Now I can look for golf balls when I thrift. Or maybe I'll stop throwing the neighbor's golf balls back over the fence.

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  8. Love it!! I am going to make one for Josh's ''man teacher'' and put it in a bag that says "tees the season" haha {my husband said it was lame but he was laughing. I think secretly deep down he likes it and is just jealous!}

    Amanda

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  9. So simple, but such a great result. Definitely a fun gift to give. :)

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  10. Oh this is just too cute! My husband and I both golf and I may just have to make this!!

    Thanks for swinging by the party!

    Hannah @ http://youngancrafty.blogspot.com/

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  11. Such a clever idea! He turned out so cute. I think his smile is just perfect.

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  12. love it--never thought of using a screw eye!

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  13. This is so timely! I needed a cute project for my dad who is a golfer and will be with us on Christmas.

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  14. This is great! I'm a new follower! I featured you on my blog today - Today's Top 20. Would love if you could stop by!
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  15. These are too cute! My family would love them!!!

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  16. Golf balls are perfect as snowmen! Awesome idea!

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  18. Ha! Perfect. I love it! My golfer dad would have a ball with this, too! (Oh, hey--a ball--just made a pun...heh)

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  20. LOL!!!
    This is fabulous!!!
    I love it!!
    My hubs is also a golfer...the difference in the price alone for the balls would make you cry! A 12 pack is $45. Go with the cheap ones! You could also go to a golf range...they always have some there...if they get waterlogged, they are no good.
    I can't wait to make these!!!

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  21. LOVE THIS! My grandfather loves golf, this would be cute for their tree. Thanks for linking up to Mad Skills Mondays!

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  22. Simple AND adorable! How great is that? Thanks for linking up to Thrilling Thursday @ Paisley Passions :)

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  23. What a fun idea. My golfer hubby would love it! I've added it to the M&T Spotlight! http://www.makeandtakes.com/spotlight

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  24. I love that this is cute and easy! Thanks for linking up!

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  25. You have been featured at SSB! Check it out:

    http://superstinkyboys.blogspot.com/2010/12/mad-skills-monday-link-party-38.html

    Feel free to snag my I was Featured button as well as the Mad Skills Monday Christmas Edition button at SSB! Merry Christmas!
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  26. I love these! I featured you today on my ornament round up :)

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  27. Just dropping by to let you know that I linked to this post in a round up today from the Home & Garden channel at Craft Gossip. :) This will appear in the main Craft Gossip RSS feed, on the main home page and can be found directly here
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  28. This is just to cool. I think a bunch of these on a tree would look great even if you didn't golf.

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  29. kim_falsetti@hotmail.comMarch 17, 2011 at 3:46 PM

    Stephanie, I'm so impressed, spent the last hour checking out your talent!! Wow....great ideas on a budget is one thing but the quality of the crafts, gifts and treasures you've created go without saying!! THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR SHARING!!

    Kim

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  30. Soooooo cute! What a great idea!Thanksforthehare!
    Charlotte from AZ

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