Buttoned Up Snowman

Almost like the real thing . . .

Products Used

  • MB-1169 - Snowman Ornament
  • SC-31 - The Blues
  • SC-74 - Hot Tamale
  • SC-75 - Orange-A-Peel
  • SP-216 - Speckled Cotton Tail
Decorating Accessories
  • BT-910 - Synthetic Sponges
  • CB-106 - #6 Script Liner
  • CB-604 - #4 Soft Fan
Additional Materials
  • Twigs
  • Strip of Fabric
  • 3 Small Buttons
  • Drill with ⅛" Ceramic Bit
  • Glue
Project Info


  1. Begin with properly fired shelf cone 04 bisque. Moisten a clean sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
  2. Drill a hole on either side of the snowman using a drill and a ⅛" ceramic drill bit.
  3. Apply 3 coats of SP-216 Speckled Cotton Tail to the entire snowman.
  4. Apply 3 coats of SC-74 Hot Tamale to the headband of the snowman's earmuffs.
  5. Apply 3 coats of SC-31 The Blues to the earmuffs.
  6. Apply 3 coats of SC-75 Orange-A-Peel to the nose of the snowman.
  7. Apply 2 dots of SC-31 The Blues to each eye of the snowman.
  8. Using the tip of a liner brush, apply a series of dots of SC-74 Hot Tamale to create a smile on the snowman.
  9. Stilt and fire to shelf cone 06.
  10. After the piece is removed from the kiln: tie the strip of fabric around the snowman's neck like a scarf; glue the buttons onto the front of the snowman; and, glue the twigs in the side holes.