Very Gelli Ornament with tutorial

Are you getting ready for the holidays? Did you think about decorating? Well, here is a fun project, simple (as everyone is pretty busy), you can even keep the kids occupied with it for a while. Meet the very gelli snowmen!

ready snowmen

And now step by step: I made a print with light blue and white using the circles-in-lines stencil from Julie Fei-Fan Balzer. But if you have a round gelli plate you can make of course round prints… think about what a nice size of snowman you get then!

circles-in-lines print

I cut some random circles out from my print:

cut circles

I loved the imperfect shapes, if you think about making the snowman in real, you’ll never get a perfect round shape, do you? I took a thicker white satin ribbon and I glued the body on it:

the body

Next I chose pairs of googly eyes, and glued on the head:

I used black acrylic to apply the mouth and the buttons with cotton bud.

mouth and buttons

How does the snowman look like without his red nose, so I took an old gelli print with reddish tint and I teared a small piece for the nose:


And the hat, let’s top it with a top hat of course, I used 200 g black cardboard and a red-white rope:

top hat

We need still some arms, so I decided to use black foam:


And tadaah, ready to hang!

Very gelli holidays everyone!


  • Gelli arts printing plate 8’x10′
  • Circles-in-lines stencil
  • Golden artist acrylics titanium white and light blue
  • White satin ribbon
  • Black acrylics
  • Googly eyes
  • Black cardboard
  • Red and white holidays rope
  • Black foam
  • Scissors, glue, cotton bud.

Have fun! 

About lerusho

I am obsessed with experimenting, using my fantasy and creating new and unique visions. The challenges are endless and that gives me real inspiration.
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3 Responses to Very Gelli Ornament with tutorial

  1. Carolyn Dube says:

    Super great snowmen! What a great holiday project! Thanks for sharing with the party!

  2. maryk says:

    your snowmen are really great. love the wonky circles for this. tfs

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