These foam letters (foamies) have been sitting in the back of my drawer forever. Here is a simple way to make an emoticon ornament. Just find the letters you need and stick them on. Could it be more simple? I was lucky that the letters came with parenthesis, but if yours doesn't you can cut it out from a letter C. Mine didn't come with a comma so I took the inside of the letter O and cut it into a comma. The period was the inside of the number 8.
I also spray painted my ornament because the paint was chipping off this really old ornament I found.
Foam Letters found at any craft supply store
One ornament larger than the foam letter
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Find the letters/ symbols you want for your emotion. Here are a few:
>:] :-) :) :o) :] :3 :c) :> =] 8) =) :}
:^) >:] :-) :) :o) :] :3 :c) :> =] 8) =) :} :^)
>:[ :-( :( :-c
>:) >;) >:-)
B-) 8) 8-)
You can spray paint your ornament or just use a solid color ornament.
If the foamie for the letter isn't available then you can use a small scissor and cut it out from an existing letter. I cut out the comma from the inside of the number 8.
Foamies usually are sticker backed but if yours are not then just glue them on with some craft glue.