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Adorable Snowman with Tea Light Ornament

Use battery-operated tea lights to make this adorable Snowman Craft this winter. A snowman with tea light ornament is easy enough for tweens to do alone.

Tea Light Snowman Ornament - winter crafts

Not only is this craft fun and easy, it's also inexpensive! These adorable tea light snowmen are great for kids to make and gift! Simple supplies from the dollar store transform into a super cute Snowman Votive Ornament that is a perfect addition to your holiday decorations.

Teens and tweens can manage this one on their and kids can handle this craft with a little bit of help. That means that everyone can enjoy making this fun craft together!

A look at the finished tea light snowman craft ready to be shared.

Here is what you'll need to make this fun dollar store craft:

Here is a list of the items that you'll need to make this fun tea light snowman craft. Most of these items can be picked up at your local dollar store. The rest of the items are equally inexpensive so this fun craft is cheap and easy!

Three finished snowmen ready to be gifted or used for decor!
  • Votives, Battery Operated – Dollar Store 
  • Chenille Stems, Silver Tinsel – Dollar Store
  • Pom Poms, Assorted Tinsel – Dollar Store
  • Ribbons, Assorted Colors and Patterns
  • Rhinestones, Black, Self-Adhesive
  • Craft Paint – Orange
  • Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
  • Paintbrush
  • Scissors 
  • Ribbon, Silver – 10” lengths
Yield: 6

Easy Tea Light Snowman Craft

Tea Light Snowman SQ

Use battery-operated tea lights to make this adorable Snowman Craft this winter. A tea light snowman craft easy enough for tweens to do alone.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Active Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Difficulty Beginner
Estimated Cost $5

Materials

  • Votives, Battery Operated – Dollar Store
  • Chenille Stems, Silver Tinsel – Dollar Store
  • Pom Poms, Assorted Tinsel – Dollar Store
  • Ribbons, Assorted Colors and Patterns
  • Rhinestones, Black, Self-Adhesive
  • Craft Paint - Orange
  • Ribbon, Silver – 10” lengths

Tools

  • Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
  • Paintbrush
  • Scissors

Instructions

STEP ONE

Gather all supplies.  Paint plastic flame of votive with orange craft paint using a paintbrush.  Let dry and apply a second coat, if necessary.

STEP TWO

To build the snowman’s face, attach two rhinestones for eyes and five rhinestones for mouth.

TIP:  Substitute small wiggle eyes and a mouth drawn on with a permanent marker if rhinestones are not available. 

STEP THREE

Select color combinations and patterns to create the snowman’s scarf with ribbon and earmuffs with pom poms and chenille stems.

STEP FOUR

Cut two-inch sections of silver tinsel chenille stem, bend into a “U” shape and glue to sides of votive with glue gun and glue sticks.  Attach pom poms over the ends of the chenille stem and a section of ribbon under the snowman’s “chin”.  Tie a five-inch length of ribbon with a knot in the center and glue to the bottom of the votive.

STEP FIVE

To finish, tie a ten-inch length of silver ribbon into a loop through the chenille stem, using the photo as a guide.

This is a fun craft to create in an afternoon with help from the kiddos!  Sign and date the back with a permanent marker to create a keepsake ornament.

How to make a Tea Light Snowman

Gather all supplies.  Paint plastic flame of votive with orange craft paint using a paintbrush.  Let dry and apply a second coat, if necessary.

To build the snowman’s face, attach two rhinestones for eyes and five rhinestones for mouth.

TIP:  Substitute small wiggle eyes and a mouth drawn on with a permanent marker if rhinestones are not available. 

Select color combinations and patterns to create the snowman’s scarf with ribbon and earmuffs with pom poms and chenille stems.

Cut two-inch sections of silver tinsel chenille stem, bend into a “U” shape and glue to sides of votive with glue gun and glue sticks.  Attach pom poms over the ends of the chenille stem and a section of ribbon under the snowman’s “chin”.  Tie a five-inch length of ribbon with a knot in the center and glue to the bottom of the votive.

A close up view of the finished tea light snowman craft.

To finish, tie a ten-inch length of silver ribbon into a loop through the chenille stem, using the photo as a guide.

This is a fun craft to create in an afternoon with help from the kiddos!  Sign and date the back with a permanent marker to create a keepsake ornament.

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