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25 Days of Christmas – Tea Light Snowman Ornaments

From One Little Project:

Tea Light Snowman Ornaments

Dollar store tea lights aren’t going to win any awards by tricking people into thinking they have a real flame, but they are PERFECT for little snowman ornaments. Did you ever think a fake plastic flame could substitute for a snowman nose? I know I didn’t! But it’s pretty much exactly what a carrot would look like!

Most of these materials can be found at a dollar store:

Battery operated tea lights

A Black Sharpie

Red Ribbon (like this and this)

Red Pipe Cleaners

Red Pom-Poms

Black Felt

Orange Sharpie

Glue Gun

“Use the black Sharpie to draw a simple face onto the tea light. Cut a piece of red pipe cleaner to approximately 2.5″ long. Curve it around the tea light and then add a small line of hot glue on both ends to hold it in place. Don’t glue it the entire way around because you’ll need to be able to slide the ribbon under the pipe cleaner later. Add a generous dab of hot glue where the ears would be and add the pom-poms. Now your snowman has ear muffs!

Cut out a piece of ribbon to be approximately 4.5″ long. Then cross it over itself like in the picture below and add a small dab of hot glue to hold it together. I found this was the best way to make the ribbon look like a scarf. Add a small line of glue to the back of the “scarf” and then glue it to the back of the tea light. The scarf should naturally pop back to the position shown below without adding more glue.

Cut a piece of the thinner red ribbon to be approximately 11″ long and then slide it under the pipe cleaner. Then tie a tiny knot in the ribbon to keep it together. I definitely recommend using an orange Sharpie for this next part. I didn’t have one, so I had to resort to using one of the kids Crayola markers. It worked for the time being, but it rubs off really easily, so it’s not going to last very long.”

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