Snowmen from Electric Tea Light Candles

24 Days Of Simple Christmas Projects
Day #1

Snowmen From Electric Tea Light Candles

These candles are pretty easy to find at the Dollar Tree, Family Dollar, Dollar General - any of those stores with the word "Dollar" in their name.  :-)  Depending on the store, they are 2 or 3 for $1.  Most of us will have the embellishments on hand in our craft stashes, making this a really cheap starter craft.

I used E600 glue to attach the hat, and the ribbon to hang them.  (You can find e600 glue in the automobile section of Dollar General) a white gel pen to accent the hats (which are simple black card stock) and a black sharpie for the faces.

 These will be really cute hanging off gift bags this Christmas!

I saw this idea on pinterest, then googled it and found that it is not a new idea at all..  and the variations are endless!

This is the very basic idea that I started with.  Drawing the face on is so much easier than I expected..  I found that for me, 5 dots for the mouth worked well, and the "secret" is to make the eyes a little bigger, if the face doesn't look quite right.  (she has some other candle ideas in this post as well)

This one has an adorable hat and scarf, and has a magnet on the back.  What a great idea!  At the bottom of her post she offers to share her cricket template if you email her.

This Stampin Up Demonstrator got fancy with hers - and she gives you step by step directions.  I love the scalloped punch she used on the back of hers, I used that idea from her.  I like the paint she used in place of the sharpie too, for extra dimension
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