As I mentioned in my Christmas tree decoration haul, this year I went for a gold, silver and baby pink colour scheme for our tree and other Christmas decorations. However, I struggled to find affordable baby pink ornaments. Thus, I decided to make my own.
As always, I went on Pinterest to find some inspiration which helped me to create some unique pieces which you will never be able to buy from a store and they make me so proud when I look at our tree. One of the Pinterest ideas I recreated are these DIY tea light snowmen.
They are super easy to make and they look ADORABLE! They also cost me less than £5 to make. When you turn on the tea light, the “flame” becomes the snowman’s carrot nose. How cute is that?
DIY tea light snowmen
Materials you will need:
- LED Tealights (I purchased a pack of 6 from Primark for only £1.50)
- Ribbon (I ordered mine from here)
- Glitter card (I ordered mine from here)
- Permanent markers
- Self-adhesive gems (I got mine from Poundworld)
- Use a black permanent marker to draw a simple face onto the tea light. You can use googly eyes if you want, but I preferred the look of the black dots. I also used a pink marker to draw on rosy cheeks, but this is optional.
- Thereafter, cut a piece of ribbon to be approximately 10cm (4.5″) long. Cross it over itself to make it look like a scarf and dab a dot of glue where the ribbon meets to hold it together.
- Add a small dab of glue to the back of the “scarf” and then glue it to the back of the tea light. Thereafter, I stuck on a self-adhesive gemstone on the scarf, but this is optional.
- Next, draw a hat on the back of the glitter card. It can be any shape and size you want. Perhaps, you could give your snowman a Santa hat. Cut the hat out and glue it on the top of the tea light. Add some gemstones for extra glam.
- Lastly to make these into Christmas tree decorations, glue on a ribbon on the top of the tea light so you can hang them up on the tree. If you can find little magnets that don’t cover the on/off switch on the back, these would also make adorable fridge magnets!
Of course you can go for colours that best fit your colour theme and you can give your snowmen different accessories such as ear muffs. In all honesty, you can use any materials that you think would work. Maybe you have some sturdy fabric around the house such as felt that you could use for the hat or maybe you have some fluffy feathers around the house which you could use to create a fabulous scarf. Be creative! As long as you invest a little bit of your time and add your own touch to these ornaments, I guarantee you will be so proud of what you’ve created, even if they don’t turn out perfect.
Let me know how are you being creative during the festive season in the comments down below and I hope you’re having a fabulous December so far!