I am neck high in planning and making gifts for Christmas and knew that I would combine my design team project with something that would make a nice little present as well. It's multitasking by only doing one thing!! Gotta love that!!
I have been on an ornament kick lately and enjoy giving them as gifts because most people have a Christmas tree and who doesn't love a gift made with love?! I first saw a snowman using a tea light, at Stamp & Scrap with Frenchie and thought it would make a cute idea for a little gift. Then I saw another version that had a body as well. Debbie's snowman is part of her 12 Days of Christmas Ornaments and she has a great tutorial, and some absolutely wonderful creations displayed on her blog! I loved the hat on France's snowman and decided it had to go on my snowman too. Of course, I took a little artists inspiration to change things around a little and make this guy my very own...
This was so easy to put together that I made 6 of them using up the tea lights I had left over from DD#1's birthday party a few years ago. My girls liked them so well, they immediately laid claim to them as gifts for their teachers. Good thing I made six of them!!
If you would like to recreate my little snowman, he really is super simple to put together. Just layer the two larger circles and then use the 3/4" circle punch to make a hole for the switch to fit through. A little sticky strip around the base hold the ribbon in place and also attaches the tea light to the circles. The eyes, buttons, and mouth are pearls that I colored with a black sharpie. If you need a more visual description, I suggest a visit to Debbie's blog.
Well, that's it for me today! Only three more school days until our Christmas vacation begins. Woo! Hoo! I am planning on doing a lot of crafting during my break and am looking forward to some 'not busy' time with my family. Have a wonderful week and happy crafting!
Project Recipe: Cardstock-basic black, whisper white, red glimmer paper, Ink-Baja breeze, whisper white, black sharpie, Punches-2 1/2" circle, 3/4" circle, Boho blossom, modern label, word window, Accessories-3" circle die, basic pearls, neutrals brads, old olive grosgrain ribbon (ret), sticky strip
Oh Margaret, I love your little snowmen tea lights. I used to make all kinds of gifts and don't anymore. I do however buy the two little ones an ornament every year.ReplyDelete
Margaret this is adorable!ReplyDelete
This is so adorable! I have some tea lights somewhere that would work - need to find them. I love this sweet little Frosty!ReplyDelete
Now THAT is purely ADORABLE!! I had seen this idea on Pinterest but as of yet, hadn't seen it on anyone's blog, but lookie here...YOU made one, scratch that, six of them! These are so wonderful Margaret and how fun to have such an interactive card! I just LOVE it! Yeah you for multitasking...ReplyDelete
hugs to you and hope things are going well.
Geez, I think I said card in my comment..LOL.. I meant ornament!! Suppose you can tell how my brain is functioning for the holidays. :)ReplyDelete
Oh my goodness!!! This is so adorable! I'd love these all through my house! Precious.ReplyDelete
I love this - and I have to say that your version is definitely the best.Fabulous and fun.ReplyDelete
This is really adorable Margaret, thanks for sharing with us all.ReplyDelete
What a great idea, Margaret! It's amazing that you actually got him to look like a proper little character....he's very sweet, you clever girl!ReplyDelete
Love, love , love ! Thanks for sharing this, I've not seen this adorable idea yet =) I hope you find crafty time and post what you make. Happy Holidays !ReplyDelete
Oh, this is GREAT!!!!! I love the little glowing nose!!ReplyDelete
Awww Margaret, thanks for the shout-out and what a cute little hat your created for your snowman!ReplyDelete
oooh Margaret....these are great! I made tags for presents like these last year (and the year before) and they were my favorite tags, but they didn't light up....now I have seen an even better version and I am loving it!ReplyDelete
So cool... and it really put a smile on my face to see his nose glowing!ReplyDelete
He's snow cute, sorry I couldn't resist lol. I love this project Margaret and it brightened (I've got to stop) my day. Hee Hee Hope your Christmas preparations are going smoothly and that you have a very Merry Christmas. HugsReplyDelete
I loved this little snowman project of yours Margaret! I think snowmen are one of the few cute things I like and the use of your battery tea light was inspired!ReplyDelete
what a cute ideaReplyDelete