Make a Dollar Tree Snowman Votive that is the perfect addition to your holiday decorations. Do you want to build a snowman? Sorry, I HAD to say it! Living in Florida I have to get creative in the ways I can build a snowman and I do love taking traditional supplies and giving them a unique spin to create a fun and easy craft. And, build a snowman with me! I am sharing today as part of the Team Creative Crafts Snowman Edition, and I love to see all of the creative inspiration!
Dollar Tree Votive Snowman a Christmas in July Craft
This week I am co-hosting Team Creative Crafts Creative Snowman Crafts Edition with my crafty friends Laura from Laura Kelly Designs, and Lindsay from Artsy-Fartsy Mama. We are featuring ALL the fabulously colorful and cute craft projects from some of the most talented designers we know. Check out my tutorial, then scroll down to see all the creativity, AND stop back on Saturday to see what everyone has created!
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Here's what you need to make a Snowman ornament:
- Votives, Battery Operated – Dollar Tree
- Chenille Stems, Silver Tinsel – Dollar Tree
- Pom Poms, Assorted Tinsel – Dollar Tree
- Ribbons, Assorted Colors, and Patterns – for scarves
- Ribbon, Silver – for hangers
- Rhinestones, Black, Self-Adhesive
- Americana Acrylic by DecoArt – Jack-O-Lantern Orange
- Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
- Scissors – I love my Fiskars!
Here's how to create a Snowman with Dollar Tree supplies:
To begin the Dollar Tree Snowman Craft, gather all supplies. These battery-operated votives come in a pack of two for $1.25 and are perfect for so many crafts since the flame is plastic. Paint the plastic flame of the votive with Americana Jack-O-Lantern Orange paint using a small flat paintbrush. Let dry and apply a second coat, if necessary. I love how the flames look just like a snowman's carrot nose!
To build the snowman’s face, attach two black self-adhesive rhinestones for the eyes and five smaller black self-adhesive rhinestones for the mouth. TIP: Substitute small wiggle eyes and draw a mouth on with a permanent marker if rhinestones are not available. I found this variety pack of black self-adhesive rhinestones in the discount section of Joann.
Select color combinations and patterns to create the snowman’s scarf with ribbon. This is a perfect way to use up scraps of ribbon, lace, and other trims. Color coordinate and create the earmuffs with pom poms and chenille stems. I love the extra sparkle that the tinsel chenille stems and pom poms give these cute-as-can-be snowmen!
Glue ribbon around the edge of the plastic votive. Measure and cut two-inch sections of silver tinsel chenille stem, bend them into a “U” shape, and glue to the sides of the votive with a glue gun and glue sticks. Attach a pom pom over each of the ends of the chenille stem to create the earmuffs. TIP: To prevent burnt fingers, I like to use the tip of the blade of my scissors to hold small embellishments like pom poms when apply with a glue gun.
Measure and cut a five-inch length of ribbon, tie it in the center with a knot, and then attach it to the bottom of the votive with a glue gun and glue sticks. This becomes the snowman's scarf. Finish the ends of the ribbon by cutting triangular notches, which will prevent the ribbon from fraying.
To finish the Dollar Tree Snowman Votive, measure and cut a ten-inch length of silver ribbon. Tie in a knot at the ends to create a loop. Thread the ribbon loop through the chenille stem, and secure it with a luggage tie knot, using the photo as a guide. This craft is a great way to use up odds and ends that you might have around the house. Mix and match, pom poms, ribbons, and chenille stems, and use what you have on hand instead of purchasing more.
Dollar Tree Snowman Votive a Christmas in July DIY
This is a fun craft to create in an afternoon with help from the kiddos! An ideal craft to give to family and friends. Making ornaments has become a tradition with my nieces and nephews even though they are now grown and in college. Remember to sign and date the back with a permanent marker to create a keepsake ornament. I just LOVE how each snowman has its own personality!
Now it’s time for some INSPIRATION!
Below are more projects created by some of my craftiest designer friends. We are participating in the Team Creative Crafts – Snowman Crafts Edition. Scroll down to see all the goodness. Stop back by Saturday for all the super cool projects!
Amazing Snowman Crafts from Team Creative Crafts
I am totally blown away by the fabulous variety of projects that the team created this month. We told everyone “Snowman Crafts, Anything Goes” and we have not been disappointed! And look at all the FABULOUS projects!
Inspirational Snowmen Crafts
Create fun and festive DIY Dollar Tree Snowmen Votives with light-up noses. Beth with Creatively Beth will show you how – THAT'S ME!
Lindsay from Artsy Fartsy Mama is sharing the tutorial for Polymer Clay Snowman Earrings that won’t melt all Winter long!
Create a DIY Let it Snow Sign with a free SVG Snow Globe cut file from Liz at Liz on Call to decorate your wall or mantle all Winter long. And now you have the song stuck in your head too – LOL!
Building a snowman has never been easier than with this step-by-step DIY Wooden Clothespin Snowman Ornament project created by Heather of Homemade Heather.
Candice from She’s Crafty is sharing a fun and festive DIY Rustic Snowman complete with a plaid scarf, twig arms, and a SNOW banner.
Get the kiddos involved in making a keepsake Fingerprint Snowman Ornament that shakes snow just like a snow globe! Marissa from Rae Gun Ramblings has the complete instructions!
Debra from Debra Quartermain Designs has an easy Plush Softie Snowman to make and enjoy all winter! Click through to see what this frosty pal is made from.
Perfect for all the hot cocoa you can drink this Winter, create an ADORABLE Snow Couple Travel Mug Set with Free SVG files from Diana at the Girl Creative.
Laura from Me and My INKlings always has the most DARLING projects, and these Upcycled Jar Snowmen are perfect for all your gift-giving this holiday season!
Craft a cute little Plush Snowman from a Dollar Store Beanie with this fun tutorial from Michelle of Michelle’s Party Plan-It. Perfect to make with the kiddos!
Blanca from Creativities Galore is sharing a super cute DIY Snowman Ornament to make with the kiddos on a snowy afternoon with limited supplies.
Since You Are Still Here Scrolling Let's do a GIVEAWAY!
You know that we never let you leave these monthly collaborations without the chance to win some crafty prizes! Chelly from We Can Make That is giving away a SVG Club Yearly Pass. Follow the steps to be entered into a drawing to win ONE of TWO SVG Club prizes ($99 value). Our SVG Club is perfect for crafters, or those making things to sell at craft shows who want access to our SVGs in the shop for a full 12 months. No Cash Value. Ends December 26, 2022, at 12:00 PM CST. The winner will be announced on our Facebook page on Dec 29, 2022.
For more crafty Christmas fun, check out my DIY Glittery Clothespin Snowflakes another project created with Dollar Tree supplies. I love taking traditional items and creating unique projects!
Today I will show you how to make Recycled Tin Can Snowmen for Christmas with just a few simple supplies. My recycle bin is usually pretty empty because I am saving all the things that I could possibly upcycle into a craft project. I love to take items out of the trash and create fun, funky, and fabulous pieces of home decor, especially for holidays.
Make a DIY Glitter Snowman Jar for the holidays and all Winter long. Creating all the things that sparkle is quick and easy with Glitter-It from Beacon Adhesives. Transform glass and plastic ornaments, vases, and jars into glittering works of art with this amazing adhesive. Now you can build a snowman that won't melt all season long! Quick and easy to complete in just about 15 minutes, not including drying time.
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