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Make DIY Snowman Votives out of wine glasses!! (great teacher or neighbor gift)

Only 10 Days ’til Christmas!!

Today I would love to share a fun and whimsical gift idea –

Snowman Votive Holders made out of Wine Glasses!!

I found some glasses at Ross for $4 for a set of 4. Then I bought some snow medium and some glitter from my local craft store. Seriously, this project couldn’t be easier.

I think this little gift would be great for a teacher or neighbor gift this year. And for under $2 each, this is a great Holiday gift idea. I also love that you can keep this fun little votive holder out through Winter – you don’t need to pack it away after Christmas!!

Here’s how to make your own Snowman Wine Glass Votive Holders:

Supplies:

  • Wine Glasses
  • Snow Medium. I tried two different kinds. One is DecoArt’s Snow-Tex and  and the other is Aileen’s True Snow.
  • Glitter — Twinlet’s Diamond Dust
  • Sculpy Clay – I bought orange for the carrot nose and black for the Snowman’s eyes and mouth
  • Some material for the Snowman’s scarf. I used a $1 Dollar Store Bandana — but scraps of flannel would be really cute too!

Directions:

  • Trowel on the snow medium with a paint brush.
  • Immediately sprinkle some glitter over the top of the snow medium while it’s still wet.
  • While the snow medium is drying, shape the sculpy clay. Make some noses, eyes and mouths. Bake them in the over at 275-degrees for 15 minutes.
  • Once the snow medium is set, apply the eyes and mouths with E6000. Let set 2-3 hours.
  • Then cut 1″ wide by 8″ lengths of flannel of polka dot material for the scarf. Tie it at the top of the stem and adhere with a glue dot or hot glue.

Now you have a fun little gift for your neighbor or child’s teacher. Add a little votive and it makes a charming focal point to your Holiday decor. I love sitting mine on my kitchen counter!!

What are you giving your teachers or neighbors this year? I would love to know!!

xoxo

PS — We are having a really fun LIVE chat tonight — talking about Holiday Traditions at the International Delight #CoffeeTalk community. It’s going to be fun!! I hope you will come over and share YOUR traditions with us!!

Comments

  1. My mother-in-law & I made these this past weekend and loved the end results. Thank you for the fun idea!

  2. I love how he looks when he’s lit up. I bet lots of other things could look like snowmen too–jars, mugs, my left calf–if you rolled them in fake snow. Cute idea!

  3. What a cute idea! I just showed my 5 year old daughter and she thinks you are super cool.

  4. what a great idea! wish I had seen it earlier. Kids are out of school tomorrow and there is no time to make them this year. Will definitely remember for next year!!!

  5. Very, very cute! And I’m a teacher :-)

  6. I love those.

  7. Adorable!!! Love the cute little ribbon scarves. :)

  8. I love this! What a great idea.

  9. These are adorable!

  10. This is so cute!!! I featured this today! What a great project!!
    http://inside-outdesign.blogspot.com/2011/12/before-after-thursday.html

  11. Jen these are adorable! I shared a fun snowman craft on my blog today too:)

  12. So cute…will have to remember this for next year:)

  13. These little guys are too cute!

  14. Adorable, I think these would make excellent gifts filled with Hershey kisses and the votive candles on the side, many thank you’s for aother great project.

  15. Cute, cute, cute! What a great idea for a gift and reuse for old stemware!

  16. So cute and easy! Love it.

    http://savgrace.blogspot.com/
    Great giveaway going on right now!

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