Greetings! First, let me apologize for not blogging in a month. Not only have the holidays kept me insanely busy, I took the plunge and started a home baking business which has added to my already nutty schedule (though I’m excited about it!).
It’s hard to believe Christmas is less than a week away now. The kids are officially out of school for 2 1/2 weeks, and my daughter’s long-awaited Nutcracker performances are in two and three days. The countdown is truly on!
If you’re looking for a quick and cute craft before next week, I have two adorable snowmen ornaments you can make. Today I’ll post the tea lights.
– Battery-operated tea light candle
– Ribbon for scarf (I used 3/8″)
– Stiff black felt
– Thin ribbon (for a hanging loop and hat trim)
– Permanent markers
– Hot glue gun
1. Measure out the length of thin ribbon you want to use to hang from the tree.
2. Wrap your scarf ribbon around the outside of the tea light and cut to your desired length, making sure it looks like a scarf around a little head.
3. Tie a loop in the loop ribbon, and slip scarf ribbon through.
4. Tie scarf ribbon around the tea light.
5. Cut your stiff felt into a hat shape. (I used my Cricut because I had to make 55 hats for my kids’ classroom.)
6. Put a little bit of glue at the top of the tea light.
7. Put hat on glue.
8. Glue hat trim to hat.
9. Use permanent markers (or acrylic paint) to draw eyes, mouth, and pink cheeks.
And voila! Super cute ornament that even has a light-up nose.