Snowman Tea Light Ornament (Dollar Store Craft)


Do you like snowman decorations with their cheery faces?  I do.   So today, I am delighted to show you an easy, cute snowman craft.  Light up the Christmas tree with ADORABLE snowman tea light ornaments.Snowman Tea Light Ornament - fb

You can whip up holiday snowman ornaments in no time.   This is a great family craft to do with kids, kids of all ages can make this DIY Christmas ornament for the tree. Just be careful to help them when using the hot glue gun. If you need some other holiday craft ideas for kids, we have a lot of free projects here.

Besides being able to make this holiday decoration so quickly, this snowman ornament is budget-friendly as well because all the items can be purchased from the dollar store.

Want some other budget-friendly holiday crafts? Check out these dollar store craft ideas: 

Watch this video and read on for step-by-step instructions on how to make snowman tea light ornaments.

Watch our video tutorial below or click the link if you prefer to watch Snowman Tea Light Ornament (Dollar Store Craft) in Youtube.

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how to make a tea light snowman


  • Tea Light Candle (Battery Operated)
  • Red Pipe Cleaner
  • 2 small Red Pompoms
  • Ribbon - 3/8" wide
  • Cord for Hanging
  • Black Permanent Marker
  • Glue Gun
  • Scissor

Snowman Tea Light Ornament - Supplies

snowman ornament instructions

Step 1:

With the 3/8" ribbon make a small bow.  Then, set the bow aside. You will be using it later. Snowman Tea Light Ornament - Small Bow

Step 2:

With a scissor, cut a 2 ½” piece from the red pipe cleaner. Set it aside.Snowman Tea Light Ornament - Pipe Cleaner

Step 3:

Cut a piece of cording long enough for hanging the tea light snowman on the Christmas tree.  Tie the two ends of the cord together with an overhand knot.Snowman Tea Light Ornament - Cording

Step 4:

With the black marker, draw the two dots for eyes and several small black dots for the snowman's mouth on the tea light. The light will be the snowman's nose. Snowman Tea Light Ornament - Black Marker Eyes and Mouth

Step 5:

Now it is time to begin assembling the snowman ornament.  Place the pipe cleaner around the top and along the sides of the tea candle and place a small mark at the end of the pipe cleaner on each side. These marks will be used when gluing the pipe cleaner in place.Snowman Tea Light Ornament - Add Glue

Step 6:

Slip the hanging cord onto the pipe cleaner.Snowman Tea Light Ornament - Hang Cord


Put a dap of hot glue on the marks on the side of the tea light and attach the pipe cleaner around the snowman's head.Snowman Tea Light Ornament - Add Glue

Hold the pipe cleaner in place until the glue is dry. Snowman Tea Light Ornament - Glue Pipe Cleaner


For the earmuffs, hot glue one small pompom on each end of the pipe cleaner.Snowman Tea Light Ornament - Add Pom Poms


The final step is to hot glue the ribbon bow to the bottom of the ornament.Snowman Tea Light Ornament - Glue Ribbon


The ornament is ready to hang on the Christmas tree.  Just turn the light on, attach to the tree and enjoy the happy glow of the snowman ornament.

This quick project is perfect for craft shows or as a little gift for teachers, friends and workmates.

Do you need a craft activity for a scout, homeschooled or 4-H group of kids?  These snowmen ornaments are a quick, easy and fun activity for families and groups.

We at Needlepointers want to wish everyone a joyous, happy holiday season!

Keep Crafting!


If you have any questions about this project, contact us through the YouTube Video comments or our Contact Us page. We respond to questions in e-mails and YouTube comments regularly.

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