Snowman Candle Holder
This snowman candle
holder will bring a cheerful glow to any room and is the perfect
decoration for winter.
The snowman holds a votive candle inside, and is
made from a small glass fishbowl that you can buy at any craft store.
The bowl is spray painted with frost paint, which creates a beautiful
glow when the candle is burning inside. Its face is painted on with
black glass paint, and a carrot nose is made from polymer clay. Its hat
is made from craft wire mesh, which can be found at most craft stores..
Read below for the complete project instructions.
inch glass bowl (found in most craft stores, also called a bubble bowl
or fish bowl)
- Frosted glass spray paint
- Golf tee
craft mesh (found in craft stores near the pottery and clay)
length of ribbon
- Hot glue gun
1. In a well ventilated
area, spray paint the fishbowl with glass frosted paint and allow to
dry completely. Check the progress after it is dry, and give it another
coat if necessary. For my project shown here, I gave each snowman two
coats of frost paint.
After the frost paint is dry, paint on the eyes and the smile using
black glass paint.
Condition approximately 0.5 ounces of the orange polymer clay by
rolling it around in your hands until it is very soft and easy to work
with. Then roll out a small cylinder. Push the end of a golf tee
through the center of the cylinder as shown. This help support the
carrot nose. Then, roll and shape the orange clay to form a cone shape.
Bake the clay according to the manufacturer’s instructions
250°F for 15 minutes). Allow to cool.
Hot glue the carrot nose to the snowman.
Cut a nine inch circle from the wire mesh. Be careful while cutting and
working with the rough edges of the mesh. I recommend wearing gloves so
you don’t scratch or cut yourself.
Place a soup can in the center of the circle and fold up the craft mesh
all around the can, forming it well with your hands. Then, make the
brim of the hat by folding down the edge of the wire mesh all around
the can. Remove the can and place the wire mesh hat on the snowman.
Decorate the hat by wrapping a length of ribbon around the hat, and
securing with the hot glue gun.
Place a votive candle (preferably in its own votive candle cup holder)
inside the snowman and illuminate. Enjoy your snowman candle holder!
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