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Snowman Tea Light Ornaments by Cute as a Fox

Posted by  ·  December 14, 2013  ·  Last Updated: December 14, 2013

Hi there! I’m Ashley from Cute as a Fox and I am so excited to be sharing here at Skip to My Lou today.


Today I am showing you a fun little Christmas ornament that is so quick and easy to make. They are glitter tea light snowman ornaments. They are so cute, it’s almost hard to recognize that they are a tea light anymore. This craft is very versatile too. You can change up the look of the snowman depending on what accessories you can find in the store or make yourself.


Glitter Tea Light Snowman Ornaments



  • White glitter tea-lights – available at Michaels
  • Black Puffy Paint
  • Mini Santa hats, or top hats – available at various craft stores and Walmart
  • Optional: Orange glitter, Mod PodgeSnowman-Tealights-supplies
Note: You can use any tea lights that you want, but I think that the glitter tea lights from Michael’s are just gorgeous. You could try glittering some plain ones on your own, if you can’t find them already glittered.



  1. Hot glue your hat of choice on to the top of the tea light. For the felt Santa hats, I folded them back and secured with hot glue. If you are using a fabric hat, make sure you don’t obscure the switch on the back of the tea light.
  2. Optional step: If you would like to glitter the snowman nose with orange, now is the time. Using a small brush, coat the light/nose with Mod Podge and dip in orange glitter. Let dry. I love the look of the orange glitter if the tea light is turned off. When you turn the light on however, you can see that there is not 100% even glitter coverage. It can look a little splotchy. If you plan on leaving the tea light off, then I recommend glitter. If you want to have the tea light on most of the time, I recommend no glitter.
  3. Using the puffy paint, give your snowman two eyes and five dots for a mouth. Let dry completely.
  4. Add an ornament hanger. Depending on your snowman hat, you probably have a few options. I poked a hole through the felt hat and added ribbon and an ornament hook. The hard Santa hats were already ornaments with their own hangers. For the top hats, I screwed in little screw eyes and added an ornament hook. Whatever method you choose, just make sure the ornament hanger is over the center of the tea light. Otherwise the ornament will tip to the front or back.

That’s it! All done. You can’t get too much simpler than that. So far, everyone that has seen them at my house, has just fallen in love with them. Once you start making them, it is hard to stop!

Thanks so much for having me over today. I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did. I’ve been posting lots of holiday crafts and recipes over on Cute As A Fox. Come on over and you can check out my Rustic Woodland Creatures Ornaments, PEEPS stir straws, DIY glitter ornaments, and Cocoa Krispies Reindeer to name a few.



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  1. Sissie
    Monday, November 12th, 2018
    Where did you find the cute lighted Santa hat ??
    • Cindy
      Monday, November 12th, 2018
      Sissie, It is actually one of those glass ornaments. The reflection makes it look lighted.
  2. Carol
    Sunday, October 15th, 2017
    I habe used an orange shapie to color tje flame, takes a couple coats, donts let completely dry between as it will rub off, also do with light off and turn on to see if any missed spots
    Turns out great and not splotchy and don't have to worry about glotter falling off. Hope this is helpful.
    • Cindy
      Monday, October 16th, 2017
      Thanks Carol for that great tip!
  3. Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016
    Love the tea light snowmen!!!!!
  4. lucinda
    Thursday, December 25th, 2014
    You can also add a pin back to make a fun pin. I colored my nose with orange sharpie. Took several coats but result was a smooth look not slotchy.
  5. Anne
    Sunday, December 15th, 2013
    These are adorable! The perfect craft for my students to make during our winter party! I can find the santa hats but where did you get the top hats from?