DIY Snowman Lights

Posted by on December 3, 2014 in Christmas, Crafts, Holidays | 7 comments

Here’s an easy project for Christmas! The DIY Snowman Lights are so cute when lit at night. They make a great night-light for a kid’s room or a decoration anywhere. Because they are snowmen, you can keep them out through the winter. They don’t take long to make, either!


DIY Snowman Lights

I found this idea on Craftsforallseasons.  They used wire mesh for hats, but when I found the material at a craft store, it was very expensive! Instead, I used those cheap one-size-fits-all gloves. I ,also, just painted the faces with acrylic paints. I will use these at our grandchildren’s place-settings at the Christmas table. Afterwards, they’ll become a night-light in their room.

DIY Snowman Lights Materials:

Small clear glass “fish bowls”    (The small “fish bowls” are found at the dollar store. ) aka “rose bowls”

“One-size-fits-all”  gloves

Krylon Frosted Glass Spray Paint (use a coupon on this if you can)  Be sure to read directions and follow closely!

Acrylic Black and Orange Paint or Glass paints

Acrylic Spray Sealer – optional


DIY Snowman Lights


Spray clear glass bowls lightly – let dry and repeat with several coats

Apply faces with paint (glass paint may also be used, but it is more expensive)



Make hats as shown…… DIY SNowman Globes




DIY Snowman Globes



Now, fit the hat over the top of the vase or fishbowl…..   An LED tea-light or glow stick is easily placed inside by removing the hat.  Do not use a regular candle tea-light!

DIY Snowman Lights

I like the white light of the LED tea-lights…..

DIT Snowman Lights

Wasn’t that easy? 




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  1. These snowmen are adorable! Thanks for linking up at the #HomeMatters Linky!

  2. These are so adorable! Thank you for sharing at Merry Monday!

  3. Very cool! What a great idea! Thanks for linking up to Snickerdoodle Sunday!

  4. Such a clever idea – I love these! Thank you for sharing.

    • They are so easy to do, too!

  5. These are the cutest! What a fun craft to decorate with. We are hosting Holiday Best at Tumbleweed Contessa. I’d love it if you shared this idea with us.

    • Thank you and I’ll be over to share this idea.

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