Monday, November 11, 2013

Snowmen Tea Light Magnets

 

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These were so fun to make!  My inspiration came from Becky Roberts

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Tea Light

    • Colored up the sides of the tea light
    • Color flame

Base

  • 4 each 2 1/2” circles of designer paper – Card Stock Weight.  I used my circle scissor because I did not have this punch…it’s on order!  I prefer punches, because they are faster and easier for me to use.  If you don’t want to invest in punches, the circle scissor is just awesome!
  • Glued these to each other to make the base stronger
  • Smudge ink around the sides and edges of base
  • Punch out opening for switch (I used a crop-a-dial)  you could use a 1/2 circle punch, again I did not have a 1/2 circle punch and my circle scissor does not make anything smaller than 1 inch…so, you guessed it, it’s on order.
  • Used  1/2” circle dimensional to adhere base to bottom of tea light

Face

  • 4 each 1 1/2” Circles of designer paper – Card Stock Weight
  • Center punch an opening for the flame (nose) using the small circle in the punch pack.  I again, did not have this punch.  I used my crop-a-dial to create the opening. 
  • Glue together to make “face” stronger.
  • Smudge ink around sides and edges of “face”
  • Using a  black permanent marker, color two larger pearls and 5 smaller pearls.
  • Position Eyes and Mouth
  • Adhere Face to top of tea light.

Hat

  • 4 each 1” Square
  • Glue together to make hat stronger
  • Snip top of hat as shown below
  • Smudge ink around sides and edges of hat
  • Adhere burlap on bottom of hat
  • 4 each Brim of Hat.  I used the technique that Becky Roberts used by taking the large oval punch and punching just the edge of your paper, then move the punch up how thick you want the brim and punch again.
  • Smudge ink around sides and edges of brim
  • Adhere to Hat
  • Adhere Hat to Face with Red Sticky Tape

Bow

  • Attach twine and ribbon to side of tea light with glue gun

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I think they look cute on my refrigerator.  I am thinking of making some for gifts and place into homemade boxes.  They would also be cute on top of a Christmas Present!

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I love my Vinyl Calendar on my fridge!  You can find the directions here.

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Easy Peasy!

I will be submitting my Snowmen Tea Lights on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.

This week Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge have a real simple challenge for you, USE INK! Whether it is an ink spray or an inkpad, any ink, we would love to see how you use ink this week in your crafting project.

2 comments:

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

What a fabulous idea, love your snowmen magnets , so unique and fun. These will look great in any festive decoration. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Tracy x

soapHOUSEmama said...

This is so clever! Love it! Thanks so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp and Show Monday Challenge Blog!!! - Ashli :)