Thursday, March 10, 2011

Snowmen Luminarias

I thought these were so adorable. I used to set out luminaria's years ago, but nothing as cute as these. This idea comes from Better Homes and Gardens.

What You Need: 

•Round fishbowls
•White frost spray paint
•Orange oven-bake clay, such as Sculpey
•Golf tees
•Glass baking dish
•Black glass paint
•Silicone glue, such as E6000
•Crafting mesh
•Work gloves
•Old scissors
•Round can, such as an oatmeal container
•Tea candle


1. In a well-ventilated work area, spray-paint the fishbowls. Let dry.

2. To make a nose, form a carrot shape from orange clay. Push a golf tee in the wide end for extra strength. Place on baking dish. Bake in the oven according to the manufacturer's directions. Let cool.

3. Glue a clay nose on each fishbowl. Let dry. Use glass paint to make the eyes and mouth. Paint quarter-size dots for the eyes and smaller dots for the mouth. To make snowman winking, paint one eye as shown with eyelashes in the corner.

4. To make a hat, wear work gloves. Cut an 18-inch circle from crafting mesh. Center the mesh over the can. Form the mesh over the can, folding the edge into a brim. Tie a ribbon around the brim.

5. Put a tea candle in the luminaria. Place the hat on top of the luminaria.

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