Snowman Luminaries and Room Fresheners - CandleScience

Festive Decor

Here’s a fun and easy holiday project for the whole family. We used our 12 oz. canning jars and whimsical decorations to make two cute snowman luminaries and two snowman room fresheners as holiday decorations.

Snowman Luminaries

Materials: 

*all of the supplies for the snowman’s face were purchased at Michael’s.


Directions:

STEP 1: ATTACH EYES AND NOSE

Using your handls, mold a carrot shaped nose using the orange model clay.  

Glue the nose to the center of the jar using a hot glue gun.

Arrange and glue the two wiggly eyes above the carrot nose. Repeat for the second Jar.

STEP 2: APPLY SNOW TO JAR

With the sponge brush, apply a thick coat of Decou-Page glue to the outside of the jar. Make sure it’s thick enough so that the snow sticks to it.

Sprinkle a thick layer of snow all around the jar. You can use your hands to pat it down. Repeat this step for the second jar and allow to dry.

STEP 3: CREATE EARMUFFS AND ATTACH TO LID 

Twist a red and a white pipe cleaner together to make a candy cane pattern. Trim the ends, shape into a "U" and glue the ends to the outside of the pewter daisy lid. 

Glue a pom pom to the end of each pipe cleaner on the side of the lid.

STEP 4: ADD TEALIGHT TO LUMINARY

Place a wick stickum on the bottom of each tea light and carefully center it on the inside of the jar.

*Note: Make sure you remove the lid before lighting the tealight candle inside. 

Place finished luminaries on a level surface. Do not leave burning candles unattended or burn longer than 2 hours. 

Snowman Air Fresheners

Materials:

*all of the supplies for the snowman’s face were purchased at Michael’s.


Directions:

STEP 1: MELT WAX AND ADD FRAGRANCE OIL

Melt 2 lb. of GB 464 (32 oz.) using a double boiler. Heat wax to 185 F.  Once the wax reaches 185 F add 2.5 oz of Christmas Hearth fragrance oil. When adding fragrance, stir well and remove from heat. Do not let fragranced wax continue to heat as the fragrance will evaporate out of the wax.

STEP 2: POUR WAX INTO CONTAINER

Allow the wax to cool to 135 F and then carefully pour the hot wax evenly into the two canning jars.  Allow the containers to cool completely. 

STEP 3: ATTACH EYES AND NOSE

Mold a carrot nose using the model orange clay. Glue the nose to the center of the jar using a hot glue gun. Arrange and glue the two wiggly eyes above the nose. Repeat step for the second jar. 

STEP 4: ATTACH EYEBROWS AND SMILE

Using the scissors and black felt material, cut out eyebrows and 4 round pieces of “coal” to create the mouth of the snowman. Remove the paper backing from the felt eyebrows and place each one above the eyes of the snowman. Remove the paper backing from the 4 round pieces of felt and place them under the nose to create a smile. Repeat step for the second jar. 

STEP 5: ATTACH EARMUFFS AND LID

Twist a red and a white pipe cleaner together to make a candy cane pattern. Trim the ends, bend the pipe cleaners into a "U" shape, and hot glue the ends to the outside neck of the canning jar. Glue a pom pom to the ends of the pipe cleaner connected to the jar. Repeat this process  for the second jar. To finish attach a pewter daisy lid to each container. 

ENJOY!