Dollar Tree Snowman With Lights DIY [Video]

Use items from Dollar Tree to create a cute snowman with lights to add to your Christmas decorations! It’s an inexpensive and easy craft and DIY!  

If I’m being honest. I’m not a big fan of cold weather or snow and please don’t ask me to build a snowman out of actual snow.


I CANNOT resist an easy snowman craft and if it’s a snowman with lights, it’s probably in my top ten!

You toss in that it’s a Dollar Tree craft, I might begin to swoon!

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Quickie Dollar Tree Snowman With Lights Video Tutorial

Here’s a quickie video tutorial of how I made this bad boy! You can see the full, longer video at the end of this post!

Supplies For Dollar Tree Snowman With Lights DIY

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Dollar Tree Snowman with Lights Directions

Step 1

You need to start with the small fishbowl votives.

Dollar Tree Snowman With Light | Start with three fishbowl votives

Step 2

Paint the votives white but so not paint the bottom. I used a multi-surface paint, which is good for painting on glass. A stencil brush is not necessary but I like the texture it gives for the snowman.

Paint the fishbowl votives with white multi surface paint

Step 3

While the votives are drying, move on to the hat. Take the floral foam and roll it along the black craft foam. You want to trace it with a pencil and then cut it out.

Roll floral foam in black craft foam and trace it

Step 4

Using hot glue, glue it around the floral foam and cut off any excess.

Roll floral foam in the black craft form and secure it with hot glue

Step 5

Place the hat on the black craft foam and draw a circle larger than the foam. This will become the brim of the hat. Cut it out and glue it on the bottom of the floral foam.

Trace around the snowman hat

Step 6

Trace the top of the floral foam on the black craft foam and cut out. Glue it to the top of the hat and trim off any excess and glue on the bottom brim.

Add glue to the craft foam snowman hat brim

Step 7

Add berries and greenery to the hat for a little embellishment.

Add greens and red berries to the hat

Step 8

Add dimensional white paint onto the had, for snow and sprinkle with a fine glitter.

Add white paint to brim of hat to look like snow for the Dollar Tree Snowman with lights

Step 9

Once the votives are dry, paint on the face, on the top votive. Paint on the coal buttons on the middle votive.

Paint face on snowman votive

Step 10

Take your wire and twist it around the top of one of the votives. Bend fingers at one end. Then do the same on the other and cut off any excess. Glue it onto the top of the middle votive.

Use wire to make arms and hands for the snowman with lights

Step 11

Paint the wire that is touching the votive white and the arms going out brown.

Paint the gold wire brown for the snowman arms and hands

Step 12

Cut out two lengths of red felt. Fringe one end on each of them.

Fringe red felt for a scarf for the Dollar tree snowman with lights

Step 13

Glue it to the top of the middle votive, over the wire. Pull it around and arrange it in the front and finish gluing.

Wrap the red felt scarf around the neck of the Dollar Tree snowman with lights

Step 14

Add berries, greenery and more snow and glitter for embellishments. The dimensional white paint on the hat and scarf, with the glitter gives you the opportunity to cover any hot glue, seams or imperfections.

Finished dollar tree snowman with lights

Now, let’s light up this snowman!

Dollar Tree snowman with lights all lit up

That’s it!  Now add your battery operated votives and have him jolly up your Christmas decor!  

Have fun with it! I’d LOVE to see what you make! Be sure to share it over on my Craft Klatch Facebook Group! It’s Free! ❤️

Thanks for stopping by!  Remember:  Life’s too short not to shimmer, so grab your glue gun and your glitter!™  Stay safe! 

Happy Holidays!


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