The holidays can be a really expensive time of year. There are decorations and gifts to buy, treats to make, and parties to attend. You probably want to give gifts to as many people in your life as you can, but that can get really pricey! When it comes to decorations, it's so easy to go overboard, and that stuff isn't exactly cheap. One way to save money during the holidays is to make your own gifts or decorations. If you're a crafty person, you can probably whip up some pretty amazing stuff! But even if you're not naturally crafty, there are plenty of easy DIY decorations and gifts you can make.
One of the cutest ones we've seen so far are these super adorable Christmas candles from The 36th Avenue. They don't require much in the way of supplies (or talent!), and the best part is that they're made using candles from the Dollar Store! You really can't beat how cute and inexpensive these little candles are, and they would make great decor in your home, or gifts for teachers and friends.
How cute are those?! There are so many different options and designs. To make your very own Dollar Store Christmas candles, you'll just a few supplies (most of which you probably already have lying around the house!).
Here's what you'll need:
- Any candle of any size in a glass jar (you can find plain glass jar candles at the Dollar Store or Dollar Tree)
- Heat-safe craft paint
- ribbon, electrical tape, and other decorative details, like buttons, pom poms, or pipe cleaner
- hot glue gun and glue sticks
For an easy DYI snowman candle, you'll need a tall white candle in a glass jar. Using your paint and a thin brush, paint a face on the glass jar, just under where the candle starts. Next, wrap a piece of festive ribbon under the neck like a scarf (use the hot glue gun to secure the ribbon to the sides and front of the candle). Glue buttons under the scarf, and then attach pipe cleaner arms to the sides using the hot glue gun.
And voila! An easy, and adorable, holiday snowman candle. These would make great gifts for teachers, coworkers, and friends. But make sure you make enough to display some around your own home, too!