Snowman Jar Crafts

There are many ways to decorate a new or recycled jar for a festive holiday gift or decoration. This is a guide about making a jar snowman.
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November 27, 2007 Flag

Create cute snowman jars from canning jars or mayonnaise jars. These are great for giving layered cookie mixes, party mixes, or any homemade goodies.

Materials

Instructions

  1. Use knife to cut 1/2 inch from one side of ball, forming a flat surface for bottom of head. Glue bottom of ball to top of jar lid.
  2. For nose, cut a 1x3 inch length from paper twist that has been untwisted. Roll paper twist into a 1 inch long cone shape. Use a pencil to make a small indention at center of ball for nose. Glue nose to head. (You may substitute an orange chenille stem for the paper twist.)
  3. For eyes, cut two 1/2 inch diameter circles from felt or fun foam. Glue eyes to head.
  4. Inset pins into black beads and insert below nose to form mouth.
  5. For arms, insert twigs or chenille stems into the lower part of the styrofoam ball.
  6. For scarf, tie fabric strip around bottom of ball, covering rim of lid.
  7. Turn cuff down on sock and insert small amount of fiberfill into end of sock. Tie a ribbon around end of sock just below fiberfill. Slide sock over the head.
  8. Glue buttons or fun foam circles down front of jar.
By Momof1 from Wilkesboro, NC

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November 28, 20070 found this helpful

Absolutely fabulous. I am always looking for ways to "recycle". What a find this is!

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November 28, 20070 found this helpful

WOW!, SMART AND THRIFTY!!, THANKS FOR A CUTE AND EASY IDEA. MY GRANDCHILDREN WANTED TO MAKE SOME EDIBLE GIFTS THIS YEAR AND THIS IS PERFECT TO FILL WITH GOODIES.ALSO THEY'LL ENJOY MAKING THE SNOWMEN JARS. THANKS AGAIN.

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December 9, 2012 Flag
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Use an old or new wide mouth jar as your holiday candy holder. Paint any design with acrylic paints. Spray with a sealant like clear varnish spray. Add a touch of whimsy with a fabric tie. Add treats.

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December 10, 20120 found this helpful

That is so sweet looking! You did a great job!

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December 27, 2009 Flag
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I decided not to bake homemade items this year because of flu fears. I chose wrapped candy instead, collecting hard candies on sale after Halloween and purchasing a couple of large bags chocolates at Sam's, but I wanted to add a special touch. So I painted the tops of the jars like Snowmen faces. This works especially well with canning jars. Everyone smiled when they saw these smiling frozen men!

Approximate Time: 15-20 minutes

Supplies:

Instructions:

  1. Brush sealer on the tops of the lids. Dry.
  2. Basecoat twice with white. Dry.

  3. Add faces as shown and dry.

  4. Load flat brush with half white and half sky blue. Paint around the edge of the lid.

  5. Fill jars as desired, tie on ribbon to resemble scarf or just a bow, if desired.

By Cindy from Waynesburg, PA

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December 21, 20080 found this helpful

That is a good idea. I have been looking for a way to "fire" the garbage man this will help.

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November 23, 20090 found this helpful

awwww

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January 24, 2007 Flag

Here's a cute, easy to make Snowman you make from a jar, some flannel, and raffia.

Jar decorated as a snowman.

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November 23, 2009 Flag
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Decorate baby food jar as snowman to hold candy. Remove lid from jar and use as a guide to cut a circle of red or green felt.

Snowman candy jar.

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November 13, 2004 Flag
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These cute little snowman are easy to make and can be filled with some candy.

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Instructions:

    Spray or paint the jar white and let dry.

  1. Glue buttons on the jar for eyes.
  2. Form orange clay in shape of a carrot for the nose. Follow the instructions on the clay. Dry in the oven and glue in place.
  3. Use the black permanent marker to draw the mouth to look like coal. Just draw dots.
  4. Paint the baby food jar lid black. Let it dry completely. Glue the film canister without a lid upside down on top of lid. This will look like a top hat when you put it back on the jar.
  5. Fill with various candies like M&Ms.

Simple homemade gift and frugal!

By Laura L.

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September 28, 20100 found this helpful

Great idea. I would make these for kids to take to their school Christmas party.

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October 29, 2004 Flag
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Save your glass mayonnaise jars (round with metal lid.) Stuff a dollar store winter cap with old Walmart bags. Glue edge of cap to the rim of the jar lid. Next, using some "snow in a can" (the kind you use on your windows), spray almost all the way around the jar with the fake snow leaving a spot to paint a face with craft paint. Two red dots for eyes, one black dot for a nose and four or five red dots for a smile. When the paint and the snow is dry paint with clear sealer. Now fill with candy and you have a great gift for a co-worker or choco-holic.

By Debra in CO

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October 14, 20130 found this helpful

I'd like to see a picture of this.

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August 2, 2007 Flag
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I want to paint snowman faces on glass quart jars but I'm not much of a painter. Could someone tell me an easy way to do this? I've looked for patterns for this but haven't found any as of yet. Help?

Karen from Clemmons, NC

Editor's Note: Here are tips on making snowman jars.

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August 2, 20070 found this helpful

http://www.paintingonjars.com/welcome.html

http://www.dmoz.org/Shopping/Crafts/Supplies/Decorative_Painting/Patterns/

http://www.decordelights.com/free/freexmas.html

http://www.decordelights.com/free/

http://www.busybee.ns.ca/links/freebies.htm

Here are several sites to look at some have other sites to go to have fun and look around they are some wonderful things. Good Luck.

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August 3, 20070 found this helpful

Practice first on a sheet of paper with a pencil. You're a better painter than you think!

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August 4, 20070 found this helpful

you could stamp it on. they sell stamping ink in all colors that is permanent and will not wash off. it's called stayz on sold in the scrapbooking department. Use any stamp you like. The ink costs about 6 dollars. I did ceramic tiles with this before.

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August 12, 20070 found this helpful

I've made snowman salt jars. You cut black circles glue to inside of jar, cut orange carrot shape glue inside of jar small black circles to form mouth, glue inside let dry. Don't use lots of glue, just to stick. A little patience needed. fill with bath salts or table salt. Make a hat from old sock cuff for hat. Place it on lid. Tie ribbon to make tassel. They're super cute.

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August 24, 2007 Flag

Does anyone have jar patterns for snowman light jars?

Wendy-Lou from Chilcotin, BC

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August 26, 20070 found this helpful

I would suggest changing your mind and not making this project. There was an email going around that after having them lit, the wires get a faded look to them and they can possibly cause a fire.

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August 27, 20070 found this helpful

Yes there was an email posted about that but i have made the potpourri jars with lights in them and used them for quite awhile and NEVER had any problems

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