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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.
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
Basecoat twice with white. Dry.
Add faces as shown and dry.
Load flat brush with half white and half sky blue. Paint around the edge of the lid.
Fill jars as desired, tie on ribbon to resemble scarf or just a bow, if desired.
By Cindy from Waynesburg, PA
Approximate Time: An hour or less
Remove lid from jar and use as a guide to cut a circle of red or green felt.
Glue circle to top of jar lid.
Cut a strip of matching felt to cover outside rim of lid. Glue in place, overlapping ends.
To make head sit firmly, sliver off one side of the Styrofoam ball so it is flat on one side. Glue to center of lid.
Cut two circles of felt for ear muffs. Glue in place.
Position eyes and glue in place.
Cut orange pipe cleaner and insert and glue into Styrofoam ball for nose.
To make hat, preheat oven to 250 degrees F. Place Styrofoam drinking cup upside down on cookie sheet and place in oven. Watch closely, because it will shrink rapidly! Remove from oven and while still warm, quickly shape the brim of the hat with your fingers. When cool and firm, glue to snowman's head. Glue pompom on crown.
Cut three circles of felt (or use pompoms) for buttons. Screw lid onto jar to determine center front, position and glue buttons in place.
Cut two arms of white felt and glue to sides of jar.
Tie ribbon around neck for scarf.
Fill jar with candy.
By preserver from Manitoba
By Sandy from Bluff City, TN.
These cute little snowman are easy to make and can be filled with some candy.
Save your glass mayonnaise jars. 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", spray almost all the way around the jar with the fake snow.
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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
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Practice first on a sheet of paper with a pencil. You're a better painter than you think!
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.
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.
Does anyone have jar patterns for snowman light jars?
Wendy-Lou from Chilcotin, BC
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.
I saw some jars painted in white with snowman faces on them. The paint was textured. What kind of paint was used? Anybody know?