Absolutely fabulous. I am always looking for ways to "recycle". What a find this is!
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.
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.
That is so sweet looking! You did a great job!
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
That is a good idea. I have been looking for a way to "fire" the garbage man this will help.
Here's a cute, easy to make Snowman you make from a jar, some flannel, and raffia.
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.
These cute little snowman are easy to make and can be filled with some candy.
You will need:
Spray or paint the jar white and let dry.
Simple homemade gift and frugal!
By Laura L.
Great idea. I would make these for kids to take to their school Christmas party.
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
I'd like to see a picture of this.
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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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.
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