Learn how to make snowmen from glass jars using empty food containers, spray paint and a few craft supplies. It’s an easy DIY craft for Christmas or winter.
Hi guys! I’m Meg from Green With Decor. I’m excited to be back at Kenarry today!
I love upcycling and reusing things around the house. It does lead to me keeping almost every glass jar or bottle from food we eat, but sometimes the jar shapes are just too perfect to toss in the recycling.
For my most recent glass jar project, I made these cute little snowmen.
I love them because they can stay out after all the Christmas decorations go away. The house always seems a little bare after all the festive holiday decor goes away, so I’m glad we can leave these out a bit longer.
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- Jars (Mine are from Marzetti salad dressing. I love their shape!)
- White spray paint
- Black spray paint
- Black permanent marker
- Orange permanent marker
- Rubber cement
- Red ribbon
How to make snowmen from glass jars:
1. Spray paint the jars and the lids.
I flipped the jars upside down so I could get the bottom of the jars, too.
Spray the lids of the jars black to look like the snowmen’s hats.
You can probably get away with one coat of spray paint as long as you’re careful to cover the entire jar and lid.
2. Draw the faces.
I laid the button on the jar for placement before I drew on the face.
I did the eyes and mouth first, then put the orange nose in the middle.
3. Tie ribbon around the jars.
I picked red ribbon to give a little Christmas flair. I love how it looks like a little scarf.
4. Glue the buttons to the jar.
Use rubber cement or a hot glue gun. Since this project needs such a small amount of glue, I went with rubber cement so I didn’t have to deal with heating up the glue gun. (It’s a busy time of year!)
Do you decorate for winter or does everything seasonal go away after Christmas?
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Thanks to Carrie for having me today!
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