Welcome to Day 3 of our 12 Days of Christmas blog hop! Today is all about snowman fun and I’m excited to see all of the creative ideas my friends have come up with for today. Before we get to those, find out how to make this adorable upcycled snowman treat jar. This easy craft is perfect for storing treats or fill it with cookies to give as a gift. You can even make a bunch of these to have on hand as grab and go hostess gifts. Now, let’s get onto this tutorial.
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- Empty Lemonade Mix Container
- Acrylic Paint
- Black Card Stock
- Orange Fabric Paint
- Acrylic Sealant
- Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
- Red Glitter Ribbon
- Holly Floral Pick
First, prepare your container by removing the label and washing it.
Allow your container to dry completely before moving on.
Use your container to measure a circle on your black card stock.
Next, find the center of your drawn circle and place the point of your compass on it. Spread it so that the pencil is ½ inch past your drawn circle and add a second circle.
Next, cut out the larger circle outline with scissors.
Carefully cut out the inner circle without breaking the outer circle.
Test your circle to ensure that it fits on the top of your container. Trim the inside of the circle if needed.
Now, paint the bottom of your container white below the threaded part (where the lid attaches).
Paint the lid of your container and your card stock circle black.
Set your painted pieces aside to dry.
After your container has dried, assemble it with your card stock circle on it.
Next, paint the eyes and mouth on your container with black paint.
Add a nose to your snowman with orange fabric paint. You can also add some black notching as pictured if you would like.
- I like to use fabric paint for this because of the ease of control and also because it gives the nose a 3-dimensional element.
Allow the paint on the container to dry completely.
After the paint is dry, seal your container with acrylic sealant.
Next, add a dab of hot glue to the back of your snowman’s hat.
Attach your ribbon around the hat, securing loose ends in glue. Trim any excess ribbon.
Cut the elements of your holly floral pick apart.
Next, cut one leaf off and cut it in half.
Fold the ends of your cut leaf to re-form the shape on a smaller scale and secure with hot glue.
Attach your leaves to the snowman hat with hot glue.
Then cut a small sprig of berries off of your floral pick pieces.
Next, glue the berries sprig onto the leaves on your snowman’s hat.
Lastly, fill your snowman treat jar with candy and enjoy!
This adorable upcycled snowman treat jar gives your Christmas treats a festive home for the season. It is also the perfect way to use up those empty containers from your Christmas punch and reduce your holiday waste. Now it is time to check out everyone’s tutorials! Hop around and check out the fun snowman crafts from my friends. Then come back tomorrow for delicious party food recipes.
Be sure to visit our fellow 12 Days of Christmas Bloggers below for even more creative ideas this holiday season!
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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.