Turn your empty Coffee-Mate into a unique gift by adding a box of hot chocolate and marshallows.
Total Time: 45 minutes to an hour
Yield: 1 container makes 1 gift
orange craft foam
black pom poms small for eyes and larger for buttons
red pipe cleaner for scarf
box of hot chocolate
Christmas wrapping paper
ribbon for bow
This is a snowman made from a Coffee-mate container.
Start by peeling off the plastic from the container to reveal the clear glass container.
Purchase some small black pom poms and some medium sized pom poms at a local craft store. I also purchased a sheet of orange craft foam. The pom poms will be used for the eyes and buttons; the orange craft foam can be used to cut out triangles for the nose; and the red pipe cleaner is used around the neck of the creamer container to represent a scarf. You could also use a strip of fabric if you prefer.
I used a hot glue gun to position and glue the pom poms and nose into place. No need to glue the red pipe cleaner, simply twist the pipe cleaner around the neck area of the creamer container or tie your strip of fabric if this is what you have chosen to use.
Once your snowman has been assembled, you can use small marshmallows to fill your snowman and purchase a box of hot chocolate packages and about 12-15 inches of a 2" ribbon to prepare your assembled gift.
I wrapped the box of hot chocolate in Xmas wrapping, filled the snowman with the small marshmallows, and placed the snowman on top of wrapped box of chocolate. Tie your ribbon around both package and snowman and tie bow in front. Your cute snowman gift is now ready to bring smiles to your friends and neighbors!
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One can also use an old white tube sock, one with heel or toe worn out... to be cut off and disposed. Place tube sock around the outside of the creamer bottle. The screw cap can hold the sock top in place, if you tuck the extra inside the bottle.
Then glue the other end of the sock to the bottom of the bottle or just cut it straight off as the elastic will hold it in place.