Making a Coffee Mate Container Snowman

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December 14, 2014

finished snowman hot chocolate giftTurn 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


  • Coffee-mate container
  • orange craft foam
  • black pom poms small for eyes and larger for buttons
  • red pipe cleaner for scarf
  • mini marshmallows
  • box of hot chocolate
  • Christmas wrapping paper
  • ribbon for bow


  1. This is a snowman made from a Coffee-mate container.
  2. Start by peeling off the plastic from the container to reveal the clear glass container.
  3. container with and without label
  4. 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.
  5. supplies

  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. snowman container snowman, marshmallows, chocolate mix
  9. 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!
  10. finished gift

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November 10, 2010

I am wondering if you can still use Coffeemate creamer bottles to make snowmen since they are now clear under the label? I don't want to have a bunch of kids painting them. Any ideas?

By Pam from Knoxville, TN


November 10, 20100 found this helpful

I don't use Coffeemate, but if the only thing keeping you from using the container is that it's clear, then fill the container with cotton balls or pillow stuffing. They will be white then.


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November 10, 20100 found this helpful

You could stuff the bottles with the "cotton" stuffing from pill bottles, scraps of polyester pillow stuffing, white rags (old t-shirts, etc.), or even foam packing peanuts. If the bottles are translucent (frosty looking) and not actually transparent, the packing peanuts shouldn't even show.


You could also just put in a rolled piece of copy paper, tissue paper, or sheet batting, such as the kind used at Christmas time to set figures and miniature villages in the "snow".


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November 11, 20100 found this helpful

Why don't you just line some up and paint them. Only takes one can of paint and many Coffee Mate containers. They'd be dry overnight.
Good luck.

November 11, 20100 found this helpful

How about coating the inside of the bottle with tempera art paint? Pour from one to the other until all bottles are coated and then back into the paint container.


Leave bottles open until they are completely dry.


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October 13, 20110 found this helpful

Here is a great site to use for the snowman creamer bottle. I just adore it.

August 13, 20150 found this helpful

fill with mini marshmallows, keep the snowmen in the kitchen where you make your hot chocolate

October 29, 20150 found this helpful

Fill with white sand and glue on the tops so they don't spill it out.

October 10, 20160 found this helpful

Fill with sugar or salt or white sand if u can find it

September 30, 20180 found this helpful

i use store brand from harris teeter food lion or walmart and my containers are white most of lids are blue

December 13, 20210 found this helpful

Fill with small marshmellows

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