Snowman Jar Crafts

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November 27, 2007

Recycled Jar SnowmanCreate cute snowman jars from canning jars or mayonnaise jars. These are great for giving layered cookie mixes, party mixes, or any homemade goodies.




  1. Use knife to cut 1/2 inch from one side of ball, forming a flat surface for bottom of head. Glue bottom of ball to top of jar lid.
  2. For nose, cut a 1x3 inch length from paper twist that has been untwisted. Roll paper twist into a 1 inch long cone shape. Use a pencil to make a small indention at center of ball for nose. Glue nose to head. (You may substitute an orange chenille stem for the paper twist.)
  3. For eyes, cut two 1/2 inch diameter circles from felt or fun foam. Glue eyes to head.
  4. Inset pins into black beads and insert below nose to form mouth.
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  6. For arms, insert twigs or chenille stems into the lower part of the styrofoam ball.
  7. For scarf, tie fabric strip around bottom of ball, covering rim of lid.
  8. Turn cuff down on sock and insert small amount of fiberfill into end of sock. Tie a ribbon around end of sock just below fiberfill. Slide sock over the head.
  9. Glue buttons or fun foam circles down front of jar.
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December 9, 2012

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.

Painted jar for treats.

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December 27, 2009

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.

Jar lids decorated to look like snowmen.

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November 23, 2009

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.

Snowman candy jar.

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January 24, 2007

Here's a cute, easy to make Snowman you make from a jar, some flannel, and raffia.

Jar decorated as a snowman.

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November 13, 2004

These cute little snowman are easy to make and can be filled with some candy.

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October 29, 2004

Save your glass mayonnaise jars. 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", spray almost all the way around the jar with the fake snow.

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August 2, 2007

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

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August 2, 20070 found this helpful


Here are several sites to look at some have other sites to go to have fun and look around they are some wonderful things. Good Luck.

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August 3, 20070 found this helpful

Practice first on a sheet of paper with a pencil. You're a better painter than you think!

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By angelique farmer (Guest Post)
August 4, 20070 found this helpful

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.

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By darlene (Guest Post)
August 12, 20070 found this helpful

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.

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October 20, 2015

I saw some jars painted in white with snowman faces on them. The paint was textured. What kind of paint was used? Anybody know?


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October 25, 20170 found this helpful

From what you are describing I believe the paint used was an acrylic texture medium for painting on glass. This is the only pain that has a texture inside the paint that is used on glass.

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October 26, 20170 found this helpful

Since I didn't see the project I will have to speculate. Might have been puffy paint, or just craft paint and add some fine craft sand.

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October 26, 20170 found this helpful

Martha Stewart makes a special paint for glass.

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August 24, 2007

Does anyone have jar patterns for snowman light jars?

Wendy-Lou from Chilcotin, BC


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August 26, 20070 found this helpful

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.

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August 27, 20070 found this helpful

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

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January 15, 2020

Decorate recycled pasta jars with pom poms, felt, buttons, and craft snow to resemble snowmen. Add an LED tea light to use them as luminaries. Great decorations for Christmas and throughout the snowy season.

Pasta Jar Snowman Luminaries - three snowmen

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