We finally got our first snow and it’s starting to look a lot like Christmas! We didn’t get enough snow to build a snowman – sad day for my kids but not for me! A couple of weeks ago I made this adorable painted glass jar snowman and filled it with candy. The kids loved it!
During the holidays I like to find small gifts to give to friends and teachers. Most of the time I bake bread or cookies. There are so many printables you can attach to them with a plate they can keep (or pay it forward). This cute glass jar snowman has a surprise inside!
What you need:
- Glass jar with a lid
- Primer spray paint
- Red fuzz ball
- bakers twine
- Sharpies (red, black, silver, orange)
Painted Glass Jar Snowman Tutorial
I also grabbed a little glitter clothespin to attach a note. You will need to make sure all of the residue from the label has come off. Label glue is normally a nuisance and hard to get off. But there’s an easy way to clean off glass jars. I mean a really easy way. Click the link to see just how easy it is to clean the glue off of glass jars.
Then start spraying your jar with spray primer. There are so many tutorials out there on painting jars, but I’ve never been able to get the paint to stick like the tutorials show. The primer allows you to get a smooth coat on the jar for your paint to stick to. I ended up not painting the jar since the white primer did the job. But you could easily use paint to make other characters like Santa or a penguin.
Sharpies, I love Sharpies. I have the Costco pack with many colors so I just grabbed red, black, orange and silver for this jar. You have to be careful not to color too much on the painted jar because the paint will come off like using dry erase markers over each other. You could use acrylic craft paint too.
I used the silver Sharpie to make a sparkle in the snowman’s eyes. You could draw a smile on or use dots like buttons. The baker’s twine already had red and white stripes, and I thought it would make a great scarf.
The lid as already black but it can be spray painted black to look like a hat. The fuzz ball helps make the hat look intentional.
Then just fill with their favorite candies, and you’ve got yourself a fun gift that doubles as holiday decor! You could even distress some of the paint with a sanding block and put a candle inside.
What would you turn your glass jar into? Santa, a penguin, a turkey? Have fun with it!
If you liked this craft you might also like these DIY Christmas decor idea:
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