I think today is the last day for guaranteed Christmas delivery with the US Postal Service. Yikes! Thank heaven for Amazon Prime, right? It is SO windy here today I think I’ll stay in and finish my Christmas shopping and do a few minute last minute crafts as gifts. Here is a quick and easy way to turn two small glass jars into an adorable snowman!
I always save small glass jars. They are useful in so many ways. Today I took a few jars I had in my cabinet and turned them into a cute little glass jar snowman. I used hot glue for this project because it was quicker, but you could use E6000 glue for a more permanent bond.
I started with an empty and clean 4 oz. sliced pimento jar. This will serve as the head of the snowman. These jars are nice as they don’t have a label on the side so you don’t have to deal with sticky residue. I glued a small wooden knob on top of the lid and painted them both black. Below you can see the difference in the size jars I used for this project:
For the base of the snowman I used a taller 4 oz. bouillon cube jar. Once cleaned and dried, I painted the lid of the bouillon container white. This jar will serve as the body of the snowman.
Once the lids were dry, I glued the bottom of the pimento jar to the lid of the bouillon jar using hot glue. I added a scarf made of red ribbon with small white snowflakes. I tied it into place. This separates the head from the body and hides where the two meet. I glued two black buttons on the front of the body and filled the base with hot cocoa mix.
For the face of the snowman I used a fine tip brush and dotted on some “coal” eyes and a mouth using the same black paint I used for the hat. For the carrot nose I cut out a small piece of orange construction paper and glued it in place. I’m not very artistic when it comes to painting faces but even with my limited skills, I think he turned out fine! I filled the top with miniature marshmallows. Finally I glued a bit of tiny leaves and berries to the hat. And there you have a sweet little Frosty the Snowman, suitable for gift giving! And with this freezing weather, who wouldn’t want a cup of hot chocolate?