Ok I admit it, the day after Thanksgiving I let the Christmas decor come out and take over- wreaths, ornaments, runners, etc. I just love Christmas decor and every year I inevitably add something new and few handmade items. This year I thought some fun little snowman candle jars would be festive for the guest bathroom as well as a few to light up my walk on Christmas Eve. I also happen to love a kid friendly craft project too- my son was able to do everything but the hot glue so this holiday craft was a winner! We are planning to make one Snowman Candle Mason Jar for each of his teachers, and grandma too as DIY gifts.
Gather up some supplies, grab a mug of cocoa, and let’s get to crafting some candle jars!
Snowman Candle Jar Craft
Snowman Candle Jar Supplies:
- smooth empty jar
- epsom salt
- black buttons
- orange chenille stem
- school glue
- foam brush
- hot glue gun/sticks
Snowman Candle Jar Craft Tutorial:
Grab a glass jar, you don’t want a mason jar here, you want a smooth surface- spaghetti, pickle jar,etc.. is perfect for this project.
Paint jar from neck down with a thick coat of glue.
Immediately roll jar in epsom salt to coat, add a bit more glue and salt if need to coat fully.
Allow glue to dry for 1-2 hours.
Wrap ribbon around base of jar for a scarf, tie it off, and secure in several places with hot glue.
Cut off a 2” length of chenille stem, bend in half, twist and bend one end perpendicular so you have a larger surface to glue down and keep it secure- attach with a generous amount of hot glue for the nose.
Hot glue buttons for eyes and a mouth on your snowman to finish him off.
Drop in a tea light and he is ready to light up your mantle, walkway, or anywhere else that can use a touch of winter cheer.
I hope you enjoy making snowman candle jars for your holiday decor. Do you think you will make this holiday craft with your family? What are your favorite Christmas crafts?