https://familyfocusblog.com/christmas-table-decorating-ideas/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. They will look great as part of your Christmas table decor. Do you think you will make this holiday craft with your family? What are your favorite Christmas crafts?