Are you looking for a quick, easy gift giving project to make? This snowman gift jar is simple and fun to make, and you can customize it with different color “scarves” or add other accessories to it. Mason jars are such a great base to craft with for gift giving for the holidays! After you’ve checked out this tutorial, visit THIS post to see 20+ other mason jar gift ideas you can easily make!
- Silver Mason Jar
- 4 Inch Styrofoam Ball
- Solid Black Eyes – 9 mm
- Carrot Nose
- Ruffle Yarn
- Aleene’s True Snow
Step one: Cover the styrofoam ball with True Snow. I like to use a skewer or toothpick to hold the ball while I work. Use a pallet knife to apply the “snow” to the ball. It has a stucco like texture to it. Let the True Snow dry for several hours.
Step two: Gently press the eyes and nose into the ball.
Step three: Tie the ruffle yarn around the neck of the jar.
Step four: Place the head on top of the mason jar.
The mason jar I used already had a mercury glass finish. If you’re using a regular mason jar, you can check out my Faux Mercury Glass Finish tutorial to learn how to achieve a faux mercury glass effect in just a few simple steps. You could also tint the glass with Mod Podge, like I show you HERE.
I placed a battery operated candle inside my jar for a pretty glowing light. You could also fill the jar with treats or homemade sweets. There are so many different things you could fill this gift jar with to make a custom gift for someone special in your life. Don’t forget to check out this post for my Minion mason jar gift along with over 20 other mason jar gift ideas. Have fun crafting and creating!