Sunday, January 13, 2013

Snowman Gift Jars

After months of saving baby food jars in hopes of using them again, I finally came up with this crafty little project!  I gave these adorable little snowman out as holiday party favors. I also used a few as gifts for  neighbors and teachers.

I filled most of them with mini marshmallows and put them in small gift bags with packets of hot cocoa and a coffee mug.

A few were for younger teen-aged girls so I stuffed those snowman with cotton balls and made manicure gift bags by adding nail polishes, a small travel sized bottle of nail polish remover and emery boards.  

To make these snowman jars I started with a clean empty baby food jar, although any size jar would turn out just as cute.  I then used a hot glue gun to attach felt or fleece along the outer edge of the lid.  I also made a few of the hats by using Christmas socks that I found on clearance! You can either measure the circumference of the lid and ad a quarter of an inch or use a piece of fabric longer than what you need and trim off the excess after it is glued.

The fabric needs to be around 4 inches tall.  No need to measure exactly, I just eye balled it.  Use a strip of hot glue along the loose end to create a seam. This will become the back of the hat.

You can us a variety of material to create the brim of the hat.  (pipe cleaners, ribbons, scrap material, cotton balls, puffy paint)

Next take a loop of ribbon and hot glue it to the inside of the hat.  This piece can be used to slip a ornament hook through so it can be displayed on your Christmas Tree! Then Tie a ribbon (or twist a pipe cleaner) around the top third of the hat to give it a sock hat shape. Finish off the hat by adding bows, sequins, rhinestones  pom poms etc!

The faces were painted on with 99 cent bottles of T-shirt /puffy paint. If you can make black dots and an orange triangle you are good to go!

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