Monday, December 2, 2013

Dollar Store Snowman Candy Jars

Just a quick little craft.  I know everyone is really busy with shopping, cleaning, baking etc. but I wanted to show you this cute little idea I got when I purchased one of these at Junk Jubilee.  I decided to try and make my own version of these snowman jars. 



The snowman mason jar I bought for my sample was blue and had a sticker face in black.  You can see it on the table.  I decided to go to the dollar store and see what I could find to make a similar snowman ball jar.
I found the red and white string and the gloves at the dollar store.  The little mason jars and batting I got at Walmart and the bells I found at Michaels.
The Sharpie's and paint markers I had but you can find these at Michaels or Walmart.  The paint markers tend to run if not careful so sometimes it is easier to use the sharpie.  It is permanent and does not run like the paint markers.
Here is my version of the snowman ball jars.  I put the glove on the jar lid stuffed with some of the batting to give the look of a hat.  The sample jar I bought used the other glove for the stuffing.  I thought the batting was a better idea and this way I could get two snowman jars out of one pair of gloves.

 I tied off the fingers of the glove with the red string and strung a couple of bells on each string.  Then I just paint the faces on the jars.  Pretty easy and now I can fill these with little chocolate candies and give them as gifts for Christmas.  They would be really cute with red and white peppermint candies too.

The glove is not glued to the lid this way you can easily remove the hat to get at the candy.  Then just pop the glove/hat back on the snowman jar.

These would make great teacher, neighbor, or friend gifts.

Pretty easy to make less than 15 minutes to put a couple of these together and cost about $3.50 each to make.

Hope your Christmas decorating and gift buying and baking are enjoyable and maybe you can find time to squeeze in a crafty gift like these snowman candy jars.

Kris
:)



PS.  I just found these cute snowman jars on pinterest made with buttons after I already did my jars.  This would have been too cute to use to make the faces too!!!!
Kris
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37 comments:

  1. My peoples likes these kinds of christmas gift decoration. Me also like these cute gifts............

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  2. Kris, these are adorable! You're so crafty :)
    Susan

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  3. This is such a cute idea. I make homemade caramels and think this would be such a cute idea for giveaway containers for the caramels.

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  4. These are adorable Kris! Love them!

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  5. Adorable! My mother did a craft similar to this during the 60s. So cute.

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  6. these would make a fun and easy advent activity

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  7. So cute! I like your version even better than the one from JJ! :) ~Ann

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  8. Kris, I am so stealing this idea !!! You know my Emma Pooh would have love it. I am telling my daughter right away. :):) I love being able to blog with such smart crafty people. xoxo,Susie

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  9. Kris, so cute! You're always up to something clever. You're right - great idea for teacher or neighbor, etc.

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  10. How fun!!!!! :-D
    Thanks for sharing!
    diane @
    aug's blog

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  11. super adorable!! awesome gift idea!!

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  12. Oh...very inventive and original! They are aodrable
    Kisses
    Alessandra

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  13. So cute! Love your creativity with the buttons and mittens, what a great gift idea, thanks
    Jenna

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  14. these are so adorable, kris! and they would make great treat gifts! thanks for sharing--love them!

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  15. These would be cute filled with hot chocolate mix or marshmallows! Fun gift idea!

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  16. Oh my word, these are the cutest things ever. I love it. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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  17. Very cute Kris! They definitely would make a great gift. I love snowmen.

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  18. I have to admit I rarely get interested in craft post because usually it requires sowing which I don't do or it's too time consuming..this on the other hand is very doable and looks like loads of fun! Thanks bunches for sharing!

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  19. Kris, these are just way to adorable!! Love the hats, great idea.

    Cynthia

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  20. What a cute craft project! These would be fun to make with little kids too. I love the idea of filling them with candies and giving them as gifts. Thanks for the tutorial.

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  21. Great job Kris! They're really cute.

    Judi in the UK

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  22. Yours are much cuter than the one you bought!

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  23. So cute! this is a great idea.

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  24. Your jars are so adorable! What a great, quick craft idea for a little gift or for your own kitchen counter! I always put a jar or two of candies out for Christmas so I may have to make one of these for this year! Love it! Hugs, Leena

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  25. So cute, Kris! I have to get some jars together, such a great idea.
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  26. I have seen those jars and baby food jars to make snow globes as well. Check these ideas out: https://www.pinterest.com/ktreasures/crafting-with-jars/

    http://www.brit.co/mason-jars/

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  27. What a cute idea Kris! I actually like the face on yours better! What sweet faces!
    xx
    Anne

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  28. Love Love Love! I've got to make some of these. So adorable for a last minute gift to make someone feel special. Thanks Kris!

    Blessings, Edie Marie

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  29. OK Kris..this is too cute…made the mummy jars with my granddaughter for Christmas…this may have to be another project to do with her!…love them!

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  30. Great blog. Your blog is interesting and so informative. Wait for your next blog post.
    traditional sweet jars

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  31. These turned out great. I think these would look cute if you wanted to do a buffet of Customized Candy Jars at a party or something like that. :) Have you seen the ones made out of planter to look like a candy machine.

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  32. Those jars are darling. Love the jars and all the wonderful projects that you have featured. Good work
    Glass Candy Jars

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