I have a confession. My glass jar hoarding has become such a problem that I don’t even save jars anymore because we have so many in the basement. Yep. It’s that bad.
At least I’m admitting it and not making the problem worse.
Well almost. There’s one type of jar that never makes its way into the recycling bin: Marzetti Poppyseed salad dressing. Aside from being delicious (seriously put it on your next salad, you’re welcome), the jars are just soooo perfect for crafting.
Just look at these cute snowmen:
Do you know how many salads I had to eat to make these guys?! So worth it!
This little winter craft is perfect for that weird time between Christmas and spring where it feels like everything is plain.
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Supply list for DIY snowmen jars:
- Glass jars
- White spray paint (I used Rust-Oleum)
- Black spray paint
- Black permanent marker (I used Sharpie)
- Orange permanent marker
- Rubber cement or a hot glue gun
- Red ribbon
How to make snowmen from glass jars:
1. Wash and dry the glass jars.
2. Spray paint the lids and the jars.
Flip the jars upside down so you can cover the bottom, too.
You should be able to get away with just one coat of paint as long as you cover the entire lid and jar when you’re spraying.
3. Draw the snowmen faces.
It’s helpful to lay the buttons on the jar for placement before you draw the face on, just so you know where everything will fit.
4. Tie ribbon around the jars to give the snowman a scarf.
You may remember my obsession with ribbon back around Christmas. I even added a ribbon to our metal pig to look like a scarf. It just adds instant winter cheer!
5. Glue on the buttons.
Your choice here: rubber cement or a hot glue gun. Since this is such a simple glue job, I used rubber cement.
6. Display and enjoy!
Whew, two less glass jars in the basement!
If you like winter decorating, you’ll want to see these, too:
Or if you hoard glass jars like I do, check these out:
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