How to Make a Snowman Jar

snowman jar table decor for christmas

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The holidays are usually a blur for me. Between decorating, cooking and prepping the house, its non-stop. It’s hard not to feel overwhelmed when you add in our everyday chores as parents.

I think it’s important to keep the kids occupied with something that you can use, instead of sitting them in front of a screen. Plus, it’s great to encourage your little one’s creativity.

We love to choose a few projects every year and have the girls create our holiday décor. They love that we proudly display their projects and they make a great gift for your guests or their school friends!

This year, we are excited to share our first Christmas craft idea, the snowman jar!

snowman jar table decor for christmas

What You’ll Need

  • Jar
  • Yogurt or white chocolate covered pretzels (or any other white snack or candy)
  • 3 black buttons
  • Red ribbon, yarn, or string
  • Glue dots or hot glue
  • Scissors

How to Create Your Snowman Jar

  • Fill your jar with your snack or candy and close the top.
  • Glue each button in a vertical line in the front of the jar.
  • Tie the ribbon, yarn, or string around the top. I chose to braid three pieces of yarn to make it look more like a scarf.

empty jars on a polka dot table cloth

glass jars filled with yogurt covered pretzels

glass jars filled with pretzels

red yarn on a table

snowman jar table decor for christmas

snowman jar table decor for christmas

If you want to get fancy, hot glue a tiny top hat to the top of the jar. Want to get even fancier? Using a white marker, add the recipient’s name on the hat. They can then serve as a place card at your holiday table.

I love this snowman jar craft because it’s really easy for the kids to create and fairly inexpensive. One snowman jar should cost somewhere around $1-$2, depending on the cost of the jars. I got mine at a local craft store for $1 each, but if you buy them in bulk, they can be even more inexpensive.

We’d love to hear what you think of this snowman jar. Don’t forget to subscribe to our newsletter for more fun craft ideas, including our reindeer hot cocoa jar!

If you're looking for a fun and easy idea for your holiday table, this snowman jar craft is inexpensive and adorable!

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  1. It’s so important to make fun and good memories with the kids. And this is such a good one. My kids love crafts.

  2. I love this idea. They would make a great gift for friends and family too. I’m going to have to find some crafts for us to do on winter break. Crafting is a great way to curb your child from too much screen time.

  3. aw, these look like some wonderful gifts to make for family and friends for Christmas! I need to make these

  4. It’s fun to see a simple idea that packs a lot of punch. Perfect to make between now and the holidays.

  5. That is such a cute idea. I will have to make these with my girls. They love doing stuff like this for the holidays.

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  7. Stunning ideas. It is great work for leisure time. Kids also enjoying these activities. From these activities we made our home more beautiful or decorate by hand made things.
    Thanks for these wonderful ideas.

  8. What a great gift decoration and we love the white pretzels! Make a nice table favour too x

  9. Wow, love this snowman jar idea😍 The jars look so cute and pretty unique as well! I am going to ask my niece to make something like this for me 🤗❤

  10. This is so cute and would make a great gift! I will recommend this to my daughter so she does not to have to stress out finding gifts for her friends at work. This snowman jar would be a very welcome holiday gift!

  11. So pretty! This would make pretty give aways this holiday season. I will save this post and add it to my “must-make” list of small gifts for friends, neighbors and co-workers.

  12. Omg these are so cute! We made these as our gifts for Christmas a couple years ago and we put them in round ball ornaments, but pretty much the same idea. They turn out so adorable!

  13. That snowman jar looks quite adorable and a great DIY project to make with the kids. I love how easy it is to make and doesn’t need a lot of stuff.

  14. I love a Snowman Jar! i want to do my own especially this Christmas season. I’m so excited for it!

  15. That is so cute! I can imagine it’d make a great take home gift for friends or even family. I love the holidays!

  16. What a cute and perfect idea for the upcoming holidays!! I love little simple yet cute DIY’s ideas like this one! I will definitely be doing this one this season!!

  17. not the usual but this one is interesting! such an adorable piece for decorating. 🙂

    Cha at Little MisadvenCHA

  18. Oh my gawd! This is the cutest thing ever and I can’t wait to make some for xmas gifts. Thank you!

    Sara |

  19. I definitely love this idea, it is so cute and so easy to make, this can be a simple gift to give to my friends on this Christmas.

  20. Wow, that was so cute..! It really looks like a snowman somehow haha, love it. I will definitely try this sometime.

  21. Love how easy it is! Can’t wait to try to make some for friends who come over to our open house!

  22. This sounds like a really cute craft to do with the kids. Perfect for the festive season.

  23. Umm, this is absolutely adorable. I love how cute the jar is and the pretzels look YUMMO. Thanks for such a great idea, bookmarked!

  24. These are so fun! We usually fill our snowman jars with white chocolate bark or white chocolate toffee.

  25. What a creative way to DIY something for Xmas. I love the two buttons in front of the glass bottle so cute and I think it is the highlight.

  26. What a lovely idea to help bring out the creativity in our child. It’s so very important to have interesting alternatives to keep our children engaged and move them away from the idiot screen.

  27. I love these! We host a part every Christmas Eve and these would be a fun party favor to pass out to our guests!

  28. These are such cute jars. I really love how they turned out. These would make for some great gifts for others too.

  29. What a creative, fun and easy craft to do with the kids. I know they’ll love putting them together as we get ready to decorate for Christmas.

  30. These are super cute snowman jars! I think my kids would have a blast making them and eating them!

  31. What a wonderfully simple idea and great to have some goodies inside. I’m pinning this for my christmas crafts here, I think it is one the children will enjou. Thank you.

  32. I absolutely love these. A very cute idea, a fabulous craft and a nice thing to gift. Feeling festive now xx

  33. This is such a cute craft idea! Of all the Christmas decorations out there, snowmen are my favorite. I hope to make these with any of my kids who want to do so.

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  34. sucha fun little craft for the Christmas Season. A great idea for a Table takeaway and one that all ages could help prepare.