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A Very Merry Mason Jar Monday! November 17, 2008

Filed under: Mason Jar Monday,Seasons — Jen @ 1:00 am
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Mason Jar Snowmen

Aren’t they cute?

As I was scanning google images for holiday craft ideas, I ran along this one and thought it would be perfect for this week’s Mason Jar Monday. You could display them or fill them with treats as a Christmas gift.  Whatever the use, these little men are sure to melt even the coldest heart :).

Directions from HG TV:

Materials:

large glass or plastic jar, such as a Mason jar or clean mayonnaise jar
1 cup lukewarm water
medium bowl
craft glue, such as Elmer’s School Glue or Eileen’s Tacky Glue
5 large sheets white tissue paper
scissors
6″ plastic foam ball
knife to cut foam ball
white craft paint
hot glue gun
empty toilet paper roll
sheet of thin cardboard (an old gift box or card stock will do)
blue craft paint
paint brush
silver glitter
small beaded eyes
orange Tic Tacs
small plastic gems or small buttons
2″ wired ribbon
small red bow
1 red pipe cleaner

Steps:

1. Clean jar thoroughly and allow to dry. Paint lid with white craft paint, let dry completely.

2. Cut tissue paper into two-inch wide by five-inch long strips.

3. Mix together water and glue to make decoupage mixture. Use approx 1/3-cup of glue, enough to make mixture tacky but not too thin.

4. Gently dip tissue strips in decoupage mixture. Carefully slide each strip through index and middle finger to remove excess mixture. Beginning at the bottom, apply strips to jar, overlapping each course, until the jar is fully covered. Smooth out strips as you apply them to eliminate air bubbles. Let jar dry thoroughly overnight.

5. To create the snowman’s hat, slice toilet paper roll into 2-1/2 inch sections. Using toilet paper roll as a template, trace onto cardboard to create a same size circle for the top of a hat and a larger circle for hat’s bottom. Glue on both circles and allow to dry.

6. Paint the hat blue. Once hat has dried apply thin coat of glue and sprinkle glitter onto hat.

7. To create the snowman’s face, cut away a section of the plastic foam ball, creating a flat bottom so it will sit flush against the jar lid. Attach plastic foam ball to jar lid with hot glue.

8. Attach hat to Snowman’s head with hot glue, if necessary cut away a section of the plastic foam ball so hat will fit securely.

9. Cut one-inch piece of red pipe cleaner and hot glue on to create snowman’s smile.

10. Using hot glue, attach snowman’s eyes and orange Tic Tac nose to snowman’s head and glue three buttons or sequins to front of jar.

11. Tie ribbon around the neck of the jar, shape wired ribbon to create fullness. Add small red bow to the center of each ribbon.

12. Fill the jar with holiday treats.

If you make them- take a picture and email it to me at weepingcherries@live.com.  I will post the completed craft pictures on the following mason jar monday post.  Happy Crafting!

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10 Responses to “A Very Merry Mason Jar Monday!”

  1. Jo Ann Says:

    These are too cute! What a good idea. I think my 8 yr. old would love to help make one or two! 🙂

  2. Craftzilla Says:

    Those are hilarious! I love it. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Vickie L. Says:

    I am going to have my 10 yr old daughter help me make these as gifts for her teachers this year. We are thinking about filling them either with candy, or the Instant Chai Tea Mix. Hopefully they will go over good!

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  5. Tanya Adams Says:

    These little snowmen are adorable! This would be a fun project to work on with my granddaughter. We will have to give this one a try, thank you for sharing!

  6. Papgena Says:

    I saw this in Craft Gossip and I must say I have to try it!!! 🙂
    It’s so cool!!!!

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  9. Gwen Says:

    I am trying to make this…but the 6″ foam ball looks way to big for the jar….may I ask you how big the jar should be..mine is a 4 litre glass pickle jar?

  10. Carolyn Baron Says:

    Love this idea. I have a Girl Scout troop and this is a great project for them to do for shut-in around our area. May also do them as teachers gifts at Christmas. May fill them up with a variety of candy, cookies, & nuts. Always looking for cute (free) project that the girls can do. Thank you so very much.


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