I tend to save scraps and odd pieces that are supposed to be discarded. I always think, “Hmmm…could I make something out of this?” That’s how I came up with these Snowman Ornaments. They are made from Ashland candle jar lids from Michaels (but you can use anything circular).
Every time I get a candle with a lid I feel terrible throwing out the lid. Then it occurred to me that these lids would make great Christmas tree ornaments. They’re so simple to make that you could make them with your kids or make them by yourself.
- Candle Jar Lids
- White Paint
- Pink Paint
- Ribbon (24 inches per ornament)
- Beads or paint for eyes, nose, rosy cheeks, and mouth
- Doll-sized hats and/or scarf
- Hot glue gun
- Black permanent marker
- Jingle bell *optional
Related: DIY Christmas Tree Wrapping Paper
- Paint flat side of candle jar lids with white acrylic paint with at least 2 coats of paint. Let dry in between coats about 20 minutes.
- Cut ribbon into 24-inch pieces.
- When lids are dry wrap ribbon around part of the lid that normally fits into the jar. Tie a knot in a ribbon at the base of the lid.
- Fit hat onto the top of snowman’s head then pierce a small hole through the spot in hat where the ribbon will be able to slide through.
- Push ribbon through the hole in the hat. I undid a paperclip and used the tip of the clip to push the ribbon through the hat.
- Feed a bead through the ribbon and push to the base of the hat. Tie a knot at the bead to secure.
- Tie a knot at top of the ribbon to create the loop that will allow the ornament to hang from the tree. Add a jingle bell if desired.
- Hot glue beads onto snowman’s face for eyes and nose.
- Add pink paint onto snowman’s cheeks with paintbrush or tip of finger.
- Dot mouth onto snowman face with a black permanent marker.
- Add a scarf if desired or any other embellishment you like.
Related: DIY Holiday Potpourri Jar Gift
There you have it—a cute and whimsical snowman ornament and less trash in the landfill. They’re so simple, you still have time to make one or two before Christmas!
Be sure to tag us if you make one of these! What are your favorite DIY ornaments?
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Lisa is a mother of three lovely young women and is a new grandmother to a baby boy! She has been married to her high school sweetheart for more than thirty years. Lisa is originally from Dearborn Heights, Michigan, but has lived in the Tampa Bay area since 1984. Running a small business for over 25 years and raising a family has made for a busy, busy life with many ups and downs; it’s definitely been an adventure.
Lisa’s always involved in one project or another whether it’s work related or serving her community. She also recently went back to school to finish her bachelor’s degree in American Studies. Lisa tries to make every day a good day—that means learning something new, practicing kindness, and enjoying the present moment.