Snowman Mason Jar Craft for Easy DIY Christmas Gifts with Printable Gift Tags
Celebrate winter with this easy DIY snowman mason jar craft. It’s perfect for easy DIY Christmas gifts. Simply fill the completed snowman mason jars with white chocolate covered pretzels -recipe included! – peppermint bark, chai tea mix or your favorite small seasonal toys or gifts. Then print out the free printable labels for an easy, affordable DIY holiday gift idea for Christmas!
A Celebration of Winter Snow
I love snow. And really, snow is probably the only thing I actually like about winter. Fashion choices aside, of course. Granted, I do live on the line between what’s considered the North and the South. So it’s not often we get snow, much less get buried underneath of it. Which means, the threat of snow, brings with it the joy and excitement of a possible snow day. One that hasn’t diminished at all even after completing school and sending a child out the nest and into the world.
I remember one year we somehow magically got three feet of snow. It was my first year of college (so well over twenty years ago if you’re counting.) The city was not equipped to handle it. And unlike many of your snowfalls, there was no warming period afterwards. The city literally shut down for ten days. Everything was closed. On day five you could walk to the post office and pick up your mail. I took the two mile walk to help curb the boredom. The only person I saw was a man riding down the street on a snowmobile. It was the most bizarre thing I’ve probably seen in this town. And almost apocalyptic. (Except there were no zombies obviously. I’m sure you would have heard about that one.)
The entire family got creative with snow as a medium that year. I dug an igloo (that was mighty warm inside) out the snow my dad had shoveled off of the driveway. While my dad and brother built a snow woman holding a baby and a lowrider truck that you could actually sit in.
It’s been a few years since we’ve had a decent snow – meaning one to two feet. However, they’re predicting that Southwestern Virginia is in for a very wet and snowy winter this year. And while being cold is not my thing, I figure if it’s going to be cold, then it might as well snow.
Easy DIY Christmas Gifts: Snowman Mason Jar Craft (with Chocolate Covered Pretzels)
If you love snow as much as I do, or maybe you just need a winter craft to keep you from going stir crazy, this snowman mason jar craft is the perfect fit. It’s absolutely wonderful for DIY Christmas gifts for teachers, friends, neighbors – pretty much anyone. (I tell you how to make easy white chocolate covered pretzels to stash inside.) Plus, I’ve also included free printable “Merry Christmas” gift tags to make gifting even easier. However, don’t feel boxed in by the whole idea of chocolate covered pretzels. You could also put homemade marshmallows, peppermint bark, a chai tea mix or pretty much any type of treat inside. Or skip the food idea all together and fill this snowman mason jar craft with small toys or other seasonal surprises.
Ready to get started on this easy snowman mason jar gift for your DIY Christmas gifts this holiday season? Keep reading for the tutorial, my easy white chocolate covered pretzels recipe and the free printable labels!
Snowman Mason Jar Craft Tutorial
Supplies & Materials:
Large round red buttons
Black & white plaid ribbon
Black craft paint
Hot glue gun
Start by painting the lid of the mason jar with the black paint. Set aside to dry.
While the mason jar lid for your snowman mason jar craft dries, glue the three red buttons in a vertical row on the front of the mason jar.
Once the paint and glue have both dried, fill the mason jar with white chocolate covered pretzels (see recipe below) or other DIY Christmas gifts of choice.
Screw the lid onto the mason jar.
Then, tie the black and white plaid ribbon into a bow onto the top of the mason jar. You can use a dab of glue to secure the ribbon in place.
Next, print out the printable gift tags here onto cardstock. Use scissors to cut out the gift tags. Then, use a hole punch to punch a whole into the top of each gift tag.
Run a piece of twine through the hole in the gift tag and cut to desired length.
Tie the gift tag to the mason jar using the twine.
Your DIY snowman mason jar craft is now ready to gift. Make as many snowman mason jars as needed for easy DIY Christmas gifts. These are perfect to gift to teachers, friends, family, coworkers and even neighbors throughout the holiday season.
White Chocolate Covered Pretzels Recipe
Package of white melting chocolate
Package of pretzels
Tools & Materials:
Utensils for stirring
Wax or parchment paper
Melt the white chocolate according to package directions.
Dip the pretzels into the melted chocolate one at a time, placing them onto the wax or parchment paper after dipping.
Allow the chocolate to cool completely. Once cooled, fill your snowman mason jar craft with pretzels for easy DIY Christmas gifts.
Printable Snowman Mason Jar Craft Gift Tags
The free printable gift tags for your snowman mason jar craft make gift giving even easier. These printable gift tags say “Merry Christmas” and print four to a sheet for easy DIY Christmas gifts.
They come in two colors, red and green. You can use these Christmas gift tags for your snowman mason jar gifts as well as other handmade gifts for the holidays. You can download and print these free printable Christmas gift tags here.
If you love my DIY snowman mason jar craft for making easy DIY Christmas gifts for the holidays, then be sure to pin this project to Pinterest for later. (You can also follow me on Pinterest here.) Also be sure to check out these other DIY food gifts and DIY mason jar gifts for Christmas on my DIY gifts for the holidays Pinterest board.
More Easy DIY Christmas Gifts
For more easy DIY Christmas gifts and ideas, be sure to try one of my other holiday themed projects.
- Vanilla Chai Tea Mix Recipe for DIY Christmas Gifts
- Easy No Bake Bourbon Balls Recipe with Woodford Reserve
- Foaming Peppermint Sugar Scrub Recipe
- Mason Jar Cranberry Body Butter Recipe
- Cranberry Chutney Solid Lotion Bar Recipe
- Cardamom & Pumpkin Spice Solid Coffee Scrub Recipe
- Vanilla Fig Mason Jar Body Butter Recipe
- Non-greasy Cinnamon Sugar Body Butter Recipe
- DIY Mason Jar Solid Sugar Scrub Snowballs
- DIY Mason Jar Gifts for Bath & Beauty Lovers
- Chocolate Orange Sugar Scrub & Body Butter Gift Set DIY
- Starry DIY Etched Mason Jar to Fill with Homemade Food Gifts
You can also learn how to make easy DIY washi tape mason jar gift tags here. These simple gift tags fit right onto the tops of the mason jar lids of your food gifts for Christmas.
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