Easy snowman sweet jars

Easy snowman sweet jars

Handmade gifts are a great way to show someone special a little bit of love. These super cute snowman sweet jars were so easy make, I made these for the kids in our family and filled them full of their favorite sweets/chocolates for Christmas and they just LOVED them! These are also great as homemade hot choccy jars too!

Here’s what i used

  • Jars
  • Yarn
  • Pom pom maker
  • Scissors
  • Googly eyes
  • Coloured pom poms
  • Coloured felt
  • Pipecleaner

How to make a snowman sweet jar

Start by making a large pom pom roughly the same size as the lid of your jar. If you haven’t made a pom pom before you can find an easy guide to making one with and without a pom pom maker here.

Next we need to make the snowman’s cozy earmuffs. To do this take a small length of pipecleaner and glue a pom pom on both ends. Add any other optional decorations such as bows and the glue the ear muffs into place on the pom pom snowman.

Glue on two Googly eyes and a pom pom nose

Next cut out a long strip of coloured felt to make the scarf. Make several snips in each end and then use your glue gun to attach the scarf onto the jar lid as above.

Glue the pom pom head onto the scarf and jar lid and once dry your snowman sweet jars are finished! These are great as homemade Christmas decor or for gifting to loved ones!

Wrapping Paper christmas card

Wrapping Paper christmas card

I love sitting down with a festive movie and wrapping up the Christmas presents, Unfortunately I’m not very good at it. I always end up with random pieces left over here and there and no idea what to do with them. It makes me think of my late great gran who every year used to meticulously open her presents so she didn’t damage the Paper. She’d then iron it out and pop it in the cupboard to reuse the next year, waste not want not! Which is exactly what led us to making this super cute wrapping paper Christmas card design.

Here’s what we used

  • Card
  • Wrapping paper offcuts
  • Ribbon
  • Scissors
  • Glue

How to make this wrapping paper Christmas card

First start by making the shape of the card you want to make, for this one we folded an A5 peice of card and trimmed it into a square.

Take the wrapping paper and cut out the shape of the present, we chose a square to match the card. Glue it down on the front of your Christmas card.

Take two lengths of ribbon and cut one to the length of the wrapping paper and one to width of the wrapping paper. Glue the strips down centrally across the presents to make a plus sign.

Take another length of ribbon and tie it into a bow. I will be uploading some videos on how to tie bows but for now there are some excellent videos on YouTube if you need some help. Glue the bow in place at the top of the present, then add a special message if desired and the card is finished! Aren’t these cute? Such a fun way to use up old wrapping paper.

Here are some more crafts that you might enjoy

Popsicle stick snowflakes

Paper plate melted snowman

Clay lollipop Christmas ornaments