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Upcycled Craft: Snowman Christmas Ornament Made From Mason Jar Lids

Yep, I know it’s just October, but DIYers start making Christmas crafts several months before the holidays. We must start early so the tree trimmings are ready for the big day. Also, spending time crafting keeps us busy and out of trouble (mostly).

Fun Snowman Handmade Christmas Ornament Is The Tops project by Petticoat Junktion 1

The Christmas ornament I made over the weekend is part of our yearly 31 Days of Handmade Christmas Ornaments. This is one of my favorite seasonal tours because it’s a great place to find inspiration.

Snowman Handmade Christmas Ornament Is The Tops project by Petticoat Junktion

The Snowmen Ornaments took no time at all to make. Waiting on the spray paint to dry was the time-consuming part, but I can always find things to do while the paint dries. I’m not one to sit around and watch paint dry. No downtime for me. Time for the tutorial.

Snowman Handmade Christmas Ornament Tutorial:

Ball Jar Lids
RustOleum Gray Primer Spray Paint
White Spray Paint
DAP Rapid Fuse
Wiggly Eyes
Orange Flower for nose/or similar item

supplies for handmade snowman ornament

project supplies

gray spray paint primer

Step 1. Prime the jar lids with RustOleum Gray Primer.

white spray paint for snowman ornament

Step 2. Spray the jar lids with flat white spray paint.

googly eyes for snowman

Step 3. After the paint dries stick on the googly/wiggly adhesive eyes.

Dap Rapidfuse to apply snowman nose

Step 4. Adhere the orange nose with DAP RapidFuse.

I cut petal pieces from an artificial orange flower stem for the nose. To adhere the “nose” to the lid I applied DAP RapidFuse and held the “nose” in place with a wood applicator for 20 seconds to set.

twine hanger applied with DAP RapidFuse

Step 5. Add twine for hanging the ornament.

I applied the twine using the same process as for the nose.

Snowman Handmade Christmas Ornament Is The Tops project by Petticoat Junktion

And that’s all there was to it. The kids will love these ornaments. Who doesn’t love googly eyes? They make me smile every time.

Snowman Christmas Ornament Petticoat Junktion project for a handmade Christmas


Kathy Owen founder of Petticoat Junktion
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Author: Kathy Owen
Kathy Owen is the founder of the home decor blog Petticoat Junktion where she shares tutorials on painting furniture and upcycling thrifty finds into unique home décor. Her DIY projects have been featured on the Home Depot Blog, Plaid Crafts, Behr Designer Series, and in numerous magazines. Kathy’s newest website is HappyHomeDIY.com

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  1. Wow Kathy, you weren’t kidding, these are so simple, quick (despite paint drying time)and pretty inexpensive to make.
    Am hoping to be in craft show close to home on Dec. 10th. Missed it last year due to having right shoulder replaced. Don’t want to miss fun this year.
    These ornaments are also so darned cute. love them, hope buyers at show will too. Getting several ideas from this block party. Ornaments need to be quick and inexpensive to make besides being really cute.
    Hope all well for you, keeping busy I imagine.

    Have wonderful Fall week

  2. I love these adorable snowmen! Using the flower petals for the noses is genius!

  3. Can’t get over how adorable these are, and love how easy they are to make! 🙂

  4. Very cute ornaments! So easy to make as well. I hope you will share them with us at The Crafty Corner link party!

  5. Simple & cute my favorite way to decorate~Thanks for linking up to Merry Monday! Pinned & Sharing on G+! Have a great week!

  6. What sweet little snowmen ornaments!
    This would be a great project to complete with kids too. Have pinned.

  7. Kathy, these are adorable! I have a collection of snowman ornaments and I think I need to make these to add to it. Also, I love the nose…such a great idea. xo

  8. I love how easy these are to make! I’ll probably make some with my kids.

  9. I love snowmen. Snowmen are the ornaments I use on my tree every year. Every year I say I am going to get rid of the snowmen but they make me happy. I love them. LOL, thanks for the inspiration.

  10. Oh how cute!! How did you ever think to use a flower for the noses? Genius!
    I’m so happy you joined us for the 31 days, Kathy!!

  11. Love this Christmas project! These will be perfect to make with the family when they come home for Christmas!

  12. These are just too cute! I think I need to make these with the grandkids. They’ll love them!

  13. So, so cute, my friend. These would be perfect to make for weekend crafting with the Grands. They would love these. <3