Don’t throw out your jars, repurpose them in to cute holiday decor like this DIY snowman lantern.
Diy Snowman Lantern
To make this DIY snowman lantern you will need a clean jar, gunk free. Then start off by mixing a little bit of white acrylic paint with some Mod Podge. About two tablespoons of Mod Podge to 1/2 teaspoon of white paint.
Using a paint brush or a sponge start dapping the paint mixture on the outside of your glass jar. Sit upside down to dry.
No need to paint the top part of the rim because you will be putting the lid back on.
Adding the Snowman Faces
Draw a face on the snowman jars using a pencil, unless your good at painting it freehand. You can find lots of cute snowman faces on Pinterest to get some ideas.
Start painting the face. My snowmans nose resembles a carrot. I floated burnt sienna around the edges of the nose to make it stand out, and look more like a carrot.
I used a light mauve to float the cheeks on under the eyes. Not liking the eyes the first go around so I repainted them completely white.
Then using the floating technique again I added the blue of the eyes.
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Once that dried I filled in the black of the eyes and added more eyelashes, using a ball stylus add a white dot in the black of the eyes, a little white comma on the carrot nose, and cheeks.
Turning the Lids into Snowman Hats
While that’s drying cut a circle of black felt a little larger then the lid, then place your lid in the center and trace around it. (Oh I forgot to tell you earlier to spray paint the lid black).
Now cut the center of your felt circle out.
Hot glue some greenery and berries to the top of your lid.
Place the felt around the jar rim, and put on the lid.
The smaller snowman jar I left with just the black lid, the large one I used my hot glue gun and glued a red cord around the bottom of the lid so that it was sticking to the felt as well.
Here’s the small snowman with plain black lid.
And here’s the larger snowman with the felt and red cord added.
Here’s my DIY snowman lantern. Isn’t he cute?
Here he is with the lights out. I couldn’t get the color right on my picture.