• Frosty the Snowman Candy Jar Craft

    Snowman Candy Jar Craft
    Create your own Frosty the snowman candy dish as a lovely winter accent for your home, or as a delightful, inexpensive, yet adorable gift idea.
    You'll Need:
    1 Flower Pot
    1 flower pot base
    1 knob (They have these in the craft section of walmart/target) for .59 each
    1 Round vase (bought it at the dollar store)
    Spray Paint (Whatever colors you desire)
    Buttons, Ribbon, various colors of paint for eyes, nose

    Spray paint the flower pot whatever color you prefer, here, I painted the pot base white. Flip the base of the flower pot saucer over and spray paint or hand paint that as well. To give
    the effect of snow, mix 1 tsp of sand per 1 T. of paint. Apply by dabbing it with a paintbrush.

    Let the pot dry (this varies depending on the brand of spray paint used). Ours took 30 minutes to cure. Attach the buttons with a dab of glue/

    While the flower pot is drying, Paint the knob, which will become the candy jar handle, here I painted it white. Attach the knob to the saucer to make the "Top" of the candy jar.

    To give the appearance of "Frosty" the snowman, spray paint the outside of the round vase with "Frost" spray. I found this spray in the paint department at walmart for $2 a can. It's meant to "frost" bathroom windows. Let it dry 2-4 hours before painting the face.

    Using a strong glue, attach the glass jar to the flower pot base. Let it dry completely and set overnight to cure.
    Comments 22 Comments
    1. kdcoupon's Avatar
      kdcoupon -
      What a CUTE idea!! Love this!! I saw another version of this where they did the same thing, but painted it and used it as a gumball machine. You could leave the gumball machine out all year, but I love the idea of the snowman and mints for the holidays!
    1. cknmom's Avatar
      cknmom -
      LOVE it !!! I am making several before next Christmas. I think I will also try other holiday images; santa, angel,elf, etc.
    1. t8ergrl's Avatar
      t8ergrl -
      Nice idea for a massive craft marathon and make a bunch of these up for inexpensive gifts. I saw the gumball machine one too - very cute, but this will make a great Christmas gift!
    1. MSTROWM's Avatar
      MSTROWM -
      this is adorable! i love it
    1. angelsvn24's Avatar
      angelsvn24 -
      This is adoreable! I am glad I found it as I was looking for an idea to give and am not very good at crafts. This is easy enough for me
    1. silentpartner's Avatar
      silentpartner -
      It's very cute. Exactly what kind of spray paint did you use?
    1. Liss's Avatar
      Liss -
      Quote Originally Posted by silentpartner View Post
      It's very cute. Exactly what kind of spray paint did you use?
      The cheap stuff from walmart, basic everyday spray paint, any brand will do.
    1. Carolynn's Avatar
      Carolynn -
      This is adorable. I wish I'd gotten on your site earlier in the month!
    1. Mrsbear's Avatar
      Mrsbear -
      I think this would be fun to do with grandchildren.
    1. Sandb561's Avatar
      Sandb561 -
      This looks so cute and easy enough for me to attempt. I'm heading to the store now...
    1. cmeans23's Avatar
      cmeans23 -
      That is so darn cute! I wish that I had a creative brain!
      I could stay on the computer all day and look up craft ideas. It helps to get those creative juices flowing. Anyone else agree?
      I am definitely going to try this one.
    1. Unregistered's Avatar
      Unregistered -
      Love this idea. I am going to have my Girl Scout troop make these as gifts for their parents. Thanks
    1. Minagain's Avatar
      Minagain -
      What a great craft for the Tweens! ( children 10 to 13) so many options!
    1. Devildog's Avatar
      Devildog -
      If only we had a love it button. Just a thought. Love it Love it. I am going to make some of these for gifts. Thank you.
    1. grandof2's Avatar
      grandof2 -
      Gave the instructions to a friend several days ago n she has already mad 4 large ones and plans on making smaller ones
    1. rachelsmum's Avatar
      rachelsmum -
      Really cute. I'm gonna try it
    1. TSlu1's Avatar
      TSlu1 -
      Well, I can see I'll be busy crafting for Christmas, as well as Thanksgiving and Halloween! Another adorable craft idea! I'm SO glad I found this site!
    1. Trachopk's Avatar
      Trachopk -
      You said to use strong glue. What kind did you use? Super glue? Wheres the best place to get terra cotta pots? Love this idea.
    1. Liss's Avatar
      Liss -
      Quote Originally Posted by Trachopk View Post
      You said to use strong glue. What kind did you use? Super glue? Wheres the best place to get terra cotta pots? Love this idea.
      I use E6000 Craft Glue for just about ALL of my craft Projects. You can get terra cotta pots at Michaels, Hobby Lobby, Paris Farmers Union or Tractor Supply (seasonally), walmart, craigslist, pottery shops (more expensive), etc.

      I buy my glue on Amazon.:

      Amazon.com: E6000
    1. QueenAngie's Avatar
      QueenAngie -
      Isn't this just cute! Dated 2011 and I think it is still very stylish for 2017!
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