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Hi Friends!

You probably know by now how much I love repurposing old jars into decorative containers, so you may not be that surprised to see what the kids and I have done now. We made some cute pumpkin jars before Halloween, and I used them to hold pens, office supplies and wooden spoons. I loved those little jars so much that I still had them up a few days ago — and it’s almost Christmas! So, this time around, we made snowman jars, and I’m planning on using these guys long after the holidays are over.

diy snowman jars made with spray paint sharpie markers and ribbons



I started out with three jars. One was a pasta sauce jar in a former life, and the other two started out as salsa jars. They all got two coats of white Rust-Oleum spray paint, just because I happen to prefer this brand, and when they were dry, my little helpers and I went to work.

spray paint empty jars with white rust-oleum spray paint


This part is easy enough for the kids to do, and they never pass up a chance to draw with Sharpies! They made the eyes and mouth with a black Sharpie and the carrot nose with an orange marker.

use sharpie to draw eyes mouth and nose


We took some red ribbon and added it to the tops of the jars and around the bottom to make scarves. 

hot glue red ribbon on jar


The pasta sauce jar is narrower than the others around the neck, so we decided to turn this snowman into a decoration. He really doesn’t serve a purpose, but he’s cute! I used an old kid sock to make a hat, and we glued two cotton balls on the toe area for decoration.

And, voila — snowman jars!   

repurporsed spray painted snowman jars holding spoons and markers


This is an easy and thrifty way to add some holiday cheer to your home, and for me, it didn’t cost anything because I already had everything I needed. Plus, it was a lot of fun for the kiddos too. 

Have you made any Christmas decorations yet? Let me know — I would love to see them!

Thanks a bunch for stopping by. Have a wonderful day!

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  1. Dee M says:

    That would be adorable! If I had baby food jars, I would definitely try that. šŸ™‚

  2. Dee M says:

    That's what I was thinking! Thanks so much for stopping by, Ashley. šŸ™‚