A few weeks ago I posted about the snowman candleholders we made for my mom for her birthday. We needed to make something super cheap, and I realized I had everything I needed for this project so it would be free. My mom loves snowmen and anything Emmy or Macie make for her, so this worked out great!
I started with an empty jar, white tissue paper, my homemade decoupage medium, orange felt,red felt, black felt, and black construction paper.
Emmy helped me rip the tissue paper into big pieces so we could glue them to the jar.
Coat the jar with the decoupage medium, then place your tissue paper on the jar. Then give the tissue paper a good coat of decoupage. Repeat the process with the rest of the tissue paper, overlapping each piece until the jar is covered. I had to add an extra layer of tissue paper so it wasn't ultra see through. Make sure you cover the mouth of the jar as well.
Once all the tissue paper is on, take the black construction paper and cut 2 circles for eyes and small circles for the mouth. I used a whole punch to make the small circles for the mouth.
Decoupage the eyes and mouth onto the jar. Mine eyes didn't end up sticking so I had to glue them at the end.
The rest I don't have pictures for, but I took the red felt and cut a strip about an inch thick for the scarf to go around the bottom. I cut a strip of back felt for the top, to look like part of a top hat. I used the orange felt and cut 2 equal size triangles for the nose. Once the tissue paper was completely dry, I used my hot glue gun and attached all the felt. Emmy and I made the first one, then I decided I wanted to do a tutorial so I did a 2nd jar, that's why there is 2. Emmy was so excited about them, she spilled the beans to my mom about what they were before she even opened the gift.
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