Craft Project: Easy Snowman Candy Jars

I love shopping at those “dollar-types” of stores for affordable crafting supplies and on a recent shopping trip to the Dollar Tree, I found some goodies to make these super quick and easy Snowman Candy Jars! Everything I used to make them (except for the glue) was purchased at the Dollar Tree for $1.00 each.

My 8 year old granddaughter had a lot of fun making up several of these snowman candy jars to give to her school teachers & Girl Scout leader as gifts! Don’t like peppermint candy? Fill them up with wrapped chocolates!

Craft Project: Easy Snowman Candy Jars

Craft Project: Easy Snowman Candy Jars

1 round glass jar with lid
1 silver glitter top hat Christmas tree ornament
1 bag of peppermint hard candies
1 black Sharpie marker
all-purpose craft glue

Note: If you want an orange carrot-shaped nose, you’ll need an orange Sharpie marker too.

Wash and dry out your glass candy jar; set aside. We used scissors and cut off the hanging cord from the top hat ornament. Place a generous amount of glue onto the bottom of the top hat ornament and glue it on top of the candy jar’s lid. Set aside to dry.

Using a black Sharpie marker, let the kids draw on the snowman’s eyes, nose and mouth. They don’t have to be perfect, let the kid’s do their own artwork. Sharpie’s dry pretty quickly, so we set aside the jar for about 10 minutes and worked on our next one.

Once the marker and the glue are dry…fill up the jars with candy. You only want to use WRAPPED candies if you’re giving them away as gifts or using them as holiday party table favors. We filled some of them with peppermint hard candies, some with wrapped Hershey kisses, Hershey miniatures, etc. During the holiday season you can find candies wrapped in festive holiday colors which looks really nice.

Gift Presentation: If giving them as gifts, they fit nicely into small-sized handled gift bags, along with 1-2 half-sheets of tissue paper. Add a bow and to/from tag and you’re done!

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  1. Jo-Ann Brightman says:

    This is a wonderful project for the kids to make gifts for friends, family or teachers.

  2. These are adorable & would make great gifts for teachers, care providers, co-workers, etc. They could also be filled with homemade treats.

  3. Laurie Nykaza says:

    How cute is the easy to do Dollar Tree store snowman candy jar. Love that you can find the items you need at one store and make such a cute little gift for anyone you visit during the holidays . I like that the hat is already made I wouldn’t want to try making that the rest i can do.

    • Yup. I was just at Dollar Tree again 2 days ago and they still had those supplies on the shelf. I thought it was a cute DIY project that was easy to do and only cost us a few bucks to make. They also had some great candy there that you can buy for a buck to fill the jars!

  4. Another cute and easy to make craft. You come up with such perfect ideas using items that are inexpensive and available. Thanks for all of your super ideas.

    • You’re welcome! We actually have 29 craft projects written and scheduled to publish here on the blog from now through the beginning of April.

  5. Melissa Storms says:

    That is a really cute idea. I love the top hat ornament the most.

  6. I like this. Simple yet very festive and makes a great gift.

  7. Susan Hartman says:

    What a cute idea. Snowmen are great because they make good decor for the whole winter.

    • I agree! Majority of my holiday decorations & decor is in a snowman theme which means I can put them out earlier and leave them out thru the end of January. They don’t scream Christmas…they scream the wintertime season!

  8. These are so Cute!!! I think these would be perfect neighbor gifts and teacher gifts. I can also see doing these with the kids classes if we had a budget to off set the cost! Great idea!!

  9. Peggy Nunn says:

    I really like these. I will get the items and let my granddaughters make some for the special people in their lives, like piano teacher, Sunday School teacher and her other Grandmother. I know they will love it. Thank you for the idea.

  10. How cute is that, and Ellen is right – it would make a charming teacher gift.

  11. ellen beck says:

    I just commented on facebook that this would be a great gift for a teacher 🙂 I like this too, and this would make a nice gift from a child to an Aunt or Grandparent. Speaking from an Aunts perspective, I love getting things like this from kids. Very cute project, and I bet your grand daughter loved making it with you.