Hot Chocolate Snowman Gift In A Jar (with printable Tags)

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You’ll love making this cute Hot Chocolate Snowman Gift in a Jar. Not only is this holiday craft easy to make but fun to receive and the perfect Christmas gift in a Mason jar.

This mason jar craft is a simple, yet thoughtful gift idea to make for teachers, coworkers, neighbors, and friends. So this year you don’t have to wonder what to get them.

They are so adorable and inexpensive why not use a couple of them as place settings this holiday season too. You have to admit, it is unique.

These snowman gifts in a jar are a fool-proof DIY Christmas gift idea. I mean who doesn’t love a hot cocoa drink? It’s perfect for a cozy winter day.

I don’t know about you, but every year I always look for thoughtful homemade gifts that are budget-friendly.

These are great and they use so many of my favorite things. Mason jars, homespun fabric, felt, and don’t forget the peppermint and chocolate!!

Hot Chocolate Snowman – Christmas Gift In A Mason Jar

Ingredients:

  • Peppermint Candies
  • Caramel Candies (optional)
  • Mini Marshmallows
  • Hot Chocolate Mix (storebought or make your own)

Supplies:

Instructions:

STEP ONE: Attach Rings To Jars

Begin with clean mason jars and lids. (I save used canning lids for crafting) Gently squeeze E6000 glue making a ring around the bottom of 2 jars and on top of 2 rings. Glue ring to the bottom of the jar. Very slightly twist to create a tight bond.

TIP: It doesn’t take a lot of glue. The glue will set lightly in 30 minutes but needs 24 hours to fully cure.

bottom of a Mason jar, and metal ring with glue on them ready to glue together to make a Hot Chocolate Snowman craft as a Christmas Gift.
Glue on bottom of Mason jar
2 mason jars sitting on surface with metal rings glued to the bottom
Metal canning ring glued to the bottom of Mason Jar

STEP TWO: Fill Mason Jars

After the glue has set overnight and cured. Fill…

  • Bottom Jar: With Peppermint and Caramel (optional) -This jar has no ring on it.
  • Middle Jar: With Hot Chocolate Mix
  • Top Jar: With Marshmallows

Place the flat lid inside the ring and carefully twist the rings to finger-tight on each jar.

TIP: When twisting, grip and twist metal rings, not the jars. This could mess up the glue bond.

3 mason jars stacked with peppermint in bottom, hot chocolate in middle and mini marshmallows in top jar
The makings of a Hot Chocolate Snowman

STEP THREE: Paint Snowman Face

Now the fun part – painting the face! Use black paint, on the top jar (with marshmallows) – make 5 dots for the mouth and 2 dots for the eyes, with the ‘end’ of an artist brush or pencil eraser. Next, with the orange paint, paint a nose in the shape of a carrot or triangle.

Then, with black paint, paint three dots for buttons on the center jar with chocolate. Allow acrylic paint to dry for 5-10 min.

glass mason jar with a snowman face painted on it
Snowman face painted on a Mason jar

STEP FOUR: Attach Scarf

Rip a 1-inch wide piece of homespun fabric and tie it around his neck like a scarf. You can make it as long or short as you like. I preferred a shorter one.

STEP FIVE: Making DIY Snowman Hat

The black hat is made in three pieces. 1) The Crown, 2) Band, and 3) Brim

3 pieces of black felt laying on a white surface to make a hat for a snowman in a jar
3 parts of a Top Hat for a Snowman

Making the CROWN: The easiest way to make the crown is to trace around a metal canning ring with chalk or a bright-colored marker, cut to size the top, and glue it into place.

black felt glued to the top of a metal ring on a mason jar

Making the BRIM: Next, cut a piece of felt 3/4 inch WIDER around than a metal canning ring. Then fold it in half and cut the center out just large enough to fit over the metal band on the Mason jar and slide it over.

black felt on a mason jar ring to make a snowman hat
Brim for Snowman Hat

BAND: Cut a 1-inch wide piece of felt 10 inches long. Measure it to fit, snugly around the canning ring to cover it. Cut off excess and then use hot glue to glue it together and to the ring.

black felt glued on a mason jar ring for a snowman hat

And that’s it! You’ve made a cute Hot Chocolate Snowman Christmas Gift in a Jar.

To add an extra special touch, why not add this and a mug to a gift basket or box and make it a great gift set with a mug. It makes for a great Mason jar hot chocolate gift.

Other Handmade Holiday Gift Ideas To Make

Then print these free printable Christmas tags and write the mixing directions on the back, tie it on with a piece of string, so your friend will know how to enjoy their hot chocolate drink.

printable Christmas tags with different Christmas images on each

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Yield: 1

Hot Chocolate Snowman Gift In A Jar (with printable Tags)

Snowman made from a mason jar with a black top hat and red scarf
Prep Time 1 day
Active Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 day 30 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $2.00

Materials

  • 3- 6 oz. Mason Jars
  • 3- Flat Lids and Rings for Canning
  • E6000 Glue (clear)
  • Homespun Fabric (1in. wide)
  • Black Acrylic Paint
  • Orange Acrylic Paint
  • Artist Paint Brush
  • Black Felt - 1 Sheet

Mason Jar Fillers

  • Peppermint Candies
  • Caramel Candies (optional)
  • Hot Chocolate Mix
  • Mini Marshmallows

Tools

  • Hot Glue Gun & Glue
  • Scissors

Instructions

  1. On the bottom of 2 clean mason jars - Gently squeeze E6000 glue making a ring around the bottom of 2 jars and on top of 2 metal rings. Glue rings to the bottom of the jars. Very slightly twist to create a tight bond. The glue needs 24 hrs to fully cure (see notes).
  2. Once the glue has set: Fill...
    Bottom Jar: Peppermint, Caramel (optional) This jar has no ring on it.
    Middle Jar: Chocolate Mix (has a ring)
    Top Jar: Marshmallows (has a ring) Then, place the flat lid inside the ring and carefully twist the ring to finger-tight on the jar.
  3. Now the fun part - painting the face! With black paint, on the top jar (with marshmallows) - make 5 dots for eyes and 2 dots for the mouth, using the 'end' of an artist brush. Next, with the orange paint, paint a nose in the shape of a carrot or triangle. Allow acrylic paint to dry for 5-10 min.
  4. Rip a 1-inch wide piece of homespun fabric and tie it around his neck like a scarf. You can make it as long or short as you like. I preferred a shorter one.
  5. Black Hat: This will need to be three pieces. 1) The Crown, 2) Brim, and 3) Band.
  6. CROWN: The easiest way is trace a metal canning ring on felt with chalk or a bright-colored marker. Cut it to size and glue it into place.
  7. BRIM: Next, cut a piece of felt 3/4 inch WIDER around than the metal ring. Then fold in-half and cut the center out just large enough to fit over the metal band on the Mason jar. Slide it over the metal band.
  8. BAND: Cut a 1-inch wide piece of felt 10 inches long. Measure it to fit snugly around the ring to cover it. Cut off excess and then use hot glue to attach together. TIP: Glue only the felt band, don't glue it to the ring itself. (It has to be removable).

Notes

TIP: Attaching lids to jars does not take a lot of glue. The glue will set lightly in 30 minutes but needs 24 hours to fully cure.

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