Saturday, November 5, 2011

Handmade Holidays {Blog Hop}!!!

Welcome to the Handmade Holidays Blog Hop!!!


















Calling all crafters! We’ve gathered designers from some of our favorite manufacturers to show you ways to create something from the heart this holiday season. This 3 day Hop includes over 60 stops with inspiration brimming from every corner. Explore all thoughtful and frugal handmade gifts you could make for the holidays, all in one place on this Hop!

Today, I'm sharing this Snowman Jar...isn't he cute!?!  Jars always make great packaging for gift giving around the holidays.  You can fill them with treats, small gifts, gift cards or whatever you like.  And this project costs just a few dollars in total to create so it's both practical and economical...gotta love that!  This small jar is one that I found at IKEA but you can certainly create a similar project using any jar with a lid. 
*Snowman Treat Jar*

 



















            

Here's the How-To:

  1. Paint a wooden craft doll head with white acrylic paint and let dry.  Use a dry round bristle paint brush (or cotton swab) to rub in blush (yep, real powdered blush…lol!) for cheeks.  Add eyes and mouth using the end of a paint brush to dot on black paint.  Set aside to dry – you may need to position the head so that the paint doesn’t drip down.
  2. Cover side of jar lid with a strip of pattern paper inked with Clearsnap's Chestnut Roan Chalk Ink.  I used Glue Arts' Ribbon Adhesive to attach the strip and ensure a snug hold.  Create a decorative design for the front of the jar – scalloped circle and snowflake sticker.  Apply glitter glue to the snowflake and a gem to the center.










  1. For the top of the jar, create a rosette using a 1” x 12” strip of pattern paper.  Score at ¼” marks and accordion fold.  My favorite way to secure rosettes is to use Glue Arts Hot Glue Gun and sandwich the rosette shape between punched circles.  This way they never come undone.











  1. Make a tiny paper cone from orange cardstock – I used a segment from 1” circle punch to do this.  Use Extreme Micro Adhesive Squares to secure the cone shape, then add 1 or 2 to the open end of the cone to secure it to the snowman’s face.  Additional liquid glitter glue applied later will help seal this to his face as well.










  1. Attach the rosette to the top of the jar lid with hot glue.  Attach the snowman head on top of the rosette with hot glue as well.  Wrap silver tinsel pipe cleaner around the neck twice and secure with a dot of hot glue.  Yes, I love my Glue Gun...it makes quick work of this kind of craft.  : )
  2. With a paintbrush, lightly apply glitter glue to the snowman’s head and let dry thoroughly.  The nose may get a bit soft at first, but once it's dry it will harden and be secure.
  3. With a 4” circle of pattern paper, cut a wedge of the circle and create a cone hat.  Secure the hat shape using Extreme Adhesive Squares.









  1. Use the Glue Gun to attach the hat, tinsel ball and trim to the top of the snowman’s head.  Accent the hat with a snowflake button and tie ribbon to the neck of the jar to complete.  Then fill with your candy or treat of choice and it’s ready share with someone!   : )









































Supply List:
Glue Arts:
Glue Glider Pro;1/4 High Tac PRO+ Cartridge Refill - Pro;Mini Adhesive Squares;Adhesive Squares;Extreme Micro Adhesive Squares;Spooled Ribbon Adhesive;Glue Gun;Glue Gun Stick Refills
Clearsnap Ink: Chestnut Roan Chalk Ink
Bo Bunny:
Blitzen Pattern Paper – Turtle Doves, Snow Globe, Blitzen, Stripe and Reindeer Games
Blitzen Combo Stickers, Jewels and Buttons
Fiskars Americas Tools: Round ‘n Round Squeeze Punches and Scallop Paper Edgers
Scor-Pal Tool
Other supplies: Wooden craft doll head; jar with lid proportionate to head; candies/treats to fill; glitter glue; silver tinsel pipe cleaner; red ribbon; black and white acrylic paint


I hope that I've inspired you a bit and that you've enjoyed the project!
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More about the Handmade Holidays Blog Hop...
To sweeten the Hop, we’re offering a gift for you! For every comment you leave on the blogs (comment on each one!) in the Hop, you’ll be entered to win a prize pack from one of the participating manufacturer sponsors!

The winner of the Glue Arts prize package will receive an Embellishment Kit plus a Glue Glider PRO Handle and the *NEW* PRO+ Perma Tac Cartridge.























Visit the list of blogs below and leave a comment on EACH by Nov 7, 2011 at 11:59 PM PST.  Each day we will be sharing a brand new list of blogs with brand new projects for you to explore, be inspired by, and create from!

Today's link list includes:
Clearsnap
Spellbinders 
Hampton Art
Zutter
Graphic45 
Donna Salazar Designs 
The Twinery 
Authentique Paper
Glue Arts 
Jan Hennings – Glue Arts
Kim Sonksen – Donna Salazar Designs 
Jamie Harper – Hampton Art
Jenny Suchin – The Twinery
Heather Conklin– Authentique Paper 
Gloria Stengel- Graphic 45
Christine Emberson - Spellbinders
Julie Overby – Spellbinders
Mary Dawn Quirindongo – Clearsnap
Lea Sanders – Zutter
Tara Orr – Graphic45
Patti Milazzo – Glue Arts  
Emily Lanham – Authentique Paper
Jessy  Christopher – Donna Salazar Designs


And.............I have a BONUS GIVEAWAY to offer you...from me!
On Tuesday morning, I will choose at random (from the comments left here on my blog) one lucky winner to receive a prize pack that I've put together.  It will include an assortment of Glue Arts Adhesives as well as an assortment of patterned papers from Graphic 45!   

Cheers to creating gifts from the heart this holiday season!  Happy Hopping!


184 comments:

Miriam Prantner said...

That snowman is just adorable! Thanks!

Pamela said...

This is a great project for holiday gifts, love it. Thanks for the tutorial. Love Glue Arts!!

KellyG said...

OMG I love this! I might have to try making some of these, thanks for the idea!

debb said...

Simply adorable! I will be giving a go at these- sooo cute!

Jan Hennings said...

Patti...this is adorable!

Chris - Creations in Bloom said...

This is so cute! Love that snowman! I'd love to get that as a gift. Thanks for sharing.

Auntie Em said...

Your snowman is so cute! Great project and something the older kids would have fun making as well.
Thank you for sharing! :)

zandra said...

What a great project for kids! Soooo cute, thanks for sharing.
Hugz, Z

Christina Collins said...

This is SO cute! The tutorial is easy to follow along with too. I am definitely trying this out. Thank you for sharing!

lainey said...

Oh, what a cute, cute snowman and idea!

Jennie said...

Adorable snowman jar!!

JPScraps said...

The snowman is too too cute. I love it!

Kelly Booth said...

This is CUTE CUTE CUTE...I just Adore it!!

onlycarol1 said...

Such a sweet project - so easy and fun to do with children. Thanks for the inspiration.

Ziggyeor said...

Snowman head! I love it :)

Emily Keaton said...

Fabulous! Thanks for the great idea and inspiration!!

Dawnll - Dawn's Craft Place said...

The snowman is such an adorable idea-love the colors and vintage feel.
Thanks for sharing sweetie

Laura Stewart said...

love these project!

kara said...

Very cute snowman!!

Paula said...

omg, this is so awesome! I love it! what a cute idea! Thanks for the great inspiration!

bethann said...

so cute and really out of the box. love it and thanks for your extra generosity for a chance to win

Bast said...

Absolutely adorable! I just love the snowman as he is just too cute. Great idea. TFS

KimMJ
bast830@comcast.net

Cyndie said...

Oh gosh, this is the cutest thing! I love all the cute details you added: the rosette collar, the glitter garland around the hat, the way you perched it on the side of the head (kinda reminds me of the Jack-In-The-Box ping pong ball!). Just darling!

Lisa Angela said...

so cute, thanks for sharing!

tallulah1 said...

What a cute project! Who doesn't love a snowman! Thanks for sharing and offering such a sweet prize!

Tini A. said...

Ooohhhh Patti, what a nice idea! I love your Snowman Treat Jar!!!!

Rhonda Miller said...

What a cute little treat jar. I just love how you've decorated the snowman. TFS.

Julie S. said...

Your snowman is sooo cute. I'm making this for sure. My sister collects snowmen. I know she doesn't have this one. TFS.

Kelly Massman said...

adorable!! i just love your work! thanks also for a chance to win!
kmassmanATgmailDOTcom
i follow you

Mistylynn said...

This is just the cutest little snowman...and I love how you gave us all the steps. Spectacular!

cindy said...

Mr. Snowy is so adorable. Thanks for sharing.

Lagene said...

This is the greatest snowman jar!

Fleursbydesign said...

What an adorable snowman, great project!

Linda Lee said...

Snowmen are my favorite decorations for Christmas will give this a try

heidiscoll said...

SOOOOOO Cute!!! Holiday hop hopping!!!

Regina aka Mrs. Ham said...

Wow....this is to cute/creative for words....

EDM said...

The snowman is so cute. Thks for the chance to win.

CraftyJo said...

Awww, what a cute snowman :) Thank you so much for sharing.

Kyria said...

Cute! Thanks for being in the blog hop.

meemee48 said...

Thanks for your generosity in adding to an already great prize package. Thanks also for the directions for your adorable snowman jar. I will be making some and so will my daughter.

Jeyatha said...

beautiful.. happy happy hopping..

DeniseP said...

I absolutely love your snowman! Sooooo cute! Thanks for the chance to win!

Trisha said...

Your snowman jar is so sweet. Thank you so much for the tip on using hot melt to hold the rosette together. Never though of that and mine are forever coming apart. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

Cheryl S. said...

Absolutely adorable and I love making the packaging for my fudge, candy, cookies, etc. I also love using my Glue Glider Pro when I make my packages.

Crafting With Friends said...

Oh my gosh!!!! This snowman jar is ADORABLE!!!!! I love this and you did a wonderful job creating it! Can I win that jar? lol

MissScrapAlot said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this!!!!!! TFS!!!!
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Marla said...

Wow your snowman is so ADORABLE!! LOVE him!!

scrappinlil said...

OMG..this is so adorable...I really love this snowman jar. I might have to scraplift this one. If you don't mind? This looks really easy and what a cute way to give a gift card, some candy and maybe even some money tucked away inside. TFS....here is my blog if you would like to come by..http://scrappinlilscreativeside.blogspot.com/...thanks again.

Swedie said...

Very cute snowman, and I love the big snowflake in his middle!

Noreen
www.make-homemade-gifts.com

Colleen said...

What a great snowman gift idea! Perfect for the holidays and for giving just a little something to someone special!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

I just love this snowman! I LOOOOOVE the details you have shared in making him! BEAUTIFUL:) Thanks for the chance to win--sbmmhoover at yahoo dot com

Basiljen said...

In a word, adorable!

Stephanie U said...

Very cute snowman! I love that it isn't just Christmas.

Maryann said...

I love your snowman, he´s just so cute and will make the perfect gift for anyone, and will be great to decotrate with after it´s been emptiied too. great idea.

Marylinn Kelly said...

Graphic 45 sent me. Snowman heads with clown hats always make me happy. An adorable sample, thank you.

Debbie said...

this snowman topper for the jar is gorgeous thanks for the in depth tutorial

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Tanya said...

oh here he is! I saw this on the Glue Arts blog, I'm almost finished and was like where is the snowman, lol! I love snowmen, this is just too adorable!

littlen said...

adorable project. tfs.
littlen44 at gmail dot com

Ani said...

A real fun blog hop!

TracyM #6773 said...

Super cute snowman Patti - especially love his ruffled rosette collar!!!

Thank you for sharing your tutorial with us and for being part of such and inspiring hop :)

PS - thank you for the extra chance to win such awesome goodies too!!!

Linda said...

So Cute! Snowman is pefect gift!

Jeannette aka Jnett said...

Cute snowman and a girl can never have too much adhesive.

Emily said...

So cute. Thanks for the chance to win.

Carol said...

Thanks for the details tutorial. Love this jar.

Peggy S said...

How cute is that snowman. This is going to be the perfect hand made gift for my snowman collecting sister.

Linh C. said...

I forget that rosettes usually adorn a clown's outfit. Great project.

Caity Sue said...

I love the snowman jar - he is SO cute! thanks for sharing!

Clare G said...

Love your project and it just so happens I have some of those little jars in my craft closet-guess what I'll be doing this evening!

Donna said...

Too much fun! How fun to start the holidays with so many ideas! Thanks for the chance to win.

Naomi said...

Oh my GOODNESS, your Snowman Jar is ADORABLE and what a FABULOUS idea! Thanks SO much for the INSPIRATION....and the chance to WIN!

steph said...

Oh my is he adorable!!!!

Vail said...

Your snowman is very cute and a great gift idea.

Anita Braddock said...

Wow love your snowman treat jar. thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.
abbraddock@msn.com

Rookie said...

Loving this snowman idea - what a great one for the young and the young at heart :)

cathy said...

Just had to find your blog when I saw the promo for your snowman. so cute and great directions on how you put him together. Sounds like a wonderful prize package - could have lots of fun using some Glue Arts & Graphic 45 products!!

7775ce58-075c-11e1-a876-000bcdcb8a73 said...

Very creative! I have a ton of those jars, and I never would've seen them as a snowman body!

Cherri said...

Cheerful little snowman. Thanks for sharing with us and thanks for the chance to win.

a.schmied said...

Ok, this might just be my favorite project so far on the hop. It's too darn adorable! Thanks for sharing it!

Cheryl Winget said...

This snowman jar is darling! What a great idea. Thanks for the inspiration!

Cynthia B. said...

Your snowman jar is darling! Such a cute project - love the shine. TFS this crafty idea!

CHICHISWEETS said...

I love jar projects. This is just the most adorable idea.

sleigh said...

WOW your snowman treat jar is just too cute for words! I can see this for a fun evening to get a few friends together and have some snowman fun! Thanks for sharing your creation with us today :-)

Beth said...

The snowman treat jar is amazing. I just loved it and loved your clear directions.

Loris said...

Thanks for sharing your creativity.

Maggy_Tronche said...

Wow, soo cute this project!! Love how finish the snow man!! Thanks a lot for sharing::: Hugs.. Maggy

Charlotte-AKA suepup said...

Great project!

Beary Amazing said...

YES! I love your snowman, and you reminded me of the importance of recycling! This can be done with most any container! Thank you for sharing, and the inspiration! http://www.bearheartbottomsetc.biz/ #Bear Luv and Bear Hugz!

glowegal said...

Oh my goodness!! I LOVE this jar topper idea! Adorable!!

grannyfabulous4 said...

What an adorable Snowman. A must try!

Becky Dunham said...

Oh Patti - this is just adorable! I lover the carrot nose and his pointed hat is so much more original than a top hat! I am a new follower - you have so many fun ideas on your blog! Thanks for sharing this project and for the extra little giveway - very sweet!

rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

NanaBeth said...

This is the cutest snowman ever-I'm going to give it a try.It would look so cute on my end table.Thank you so much for sharing this with us!

Christine said...

Cute snowman project!

Sunshine115 said...

He is so cute! thanks for the great idea and good instructions.

Karen Diebolt said...

How nice of you to sweeten the pot by giving something extra away.

glenda said...

Your ideas are awesome! Lovin the blog hop!

Denise said...

Adorable project! What a sweet gift it would make! I'd fill it with some homemade candies!
DeniseB

Carol E said...

Love your little snowman it's so cute, thank you so much for creating and sharing it.

Addicted2Scrappin' said...

Adorable snowman! Thanks so much for the chance to win! :)

Cassie_lu said...

what a fun candy holder

Renee said...

Just adorable! And what great stocking stuffers!

Jeannie said...

He is so cute and makes me so happy! I'm going to make one for my desk at work! He will really make it festive! Thanks!

deb said...

The snowman is adorable. TFS

Cindy Lou said...

This snowman is too cute! I am going to have to find myself a jar and make one or two for Christmas as a gift and to keep! Thanks for sharing and also for the opportunity to win the extra special little gift from you, that's so generous! On to the next hop. . .

Candace said...

he is soooo cute! thanks for the tutorial!!

Kim H said...

love the snowman candy jar, great tutorial to help make your own version. would be great container for homemade candies this holiday. thank you.

kim said...

Snowmen are my favorites and this guy is so cute. Thank you for sharing with us.

kim
k1i2m3@cox.net

b4ustamp said...

Wonderful work. Was sent by G45 & ClearSnap. Thanks for the chance to win.

Lisa W said...

This snowman jar is so cute! I love his party hat.

susie said...

just love snowmen...and this one is cute and useful!

Judy said...

How adorable! Thanks for sharing your creative ideas!

carriep said...

Love this snowman jar topper. I was looking for it after the teaser on gluearts~

inksandthinks said...

Yup, never to old to play with dolls - or their heads anyway! So cute, thanks for sharing your talent.

MyScrapMenagerie said...

What a sweet little snowman! TFS!

McVic said...

Im a snowman kinda girl! LOVE this and the little silver accent around his neck! he is adorable!
kacee

Lynda said...

This hop is so much fun...love all the new ideas! Thanks for the chance to win....anything free is appreciated!

Kristina said...

Cute snowman, adorable for a box top to jazz things up a bit!

Thanks for the chance(s) to win!!

xx
Kristina
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Chrissy said...

So cute! Great way to reuse those Prima jars!!!

Mumsie said...

Love your snowman!

Ashley Suzanne said...

Thanks for the hop!

Monica said...

Very cute idea. Thanks for the fun hop & the bonus giveaway!

Staci said...

Such a cute idea! Thanks for sharing!

Marge said...

Oh my GOODNESS, that has to be the CUTEST little snowman jar topper I've EVER seen!!! TFS -- LOVE it!!!

Roxie said...

This is so adorable! Thanks for sharing.

Debc06 said...

OH my This is just lovely Think i know what my co workers will be getting for Christmas this year. TFS.
Debbie
http://craftywizard.blogspot.com
debbie_craine at hot mail dot com

Susan said...

Thanks for the wonderful step-by-step details on how to recreate this charming snowman treat jar. It is so cute and people of all ages would love it! Thank you also for generously offering your own prize package!

sharon g said...

That is SOOOO adorable. I'm going to check it out again!

butlerfly24 said...

Unbelievable cute. Bookmarked to do!

marilyn said...

LOVE this--the snowman reminds me of Jack from Jack in the Box, whom I love!

rush said...

happy project! thank you for sharing!

Beatrice Lawson said...

Adorable jar - how cute is that to fill with treats for kids and use as a stocking stuffer?? And how generous of you to add an extra prize - thanks!

Simply Sandy said...

how cute how can anyone resist a snowman!

Judy P. said...

I'm not usually a snowman fan, but this one is so cute...thanks for sharing!

PlumTuckered's Paper Plays said...

He is so stinkin' cute! Thank you for the Tut!

Carla said...

I love your snowman he's adorable. Thanks for sharing.


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WendyG said...

What a gorgeous snowman jar and thanks for the idea, I need as many as I can get at this time of the year

paperiedreams said...

I love your Snowman project! Thanks for the fun inspiration and a chance to win a bit extra too!

Lyneen said...

What a CUTE candy jar... LOVE your SNOWMAN!!!! so much detail. GREAT HOP.... Thanks for sharing!

Leslie Kiley said...

This blog hop is so much fun! Love all the inspiration and great projects I am seeing! Love the snowman

Bashful said...

I Love This Cookie Jar! Truly, an Original Idea! Thanks!

c.darwin said...

Was wondering how you got those cheeks so perfectly rosy! Love the answer. :)

toscania-art-life said...

Love this snowman. Thanks for sharing and inspiration.

LyndaKay said...

Really cute snowman project! I'm now a follower!!

Delo said...

Love this snowman! What a great little gift idea for co-workers. I going to need to go to the craft store for supplies for this. Thanks for sharing such a great idea.

Scrapping Mom said...

Love Bonus giveaways, and this poject is so cute! Can't wait to try it myself.

Die Cut Lady said...

Cute little guy!

Jennybean said...

That is an adorable snowman!!

roxyf said...

That is the cutest darn candy dish I've seen in a long time! So cute and retro, reminds me of my childhood!!

Lillian Child said...

How adorable is this little fella!!! And really great tutorial. Thanks for sharing your talents with us!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Fabulous, seriously inspired

Lisa said...

Thanks for the crafty inspiration and chance to win! :)

Leslie Kiley said...

This blog hop is so much fun! Love all the inspiration and great projects I am seeing!

Janet Lindstrom said...

So cute!

paperpapier said...

I have that storage jar too bought from Ikea and what a great idea to alter it into festive jar...!!!

Unknown said...

That is just darling and looks easy enough even for me to make it.
Anita

Sheila said...

Adorable snowman and a possible project for kids to make for gifts. Thanks for the tutorial.

mamawcindy said...

Oh, My Goodness! How Adorable! What a Cute gift Idea! :0)

StacyC said...

Such a cute project Patti... Love it...

kim said...

The snowman is too cute. I'd make one for a gift, but it would never get out of my house. Guess I'll have to make 2? LOL. TFS

sandyh50 said...

I love your snowman jar, so cute!

Peggy said...

Adorable snowman jar.
Blessings,
Peggy Allen

Neshie said...

Love the jar, so sweet.

Amy said...

Cute idea! Thanks for sharing!

silvia said...

LOVE the snowman jar!!

Sara Westhead (home) said...

That snowman is adorable!! Love it!!
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Megan @ Megity's Handmade said...

He is adorable!! I think that I have everything on hand to make him. It's time to play!

Gloria L. said...

Oh, cute!

Sue D said...

This is adorable--I like the rosette.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Laura said...

Your snowman is really cute. I love. it.

Kim said...

I liked your snowman so much, that I got to digging around after coming over from the blog hop, and really like your work, so now I am a follower. I think the fall album from Bo Bunny was the kicker. You are so creative! Thank you for the ideas!

Stephenie said...

Cool snowman! TFS

Arlen said...

Very cute! I'd love to get one as a gift.

Larissa Heskett said...

THANKS For sharing all of the AWESOME INSPIRATION this weekend on the Blog Hop!! I have LOVED it all!!
THANKS for the chances to win and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

Tania said...

I just love snowmen, so when I saw this adorable Snowman Jar I fell in love with it. Thanks for sharing.

Melita said...

super, super cute!

Carisa said...

omgosh, i absolutely adore snowman and this one is the cutest!

MDCreates said...

Oh wow, that snowman is really cute! I might have overlooked it, but wondered what size wooden ball you used for his head. I definitely want to have a go at this one! Thank you so much!!!

Sharon said...

So stinkin' cute!!!! Love it. Thanks for sharing.

Joan said...

So cute and what a great way to package up some treats. Thanks for sharing this!

Beastybunny said...

How cute! And I have a bunch of those jars sitting in a drawer! Off to decorate!

Jennifer said...

Now that is one adorable snowman! He is the coolest thing on the block!

Pamela said...

What a great little treat jar! I just love snowmen.

Carmen said...

Cute snowman!

lindaplus3 said...

what a great job... he is sooooo cute
:) lindaplusthree at yahoo dot com

MKG said...

This is so cute.