If you love DIY gifts, these Snowmen Pretzel Jars are perfect for you! Mason jars are transformed into adorable snowmen and filled with white chocolate pretzels. This is a gift anyone would love to receive.
This Christmas craft gives you two designs for your snowman jar. One snowman is wearing a hat and the other one is wearing earmuffs.
These beautiful jars are easy to make and the snowmen are created from festive colored felt, pipe cleaners, and construction paper.
It’s that simple.
You can gift these Snowmen Pretzel Jars over the holidays to your neighbors, co-workers, or family members.
You can also make them for yourself too!
They are a budget-friendly Christmas gift idea that will be appreciated by anyone.
In 25 minutes or less, you’ll have two Snowmen Pretzel Jars ready to gift to anyone on your list.
HOW TO MAKE SNOWMEN PRETZEL JARS
White chocolate covered pretzels are placed inside a jar that is decorated as an adorable snowman that’s perfect as a gift or a snack the whole family will enjoy!
Are you ready to get started?
You’ll find the specific material amounts and detailed instructions in the printable craft at the bottom of this post.
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SNOWMEN PRETZEL JARS MATERIALS
This quick and fun Snowman Pretzel Jar craft uses easy to find materials to create a delicious DIY holiday gift your family will love.
You can effortlessly find the materials at your local craft store and grocery store or on Amazon.
All you need is:
- white chocolate covered pretzels
- mason jars
- blue felt
- red ribbon
- blue pipe cleaner
- white pom poms
- a few cotton balls
- black construction paper
SNOWMEN JAR INSTRUCTIONS
Start by heating up your glue gun and gluing 3 buttons on each jar.
Next, create the scarf by cutting the red ribbon and blue felt to go around the jar lids. Make sure to leave extra so the scarf can hang down.
Glue each piece onto the sides of the lids.
To make the hat, cut out 1 large circle to fit one of the lids, a rectangle to create the body of the hat, and a smaller circle for the top of the hat.
Glue the larger circle to the lid. Roll the rectangle into a cylinder and carefully glue together then glue to the large circle.
Lastly, glue the smaller circle on the top of the cylinder.
Glue some cotton on the hat to represent snow and a little button for decoration.
To make the earmuffs, take the other lid, glue a pipe cleaner to each side, then glue on the 2 white pom poms.
Fill jars with the chocolate covered pretzels, then twist on the lids.
In less than half an hour, you’ll have a DIY Christmas gift that’s sure to become a new favorite!
SNOWMEN PRETZEL JAR TIPS AND QUESTIONS
If you’ve never made a Snowman Pretzel Jar, don’t worry! Below are some common questions and helpful tips.
Hopefully, this will answer any questions you may have. If not, feel free to ask in the comments and I’ll answer the best I can.
HOW LONG DOES IT REALLY TAKE TO MAKE SNOWMEN JARS?
This Snowmen Pretzel Jar takes approximately 25 minutes. TOTAL. This includes:
- About 3 minutes to heat up the glue gun
- Close to 4 minutes to glue the buttons on the jars
- Around 4 minutes to make and glue the scarves
- 10 minutes to create and glue the hat
- 3 minutes to create the earmuffs
- 1 minute to fill with pretzels
DO I HAVE TO FILL THE JARS WITH WHITE CHOCOLATE COVERED PRETZELS?
Nope. You can fill the jars with any candy you want.
Hershey Kisses, peppermint candies, mini candy canes, or Jelly Beans would all make great alternatives.
DO I HAVE TO USE A MASON JAR TO CREATE THIS DIY SNOWMAN JAR?
No, you can use any beautiful container you want.
The container needs to have a lid that is easily removable so you can snack on the pretzels.
A glass or plastic container is up to you.
I feel a container that allows you to see the white chocolate covered pretzels inside would be best.
HOW FAR AHEAD CAN I MAKE THESE SNOWMEN PRETZEL JARS TO GIVE AS GIFTS?
The only concern about making the Snowmen Pretzel Jars too far in advance is the chocolate covered pretzels going stale.
When you purchase the pretzels check to see the best before date.
If you want to make this in advance, simply make the snowmen jars and then fill with the pretzels before gifting.
WHAT GOES WELL WITH SNOWMEN PRETZEL JARS?
Snowmen Pretzel Jars go well with a wide variety of crafts.
You could either gift these with the Snowmen Pretzel Jars or have fun making them the same day. Some of my personal favorites include:
- Santa’s Sleigh Pencil Sharpener Gift
- Pinecone Snowmen
- Candy Christmas Tree Treats
- Snowman Ding Dongs
- Strawberry Christmas Light Bulbs
WHAT ELSE CAN I ADD TO THIS SNOWMEN JAR CRAFT?
This simple Mason Jar craft not only looks great, but it’s also incredibly versatile.
Try adding a ribbon around the jar lid that is attached to a small card.
This would be a great way to say something special to the person you are gifting this to.
SNOWMEN PRETZEL JAR CRAFT
Snowmen Pretzel Jars
- White Chocolate Covered Pretzels
- 2 Mason Jars (any size)
- Blue Felt
- Red Ribbon
- Blue Pipe Cleaner
- 2 White Pom Poms
- 7 Buttons (any colors)
- 1-2 Cotton Balls
- Black Construction Paper
- Glue Gun
- Glue 3 buttons on each jar.
- Cut the red ribbon and blue felt to go around the jar lids. Make sure to leave extra so the scarf can hang down. Glue each piece onto the sides of the lids.
- Cut out 1 large circle to fit one of the lids, a rectangle to create the hat's body, and a smaller circle for the top of the hat. Glue the larger circle to the lid. Roll the rectangle into a cylinder and glue together then glue it to the large circle. Lastly, glue the smaller circle on the top of the cylinder.
- Glue some cotton on the hat to represent snow and a little button for decoration. On the other lid, glue a pipe cleaner to each side, then glue on the 2 white pom poms to represent Earmuffs.
- Fill jars with the Chocolate covered pretzels, then twist on the lids.
- Great Christmas presents for neighbors, co-workers, or family members!
I hope you enjoy this DIY Christmas gift as much as my family does!
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