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DIY Snowman made from Glass Lid

Updated: Nov 7, 2023

Here is a super fun DIY project for you to make! I love snowmen, and this one is just so adorable and really easy to create.

Supplies you will need:

  • A glass or even a metal lid will work just fine.

  • A little paint: White, Black, Burnt Umber, Orange, Red, White.

  • A coffee-stained cotton sock or a piece of a sweater will also work.

  • A bell.

  • Jude.

  • Ribbon.

This is the lid I used. I picked this one up at a resale shop for $1.00. 😄

They have a lot of them at the resale shop I love to go to.

I used this spray paint to cover the lid, but you can also use regular acrylic paint and brush it on.

Give it a couple of coats and let it dry in between.

Then, I used Burnt Orange (you can use any orange for the nose).

It's starting to come to life!

Next, I used red to give him some cheeks.

So cute!

I used black for his facial details and white for some highlights.

This is the white I used.

The details are everything!

I like to use the end of a brush a stylist or even a pencil to create dots for his eyes.

Then, I used Burnt Umber to shade his nose a little.

He just makes you smile!

I like using old toothbrushes to create paint speckles. Just dip it in the paint, run your thumb across it, and it will speckle the paint over the item. I used one for the black paint and another brush for the white paint. I just love that look!

This is a great way to get a little more use from those old tooth brushes.

I just love that look !

I used my favorite Snow Tex to create a little snow on his nose and then sprinkled it with glitter.

Here is the link for it .

I love this stuff.

This really pulls it altogether.

I love using socks for hats! I had coffee-stained a bunch of these socks a while back and like having them handy for these particular projects

I cut the back so it would fit over the lid.

I played with it, positioned it where I wanted it, and put a drop of glue to hold it up so it wouldn't cover the eyes. Then I glued the back.

I used a little jute to tie the end of the hat off.

I had a bell, but I wanted it to look rusty. If you've been following me for a while, you know I love using cinnamon to achieve that look. I sprayed it with some adhesive spray, but you can brush on some regular Elmer's glue so the cinnamon can stick.

I use the inexpensive cinnamon that I usually pick up at Family Dollar.

This process will give you a beautiful Faux Rusty Bell .

Then I sprayed it with a sealer spray and let it dry. You'll have yourself a rusty bell that will last a long time !

I folded the hat over, decided how long I wanted it, and then glued it down a little.

I tied my bell on along with a few cute ribbons and cut the foot part of the sock off once I tied it off.

I brushed a little of the Snow Tex on the hat and sprinkled a little cinnamon on it too because I love the grungy look! Then I gave it a light spray again with my sealer spray and sprinkled a little glitter, which is totally up to you.

I hope you give this a try; they are just so much fun to make and very affordable! Happy Crafting!

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