Homemade Christmas Gift Ideas: Stacked Jar Hot Chocolate Snowmen!

September 16, 2012 · 27 comments

by Jennie
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Today's Homemade Christmas gift idea is stacked jar hot chocolate snowmen from Christmas Forever! Unfortunately she does not give us too many details how she made them, but from what I can tell they are stacked half sized mason jars filled with everything you need to make some delicious hot chocolate.

I think you could use some velcro to attach the jars and craft paint and ribbon to finish them off with all the details! Another idea for fall would be to fill these will soup making ingredients and decorate them as scarecrows.

Here are some different jar options for your snowmen. Keep in mind that these can be as big or as small as you want.

Bormioli Rocco Fido Round Clear Jar, 25-1/4-Ounce

Jarden Home Brands 12Pk 1/2Pt wide Mouth Jar Canning Jars

Grant Howard 50519 3.4-Ounce Pot Belly Clear Glass Spice Jar, Set of 24, Small

If you decide to make these please let us know how they turn out, I'd love hear!

Want to see more Christmas ideas? Make sure to check out the complete 99 Days of Christmas series! Here are just a few of the ideas we have shared:

Homemade Christmas Snow Globes
Red Velvet Sandwich Cookies: Made with Boxed Cake Mix
Homemade Advent Calendars: 5 Ideas to Spark Your Creativity
Single Serving Pies in a Jar
Homemade Christmas Decoration Balls
Homemade Hot Chocolate Kits
Simple Christmas Centerpieces
Reindeer Food
Cookie Cutter Wreath




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1 Nikki Gillette December 12, 2013 at 7:55 AM

Thanks for sharing! I am looking for cute ideas for a homemade Christmas. This is PERFECT! The snowmen are such a neat way to package the hot cocoa stand-by.

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2 angie December 15, 2012 at 12:40 PM

I also made these, except for the carrot nose I used the orange foam earplugs you can get in the sporting goods section of Walmart. I hot glued them.

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3 Jenn December 4, 2012 at 10:22 AM

Also I forgot… I used felt to steady the jars. I hot glues the felt circles to the bottoms of jar and tops and also attached Velcro strips to make them steadier. That way u don’t have to glue the jars together. Just an idea. Ill post a pic later of my finished project.

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4 Jennie December 4, 2012 at 5:24 PM

Thanks so much for the great tips Jenn! :)

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5 Jenn December 4, 2012 at 10:18 AM

I just recently made these. I used the 4 oz mason jars and they were the perfect size. Harder to find but I got mine at ace hardware and cheaper than Walmart had them for. Great idea and so cute for little gifts. Thanks

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6 carrie November 27, 2012 at 12:53 PM

Christina what size mason jars did you end up using if you don’t mind me asking you? Thanks!! Love this idea!

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7 Tina November 21, 2012 at 2:50 PM

What did you use for the black hat?

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8 Christina November 18, 2012 at 6:25 PM

Hey y’all! I tried this out and I used small mason jars because baby food jars were too small. The jars came with black lids so then I just cut some fabric and “screwed it in” with the lid. I used puffy paints to make the face and buttons and a bit of fabric for the scarf. They were a huge hit!! Easy as could be!

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9 DJ November 14, 2012 at 4:41 PM

The problem with baby food jars is you could barely get anything in them. You would only get enough hot chocolate powder in there for like maybe two cups.

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10 Alyssa October 24, 2012 at 3:31 PM

I’ve just moved into the baby-food phase with my kiddo, so I’m keeping all the baby food jars and I am planning making these for my mom for Christmas. She loves snowmen!

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11 jamie October 11, 2012 at 3:34 PM

Does anyone know how i could make the hat. need some ideas :)

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12 SusanL October 29, 2012 at 2:05 PM

You could cut a circle out of black foam. place ontop of the lid and begin gluing around the edges. Once you begin gluing, the brim will form itself.

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13 analisa September 16, 2012 at 7:40 PM

I saw this on pinterest and it is made with baby food jars!

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14 via Facebook September 16, 2012 at 7:30 PM

Awesome idea Anna!

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15 Andrea via Facebook September 16, 2012 at 6:49 PM

Anna, thats what I was thinking too!

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16 Andrea via Facebook September 16, 2012 at 6:49 PM

Anna, thats what I was thinking too!

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17 Anna via Facebook September 16, 2012 at 6:31 PM

Do you think baby food jars would work? It would be a great way to recycle also :)

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18 Anna via Facebook September 16, 2012 at 6:31 PM

Do you think baby food jars would work? It would be a great way to recycle also :)

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19 Susan via Facebook September 16, 2012 at 6:14 PM

Thank you

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20 via Facebook September 16, 2012 at 5:26 PM

They actually look like the 8oz (1/2 Pint) jars to me. :)

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21 niki October 6, 2012 at 10:20 PM

Actually the half pint jars are too big unless you can find the wider ones

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22 Susan via Facebook September 16, 2012 at 5:18 PM

Is half sized the same as pint mason jar? Not familiar with mason jar sizes.

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23 Latoya via Facebook September 16, 2012 at 5:15 PM

Cute!!!

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24 Wendy Cheyenne September 16, 2012 at 5:05 PM

Love this! What a super cute idea!!!

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25 Mary Beth via Facebook September 16, 2012 at 4:59 PM

Great idea! I love the idea of doing soup makings, too

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26 Elizabeth September 16, 2012 at 4:15 PM

Hi Jennie! It was great to see you again at the class yesterday :) My friend and I (crazy binder ladies in the front) had fun. It was her first (my 3rd) coupon class even though we’ve both been doing this for over a year. Totally excited about my new couponizer.

I just wanted to say I saw a similar craft like this on pinterest and the lady put paper between the lid and the ring and then hot glued the jars together. .

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27 Jennie September 16, 2012 at 4:35 PM

Hey there Elizabeth! Thanks for coming to yesterday’s class! You’ll have to let me know how you like your couponizer. :) Thanks for the tip on the lid and ring. I was thinking that you wouldn’t want the lid to be stuck to the bottom of the other jar, but now that I think about it, I don’t think it would be that much of an issue. ;)

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