How to Craft a Festive Glass Bowl Snowman and Candle Holder

Are you ready for a heartwarming Christmas DIY project? Let's infuse your home with holiday cheer by crafting a magical glass bowl snowman and matching candle holder.

This step-by-step guide will show you how to turn thrifted glassware into festive décor, adding a personal touch to your winter celebrations.

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Upcycled glassware for Christmas crafts

Take a trip to your local Goodwill and buy yourself a variety of glassware including a candlestick, votive holder, candy dishes (one with a lid), and a vase.

Glassware upcycling for festive decor

Add a generous amount of dish soap to your sink and fill it with water.

Washing thrifted glassware

Carefully place all your thrifted glass dishes inside the sink, and remove the labels, dirt, debris, and anything else on the dishes.

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Cover your work surface to protect it during this recycled glass art craft.

Glass Bowl Snowman

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1. Create the Base

Begin by positioning a vase upside down. This will be the bottom layer of the homemade snowman.

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2. Build the Body

Attach a candy bowl to the top of the upside-down vase.

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Add a second identical candy bowl on top of the first one, creating the body of your DIY glass snowman.

Attach Candy Bowls

3. Top it Off

Enhance the snowman's structure by placing a votive holder on the very top.

Stick on a votive holder

This will be your snowman's head.

Allow your glass bowl snowman to dry for a minimum of 24 hours.

Cut a sock

4. Fashion the Snowman's Hat

Take a Dollar Tree sock and cut off one end.

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Tie a rubber band to one side.

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Now you have the perfect snowman's hat.

Create a mini scarf

5. Scarf Styling

For the other end of the sock, cut along the sides to open it into a long strip.

Upcycle an old sock into a scarf for your DIY snowman

Then cut one more long strip from that sock, creating a charming scarf.

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6. Finishing Touches

Position the snowman's hat on top of the votive holder and add the scarf to the neck.

Simple Thrifted Glassware Candle Holder

How to make a glass candle holder for holiday decor

Place a thrifted glass taper candle holder on your protected surface, and add some glue to the top.

Stick a candy bowl on top of a glass candle holder

Stick a candy dish on the top.

Homemade glass candle holder for winter decor

If you want to add a personal touch, embellish the front with ribbon and pine.

Add a battery operated tea light candle

Insert a tea light into the candle holder.

Place the lid on top of the candy bowl

Put the lid on.

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Glass Bowl Snowman and Candle Holder Craft

I hope this step-by-step guide inspired you to craft your own glass bowl snowman and maybe even try your hand at the thrifted glassware candle holder.

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