Flower or vegetable seeds make interesting gifts for gardeners, but they can be hard present attractively. This easy DIY snowman ornament craft is also a great holder for seed gifts. Include a small card with planting instructions and a photo of the flower or veggie if you like. This ornament is also reusable, so your recipient could re-fill it and pass it on next year!
DIY Snowman Ornament Materials
- Art-C Tiered Mini Glass Bottles
- Frosted glass spray paint
- Narrow plaid ribbon
- Black and orange adhesive rhinestones
- Black permanent marker
- Masking tape
- Fine-tip black permanent marker (optional)
- Monofilament line
- Seeds of your choice
DIY Snowman Ornament Instructions
- Remove the corks from the bottles and set them aside. Clean the outside of the bottles with rubbing alcohol.
- To make spray painting the bottles easier, try putting each on a drinking straw or wooden skewer and sticking them in a cup of sand or pebbles as shown. It make take several coats to fully cover each bottle. Allow to dry completely.
- Use a black permanent marker to color each cork completely. Tip: To keep your hands clean, stick each cork onto a push pin first as pictured below.
- When the bottles are dry, wrap a thin piece of masking tape around the top just beneath the rim (see photo above). Use the permanent marker to color the rim (top and sides) and allow to dry. Remove masking tape.
- Cut a piece of ribbon about 5 inches long and tie around the middle indentation in the bottle to resemble a scarf.
- Use adhesive rhinestones to mark eyes, nose, and buttons and shown.
- If you’d like to add a mouth, dot the fine-tip permanent marker beneath the nose to create a smile.
- Cut a piece of monofilament about 6 inches long. Tie it around the bottle beneath the rim, then knot the long ends together to make a hanger.
- Fill the bottle with seeds of your choice (see below) and insert the cork firmly.
- Snow peas
- Peppermint or Spearmint
- ‘Candy Cane’ zinnias
- ‘Snow Puff’ cosmos
- ‘Carpet of Snow’ alyssum
- ‘Snowball’ marigolds
- ‘Peppermint Candy’ cosmos