Snowman in a Bottle

I totally loved these ornaments I saw last year.  {I tried to find the link at the blog I found them at originally, I couldn’t find the post any more, but here is the pin if you want to try to search it out.}

I love them so much because here in the south we don’t get to have things like snowmen.  Even if we do get snow it only lasts for a day, two at the most, and then our snowmen look like a big melted mess.

So, today when I was thinking of things to put in bottles, jars, and vases for my mantel this ornament came back to me.  I thought why not put the snowman in a bottle.  And so the Snowman in a Bottle was born.

He is so easy and fun to make.

You will need.

  • Epsom salt
  • googly eyes
  • black, red, and yellow or orange felt
  • bottle or jar
  • wooden dowel {optional}

I used scented salt and unscented.  To be honest the scented salt isn’t a true white that’s why I added the unscented in as well.

Fill your bottle/jar 3/4 of the way full.  Use a funnel or take it outside if you don’t have a funnel.

Cut out your hat, nose and scarf.  I just eye balled these they don’t need to be perfect.

Roll up your pieces and put them in the bottle.

Use a wooden dowel to move your pieces around until you are happy with how they look.

So fun and easy.  Then laugh at the kiddos while they try to figure out how you got a snowman in the bottle. {it’s the little things that make being a mom so much fun. ha,ha}

Thanks for stoppin’ by and hangin’ out.

I will be linking up at these wonderful parties.


  1. Kadie, this is adorable! I think I’ll make some wih my niece and nephew when they come over! Pinning as a reminder!

  2. Awww, that is too cute!!!

  3. Totally trying this!! I have a TON of mason jars lying around and was trying to come up with a way to use them and thanks to you I have one idea!! Thanks

  4. Super cute

  5. This would be so fun for our elves to do one night. If we don’t get another snow storm, this could be the only way we’ll have snow for Christmas!

  6. This is so cute, Kadie!!

    I could send you a snowman in a bottle… probably in a couple weeks, LOL. 😉

  7. I love it!

  8. This is such a cute idea! Love it :)

  9. What a cute idea! I love it!

  10. Kadie, I love this! It is too cute. Pinned :)

  11. This is so adorable! I bet my girls would absolutely love it, and may surprise them. Thanks for sharing~

  12. Wonderful idea! I don’t have any clear ornaments, but I have bottles! Thanks for posting!

  13. I love this project ’cause I have a soft spot for snowmen! I’m hosting a homemade holiday link party with prizes and I think this would be a great project to link up. I’d love for you to stop by!

    Have a wonderful weekend

  14. So cute! I’d love for you to share this or any of your great ideas at the link party going on now (and every Saturday – Tuesday) at ‘Or so she says …’ Hope to see you there!

  15. I’m so glad you linked this project up at the homemade holiday party.. I LOVE it! :)

  16. So cute and creative, Kadie!

    Thanks so much for linking up last week at The Humble Brag. You were featured so come grab a button – you earned it!

    The Silhouette Cameo giveaway is still going strong and you can get MORE ENTRIES by signing up for link party email reminders, sharing the giveaway on FB with your readers, and linking up again. Hope to see you there tomorrow.

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