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DIY Snowman Candy Holder (from an upcycled peanuts container)

Two homemade painted snowmen.

Pretty much, nothing in this house is garbage. I’m serious. I recently bought peanuts for a snack, walked past the container and thought, “That looks like a snowman.” So when that container was done, I washed it to make this DIY Snowman Candy Holder from an upcycled peanuts container.

But one looked so lonely.

So I actually had to wait for us to finish a second container of peanuts so I could make two snowmen so they each had a friend.

I’m that crazy.

But actually, it was totally worth it because I made both of them at the same time instead of making one now and one in the future. Which you know would probably never happen.

Now, I’ll be honest. I originally planned on making these as decorations for our house. But as soon as they were done, I realized what perfect candy holders they would be. Instead of buying a gift bag for chocolates, you can just give them to a friend in these. So much cuter (and cheaper) than a  gift bag.

Marshmallow decorated like a snowman in a cup with the words "Snowman Crafts & Snacks Ideas" digitally written on top.

This DIY Snowman Candy Holder is just one of the snowman crafts that we have one Drugstore Divas.

If you want more, check out all of our Snowman Crafts And Snacks Ideas.

DIY Snowman Candy Holder (from an upcycled peanuts container)

Spray paint can, two empty peanut containers, red and green felt, glue, scissors, two paint brushes, black paint, orange paint.

What You’ll Need:

  • 2 empty peanut containers
  • White spray paint
  • Black acrylic paint
  • Orange acrylic paint
  • Red felt
  • Green felt
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Paint brushes

What You’ll Do:

Peanut container top painted black.

Unscrew the tops of your peanut containers and paint them black. You may need multiple coats.

Peel off the wrapper from the peanut container. You want to remove all of the paper. If there’s some glue left behind, you can use a product like Goo Gone to remove that. If it’s only a tiny bit of glue left   behind, you can strategically make that the “back” of your snowman.

Wash and dry your peanut containers. You need them to be completely clean before spray painting them. If not, any dust will get stuck in the paint and add imperfections to your snowman decoration.

Two plastic white containers and a spray paint can.

Outside, or in a well ventilated area, spray paint a very thin layer of white paint on the containers. Let it dry completely. Spray a second thin layer of white paint. Flip the containers and spray two additional thin layers.

The key, if you didn’t notice, is that you need the layers of spray paint to be thin. So it may take four or five layers to completely cover your plastic containers. That’s fine. Take your time because if you spray thick layers it will drip down your container, leave awful streaks, and ruin your entire project.

Cartoon painted snowman.

When the spray paint has completely dried, paint a face and three buttons on the front of your snowman using the black paint.

Painted snowman face.

Paint an orange carrot for a nose, then outline that in black paint so it stands out.

Let the face dry.

Felt tied around a painted snowman's neck.

Cut a strip of felt, longways. Wrap it around the neck of your snowman, so it looks like a scarf, then secure it closed with a dab of glue.

Set it out for all your friends and family to see, if you’re using these as snowman decorations.

Or, if you need treats for the holidays, you can actually fill this up with small wrapped candy. Then, you can use this as a candy holder and a really cute way to wrap a gift.

Want more snowman crafts?

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Enriqueta E Lemoine

Wednesday 13th of November 2019

You are the queen of crafts and DIY. These snowmen are the cutest!

Cindy Ingalls

Sunday 10th of November 2019

These are so cute and great way to upcycle things you have around the house. These would also make for great activities to do while the kids are on winter break.


Saturday 9th of November 2019

Oh my gosh, that's awesome! Those would be so much fun to make with my younger cousins!

Krysten Quiles

Friday 8th of November 2019

Stop it, what a cute idea! Thanks so much for sharing this with all of us!

Tara Pittman

Friday 8th of November 2019

What a cute idea. This would make a great gift filled with candy.