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.
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)
What You’ll Need:
- 2 empty peanut containers
- White spray paint
- Black acrylic paint
- Orange acrylic paint
- Red felt
- Green felt
- Paint brushes
What You’ll Do:
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.
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.
When the spray paint has completely dried, paint a face and three buttons on the front of your snowman using the black paint.
Paint an orange carrot for a nose, then outline that in black paint so it stands out.
Let the face dry.
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.