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DIY Snowman Vase – A Cute Holiday Centerpiece

Centerpieces | Christmas Crafts | Flower Vases | Winter

Create a cute snowman vase to decorate for the holidays! Use festive colors for a holiday centerpiece or use blues and silvers for a vase you can leave up all winter!

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It’s Day 3 of my 12 Days of Holiday Crafts series and today I’m sharing this cute DIY snowman vase! It’s made from two different vases with one sitting inside of the other. I had so much fun painting this using acrylic paint. I chose Christmas colors, red and green, but you could easily make this in silver and blues and have a fun wintery vase you could leave out all winter long!

 DIY Snowman Flower Vase 

Materials Needed

  • Tall cylinder vase
  • Terracotta flower pot with a wide opening – I used a 6″ pot from Joann Fabrics
  • Acrylic paint in black, white, red green, orange and pink – I used a combination of DecoArt Americana Multi-Surface Paint and DecoArt Patio Paint. 
  • Chip board
  • Black Felt or paper
  • Holiday ribbon
  • Fake red and white flowers

Step By Step Tutorial

Step One: Create the hat brim.

Start by tracing the top of the terracotta flower pot on to a piece of chipboard.

Next, use a ruler to add 3/8″ to the inside of the traced circle and 1/2″ to the outside. In the second picture I traced my lines in color so you can clearly see the first traced line in green and the lines I added. If your vase is very thin, you may want to add a bit more to the inside of your traced circle.

Cut the brim following the red and purple lines. 

Cover the brim in black felt. I used a black Sharpie marker to color the edges of my chipboard after coving it with black felt. 

Step Two: Paint the pot to look like a snowman.

Paint the terracotta pot white. I used my Patio Paint and gave the pot several coats of white. It probably could have use done more! Paint the top edge black.

Add a fun painted scarf to the bottom of the pot. The pot I was using had a fun curved section at the bottom – perfect for scarf. I used red and green paint and chose a paintbrush the width I wanted my stripes to be so I just made simple lines. 

Draw the snowman face lightly in pencil, then go over it in paint. 

Step Three: Create the top hat!

Paint the tall thin vase black and set it inside of the snowman pot. Set the chip board brim on top of the terra cotta pot. I did not attach mine but you could. 

Add a ribbon around the tall vase and glue a couple of cute flowers to the hat brim. 

Fill the vase with festive flowers, a Poinsettia plant or evergreen branches as I did!

I made it so all three parts of this vase can be easily taken apart. This way, if I have flowers in the tall vase, I can bring it to the sink to fill it up with water without getting the felt brim wet.

I hope you enjoyed this fun holiday decor craft! I’m excited to fill it with a festive bouquet once they start being available at our local grocery store. :) I’ll be back tomorrow for Day Three! Be sure to check out my other fun holiday crafts in the meantime and if you love snowmen, check out these cute snowman hoop ornaments!

Two snowman hoop ornaments on a wooden table. 

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  1. This is without a doubt the cutest snowman I have ever saw and I want to make it for a very sweet lady friend of mine and I know she will love it. Thank you for sharing.

    1. Thank you! I hope you enjoy crafting the snowman, it was so fun to make! Have a wonderful holiday season! Merry Christmas! :)

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