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!
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
- 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 3.