My favorite three letters this time of year.
Holiday decorations are what make a house a home and so festive.
How to Make a Simple and Festive Fishbowl Snowman Christmas Decoration shares how to craft this step by step.
No worries this really is easy and does not take long at all.
Plus, when you craft a festive fishbowl snowman Christmas Decoration, you can gift it, or use it for your own home.
In fact, a DIY fishbowl snowman Christmas decoration is perfect for hostess gifts, teachers, and anyone you want to share some holiday cheer with.
Better yet, the cost of the festive FishBowl Snowman is around just $7 of up to $12 give or take a dollar either way!
No two fishbowl snowmen look alike, because they are so very personalized with the craft materials you choose.
Yes, I am in fact using real glass fishbowls, not acrylic (but you can use clear plastic too!) and I got everything at the Dollar Tree.
Now, let’s get crafting and in no time, we’ll have a new glass snowman to display in your house.
Festive Fishbowl Snowman Christmas Decoration
Really I am an over-thinker as you all have come to know.
So, when I made my fishbowl snowman, and all the others that I crafted to give away, I themed them.
Because it tells a story.
Does anyone else notice that I themed the snowman?
Does Making a Theme Matter when crafting a Fishbowl Snowman Christmas Decoration?
Well, it’s a 50/50 split.
Which tells you to do what you want, and enjoy the DIY.
I crafted a tree farm scenario and then topped it off with the present master… Santa and Mrs. Claus.
There are so many different ways I could have crafted this, but these items caught my attention.
Does Size Matter when you craft Fishbowl Snowman Christmas Decoration
When it comes to fishbowl snowman Christmas Decorations size does not matter.
You can stack small to large fishbowls together or all the same size.
Additionally, you can purchase either glass or plastic fish bowls.
Keep the following in mind when you shop.
Buying all of the mentioned supplies creates a $12 decoration.
However, buying fewer then creates a snowman for about $7.
For those that have some of the items already in their holiday stash, even better!
If you do choose different sizes, like larger, you will need more craft supplies and it will cost more than I have quoted here on this project.
However, the end cost will still be FAR less than those glass snowmen purchased in all of the retail stores.
Shopping For The Craft Supplies To Make a Fishbowl Snowman Christmas Decoration
You can basically do one-stop shopping for all these supplies if you head to the Dollar Tree.
Here’s the big thing, keep your chin up and your fingers shopping because you may not find the same supplies as I used.
You don’t have to craft what I did, mine is just a springboard to get you started.
The fishbowl snowman Christmas decoration you make is yours and should be an extension of you.
Don’t forget to look at the toys you can spray paint a lot of what you find there to make the right snowman for your home.
DIY Tutorial For Crafint a Fishbowl Snowman Christmas Decoration.
- 3 Glass fishbowls (tag scraped off, and wiped with glass cleaner ($3)
- 2 packs of mini sisal bottle trees (mini-village kind) ($2)
- (1) Mini Village people or benches, fence, or Santa. ($2)
- Mini Village Vehicle and a lamp post. ($1)
- Faux Snow ($1)
- Glitter Faux Snow (optional) ($1)
- Vase Filler Mini sparkle balls (optional) ($1)
- 3' to 4 ' of your favorite ribbon.
- Ornament for a Hat (with the string cut off) ($1)
- Hot glue
- Glue Gun
- Place three fishbowls in front of you.
- Take all the items out of their packages (remember this is your Snowman, so you may not have the same items, or you may have more or less as listed above).
- Do a practice layout of what you want your snowman theme to look like.
- Once you have the design you like, I suggest gluing in the main components, especially if you are gifting and taking with you (this way you don't have to set it all up again).
- In the bottom fishbowl, place your tree farm scene if that is what you crafted.
- Glue the trees, one by one and grab any excess hot glue off of each tree and the bowl (it's like a magnet for the glue, eye roll).
- Across from the trees, add the RV Tree Sales Office.
- Additionally, I added a post light for a little more realistic content.
- Then, using shot glasses (or your fingers), fill each shot glass 1/2 way with some of the snows above.
- If you want more glistening snow then add the one that sparkles more than the little confetti balls or vice versa.
- Don't overcoat though or it will look like your tree farm is snowed in, lol!
- Also, you can add a few of those vase filler sparkle balls to add a pop of color if you wanted to, I did.
- Set this first bowl aside and then begin construction on your 2nd bowl, the middle of the snowman.
- Here I simply glued down the truck that had just left the tree farm and added in a snowman that might have been along the path to the snowman.
- Additionally, I added in a few more glitter balls for some more color.
- Then I moved on to the top portion of the snowman which is the head of the snowman.
- Here is where I added Mr. And Mrs. Claus, a few trees, and a post light.
- Next, I added a drop of glue to the three of the trees at the tree farm and then a small glitter ball atop for some color.
- And, I also added in a few glitter balls in the base of the snow for a pop of sparkling color, again totally optional.
- Finally, I stacked each bowl and then added a bow to the top bowl.
- Last, the hat.
- Now it's ready to display or to gift.
For those concerned about the fishbowls coming loose you can glue them together.
If you don't have small children and you are displaying this you probably don't have to glue this together.
I did not glue the bowls together so that I could change them from year to year.
When I gift them, I don't glue them either.
Really this is a preference.
I also did not GLUE the bow, but you can.
Nor did I glue the hat.
If I find a hat I like better in ornaments I will replace it.
Generally, this project is always about what items I find or have on hand.
You might have noticed that early on in the video I had a different snowman ornament.
I was going to cut a circle with foam and then detach the hat from the snowman ornament and glue the hat to the foam.
However, I found a better ornament and used it instead!
Be flexible and open-minded when crafting this, they all look good!