How to use canning jar rings to easily make a special snowman decoration

Transform two canning jar rings to make this cute snowman decoration that is the perfect wintertime home décor piece.Jar Ring Snowman Decoration

Here are the supplies that you’ll need to make your snowman decoration:

Supplies for Snowman Decoration

  • 1 large canning jar ring
  • 1 small canning jar ring
  •  Hat and Holly Template
  • 40″ length 1″ white ribbon
  • 36″ length 1″ white ribbon
  • 45″ length 5/8″ solid colored ribbon
  • 10″ length 5/8″ solid colored ribbon
  • 30″ length 5/8″ patterned ribbon
  • 10″ length 5/8″ patterned ribbon
  • 18″ length Bowdabra bow wire
  • Mini Bowdabra
  • Hot glue or glue dots
  • 3″ square black felt
  • 2″ length 1/8″ red ribbon
  • Scrap of green cardstock
  • Two red rhinestones

Let’s make the snowman decoration:

  1. Cut all ribbons to length and  pass the ribbon ends through a flame to seal the ends.
  2. Secure one end of the 40″ length of white ribbon to the inside of the larger jar ring with a glue dot or hot glue.Secure End with Glue Dot
  3. Wrap the ribbon around the jar ring. Secure the finishing end to the inside of the jar ring with a glue dot or hot glue.Wrap Jar Ring with Ribbon
  4. Repeat Steps 1 and 2 for the smaller ring.Wrap Remaining Ring
  5. Join the rings with a glue dot or hot glue, and set aside.Join Rings with Glue Dot
  6. To make the bow, begin by folding the bow wire in half and put it in the Mini Bowdabra. Tuck the ends of the wire under the Mini Bowdabra to keep them out of the way.Wire in Mini Bowdabra Silver
  7. Center the two 10″ lengths of ribbon in the Mini Bowdabra.Add Tails to Mini Bowdabra
  8. With the 45″ length of solid colored ribbon, make a bow.Make Bow with Solid Ribbon
  9. With the 30″ length of patterned ribbon, make a slightly smaller bow on top of the first one.Make Smaller Bow with Patterned Ribbon
  10. Compress the ribbons with the wand.Compress Ribbons in Mini Bowdabra
  11. With the ribbons still in the Mini Bowdabra, pass the ends of the bow wire through the loop, and tighten.Pass Wire Ends through Loop
  12. Tie a secure knot on the back of the bow, leaving the wire ends long.Tie Secure Knot on Back of Bow
  13. Fluff the bow and arrange individual loops.
  14. Use the bow wire ends to attach the bow where the two jar rings meet.Attach Bow to Rings with Bow Wires
  15. Print out the hat and holly templates. Cut the hat from the black felt and the holly leaves from the green cardstock. Glue the holly leaves in place, then add the red ribbon hatband, trimming excess as necessary. Finally, glue two red rhinestones in place for holly berries.Finished Hat
  16.  Add a length of fish line or bow wire to the center of the top ring for hanging the snowman decoration. Glue the completed hat to the top jar ring.Jar Ring Snowman Decoration (Instagram)


Bowdabra's easy-to-create bow-makers are available at the Bowdabra website's online store and also at various retail establishments such as Amazon, AC Moore, Pat Catan's Stores, Jo Ann store, Michael's, and Walmart.

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