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Easy Christmas Craft: Milk Jug Snowmen

With a little help from the Dollar Tree store these cute milk jug snowmen are perfect addition for your porch Christmas decoration.
I’ve been looking for ways to decorate our house for Christmas. Well in our house we ALWAYS have empty milk jugs so I decided to find a way to use them in our decorating. With a little help from the Dollar Tree store these cute milk jug snowmen are perfect addition for your porch Christmas decoration.

What you will need to make your milk jug snowmen:

  • Elmer’s glue
  • A little water
  • A paint brush
  • White tissue paper
  • And whatever materials you would like to use for the mouth, eyes, nose and buttons

(I used pipe cleaners with colored beads on them for the mouth, eyes and nose. For the buttons I used the tops of acorns
that I found out in our front yard)

Let’s put together the snowmen!

  1. I took regular Elmer’s glue, dumped it into a bowl and added a bit of water to it.
  2. I brushed the water/glue mixture all over the milk jug.
  3. I tore the tissue paper in to decent size pieces and put them over the milk jug and brushed another layer of the
  4. water/glue mixture over that. After that dried I took a drill and put small holes in the places where I wanted the
  5. eyes, nose and the ends of the mouth. I then placed the pipe cleaner with the beads on it in the holes. I used regular Elmer’s glue and glued on the acorns.
  6. I cut a hole in the back where I placed rocks inside so they don’t blow away and used a string of lights
  7. I got from Dollar Tree and put them in the jug to light it up.

My friend’s kids had fun helping me make these and were so excited to see them all lit up on our front porch.



  1. Kita

    December 3, 2013 at 9:29 am

    Love this idea I know the church up the street from us does something similar every year and my kids love to stop and look at them.

    1. Marian

      December 6, 2015 at 7:29 am

      I put sidewalk salt in the jugs to use when it snows. Just open and pour! Then these jugs of salt can be saved for next year.

      1. Yoly Mason

        December 9, 2015 at 1:05 pm

        That’s a great idea!

  2. Shell

    December 3, 2013 at 11:25 am

    What an easy Christmas craft! I think I have all the supplies already.

  3. Dawn Lopez

    December 3, 2013 at 12:09 pm

    Aww how adorable and clever! Thanks so much for sharing this, it will be a fun activity to do with my son!

  4. Krystyn @ Really, Are You Serious?

    December 3, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    Oh my goodness…those snowmen/women are adorable. And, they seem like something I could totally do with my kids. Now, I just need to remember to save our milk jugs.

  5. angela

    December 3, 2013 at 2:14 pm

    I am going to do this with my 5 year old step son. He is going to love this.

  6. Rebecca Brandt

    December 3, 2013 at 4:08 pm

    That is SUPER CUTE! we have a jug that is empty right now.

  7. Autumn

    December 3, 2013 at 6:35 pm

    Those snowman milk jugs are adorable! What a creative way to reuse items for the holidays!

  8. Kecia

    December 3, 2013 at 7:37 pm

    I love making Christmas crafts to can be made from upcycled items in my home. These look easy and we already have the necessary milk jug!

  9. Yolanda @Seeing It Their Way

    December 3, 2013 at 7:45 pm

    What a cute project. I might have to go buy a gallon of milk just so the kids and I can do that!!

  10. Meghan @JaMonkey

    December 3, 2013 at 8:50 pm

    OMG how cute are these! A great one for the little ones.

  11. Karen Hartzell

    December 3, 2013 at 9:45 pm

    Super cute idea and love how inexpensive they were to make! Great craft project for the kids!

  12. Casey

    December 3, 2013 at 9:52 pm

    Wow, how simple yet adorable! I never would have thought of that. I don’t have kids, but my sister does, and they go through lots of milk in their house. They would no doubt have an unlimited amount of the supplies they need! 😉

  13. Kendra

    December 3, 2013 at 9:57 pm

    We don’t really have any jugs around but this would be a great reason to get a few. I think this would be neat all year as kind of a welcome light related to the party. LIKE presents for a birthday party.

  14. katherine bartlett

    December 4, 2013 at 5:40 am

    How easy and yet so adorable!

  15. Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell

    December 4, 2013 at 12:28 pm

    Those are just darling and I like the idea of lighting the walkway. 🙂

  16. Susanna Barbee (Zealous Mom)

    December 4, 2013 at 2:47 pm

    So cute! I am always looking for new crafts to do with my boys. We just did a different snowman craft yesterday, so I pinned this one for later use.

  17. Janeane Davis

    December 4, 2013 at 3:15 pm

    These are some of the cutest little snowmen I have ever seen.

  18. Daphne

    December 4, 2013 at 11:02 pm

    I am so doing this with my son. He is so creative and loves art. I really need to do more crafts with him.

  19. Debi

    December 5, 2013 at 11:02 am

    I love it. Sweet and simple.

  20. naomi

    October 6, 2014 at 1:53 pm

    could do this with orange tissue paper & lights for Halloween !!

    1. Yoly Mason

      October 6, 2014 at 3:13 pm

      That’s a super cool idea!

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