Christmas Craft: How To Make A Fishbowl Snowman

I saw this adorable Christmas decoration while visiting a friend’s house last year during the holidays. And I thought to myself: “That craft looks so simple, I could make it! Heck, even my husband could do it!”

So this year, we’re making one, and you totally should, too! We found a similar craft at the Smart School House. Here are the materials needed, along with assembly instructions and a quick video in case you’re more of a visual learner. Enjoy—and Happy Holidays!

Materials Needed

  • 3 fishbowls (1 of each size – S/M/L)
  • 1-2 bags of fake snow
  • 1 sheet of black foam crafting paper
  • Plaid ribbon to use around the snowman’s hat (about 12.5 inches in length)
  • Snow village pieces, e.g., figurines, houses, xmas trees, animals, signs, sleds, etc.
  • Flameless candle(s) – optional
  • Glue gun
  • Scissors

How To Make The Top Hat

  • Trace and cut out two circles in the black craft foam. Ours were approximately 3 inches & 5 inches in diameter.
  • Using the black foam craft paper, cut a rectangle approximately 2.5 inches x 12 inches.
  • Roll the rectangle into a tube then hot glue the ends together.
  • Glue circles to each end of the cylinder to make the top hat.
  • Trim any excess foam paper from the “top” of the top hat.
  • Cut and glue your plaid ribbon around the base of the hat.

How To Make The Snowman

  • Dump ½-1 inch of snow into the bottom of each bowl.
  • Arrange your figurines (and flameless candles, if you bought them) in each bowl to create a cute winter scene.
  • Stack the fish bowls from largest to smallest.
  • Place the hat on top and you’re finished!

If you’d like to get inspired with more adorable Holiday crafts, pop on over to our friends at Smart School House. Kelly has such fun, clever (and easy!) craft ideas. Here’s some of our favorites:

Snowman Place Setting


Strawberry Santas

Mason Jar Lid Snow Globe

Happy crafting!

10 DIY Halloween Wreaths That Add A Dash Of Fright To Your Door

Whether you aspire to have the scariest house on the block or just can’t get enough of Halloween crafting now that fall is here, add some toil and trouble to your door with one of these DIY Halloween wreaths.

1. Glowing Wreath

Tulle, lights and just a few other items are all you need to bring this wreath to life. It’ll add a pop of color to your door by day, and really becomes spooky at night. Follow this tutorial.

Crafty Morning

2. Skull Wreath

This wreath injects some Halloween spirit into your entry without being the tiniest bit tacky. Follow this tutorial.

The 36th Avenue

3. Skeleton Wreath

We love this rustic wreath featuring a skeleton that practically jumps out at you. Follow this tutorial.

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4. Feathered Wreath

A feather boa fills out and gives texture to this wreath, and lights give it the perfect eerie glow at night. Follow this tutorial.


5. Skeleton Hands Wreath

For a handsome Halloween decoration that won’t break the bank, hit up the dollar store for all you need to make this wreath. Follow this tutorial.

Tried & True

6. Witch’s Hat Door Hanging

We love the clever elegance of this arrangement, which turns a witch hat into a festive hanging flower vase. Follow this tutorial.

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The Spohrs Are Multiplying

7. Spider Wreath

If you’re looking for something that’s more cute than scary, this googly-eyed spider is sure to make passersby smile. Follow this tutorial.

Mama In The Now

8. Monster Wreath

If monsters are more your thing, try using some tulle to create one for your door! Follow this tutorial.

Hoosier Homemade

9. Wicked Witch Wreath

Wow visitors with this wicked witch wreath that looks elaborate with textured burlap and colorful details, but couldn’t be simpler to make. Follow this tutorial.

How To Make A Burlap Wreath

10. Candy Corn Wreath

Let your trick-or-treaters know that your house is where the candy’s at with this candy corn wreath. Follow this tutorial.

Lion Brand

Happy Halloween, folks!

[h/t: Hello Giggles]