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DIY Bottle Cap Snowmen Ornaments

These little DIY bottle cap snowmen ornaments are very easy to make and the kids will really enjoy helping you put them together.

One of my favorite things to do in the holiday season, when my daughter was little, was to make Christmas crafts and let her take part in the process. 

Because we both love them so much, snowmen often became incorporated in projects like clay pot snowmen, Mason jar snowmen, and snowman cake pops.

Today, we’ll be using bottle caps to make snowman ornaments.

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These Bottle Cap Snowmen DIY Ornaments are very easy to make and the kids will love to be involved in the project.

I love making home decor projects by recycling common items that might otherwise end up in the trash. Today it is common bottle caps!Bottle caps

Each of these bottle cap snowmen ornaments is made from three bottle caps and few inexpensive craft supplies. They are all dressed up for the cold and ready to hang on your Christmas tree with pride.

You can also use these for decorating a mailbox for Christmas in an creative and unusual way.

Note: Hot glue guns, and heated glue can burn. Please use extreme caution when using a hot glue gun. Learn to use your tool properly before you start any project.

Here’s how to make your own bottle cap snowmen DIY ornaments

To make the ornaments you will need the following supplies. (This post contains affiliate links for your crafting experience.)

  • 12 bottle caps
  • White spray primer
  • Felt in various colors
  • Christmas ribbon
  • Black and orange paint pens
  • White pom poms 1/4″
  • 1 snowflake sticker
  • Piece of a dried flower
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks

The first thing I did was to spray the bottle caps on both sides and let them completely dry. I used a white primer because I wanted a matte finish to the snowmen.Paint the bottle caps whit.

Next, I used a fine point paint pen in both black and orange to paint the snowmen faces on the inside of four of the bottle caps.

I also painted three pieces of coal on four more bottle caps.Bottle Cap Snowman Ornaments faces

Putting the snowmen together takes two stages. First I hot glued each bottle cap to the one below it to attach three of them to each other – one face, one coal area and one plain bottle cap.

I let them set and then hot glued a piece of Christmas ribbon to the center of the back of the snowman forming a loop to make a hanger.  (I used 1/2″ snowflake ribbon and cut it in half for this.)Putting together the Bottle Cap Snowman Ornaments is easy

The snowman ornaments are all finished but those little guys will freeze if we don’t give them some warm clothing now!These adorable Bottle Cap Snowman Ornaments are ready to decorate

This is the part that the kids will love. Just let them choose the colors for the snowmen hats and scarves and also have them pick out some other items to decorate the ornaments.  

To make the scarf sit better around the neck of the snowman, cut it a little narrower in this area. The ends of each scarf piece can also be cut to resemble a fringe.Making a scarf for the Bottle Cap Snowman Ornaments

I used four different colors of felt, more of the Christmas ribbon and pom poms, as well as 1/2 of a snowflake sticker and a piece of dried flowers for decorations.

Here are the bottle cap snowmen DIY ornaments, all dressed for the cold and ready to hang on your tree.These Bottle Cap Snowman Ornaments are very easy to make and the kids will love to be involved in the project.

Would you like a reminder of this bottle cap snowmen ornaments project? Just pin this image to one of your Christmas Boards on Pinterest. These bottle cap snowmen ornaments are super easy to make and the kids will love to be involved in the project.

Admin note: This post for these DIY bottle cap snowmen ornaments first appeared on the blog in October of 2013. I have updated the post to add a printable project card and a video for you to enjoy.

Yield: 4 ornaments

Bottle Cap Snowmen DIY Ornaments

These Bottle Cap Snowman Ornaments are very easy to make and the kids will love to be involved in the project.

These adorable little snowman ornaments started out life on the top of a bottle, as a bottle cap!

Prep Time 1 hour
Active Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Difficulty easy
Estimated Cost $1


  • 12 bottle caps
  • White Spray Primer
  • Felt ]in various Colors
  • Christmas Ribbon
  • Black and Orange Paint Pens
  • White Pom Poms 1/4"
  • 1 snowflake sticker
  • Piece of a Dried Flower


  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks


  1. Use the white spray paint to spray the bottle caps on both sides.
  2. Allow to dry completely.
  3. Use the black and orange paint pens to make snowman faces on four of the bottle caps,
  4. Use the black paint pens to add lumps of coal on four of the bottle caps.
  5. Use the hot glue to assemble 3 bottle caps into a snowman shape (face top, coal middle, plain bottom.)
  6. Attach a piece of red ribbon on the back of the snowman to use as a hanger.
  7. Cut colored felt into small hats and glue to the snowman heads
  8. Cut a short piece of felt (about 3 inches long and make a notch in the middle on both sides to form a scarf.
  9. Wrap the neck of the snowman with a scarf and add a dab of glue to hold it in place.
  10. Use tiny snowflake stickers to decorate the end of the scarf.
  11. Display

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