Elaine is an avid crafter who enjoys celebrating holidays with beautiful DIY decorations and gifts.
Turn a Fishbowl Festive
Make a fishbowl snowman that's perfect for a festive decoration all through winter and Christmas. The best part about this idea is that you can customize it exactly how you want; for example, you can add lights for an extra cozy look. You’ll need a large fishbowl as well as a medium and small fishbowl, and you will also want to add figurines. They look just as cute without lights as they do with them. Kids can enjoy making this craft, too, and you could also fill them with treats to give out as gifts.
Frosty the Fishbowl
This chap looks ready for a party with his sparkly hat. You can purchase the boots and mittens as Christmas tree decorations.
Make these cute decorations with ivy bowls, mod podge inside the bowl and iridescent glitter. Place vinyl face and battery tea lights in each section. The mittens, boots, and hat are from the dollar store.
For another festive character, try your hands at making a Santa. Swirl floor cleaner into a small fishbowl and then add the red glitter to make Santa's body.
Grinch Fishbowl Lights
Make these adorable Grinch fishbowl lights with supplies, including a floor cleaner such as Mop & Shine, small fishbowls, red felt and green glitter. Begin by swirling your floor cleaner inside each of the bowls so that it covers all the inside. Next, swirl your green glitter around to fill out the entire space of both bowls. Stick on Santa hats to finish.
Give your snowman extra height by adding a third bowl. You can write a festive message on one of the bowls, such as "Let It Snow". Wrap a sparkly piece of tinsel around the center as a scarf.
Snowmen made out of small fishbowls and Styrofoam balls are so much fun to decorate! You could give one to each of your children or grandchildren to decorate as they like.
Disney fans will love making these cuties. You can play around with different colored lights to get the effect you want. Add little feather boas as scarves and use ping pong balls to make the ears.
Mr and Mrs Snowman
These fishbowls are from the dollar store and are sprayed and decorated with glitter. The hats are from the dollar store ornament section – two halves not glued together and lights in each.
Corn Cob Pipe
As the song goes, "with his corn cob pipe and a button nose and two eyes made out of coal". Instead, you can make these features or even use a sharpie marker for glasswork.
Snowman Fishbowl Lights
To make these lights, add a thin layer of mod podge to the inside of the fishbowls. Place some glitter inside the bowl and swirl it to ensure coverage. On the outside of the bowl, paint black eyes, an orange nose and black dots for a mouth.
Take a fishbowl, and spray it with frosted glass spray paint. Let it dry, then hot glue on button eyes, a red plastic ornament and antlers.
Christmas Scene Snowman
Use two fishbowls, faux snow and figurines to recreate this idea. An adorable tartan bow is tied around the center to bring it all together.
Let It Snow
Let it snow with this jolly snowman featuring a crown. You can make different scenes or add ornaments to each of the bowls. A cute winter scene adorns the top bowl, while an adorable snowman's head rests gently at the bottom.
For a simple idea, you can fill the bowls with glittery baubles. You could choose colors that go with your overall decor scheme. For example, if you have a black-and-white theme, then choose those colors for the baubles.
Elaine Byers (author) on October 26, 2020:
Thanks Sp Greaney , that's a great point, it would be a good topic of conversation at a family gathering!
Sp Greaney from Ireland on October 21, 2020:
I love these ideas. I really love the globe one. But they all would be a topic of conversation if people saw them on your hall table.