Fish Bowl Snowman

Fish Bowl Snowman

Here is the newest addition to our holiday decor: a Fish Bowl Snowman craft for Christmas! Isn’t it ADORABLE?! I set up a tiny Christmas scene in each one. I got everything from the craft store including the bowls! 

Last updated: October 29, 2017
This post was originally published on October 16, 2016. I have updated it to answer questions and make the instructions even easier this Christmas.

Fish Bowl Snowman Craft for a Christmas decoration. ADORABLE! Make a little Christmas scene in each bowl.

Materials to Make a Fish Bowl Snowman

  • 3 different sized fish bowls that stack. I got these at Michael’s, but I’ve seen smaller versions at the dollar store!
  • Snow village pieces. Even though it’s not even Halloween yet, every craft store has allllll of their Christmas supplies out right now, including everything you’d need to create a little snow village. Or, you can always pick them out online (like these).
  • 1 bag of fake snow. Have no fear, any craft store will have this too. One bag goes a long way!
  • 2 sheets of black craft foam
  • scissors
  • Christmas ribbon for around the snowman’s top hat
  • Glue gun

Fish Bowl Snowman Video


 How to Make a Fish Bowl Snowman

  1. Put a little fake snow at the bottom of each bowl.
  2. Arrange your various snow village pieces to make a special scene! I found a small house at Michaels, so I placed a flameless candle inside of it. I absolutely LOVE the warmth it gives to our fish bowl snowman. Plus, it’s so gorgeous at night. Well, I might keep it on during the day too:) I can’t get enough!
  3. To make the snowman’s top hat, you will need to trace a circle in the black craft foam that is slightly larger than the opening of your smallest fish bowl on top. I used a round Tupperware lid as a guide! Use a bowl or anything around your house to do this. Next, determine how tall the hat needs to be on top of the circle base you cut. Using the black craft foam, cut a rectangle that rolls into a cylinder. Hot glue the edges of the rectangle together to make a cylinder. Next, cut a small circle out and glue it to the top of the hat. Finally, embellish the top hat with some Christmas ribbon!

Fish Bowl Snowman Craft for a Christmas decoration. ADORABLE! Make a little Christmas scene in each bowl.

Isn’t that fun? It looks so pretty in person and really adds charm to any indoor holiday decor.

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29 thoughts on “Fish Bowl Snowman”

  1. How adorable! My mom’s birthday is soon and I know she would love this! I can not wait to make it for her! I love it!

  2. I absolutely love your craft ideas ! I have 3 granddaughters, ages 6,10 & 12 who spend every other weekend with me & we love doing crafts together. Can’t wait to show them your ideas !

  3. I had made 10 of these 2 years ago 8 of them were a huge hit 2 of them were not they ended up in a closet never to be seen again. But I love yours

  4. We just finished ours. I lover it. We added a face to make him look alive. I would’ve like to post a picture of it. THanks for the idea always looking for new,rhis,to try.

  5. This is so precious. I found something like it on Pinterest but with no source. So I googled a description and found yours. So cute. So I ditched the other and pinned yours. Love the video too! I want to make one with my grandson.

  6. Love this! Going to make a bunch of them with friends. Where do I find the paper house in Michaels? Found everything else…

  7. Where do I find the little house you have in the fish bowl cause I can’t find it anywhere and I want to make this for a gift for my daughter for Cristmas

  8. I love this! Made it for my bestie who collects snowmen. Is there a reason that you don’t glue the bowls together? I was thinking of doing it.

    1. I’m making some for gifts this year and was thinking the same thing. Did you try it? I’m also thinking about gluing the figures to the bottom of the bowls as well

  9. I collect snowmen . . . each year my collection grows just a little bit more. My snowmen display had already been set out for this year’s Christmas season, but I do believe I can squeeze in just one more. I’ll be making this adorable craft in a few days.

  10. I am having trouble finding the miniature pieces to go inside the fish bowls. I have been to Michaels and Hobby Lobby. The one in my area doesn’t have them. I was wondering if anyone knows of a good craft supply online that I could order them from.

  11. Where did you get the miniatures? I have been to Michael’s, Hobby Lobby, and Walmart. I have also looked online. I can’t find much. What I did find online was very expensive. Thanks for any help.

  12. If you have a Good Will or Salvation Army in your area its a good place to get little miniatures and what not. My Salvation Army thrift store is the bomb.

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