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DIY Coke Bottle Christmas Characters

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Ready to add a little something more to make the holidays even sweeter? How about these adorable candy-filled DIY Coke Bottle Christmas Characters! Not only does this DIY craft make a wonderful treat or gift idea, but it’s also a great way to use up those empty Coca-Cola bottles, too!

After making my Christmas Coca Cola Cupcakes the other day, I had several empty Coke glass bottles that I was hesitant to throw away. I’m all for making upcycled crafts, and I just knew there was something I could make with these.

After thinking for a few minutes, I remembered how much you all liked my DIY Halloween Candy Ornaments and my DIY Halloween Candy Jars, and that’s when inspiration hit: Candy-Filled Coke Bottle Christmas Characters!

These DIY Coke Bottle Christmas Characters are so cute! They can be used as Christmas decor or you can give them as a gift! They could be left as is or be used as a sweet treat to eat!

How to Make DIY Coke Bottle Christmas Characters

This super simple upcycled Christmas craft is so much fun to make. It calls for very few supplies and doesn’t take long at all.

Each of these DIY Coke Bottle Christmas Characters are made pretty much the same way. The only thing that differs is the colors, facial features, and extras. All of them will look great on your table or in the window, and they also make a wonderfully unique gift!

Even better, they are so easy to make the whole family can help. It’s a great way to make some holiday memories together!

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First I will list all of the supplies you need to make all 3 Coke Bottle Christmas Characters, followed by the individual supplies and instructions for each one.

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DIY Coke Bottle Christmas Characters Supplies

DIY Coke Bottle Characters – Santa

This Santa DIY Coke Bottle Character is the perfect Christmas decor and treat!

Santa Supplies

  • red M&MS
  • 1 small styrofoam ball
  • 1 small, white pom-pom
  • Cotton balls
  • Black felt
  • Yellow construction paper
  • Wiggly eyes
  • Red or rose-colored marker
  • Red fabric (I used an old red sock)
  • Decorative self-adhesive rhinestones

Instructions to Make DIY Santa Coke Bottle Christmas Characters Craft

Step One: Prep the Coke Bottle

  • Begin by cleaning the empty bottle and allowing it to dry completely.
  • Next, fill it to the top with red colored candies. I used M&Ms.

Step Two: Make the Head

  • Use a knife to carefully dig out a hole in a styrofoam ball big enough to fit over the top of the bottle. I actually started a small hole and was then able to get mine on by pushing down and twisting at the same time. This part can be messy, so you may want to do it over some newspaper.
fill bottle with candy and attach head to start your Santa DIY Coke Bottle Characters

Step Two: Make the Hat

  • Cut off the top part of the sock (about 3″ worth), then fold the ‘collar’ of the sock over a tiny amount and fit it over the head, securing it with hot glue.
  • Use hot glue to form the hat into the shape you want.
  • Next, hot glue a white pom-pom to the tip, and fold the hat over to one side.
  • Use cotton to form the rim of the hat
  • TIP – you can always make on out of construction paper
holiday craft santa claus bottle add facial features, beard and hat

Step Three: Add the Hair and Facial Hair

Tear apart cotton balls to be used as hair and facial hair.

Use hot glue to add the hair, mustache and beard.

Step Four: Add Facial Features

  • use hot glue to add the eyes.
  • draw a mouth using a red marker.
Coke Bottle Santa craft

Step Five: Make the Belt

  • Cut a strip of black felt about 2″ wide, and glue it around the middle of the bottle with hot glue
  • Add a buckle made of yellow construction paper.
  • Add a few self-adhesive rhinestones for buttons going down the front of the bottle.

And there’s Santa! Don’t you just love him?

DIY Coke Bottle Characters – Reindeer

This Reindeer DIY Coke Bottle Character will light up their eyes with joy!

Reindeer Supplies

  • 1 empty, clean Coca-Cola bottle
  • Brown M&Ms
  • 2 Brown chenille stems
  • 2 Wiggly Eyes
  • 1 Small red pom-pom

Instructions to Make DIY Reindeer Coke Bottle Christmas Characters Craft

Step One: Prep the Coke Bottle

  • Start by cleaning the empty bottle and allowing it to dry completely.
  • Next, fill it to the top with brown colored M&Ms.

Step Two: Make the Antlers

  • Cut one of the chenille stems into two 2-inch pieces.
  • Twist one of the short pieces one time around one end of the uncut chenille stem and then do the same with the second small piece on the other end.
  • Starting from the middle of the uncut chenille stem, wrap it around the neck of the bottle, twisting it together once or twice in the back so it is secure.
  • Lastly, bend the shorter pieces that are on each end up and out so they resemble antlers.
fill bottle wth candies to start the Reindeer DIY Coke Bottle Characters

Step Three: Add Facila Features

  • Using hot glue, add the wiggly eyes to the top part of the bottle.
  • Then add the red pom pom nose under the eyes.

And your reindeer bottle is finished! So cute!

coke bottle reindeer craft

DIY Coke Bottle Characters Snowman

This Snowman DIY Coke Bottle Character is as cool as he is cute!

Snowman Supplies

  • 1 Empty, clean Coca-Cola bottle
  • White M&Ms
  • 1 Small styrofoam ball
  • Patterned fabric for the scarf and earmuffs (I used a dollar store towel)
  • 2 Pom-poms (your choice of color) for earmuffs
  • 2 Wiggly eyes
  • Black marker
  • Orange construction paper for carrot nose
  • 3 black buttons

Instructions to Make DIY Snowman Coke Bottle Christmas Characters Craft

Step One: Prepare the Coke Bottle

  • Thoroughly clean the bottle and allow it to dry completely.
  • Next, fill it to the top with white M&Ms.

Step Two: Attach the Head

  • Just like we did with the Santa bottle, attach the styrofoam ball to the top of the empty bottle for the snowman’s head.
fill bottle with candies and attach the head to make Snowman DIY Coke Bottle Characters

Step Three: Make Earmuffs and Scarf

  • Measure and cut a tiny strip of fabric for the earmuffs. It needs to be long enough to fit across the top part of the “head” down to where “ears’ would be. Make sure you don’t cut it too wide, either.
  • Measure and cut another piece for the scarf, making sure it is long enough to tie around the neck of the bottle, and still hang down some.
 holiday craft snowman bottle glue on earmuffs, add facial features

Step Four: Attach the Earmuffs

  • Using hot glue, attach the small piece of fabric across the top of the head (from ear to ear), and then hot glue one tiny pom-pom on either end to make the fuzzy parts that go over the ears.

Step Five: Attach the Scarf

  • Tie the scarf around the neck and knot it as though you were doing the first step of tying your shoes.
  • Secure it with a dab of hot glue, allowing the two ends to hang down.

Step Six: Make and Attach Facial Features

  • Use hot glue to attach two eyes.
  • Make a carrot-shaped nose from orange construction paper and then add it to the snowman’s face with hot glue.
  • Use a black marker to draw the mouth.
Snowman Coke Bottle Craft

Step Seven: Add 3 Buttons

  • Hot glue three black buttons down the front of the bottle.

And now you have a snowman! Isn’t he adorable?

DIY Coke Bottle Christmas Characters close up

And there you have it! Three cute, candy-filled, upcycled DIY Coke Bottle Christmas Characters that are perfect to use as holiday decor, or to give as a fun and sweet holiday gift!

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