Friday, December 03, 2010

Christmas in a Jar

I'm still alive and kicking, just not in the mood to post anything lately. Meh. Case of the yips.

I did make this and I'm proud enough of it to share!

I just LOVE this little scene.

I found a chipboard church at a craft store either last year or the one before, painted it various shades of blue and white, glittered it, then hot glued it to the bottom of this cookie jar from IKEA {I've had it lying around since my wedding in 2006 - I'm okay with not being able to use it for anything else now}.

The trees are your standard holiday green bottle-brush trees that I soaked in bleach for 10 minutes until they were white, then covered in white craft glue and doused in glitter. And I painted their bases a light pink.

The Season's Greetings sign is from some old gummed letters I found in a box of estate sale finds. I used lollipop sticks covered in seam tape as poles and just used regular paper and glittered the edges in clear.

The deer found its way into my stuff from last year's advent-calendar-making day and I chopped off the little plastic ring that made it an ornament, slathered on some glue and tossed it in glitter {notice a theme here?}.

Then I just glued it all to the bottom of the jar, poured in some Epsom salt and voila! Winter Scene in a Jar.

Oh, and the snowflakes are mini buttons I've had in my stash for 5+ years that I glued together with some fishing line sammiched in and then glued the other end of the fishing line to the lid {hot glue=awesome}.

It's cuter in person. Trust me.

Or don't and just come over to hang out and see it.


laura said...

oh wow those are super cute! i've never seen those before! you did an awesome job!

glad you're back to blogging!

Audrey said...

that is adorable! i think that would be so much fun to make - you have the cutest ideas :)

Kayleigh said...

Alright, this is freaking adorable.