White Christmas in a Jar

It’s Christmas Week on the Blog!

white christmas in a jar

A White Christmas is something I dream of experiencing, maybe one day, with my children.  You know — the sleigh bells, and chestnuts on an open fire — that kind of thing.  This year, I’m bringing a little of the dream into our Christmas in the form of table decorations.

A White Christmas in a Jar is easy and cheap, oh, and it does look magical.  If you put your eyes close to the jars, and just look for a while, you can’t help but feel like you’re there, sporting rosy cheeks and breathing in the crisp air.  The children and I, we might make up a story before bedtime tomorrow, using these jars as inspiration…yes, yes I think we will.

What you need

Salt (or white sugar)

Jars (with lids) — I found these at Crazy Clarks for a few dollars.

Christmas tree ornament/shape or a pine cone (I found these sparke white trees from a discount store for a few dollars)

christmas decorating white christmas in a jar -- christmas table decorations

What to do

Fill the base of the jar with a layer of salt, place the tree inside, and put the jar lid back on.    I made three to feature in the table centre.

christmas decorating white christmas in a jar -- christmas table decorations

white christmas in a jar

christmas decorating white christmas in a jar -- christmas table decorations

christmas decorating white christmas in a jar -- christmas table decorations

Jo’s White Christmas

Jo from Princess Warrior Lessons messaged me on Instagram after I posted this with her own variation of White Christmas in a Jar (isn’t it beautiful?!).  She said, “First time I have ever made my own Christmas Decorations (true story!). I used to say, ‘I’m not crafty. I’m not very creative.’  This year, I have proved myself wrong! Is there something you say “I’m not ____________” that may be untrue?

Oh yes, it’s so true Jo: often we are our own worst enemy.  I often challenge myself to just try something, do something different.  Change, challenge, choice: all good things.

table decorations -- white christmas in a jarVariation

Use pine cones as Christmas trees. See how I put the one pictured below together here: Pine cone Christmas Tree in a jar.

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Christmas Tree in a Jar! It’s an adorable, and very easy craft to make. It can be used as a decoration, keepsake or given as a gift to friends and teachers.

We have a surplus of pine cones at the moment, so the kids and I are exploring all sorts of ways to use them. This is the cutest idea yet!

Christmas Tree in a Jar

Materials:

Pine Cone

Empty Jar (I purchased the one shown from Crazy Clarks for $2.95)

Rocks/pebbles/cotton wool balls/grass/mini presents (or any other base you can think of)

Pom poms (or paint the tips of the pine cone white with paint, or even liquid pen corrector)

Craft Glue

Instructions:

1. Decorate the pine cone as desired. I used pom poms. There is no need to glue them as the pine cone prongs hold them in.

2. Glue the pine cone inside the jar to the bottom. (You may need to trim the bottom of the cone so it sits flat)

3. Place stones/cotton wool/mini presents or other base decorations around the bottom of the jar.

4. Allow the glue to dry with the lid off.

5. Once dry, place the lid on, tie a ribbon around the top (if desired) and display or give.

Display

I currently, have our Christmas Tree in a Jar sitting in the centre of our table with 3 other jars filled with bits and bobs. I love the way it looks! Not bad for just over $12.

Christmas Tree in a Jar

christmas craft -- christmas tree in a jar

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