Each week until Christmas I will post a simple, yet stylish holiday decor idea that can help get your home in holiday-shape. All projects are affordable and easy (level 1-2). We will celebrate today with one of the simplest ideas:
Pickle Jar Snowglobe:
Needed: Medium sized pickle jar -cleaned and labels removed, decorative snow, village tree, school glue.
I love that Bick’s Pickle jars have a red/white flagged design on the edge of its lid. This makes for the most festive base to the Pickle Jar Snowglobe! A few things: the bigger the jar, the taller the tree you will need to fit inside -just make sure that the base of the tree fits through the opening of the jar. Places like Michaels sell bags of trees; all varying in sizes which makes it fun to create little forests. You can also find these trees pr-decorated with battery-powered LED lights!
Here’s all you need to do: 1/ Glue the tree to the inside of the lid. 2/ Add 1/2 to 3/4 cup of decorative show in the jar. 3/ Insert the tree into the jar and screw the lid on tight. 4/Turn over -give it a quick shake to settle the snow around the tree and you have a super-simple snowglobe. Make 5 or 6 of these (using various sized jars/trees) and line them down the middle of your dinner table- sprinkle a few votive candles around and you will have a charming winter forest to dine in! One; placed on a guestroom nightstand adds a ton of simple, handmade charm. And all for the love of pickles!
To add a blizzard effect to the inside of the jar you can spray it with window frost or old-school hairspray. Once dried, it will look like wind-blown frost around your tree. Enjoy! KL