Monday, December 17, 2012

winter wonderland jars

well, living in south florida certainly leaves a lot to be desired when it comes to seasons. it was 80 degrees as i walked into work today at 7am..and the sun wasn't even up yet. honestly, all i want for christmas is a little snow in my life and i don't think i'm being unreasonable! maybe a little unreasonable, but whatever.

so, since i doubt santa will come a knockin' (since i dont have a stinkin chimney!) on my door with the promise of a christmas morning snowball fight, i decided to take matters into my own hands.

on my weekly (ok, daily) stroll through anthropologie for inspiration with my good friend ashlee, we came across the cutest little winter scenes in mason jars. we literally thought at the same time, "we can make this!" and so we did. we each put our own twist on this amazing holiday idea and they came out perfect!!

to make your own tabletop winterland (shoveling snow not required) you will need:
  • tiny trees
  • glue gun
  • mason jars in various sizes
  • sugar - for snow
i got everything i needed (minus the sugar) at michael's - they are my go-to and usually have whatever crafty tidbit my heart desires.

now all you have to do is plan out your winter scene - make sure your trees fit into the jar you are working on before glueing.. i made that mistake and after trying to jam a large tree into a not so large jar, i moved on and planned a little better. i got excited, ok!?

then you just glue the bottom of the tree to the inside of the top of the jar, add sugar (the amount is up to you, depending on the level of "blizzard" you are trying to convey), put the top on the jar, flip it all over and ta-da! winter wonderland! i love that even in florida i can have a little bit of snow.. even if it is fake.

where would you put these in your house? i think mine will be the centerpiece on the dinner table, but they would be cute on the bookshelf or as a part of a bigger winter village. to see ashlee's version of this holiday awesomeness, head over to her blog wondering about wandering and be sure to leave some love while you're there!


  1. So cute. I'm going to attempt to make this weekend with Hannah! I bet they would make super cute ornaments if you can find small enough trees! Thanks for sharing.

    1. thanks!! they would be so cute as ornaments! i want to see pictures of your creations when they are done!!