Hi there! I hope you had a great weekend. It was definitely chilly here in the Northeast and blustery–our wreath blew off the front door and our fall rake came crashing down. My sweet husband told me it dipped down to 21° on Saturday. Brrr.
No vintage shopping for me over the weekend. I stocked my craft booth and never made it to my antique booth because life got in the way. However, at my craft booth a potential “collaboration” arose that I will share as soon as it all comes together.
Mondays are usually “vintage find” day but today I’m joining with a fantastic group of over-50 bloggers for a Creative Christmas Link Party, hosted by the fabulous Janet of Shabbyfufu. So I’m sharing a simple, vintage-y Christmas craft with you: a version of the waterless snow globe made with bottle brush trees and vintage jars.
It’s like merry Christmas in a jar.
Here are a few of the supplies you’ll need: some vintage bottles with corks, faux snow, bottle brush trees (I used 1″ and 1.5 ” trees), red/white baker’s twine, and some jingle bells.
[Note: You can also use jars with caps, whatever you have on hand or can find easily. I’ve used vintage Parmesan cheese bottles that had nice red caps and Maxwell House coffee jars that had red caps with white stars on them.]
You can find a variety of different kinds of faux snow, and they’ll all work just fine.
I went very simple with these 1 1/4″ glass jars–just snow and a 1″ tree.
For the larger jars, I went ahead and wrapped some twine around their necks and added a couple of jingle bells. Tip: I put a dot of glue on the knots holding the bells to ensure that the knot wouldn’t unravel.
These minis are now for sale in my Shaker craft booth for $5.00 each. I’m going to glue the corks in place on a few of these and attach an eye screw so they can be hung from a tree.
And this larger size can be purchased for $6.00. [Note: I should have tapped them down on the table a couple of times–that releases any snow caught up in the tree branches.]
I hope you enjoyed reading about how to create these vintage-style, waterless snow globes. It’s such a great use for clear glass jars, which tend to be plentiful in both thrift stores and at garage sales 🙂 Please, grab some coffee or tea and spend some time visiting the other Creative Christmas Link Party posts below. I promise, you won’t regret it!
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