Monday, November 25, 2013

Make It Monday: Mason Jar Christmas Trees

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Let's start off with a little honesty, shall we? As much as I wish this was my original idea, it's not. The great beast that is Pinterest stuck this beauty in my head and all I've done is taken the brilliance of someone else and tweaked it to my own liking.

With that being said, I'll share my recipe for Christmas cuteness in a jar!

1. Gather & prep your supplies. I visited the local dollar store for mini trees, glitter, and sparkly bits. I have a rather large supply of mason jars so I just pulled some from the cold room shelves and gave them a good wash and dry.
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2. Attach the trees. Use a generous bead of hot glue on the underside of your lid and secure the trees there.

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3. Add your pretties. Shake in some glitter and sparkly bits to the bottom of your jar. By adding this first it won't end up totally covered by your 'snow' in the next step. {I used silver sequins, beads, and snowflakes that were part of a Dollorama Christmas card-making kit.}

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4. Time for snow. I'm sure there are many options for snow but because I wasn't planning to add water and turn these into snow globes I chose to use good old kitchen salt and simply poured it into the jars on top of the glitter.

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5. Put on your lid & flip it over. My trees were a little wider than the mouth of my jar so I had to coax them gently through the opening. When you turn the jar, the 'snow' will settle around the base of the tree and hide that ugly plastic.

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6. Decorate. This is the point, right? I put these beauties in special little spaces around the house and I love their wintery look!

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It's beginning to look like Christmas around here!

[NaBloPoMo Day 25]

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9 comments :

  1. Super pretty! <3

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  2. Such dare to put a pile of salt on a table out in the open like that! Cool idea with the mason jars :)

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    1. Wish it was my original idea but such is the monster of the internet ;) at least it's easy to take an idea and make it your own - no matter how many times it's out there

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  3. This is so cool. It really sparked my interest. You come up with such ideas and tidbits to share in your blog.

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    1. Thanks, Cassie! Can't believe I've been going for almost a month straight and still have something to say/show that is worth anybody's time - thanks for sticking it out with me!!!

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  4. Love it! I made some too.

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    1. low labour for high impact can't wait to see yours, Tracy!

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