I have wanted to do a tutorial for so long! at last I have found a simple yet effective Christmas craft that I want to share. It is super simple and if you want to make a few they are reasonably cheap!
|Step 1: My bristle brush trees had a ugly white plastic base that I didn't want on top of my car. So I pulled it off and rolled up a little piece of brown felt to make the tree trunk and secured it with hot glue.
|Step 2: Hot glue your tree to the roof of your car. Using bakers twine or string tie the tree to the car. I wrapped the string around the wheels and then secured the string to the bottom of the car with hot glue.
|Step 3: Set up a little scene and play with your little car for way too long!
|Step 4: Place your car in the jar and add snow until it looks like just enough. Cut out a pretty piece of paper to cover the lid and screw the ring on.
|Step 5: Place on the mantle, or on a bookshelf and enjoy!
I seriously LOVE these winter jars! I went crazy and made a ton of them, you can see from the pictures that I did a bunch of different things, but basically I used the steps above. These are so simple to make, it literally takes 5 minutes.
Some of my favorites...
|I love the cars and hunted through bags of cars at the thrift store looking for cars my friends and family have to give as gifts.
|The tractor is my favourite one of all. This one is for me!
|Yup, it's official I love these cars!
I will be keeping my eyes open all year long for knick knacks to put in winter scenes for next year. I will be keeping my eyes open for little gnomes, foxes, wolves, and tractors! I will also be looking for Mason type jars through the year too, I much prefer them to up-cycled jam and pickle jars.
This project came from a mish-mash of ideas that I was wanting to do. I originally had seen snow globe jars on Pinterest for putting gift cards in. I wanted to make those for the gift cards I am giving at Christmas but was nervous about putting expensive gift cards in water. Then I thought I would just make snow globes, but I heard that the green bristle trees I wanted to use lose their color in water so that wouldn't work either. (They do by the way, I tried before bleaching out the white one.) Still wanting to make a snow globe type thing I made these!
I am daydreaming about next winter already!
I really don't like it when bloggers won't tell you where they found their supplies. So here you go!
Mason Jars: Local thrift store (not Value Village) .30 cents each with lids.
Buffalo Snow: Michaels $2.99 with a 50% off coupon! one bag did all 11 jars, plus I still have some left.
Deer, Mushrooms .60 each, .20 each respectively, from Scoop and Save which is a cake decorating store.
Bristle Trees- Michaels has packs of 22 trees and with 50% off coupon I paid $16.
Paper- I had in my stash
Toy cars- local thrift store .25 cents
Depending on what you put in your jars, you can do this for under $4 a jar! Fantastic I say!