Monday, December 14, 2009

DIY Christmas No. 2 :: Snow Scene Jar Tutorial

I seriously LOVE snow scenes! And they are so easy & fun to make...then, create a little snowscape in your house!


How-to Tutorial>>

Supplies:
Mason Jars & lids (varying sizes)
spray paint (I chose a light aqua)
fake snow & glitter
little treasures to fill the jars (here, I've got bottle brush trees , silver trees & reindeer)
House of 3 Christmas messages printed & cut out
Steps:
1. Gather supplies. Spray paint the lids & tops of your bottles.

2. Fill jar with just a bit of snow & glitter. (on some bottles I even sprayed adhesive inside & then shook glitter inside for a little shimmer. *photos didn't turn out*)
My sweet friend, Megan, sent me this link on adding water/glycerin! cool!**ETA: Thank, Nicole!

3. Right ON the jar lid, hot glue your treasures. Kate asked HOW I got the reindeer and trees to stand up & put that much snow in there??
welll.....the trick is these little clear pebbles.
I just hot glued as many as I needed to create the height I needed....& as you can see...This particular reindeer still has the cupcake pick on it, so I just glued it on the lid. (I simply cut off the pick on the reindeer I wanted to stand up at ground level as shown here by these cute houses.)


4. After you've got your little treasures glued onto the lid, put the lid together & turn upside down....& screw the lid on. Turn back upside down, shake the snow & glitter around & you've got your snowscape!
Ideas:
You can add anything inside! Here, I've printed out House of 3 tags &
hung it from the top of the jar so it is hanging above the little white bottle brush trees!
This one is filled with a white bird & silver tinsel trees...along with a vintage text flower & leaves i glued on wire so it would stand up behind the bird...it's
perched!
Line up your snow scene jars to create a little winter wonderland. I doubled some of the jars to add varying height.

and...
you don't have to do them in jars...what about inside a glass? or vase? like these? mmmm! so many possibilities!

Tie with tulle, add the House of 3 message in the back so you can see & then just fill the glass or vase with the snow, glitter & any goodies!

Isn't that fun & easy? Love it!

Ok...so, this whole week...jump on over to the Inspiration House blog to see a whole slew of great Silhouette ideas & inspiration.....AND
daily giveaways! Today we are giving away a HUGE prize package! Go on over & let us know what YOU want for Chrismtas!
R

24 comments:

Jessica said...

LOVE it! Thanks for sharing how to make our own! Where do I find one of those cute paper houses? Such a fun craft I could do with my kids during Christmas break :)

Julie said...

So cute, Rhonna. Thanks for sharing!

Quinn said...

Oh wow, Rhonna! How fab are these?! The bird jar is my favorite!

ScrappyDandyDoo said...

Oooooo what a lovely idea :D I love the glass the best I think :D
Julie xx

Angela said...

I love this!! Oh how I wish I could come and see all the decor in person!!! Do have kits for these by chance? :)

Michelle*G said...

This is a fabulous idea! I love your house and jars...beautiful!

mountainsofmemories said...

i total love the bottled up message/theme...thanks for sharing

Digi Free said...

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Aunt Kate said...

Absolutely BRILLIANT!!! Can't wait to start playing! Thank you for the great tutorial.

Nicole said...

Rhonna, I'm the one who has that blog (well-worn.com) with the glycerin tip! Anyway, these are absolutely BEAUTIFUL! You are so talented!

Rhonna Farrer said...

Nicole...that is so cool! LOVE your tutorial! thanks so much!

Robyn said...

I'm just sick - between these and your most amazing houses you made - your just amazing! They are stunning! Wish I could come live in your home for the holidays! :) Hugs!

Jacqueline M. Schimmel said...

OMG...those houses and bottled decorations are so stunning, so awesome, I don't even know what to say!!! LOVE all the glitter!! Looks like you guys had so much fun. The photography of the houses is great too!

Mona said...

Hi there.

I just found jour blog and I love it!!

Merry christmas!!

wynona said...

Gorgeous! This post gives me so much inspiration to surround my family with beauty. Merry Christmas!

jacin said...

hi - i tried to find a "contact me" section but was unsuccessful. could you contact me at shesaidyesblog at gmail dot com? have a question about this post :)

Laura said...

I loved this so much I had to share it on my blog - keep up the pretty over here! So inspiring!

Anonymous said...

Jessica: http://shop.hobbylobby.com/store/item.aspx?ItemId=107287&dep=50&cat=80&subcat=30&Search=Y to find the cute houses

Inspire Me Heather said...

Wow, you sure can put together a pretty post! Your snow globes scene is just adorable too, very sweet. I've got this linked to my snow globes post today - for inspiration! Happy Holidays!

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Judith Ferguson said...

The "well-worn.com" link now takes you to a sex site.

Giovanna Goncalves Barros said...

Nice Jar tutorial. I like it very much. Thanks a lot for your nice jar tutorial.

Zoe Condon said...

I like your Jar tutorial very much.
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