Wednesday, December 11, 2013

DIY Winter Scene Jars

These winter scene jars are super simple to make and cost almost nothing. They are so easy you almost don't need a tutorial but I'll tell you anyway.
I used these hurricane vases that I had on hand, but you can use any glass jar, especially mason jars.
First we are going to create some frost. You can use artificial snow spray if you like but this is how I do mine. Rinse the inside of your jar and sprinkle regular table salt on the inside of the jar while it's still wet. Let it dry and you have frosted jars.
Oh.....please try not to leave a fingerprint on the inside of the jar like I did below!
 If that happens just wet the spot a little and sprinkle more salt.
Next pour in your snow. You can use fake snow, Epsom salt or even white sugar. Whatever you have on hand. I like to use Epsom Salt because my trees sit more firmly in it. You could even add some glitter to your snow for extra sparkle.
Now I rummaged through my Christmas decorations to see what I could put it my jars. It can be as simple as a few bottlebrush trees.
In this one I cut a piece of grapevine garland to fit in the jar, added some moss and a bird.
And in the third one a snowman ornament, pinecones and some fake berries. There are so many possibilities.
Once I started it was hard to stop. I have a few more ideas rolling around in my head for another day.
These were so easy I hope it inspires you to give them a try.
 Thanks for stopping by.


  1. That's pretty cute. Who says you can't decorate? You could do a table scape too.

  2. Very nice ---and easy, as you said.... I love Christmas and my decorations are done for this year... Now--I can sit and enjoy them!!!!!

    Merry Christmas.

  3. Those are quite charming. Hmm. Though I'm decorated for this year may have to remember that when I put the decorations away and make some to keep out this winter.

  4. Those are really cute. Surprising what people can do with some of the simplest things and a creative mind.
    Cher Sunray Gardens

  5. how easy that seems! You are so resourceful!