Things that are miniature always seems to be just a bit better than the original size, aren’t they? I feel like I could squeal over tiny little trees and snowflakes (though I do keep those noises inside my head). When I was at a vintage market just recently, I saw that some of the booth owners had dressed up their old mason jars with little snowy scenes. I opted to keep it simple and create a little mason jar “not-quite-a-snow globe” of my own. These vintage-inspired mason jar Christmas tree crafts can be displayed all winter long.
- Mason Jar (vintage or new!)
- Darice Bottle Brush Trees – Green or White
- Darice Scissors
- Darice Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
- Darice Faux Snowflakes
I cannot get enough of bottle brush trees. I have so many ideas for these little guys, but first… I’ll try out these mason jar Christmas tree crafts.
It might seem like it would be as easy as plunking two bottle brush trees into a mason jar and sprinkling it with snow. But… your hand might be a bit too big for the jar mouth (whoops! I didn’t see that one coming).
Or, the bottom of the jar may be curved, which causes the tree to topple over without any warning.
Finally, if you have a wobbly tree, moving the jar(s) around the house might be a frustrating task as the trees will want to topple over. And then your big hands won’t fit into the mouth, so you have to go find kitchen tongs, and all the while you’re asking yourself, “Why can’t I just glue these silly things down!?!?”
Okay. Skip all of that irritation and just do this part. Cut out a piece of circular cardstock that is about a 1/4″ smaller than the mouth of the jar. I did this by tracing the lid and then cutting the cardstock down.
Now the trees will stay up and at the end of the season, I can easily remove the trees and the snow so that the mason jars can stay out for spring.
You can see my “curved bottom” predicament in this picture. No wonder the trees were falling all over themselves when they were without glue.
A healthy sprinkling of snow, and my mason jar Christmas tree scene is done!
You can keep these simple, or hide little miniatures among the trees – I’m thinking snowmen, little sleds, or even a gnome?
Make a trio of mason jars for a centerpiece, or use them on your Christmas mantel. The (miniature) possibilities are endless!
Miniature bottle brush trees can also be used to create a sweet snowy scene in these 3D keepsake ornament gift tag ideas.
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Tara is the creator, writer, and flurry of chaos behind her blog, Suburble.com. Her blog focuses on making a home (emphasis on “making”!), but not forgetting to have a laugh in the process. Her partners-in-crime, her two little girls, are often beside her when it’s time to get creative. A mug of tea, good friends, and a project (or three) are all this girl needs. Join the gang at Suburble and see what she’s up to!