How to Create a Winter Scene in a Jar
A winter scene in a jar is a decoration that can be used for both Christmas and winter decor. This project is easy to make and makes a great decoration.
Today’s winter scene in a jar is part of a monthly Pinterest Challenge hosted by Cindy of County Road 407. Each month Cindy selects a picture from Pinterest and challenges our group to create our own version of the look.
Many thanks to Cindy for hosting this challenge.
If you arrived here from Decor to Adore, welcome!
Our Inspiration for this Challenge
Our inspiration for this challenge comes from Katrin at Northern Feeling who created a Simple Holiday Village in a Jar.
Katrin used faux snow, miniature trees, twinkle lights, and houses she drew herself in her jar.
Winter Scene in a Jar
I had so much fun creating this easy to make Christmas decoration.
I intended to use a jar to make this but I spotted my grandmother’s brandy sniffer in my basement and decided to use it instead.
Granny didn’t drink Brandy out of this glass, it was used for flower arrangements. If she did use it for Brandy, it would have held a healthy serving.
After a quick trip to Michaels and some rooting through a few Christmas totes in my basement, I was ready to make my version of Katrin’s winter jar.
Under the brandy sniffer, I used a layer of angel hair. Angel hair was very popular a long time ago for Christmas decor but it was made from spun glass and was removed from the market for safety issues.
My angel hair is a modern version that is completely safe to use for decorating. I wrapped twinkle lights around the base of the brandy sniffer. These lights look great lit at night.
I taped the battery pack for the twinkle lights under the table to hide it.
How to Create a Winter Scene in a Jar
Step One – Assemble Supplies
- Jar or large brandy sniffer – This glass jar with a lid would work perfectly.
- Faux snow
- Miniature trees
- Miniature deer
- Miniature snowman
- Copper twinkle lights
Step Two – Pour Snow into the Jar
Carefully pour snow from the bag into the jar. Be careful, this can quickly get messy!
Step Three – Arrange the Trees
Decide how many trees you want to use and where to place them. Then nestle them into the snow in place.
My brandy sniffer was only large enough for two trees. If I had used a large jar, I could have used more trees like Katrin did in our inspiration picture.
Step Four – Add the Other Miniatures
I started by adding a deer. To help with the placement, I had to use tweezers. I’m naturally shaky and someone with more steady hands most likely wouldn’t need the tweezers.
Next, I added a snowman. This little guy was leftover from making this Christmas ornament a few years ago.
Finally, I added a second deer behind the two trees.
It was a super nice day when I created this and I made it outside. I then carefully carried it inside and decorated a spot for Christmas with it.
Did you notice the beautiful wool plaid blanket behind my winter scene?
It was my dad’s and for some reason, my mom had it in her car the last time I saw her. Being the spoiled thang that I am, of course, Mama gave it to me when I asked her if I could have it.
The next blogger sharing her version of our inspiration picture is Kristin of White Arrows Home. Kristin lives in the north woods of Wisconsin in a log home on a lake and is a fellow vintage lover. I can’t wait to see what she created for this challenge!
More Projects to Enjoy
Many thanks to Cindy for organizing this fun monthly challenge!
Click on the links below to visit each blogger who is sharing their version of our inspiration picture.
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I loved your snow scene. So happy to be doing this challenge with you.
HI Paula, I love, love, love the Brandy sniffer! Great idea and I love your stories behind your vignette!
Happy Day! We got snow on Sunday! laura in Colorado
You used your Grandmother’s brandy glass! Oh, how wonderful!!! I love it when we use things that have a special meaning! How creative! Paula your little glass is so inspiring! Just something like a brandy sniffer can be a sweet Christmas work of art! Magical!
I love anything behind glass and adding lights, oh my! As it turns out I have already collected the items I need. Thank you for this inspiration, I learned a few tips and tricks.
How adorable. Despite the fact that I have enough decorations for. two houses, this is so cute and really appeals to me. The only thing I need is the snow. Thanks so much for the inspiration.
What a lovely idea! That jar is so beautlful! Plus those figures are so sweet!!
Oh I truly adore your wee Granny’s brandy snifter! It’s always a delight to use family heirlooms in fun ways.
Such a cute idea and I love how yours turned out!
Such a fun snow scene. I love the tutorial too.
You are so funny and we are so different. I don’t ask for anything. Even if I want it Although if something were my dads I probably would have asked. Love your glass scene and those precious old ornaments. Hope you make more with all of the treasures you have. I can see a full tablescape with each person having their own brandy glass with the most precious scene inside at the individual place settings! Thank you for always joining in. PInned. 🙂
Yours is so cute and little, Paula! Love it; could almost do one of these at each person’s place setting for Christmas. Love seeing all the variety today!
Love your winter scene Paula and now all I can think of is watching Rudolph while listening to Burl Ives sing “Silver and Gold”. I’m in a Christmas mood now! 🙂
These are adorable! I like your glass option! A really fun, friendly challenge.
As my granddaughter, Avia, would say, “Ooooo, dat’s so tooooot!” Such a mini little Christmas jar, and I love the vintage looking elements you brought in! Perfect for Christmas! I’m getting in the spirit! PInned!
I love your winter scene! It’s so pretty! And how sweet that you got your dad’s blanket.
So cute Paula! I love the CHrismtas characters!! So festive and fun!
What a precious vintage scene, Paula! Something about these ornaments makes me feel really sentimental. The combination of the snowman and reindeer reminds me of the Christmas cartoons I watched as a child. It’s really charming. And yes, I noticed that pretty red blanket in the background.
Paula, this scene is like a snow globe. Love the smowman and deer. Of course, lights make it magical. Great job, sweet friend.
Love your wintery scene Paula! It’s just so pretty.
That is one grand brandy sniffer! It’s perfect for a little holiday craft. I love your sweet little figures in it. It reminds me of the very old Rudolf cartoon that I’d watch as a child. Love the nostalgia feel.
So adorable! I loved snow scenes as a kid. The little snowglobes, This of course reminds me of those! Thank you for sharing at Embracing Home and Family!
I love your gorgeous little winter scene in a jar Paula! What a fun theme for a Pinterest hop! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Farmhouse Friday!
Pala, this brandy sniffer scene is so sweet!
Thank you so much, Linda!
This is such a darling idea. And something even the craft impaired – like me – can dol. Visiting you from the party in your pjs link up
Thank you so much, Lauren!
That’s really adorable, Paula. I’ve featured it today at the TFT party. 🙂
Thank you so much, Pam!