I recently saw in a magazine a fancy tree with big candle holders placed in it’s branches.
It was beautiful but unrealistic for my home and a little too fancy for my taste.
I loved the idea of the reflective quality a candle could bring to a tree.
In keeping with my “less is more” thinking….I came up with a simpler, “my style” look, using what I had.
We have all seen the Mason Jar snow globes that are roaming the blog world.
They are so pretty!
But…snow globe aside….want to see another way you can use your Mason Jars?
Simple and sweet isn’t it?
How simple you ask?
Well, let me tell you……..
I took the Mason Jars that I had in my garage.
Then I grabbed what I had laying around.
For this project, I used red “dollar” tree berries.
I was going to use Mrs. Clause that you see in the background but her hiney was too big for the jar.
After placing your filler in the jar and laying Mrs. Clause, bless her heart, tenderly to the side…..
Lay your twine over the top of the jar.
And screw the lid on.
Think of all the possibilities.
Ornaments in the jars……….
And wah lah…..you have a new set of ornaments. Do you see my cotton blossom in one of the jars?
You could give them as gifts. Personalized for the person you are giving them to.
I can’t even photograph how pretty they show up on the tree.
The lights shine through the glass making them appear to be illuminated.
They are such a sweet homey addition to our tree this year.
And made with everything I had laying around already.
If you do not have canning jars.
What about just using dollar tree glass candle holders?
Secure the twine with a glue gun around the top of the candle holder….fill them up…..
And create your own keepsake ornaments.
This project took all of 30 minutes for 24 jars. They are the perfect filler for our tree and can be saved for years to come or emptied and used in other ways later.
What would you fill your jars with if you made these ornaments?
Can you see giving them as gifts?
Do you like them?
I can’t wait to hear your thoughts!
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