What is it about this time of year that just brings out the craftiness?! I recently made a super cute Snowy Scene inside of a mason jar lid – perfect for holiday decor or as an ornament. There is just something about all things miniature that makes things especially awesome! And I have a quick tutorial for this Mason Jar Lid Snowy Scene for you – –
So cute! and you know me – I love simple crafts that can be completed in a short amount of time – this is one of those!
This weekend at Michaels they’re having a Pinterest Party – At the event customers will be given a list of Pinterest-inspired holiday projects, ranging from very easy to more advanced. Customers will be able to browse all of the projects in-store and choose the one that is right for their own home or for a gift. They will be given an exclusive coupon to use when purchasing products at the event and will then meet Michaels’ associates in the classroom to help complete their projects.
I was able to take Michael’s inspiration idea and tweak it into something of my own creation – for me, that’s part of what crafting’s all about! You can find their project page here: Mason Jar Snowy Scene
Let’s get started – -you’ll need (I was provided supplies for this post) – –
Mason jar lid and ring that goes around the lid
Glue and fine glitter
Miniature things – I went with little lights, trees, and a deer
Twine, if you want it to hang
I had a bunch of other things as well, because when I shopped I wasn’t sure which direction I’d go. The mini jingle bells are so so cute, so I hope someone out there uses them in their scene…
First up, hot glue the lid to the rim (they come as two separate pieces but you need them to hold together. An alternative would be to use a random jar lid. Then, you’ll coat the inside of the lid with glue (I used Elmer’s) – I just put it on and then spread it around with my finger to get really good coverage. Then while the glue is still wet, pour in the glitter. I did a double layer on the edge where the lid was red, just to make sure I got it covered.
Then you simply use hot glue to attach all the elements that you want in your scene. To make the lights I strung the miniature plastic ones onto a thread of twine, then used a dab of hot glue to hold each one in place so they all didn’t fall to the middle of the twine. To finish, glue a loop of twine to the back to make a hanger.
I love how it’s not just flat – the little statues really bring it to life and make it pop. So cute! If you make a scene inside a mason jar lid, I’d love to see a pic – we could even compile a bunch of ideas together. Possibilities are endless – you can make this – go give it a try!
Cranberry Morning says
Cute idea! That is a fun project for kids. I’m going to pass it along to our daughter for the little ones. Thanks, Mandy!
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This is really sweet. I saw this at Homeology and now I want the little miniatures. I wonder if they are in the store or only online? Best wishes, Linda
Mandy Beyeler says
I found them in store!! in the Christmas section – they had a tons of miniature options – so so cute!
These are so cute and great fun. Lovely way to personalise your tree.