Happy Monday! Welcome to Gifts To Make #5 Winter Wonderland Under Glass. This is the fifth installment of inexpensive gifts you can easily make.
Gifts To Make #5 Winter Wonderland Under Glass
I had to select the most knocked off project of the season it would probably be the Anthropologie tree in a jar. There have been seen several interpretations of this darling idea all over blog land.
I thought it might be fun to take the idea to another level.
A search began in the cupboards for cups, bowls, dishes and any other vessel I could find in a selected Christmas color palette of white, silver and green.
My collection of vintage bottle brush trees were then gathered up. (You can find vintage trees on eBay or new trees at any craft and hobby store.)
A snowy scene in a gumball machine? Yes, yes and YES! Even the eyesore of a center support pole came in handy as a place to hot glue on a flying reindeer.
To keep the other pieces upright and in place I first hot glued them onto a piece of sturdy cardstock.
Just add faux snow! A handy dandy pencil helps to set the scene.
Of course, you don’t have to use faux snow. You can also use flour, powdered sugar, Epsom or table salt. (Just make sure you don’t use salt in a silver dish as it could pit it. )
I opted for sugar as it reminded me of glitter. Perfect for nestling a darling deer in a wee coffee cup. (The glass cloche was removed for photography purposes.)
You could also have a cup of tea. I’ve set up a hot beverage tray on my kitchen island. A display was created using some of my antique ceramic food jars.
This masked bandit stole my heart.
A side table received a glass compote filled with sugared, happy sliders.
A tiny treasure that’s fun to give is this little Frosty in a vintage spice jar.
Vintage spice jars can be found very inexpensively in thrift stores. A bit of snow, a tiny tree and a top-hatted fellow complete the vignette. Bakers twine was wrapped around the lid and a simple handwritten tag was attached.
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If you missed it, here was project #4 in the series.