Wait till you see my snowman winter snow scene in a jar. It was one of those trial and error projects. The little snowman was the inspiration for the project.
Snowman Winter Snow Scene In A Jar
I’m trying to get started on Christmas crafts and have worked on several but they never seem to turn out right. This one did.....after a lot of work.
Sorry, I didn't get the photos edited on the latest painted furniture project. The project is a doozy too so stay tuned! I'll get it together soon.....hopefully.
I’ve been seeing these lovely snow scenes in jars on my favorite blogs and also on Pinterest. Anyone else see those? They look easy to make and so much fun. I love the miniatures in the jars.
I went to Hobby Lobby and bought a few things to work with. I already had all the jars and everything I purchased was 50% off. At first glance the project seems easy but I found out differently.
I thought I could just plop the things in the jar and be done. Wrong. The items have weight and they just sink into the “snow”. So here’s what I did.
I pulled out my trusty glue gun, a few pieces of Styrofoam, and went to work. I cut the Styrofoam at a height I thought would work with the "snow" and the size of the jar. It's all about proportions.
As you can see I glued everything to the top of the jar lid. I started with the Styrofoam and then placed the trees and snowman in a pleasing manner.....or whatever the word is. The plan is to use the top of the jar and make it the bottom of the jar for the snow scene....thus inverting the jar.
By the way, I purchased the jars on a yard sale trip for 25 cents each. I think I got 5 of them. That's what you call a deal.
I put a little “snow” in the jar then put the lid on. Just a little tip….don’t buy the Styrofoam snow…it has static cling and is so light weight it ends up everywhere.
Then I turned the jar upside down. Not enough snow….the styrofoam "lifts" were not covered completely.
…and I forgot the fence. I hot glued the fence in place….added more snow….
…..too much snow this time. This is the way it goes with trial and error projects. But that's okay. I guarantee this little project with the snowman in the winter scene is going to turn out perfectly.
I finally got the proportions right….at least they work for me! The red and green ribbon around the base was a last minute addition. I was trying to hide or cover up something that will never be brought to light in this post!
I’m going to try some other Winter scenes with Ball Jars and different miniature items.
Now that I’ve had a little experience things will be easier the next time. Stay tuned.
Find my Gumball Machine Winter Scene here. I have a complete tutorial on the gumball machine I bought at the Nashville Flea Market and turned into the perfect snowman winter scene.
As always thanks for being here, Kathy
Author: Kathy Owen (Petticoat Junktion)
Kathy is the founder of PetticoatJunktion.com, a home décor blog focused on repurposing and upcycling furniture, old hardware, rusty stuff, and thrifty finds into unique home décor. Kathy’s projects have been featured on the Home Depot Blog, Plaid Crafts, Behr Designer Series, and in numerous magazines. Read more about Kathy here.