I love Mason jars! They are just so very versatile and can practically be used in so many ways. I have a stock of new ones that I keep just in case I need them and two of them came in handy for this little project. This is a project that even little kids could help do – so easy!
What we used for this decor: I had all these items on hand so I did not need to go out and buy extras:)
- 2 Mason jars
- Small red Christmas ornaments
- green colored rocks
- decorative ribbon
- white glitter
What to do:
- Place the rocks in the jar.
- Add the ornaments.
- Sprinkle a generous amount of glitter over the rocks and ornaments in the jar.
- Fill the jar with water (leaving about 1 inch space at the top).
- Cover the jar tightly, then tie with decorative ribbon.
As you may notice in the photos, the rocks will remain at the bottom of the jar because they are heavier in material. The lighter ornaments and glitter will float to the top. (Some of the glitter may even remain between the rocks). If the jar is shaken, then the glitter will rise and fall like snowflakes.
The jar can remain seated upright as a decorative object or if covered very tightly, they can be turned down (kind of like a snow globe). You may view my DIY snow globe from last year here.
I really loved how these turned out! So simple and the kids had fun adding the stuff to the jars and then shaking them around to see the glitter rise and fall like snowflakes!
She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness (Proverbs 31:27, KJV).