Wintery Mason Jars

It’s about 852 degrees with 1000 percent humidity in Alabama right now! 😳 OK, maybe I’m exaggerating a bit, but it is hot!!! And I am incredibly thankful for air conditioning…

In an effort to make the heat a little more bearable, I’ve started thinking about the holiday season – it will be here before we know it! This is a fun and simple idea that is great for the holidays as well as the entire Winter season.

All you need are some smooth mason jars, Mod Podge, epsom salt, and embellishments.

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Apply a generous coat of Mod Podge to the outside of the jar using a foam brush. I left the very top, threaded part clear to make it easier to add the ribbon and twine around the jar. Then sprinkle the epsom salt over the wet Mod Podge. I held the jar over a bowl and spooned the epsom salt onto the jar, shaking off the excess. Let it dry completely. I sealed the jars with a light coat of matte sealing spray. I added linen ribbon around the top of the jar and then wrapped it several times with natural colored twine, leaving long tails for making a bow.

The large snowflakes on the jars are thin chipboard die cuts from the scrapbooking section of my local craft store. I painted them with white acrylic paint and, while the paint was still wet, sprinkled them with extra fine glitter to add a little sparkle. I punched a small whole in the snowflake and, using turquoise twine, tied a silver snow flake charm to it. Then I threaded one end of the turquoise twine under the natural twine and tied the snowflake embellishment to the jar. Finish it off by tying both colors of twine together into a bow. 

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I think the small jar would look so pretty with a votive candle in it! Maybe some greenery in the large jar…or fill a treat bag with some yummy treats and add it to either jar for a fun gift. Make several jars, add votives, and line your mantle with them…since they are Wintery and not Christmasy, you could leave them out from December 1st to Valentine’s Day. 🙂

Thanks for stopping by,

Anita

 

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