It’s Christmas Week on the Blog!
A White Christmas is something I dream of experiencing, maybe one day, with my children. You know — the sleigh bells, and chestnuts on an open fire — that kind of thing. This year, I’m bringing a little of the dream into our Christmas in the form of table decorations.
A White Christmas in a Jar is easy and cheap, oh, and it does look magical. If you put your eyes close to the jars, and just look for a while, you can’t help but feel like you’re there, sporting rosy cheeks and breathing in the crisp air. The children and I, we might make up a story before bedtime tomorrow, using these jars as inspiration…yes, yes I think we will.
What you need
Salt (or white sugar)
Jars (with lids) — I found these at Crazy Clarks for a few dollars.
Christmas tree ornament/shape or a pine cone (I found these sparke white trees from a discount store for a few dollars)
What to do
Fill the base of the jar with a layer of salt, place the tree inside, and put the jar lid back on. I made three to feature in the table centre.
Jo’s White Christmas
Jo from Princess Warrior Lessons messaged me on Instagram after I posted this with her own variation of White Christmas in a Jar (isn’t it beautiful?!). She said, “First time I have ever made my own Christmas Decorations (true story!). I used to say, ‘I’m not crafty. I’m not very creative.’ This year, I have proved myself wrong! Is there something you say “I’m not ____________” that may be untrue?
Oh yes, it’s so true Jo: often we are our own worst enemy. I often challenge myself to just try something, do something different. Change, challenge, choice: all good things.
Use pine cones as Christmas trees. See how I put the one pictured below together here: Pine cone Christmas Tree in a jar.