Thursday, December 19, 2013

Christmas Mason Jar Snow Globe

Yesterday I blogged about the special project that my monthly stamp clubs create in December to wrap up our stampin' year. My lucky customers actually create two projects each year end. I love to do something new and exciting and, of course, with a little wow! This year the second creation was a Christmas Mason Jar. 

Mason Jars are all the rage right now. When I sat down to design this project I simply started with an empty mason jar and waited for inspiration to strike. I have already done these classes with mason jars:
   * treat containers
   * pen/ pencil holder
   * jar filled with note cards

I searched Pinterest for ideas and I noticed a number if mason jars used to create snow globes (which I loved). The catch was that I wanted to use Stampin' Up! supplies to fill and decorate the jar. Being that paper and water do not mix I knew I had to find another solution. This sparked my "dry" mason jar snow globe. I designed the jar above and was over the moon happy with it. 

December stamp clubs not only get cool projects to do ... but ... we also end the year with a Christmas celebration! (I will blog tomorrow about the party and the Stampin' Up! decor). I used these Christmas Mason Jars as part of the party decorations. When I set them out I had the idea to add an electric tea-light. They looked amazing!

A photographer I am not ... I wish this photo could show you the gentle glow of the tea-light in the mason jar. I can tell you that it was a hit! My stamp clubs loved it up!

I had a number of club customers make multiples to give as hostess gifts, give to friends & co-workers and to line them up on their fire place mantle. 

The best part of this project is that it takes just a few moments to create. Not to mention that mason jars are fairly inexpensive!

Here are some DIY Christmas Mason Jar tips!:
  ~ I used 1L Bernardin Mason Jars ... I liked the size and the picture on the jar
               (I am not a fan of the jars with fruit and veggies on them)
  ~ Use a Crop-a-dile to punch two holes in the top of the metal mason jar lid. Hang your snowflake from the lid with bakers twine and tread through these holes to hang.
  ~ The 2-1/2" circle punch fits the lid of the mason jar perfectly! 
  ~ Dump glitter in the bottom of the jar for extra sparkle!
  ~ The burlap twine on the jar is the 1-1/4" burlap ribbon, just frayed! All you need to do is cut up the length of the ribbon on one side to remove the seamed edge. Pull the ribbon from one end and it will unravel the length of the ribbon.
  ~ Bend the back of the brad over and hot glue to the ribbon

Thanks for visiting! Have a creative day!

Krista Frattin

Christmas Mason Jar Stampin' Supply list
Silver Glimmer Paper   124005   $5.95
Whipser White Card Stock   100730   $9.25

Festive Flurry Stamp Set
   Clear    131781   $36.95
   Wood   131778   $48.95
En Francais   
   Clear   127790   $16.95
   Wood   128562   $21.95

Smoky Slate   131179   $7.25

Festive Flurry Framelits Dies   132193   $30.95
2-1/2" Circle Punch   120906   $22.95

Whisper White Bakers Twine   124262   $3.95
1-1/4" Burlap Ribbon   132140   $9.95
1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon, Very Vanilla   120999   $9.50
Antique Brads   117273    $7.50
Gold & Silver Stampin' Glitter   132205   $9.95
Stampin' Glitter, Dazzling Diamonds   102023   $5.50

Note: All prices shown above do not include shipping & taxes.


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