Sue Eldred
Sue Eldred
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  • Washington, IL

Christmas in a Pickle Jar

6 Materials
$15
2 Hours
Medium

Christmas Crafting with Repurposed and Recycled Items...

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Sometimes you have to find and save something for awhile before their purpose is revealed.

Like the base used on my Christmas in a pickle jar. (the inspiration for this project)

This past summer we had a new ceiling fan installed in my son's room. It was flush mounted to the ceiling, so, they didn't use all of the parts that came with the kit. I came across the unused parts in the garbage and decided to save them.

FYI...It's not hoarding if you use them. (I'm just saying.)

Because I wanted to be informative when writing this post, I emailed my brother for the correct name of the part. I am told it is called a canopy. I glued the canopy onto the jar using Beacon Glass, Metal & More Premium Permanent Glue.

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Just a plain old pickle jar. Think of it as recycling. Approx. 5" tall.

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Here's what I used for my Christmas in a Pickle Jar:

  • Small Pickle Jar
  • Canopy (base)
  • Old Knob
  • Black Spray Paint
  • Cream Bottle Brush Trees*
  • Plaid Ribbon
  • Wood Deer Cut-out
  • Small Bottle Brush Wreath
  • Adhesives
  • Epson Salt
  • Beacon Glass, Metal & More Premium Permanent Glue*

FYI: I purchased the deer, ribbon, trees and mini wreath at Michaels.

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  • I painted the pickle jar lid and the old knob with semi gloss black spray paint.
  • I added a circle cut from a decorative scrapbooking paper and glued it onto my lid before gluing on the knob. (I could have added a hole and screwed on the knob, this was easier.)
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  • I spruced up the plain little wreath by adding a new bow and jingle bell and a small holly berry embellishment.
  • I added the ribbon to the neck of the jar before gluing on the wreath.
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  • The little wood deer would of looked fine just as it came. Instead, I decided to rub brown ink onto the deer to give it a stained look. I used Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad, Vintage Photo.
  • To making installing the deer a little easier, I glued the finished deer onto the front of one of the trees before I placed it in the jar. The bottle brush trees come with a little wood base. I added a super sticky craft glue dot under the base of each tree before adding to my jar. You can use a liquid glue instead of the sticky glue dots. (this was just faster and easier for me)
  • I added Epson Salts into my jar for snow. A great Holiday Gift Idea.

Suggested materials:

  • Pickle jar
  • Epson salt
  • Spray paint
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2 comments
  • Hannah V
    on Dec 7, 2015

    Absolutely adorable! I'm going grocery shopping tonight and will def be getting some pickles :)

  • Carol dillbeck
    on Dec 11, 2015

    love will keep it later next year

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