How to Create a Winter Scene in a Jar

5 Materials
10 Minutes

A winter scene in a jar is a decoration that can be used for both Christmas and winter decor. This project is easy to make and makes a great decoration.

Isn't this adorable?

After a quick trip to Michaels and some rooting through a few Christmas totes in my basement, I was ready to make a winter scene in a jar.

Under the brandy sniffer, I used a layer of angel hair. Angel hair was very popular a long time ago for Christmas decor but it was made from spun glass and was removed from the market for safety issues.

My angel hair is a modern version that is completely safe to use for decorating. I wrapped twinkle lights around the base of the brandy sniffer. These lights look great lit at night.

I taped the battery pack for the twinkle lights under the table to hide it.

These are the supplies I used:

  • Jar or large brandy sniffer
  • Faux snow
  • Miniature trees
  • Miniature deer
  • Miniature snowman
  • Copper twinkle lights

The first step is to carefully pour snow from the bag into the jar. Be careful, this can quickly get messy!

Next, add miniature trees, nestling them into the snow.

My brandy sniffer was only large enough for two trees.

Then I added a miniature deer. To help with the placement, I had to use tweezers. I’m naturally shaky and someone with more steady hands most likely wouldn’t need the tweezers

Next, I added a snowman. This little guy was leftover from making this Christmas ornament a few years ago.

Finally, I added a second deer behind the two trees. It was a super nice day when I created this and I made it outside. I then carefully carried it inside and decorated a spot for Christmas with it.

Suggested materials:

  • Brandy Sniffer   (Inherited)
  • Miniature Snowman   (Michael's)
  • Miniature Deer   (Michael's)
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Paula Skulina
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