If I had to pick a theme I like for Christmas and the holidays that I tend to go with year after year, I’d have to pick winter wonderland. And here’s why . . . winter wonderland decorations can be kept up way past the holidays! It’s my dirty little secret. I feel like the red and green stuff has to come down by the new year but winter themed like these jars? It can stay up til February at least!
I’m obsessed with DIY dioramas so when I spotted two little kits at Target I could use – AND the jars (which I had to buy separately) – I knew I’d be putting these together and displaying them immediately. While the kits I purchased at Target may or may not be available when you read this, you can typically find these items at the craft store OR I’ve linked to them online below. To keep the price down I recommend using old jars and/or buying any of these supplies you can at the thrift store. Then get the rest online!
Here’s the easy tutorial for assembling these jars, once you’ve pulled all your goodies together.
Gather These Supplies
- Clear jars or glass cloche
- Bottle brush trees
- Deer toy figure, polar bear toy figure
- Artificial snow
Here are the kits I used, purchased at “Tar-jay.”
Wash your jars, dry, and then place fake snow inside. You don’t need much as it’s really fluffy.
Place the bottle brush trees down in the snow. Sometimes they can be hard to balance. Just balance against the sides OR if you are having too much trouble, glue then to the bottom before you place the snow inside.
Place your figurines inside. And that’s it. Instant winter wonderland decorations!
Obviously these are about as easy as it gets. I mean, you don’t really need a tutorial, but I wanted to show you how I put mine together.
They are so cute and sweet – would it be weird if I left them up all year?
If you enjoyed this project, check out more of our winter crafts!