|Photo by Laura at Finding Home Farms|
I've made similar "snow globes" or terrariums in large jars before, but grouping a couple of them with other items like this is a new thought for me. Laura mentioned that this entire idea got its start when someone offered her a large empty pickle jar. The bottom of each jar was partially filled with loose artificial snow, then the glitter houses, bottle brush trees, and some candy canes placed inside.
(When I saw those jars with their lids painted red and green it just brought back precious memories of my grandmother. Every jar in her pantry had a painted green lid and an ivy decal on the jar itself. What a truly amazing woman she was! How she would have loved Pinterest.)
A tray or shallow box will be necessary to place the jars in. If you are handy or know someone who is, you can build your own.
Laura lined her box with purchased batting-like snow. Then she placed in the filled jar snow globes and also tucked in another glittery house which wouldn't fit in a jar, along with more bottle brush trees and some ornaments.
She set the centerpiece on a simple paper table runner and added more trees and vintage ornaments. What a cheery vintage look! I absolutely love this idea.
So why not do a little shopping at yard sales, or shop your house and your Christmas stash, to see what ornaments and other goodies you can find for this project? And when you're at a summer cookout or reunion, be sure to ask if you can have the empty pickle jar!