I admit it. I am a bit of a vintage mason jar hoarder. When I walk into a flea market or antique store, my heart pitter patters when I see shelves of them lined up. Since I have a few (hundred) laying around the house, I’m always looking for ways to use them creatively.
Then one day I was strolling through Dollar Tree and found some adorable snow covered pine trees, and it hit me. Winter Wonderland Glow Jars. They are perfect night lights for the kids and for placing in windows and on mantles.
These glow jars are incredibly easy to put together, and you just need a few things. Even better, this is a great craft project to work on with your little ones. FYI, the snow vacuums up pretty easily after your four year old exuberantly stuffs her mason jar.
- Solar lid lights (I used Moon Shiners Sun Powered Lids $10 each)(Google “solar lid lights” to find retailers online)
- Mini pine trees ($1 for a 2-pack at Dollar Tree or at Walmart in a large bag for $10)
- Snow ($2.50 for a large bag at Walmart)
- Large jars (you can use any kind of jar as long as it is tall and will fit a mason jar lid)
The solar lid lights charge in just a few hours, so set them out in a nice and sunny spot for a bit while you make your jars.
- Open up all of your items and fluff your pine trees a bit. They tend to get smooshed on one side from the packaging.
- Put a few inches of snow in the bottom of a clean and dry jar.
- Take your tree and insert it into the jar. I like to twist the tree a bit just to help get it down in the snow.
- Put the lid on your jar and …
- … enjoy the beautiful winter scene.
Hope you enjoy it!