You all know about my recent find: the vintage Necco candy jar with its Art Deco styling.
Suzan suggested that I turn it on its side and create a Christmas scene inside. I couldn’t get that idea out of my head, so I trotted off to the store to get some Epsom salts for that snowy look. No Epsom salts. But they did have kosher salt. Perfect.
I used some bottle brush trees, a couple of smallish pine cones, and one of my Putz houses.
I really love it. I didn’t tell Don about it, just waited to see if he noticed it. I was upstairs sewing in the studio when I heard, “Brilliant!” Smile. I quickly told him, however, that it was someone else’s idea. That’s one of the fabulous perks of blogland – it’s a wonderland of ideas shared by generous fellow bloggers.
I’ve seen a variety of snow globes all over blogland; sometimes in a small jar or under a cloche – you could create one quite easily. I had everything on hand except for the kosher salt which was about $1.50. Kosher salt is great because it’s coarse and looks glittery and snow-like.
I may have to make another one. Maybe you could make a snow globe today!
Don’t forget – tomorrow is a special edition of Defending the Small House. The theme is Christmas Decorating in a Small House and we are inviting you to join in via a linky party. I’ll have the links up and ready just after midnight – east coast time. Join us!