Is it just me or has Christmas come a little too soon this year! It’s hard to believe that it’s less than 2 weeks away! While I how tempting it can be to go overboard on spending when it comes to last minute touches and the need to deck the halls this time year, and though we are inching ever closer to the Christmas Day, there is still plenty of time left to get in a few last-minute holiday-inspired home DIYs!
One of my go-to DIY’s each year is to make Christmas Scene Jars. This project is uber affordable and can be made in minutes, and what I really love about this project is how truly versatile it is! While I usually go for a homey and retro vibe in my home, which is reflected in my own jars and cloches seen in this project, you could easily swap out the trim and little decorations for something that fits your particular style or colors.
I realize everyone is going all nontraditional with Christmas colors these days, and so this project is easy to adapt to your pink and silver, or whatever crazy not red and green combo you have going on this year. Me personally, I’m sticking with red and green, but hey, if you like it I love it. Do you, boo!
- Cake stands or mason jars and lids
- Epsom salts
- Small decorations like mini deer, cabins, and trees.
- Thoroughly clean your containers and let dry.
- Place 1 cup inch of Epsom salts into each your container.
- Add decorations.
- Add more Epsom salts around decorations to mimic snow, as needed.
- Close your lids and enjoy!
So that’s it, folks! Super simple, right? As you can see, I created a trio of cloches this year. In my first cloche, I used a simple church ornament and snow. In the larger middle cloche, I harvest a few scrubber trees from my Christmas village collection, and along with a small porcelain figurine, was able to recreate a rustic winter walk in the snow, perfect for Christmas week cheer! My final cloche, which was actually a trifle dish, was all my husband’s creation. He chooses Santa on a motorcycle, a new homeowner door ornament, and a mailbox to create a biker-chic holiday scene. Cute, huh?
I then added two vintage light-up trees, porcelain deer ornaments to the front of the knobs on my antique buffet table, and a string of crochet rope lights to finish this look. I sourced ornaments from around my home and as I had Epsom salts on hand this project was a total freebie for me, and dare I say, I liked it all the more as it was free!
So I hope this project will give you some ideas for non-traditional, zero-waste last minute decor ideas for the holidays. Now if you have any other ideas you would like to share, I’d love for you to comment below and let me know!