Christmas in a Pickle Jar

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Christmas Crafting with Repurposed and Recycled Items…

Sometimes you have to find and save something for awhile before their purpose is revealed.

Like the base used on my Christmas in a pickle jar.  (the inspiration for this project)

This past summer we had a new ceiling fan installed in my son’s room.

It was flush mounted to the ceiling, so, they didn’t use all of the parts that came with the kit.

I came across the unused parts in the garbage and decided to save them.

FYI…It’s not hoarding if you use them.  (I’m just saying.)

Because I wanted to be informative when writing this post,

I emailed my brother for the correct name of the part.  I am told it is called a canopy.

I glued the canopy onto the jar using Beacon Glass, Metal & More Premium Permanent Glue, 2-Ounce.

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Here’s what I used for my Christmas in a Pickle Jar:

FYI:  I purchased the deer, ribbon, trees and mini wreath at Michaels.

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I painted the pickle jar lid and the old knob with semi gloss black spray paint.

I added a circle cut from a decorative scrapbooking paper and glued it onto my lid before

gluing on the knob.  (I could have added a hole and screwed on the knob, this was easier.)

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I spruced up the plain little wreath by adding a new bow and jingle bell and a small holly

berry embellishment.  I added the ribbon to the neck of the jar before gluing on the wreath.

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The little wood deer would of looked fine just as it came.

Instead, I decided to rub brown ink onto the deer to give it a stained look.

I used Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad, Vintage Photo*.    (*affiliate link)

To make installing the deer a little easier, I glued the finished deer onto the front of one

of the trees before I placed it in the jar.

The bottle brush trees come with a little wood base.

I added a super sticky craft glue dot under the base of each tree before adding to my jar.

You can use a liquid glue instead of the sticky glue dots.  (this was just faster and easier for me)

Next, I added Epson Salts into my jar for snow.

A great Holiday Gift Idea.

My “Christmas in a Pickle Jar” is part of a Home & Garden Blog Hop hosted by and 

Home for Christmas

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16 thoughts on “Christmas in a Pickle Jar

  1. repurposingjunkie says:

    Sue, this Christmas in a pickle jar is so cute!! I like the details you gave this piece. Beautiful repurpose!! And you’re right it’s not hoarding if you’re going to use it. 😉

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