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.
Here’s what I used for my Christmas in a Pickle Jar:
- Small Pickle Jar
- Canopy (base)
- Old Knob
- Black Spray Paint
- 2 Cream Bottle Brush Trees
- Plaid Ribbon
- Wood Deer Cut-out
- Small Bottle Brush Wreath
- Epson Salt
- Beacon Glass, Metal & More Premium Permanent Glue, 2-Ounce* (affiliate link)
FYI: I purchased the deer, ribbon, trees and mini wreath at Michaels.
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.)
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.
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.
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