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 Glue*.
Here’s what I used for my Christmas in a Pickle Jar:
- Small Pickle Jar
- Canopy (base)
- Old Knob
- Black Spray Paint*
- Cream Bottle Brush Trees* (*affiliate link)
- Plaid Ribbon
- Wood Deer Cut-out
- Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad, Vintage Photo*
- Ink Applicator & Blending Tool*
- Small Bottle Brush Wreath
- Epsom Salt*
- Beacon Glass, Metal & More Premium Permanent Glue*
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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.)
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 Vintage Photo Distress Inkpad* with a Ink Applicator & Blending Tool* (*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 Cream Bottle Brush Trees* come with a little wood base.
I added a super sticky craft glue dot under the base of each Cream Bottle Brush 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.
16 thoughts on “Christmas in a Pickle Jar”
Great project and so pretty to make something like this and give them as gifts.
This is adorable!
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. 😉
Thanks. I knew you’d understand. 🙂
This is so darn cute Sue, I love it! The little reindeer inside is too adorable!!!
Thanks. So simple to make.
Love this so much! Great idea – pinning to save for next year!
Very cute – love the little wreath and the knob top too! Pinned to share 🙂
Such a precious idea! Merry Christmas!
Thank You Tami. Merry Christmas to you.
So sweet! Love this idea!
This is so cute! Would make great gifts. Love the little reindeer, so cute! Thanks for sharing! Pinning!
Wonder if you could use a black bowl instead of the fan canopy…?
Of course you could. An old pillar candle holder might work also.