Friday, November 11, 2011

More Homemade Christmas

I made this apothacary jar last year because I saw a really cute tutorial for it.  Unfortunately, once it was done and filled with gum balls I didn't like it so much.  For one thing, the ball on the top is too big.  It's sat in my craft studio trying to fit in but not quite making it.  I decided the other day that it was time for it to get donated to the thrift store to make room for something I really liked. 
Then I came across a cute idea on Pinterest (where else?!?) and I decided to repurpose it for Christmas instead.  Ditch the gumballs, add some epson salt "snow" and a couple of vintage ornaments and I'm kinda liking it again.  I'm going to leave it as is for now, but I think once Christmas is over I'll repaint it white and scuff it up some.  Maybe fill it with felt hearts for Valentines day?  We'll see!
Here's a close up of the vintage ornaments I scored at a yard sale last summer.  A box of 9 for .50 in perfect condition. They were originally bought from Valley View Farms for those Maryland locals who may know where I mean.  I couldn't find a date, but the box of 8 was 6.99 originally.

I still have several Christmas projects to share, so stay tuned!

Linking to: Thrifty Thursday @ Quilted Cupcake

1 comment:

  1. Epsom Salt snow - genius! Good thing I wasn't with you when you found those vintage ornaments - I would have sneak walked them right away from you! Thanks for linking up!