A Simple Winter Decoration Project

One 4 of the things I left in the Cottage that were welcomed by the new tenant were vintage aqua-tinted Ball jars.

The tenant likes these vintage jars.
The tenant likes these vintage jars.

They are just visible on the shelves above the microwave.

I got these jars for $1 at a yard sale.
I got these jars for $1 at a yard sale.

I saw a quick project to winterize these jars which is undoable and would not damage the jars in any way.

I happened to have a large container of Epsom salts left from another project.
I happened to have a large container of Epsom salts left from another project.

Pour some Epsom salts in the bottom of the jar (or in the lid if you have a conventional jar).

A simple snow scene.
A simple snow scene.

Add 1 or more bottle-brush trees.

These wintery scenes are heading back to the Cottage.
These wintery scenes are heading back to the Cottage.

If you really want to get fancy include a small snowman or plastic deer.

How easy and seasonal is that?

Have you got an easy project to share?

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Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

5 thoughts on “A Simple Winter Decoration Project”

  1. Love that, Jo. And I have lots of old canning jars. You got an amazing deal on those jars with the glass lids. I would have snapped those up in a heartbeat.

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