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Make yourself a merry little Christmas

Mason Jar Christmas Tree

What you’ll need: Miniature Christmas tree, salt, mason jar, hot glue
Optional: Miniature figures, ribbon, white chalk marker, glitter

 

  1. Hot glue the bottom of the tree. Make sure the tree can fit the jar. I found that I needed to use a thin layer of glue, or the salt would get in between the spaces of the base and lid.
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  2. Stick the tree onto the lid, and decorate as desired. Placing the tree of center and trimming it allowed me to fit in a deer ornament.

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  3. Pour enough salt into the jar to cover the base of the tree. I tried on the lid with the tree first, which helped me determine how much I should use.

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  4. Attach the lid back on to the jar. Watch to keep the salt inside the jar!I rotated the jar so that the writing would not cover the deer
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  5. Shake the jar to dust the tree with snow! Use a liquid chalk marker to create the impression of snow. I adorned the tree with an origami star and wrapped the tree in red ribbon.

 

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Tea light Snowman Ornament

What you’ll need: tea light with fake flame, permanent marker, hot glue, ribbon
Optional: mini Santa hat, construction paper

  1. Use a permanent marker to draw the eyes and mouth of the snowman. I recommend using a dry erase marker to mark in any designs beforehand.IMG_9963
  2. Cut a piece of ribbon. I cut the ribbon in half to fit the tea light.IMG_9980
  3. Loop the ribbon so that the ends lay flat on each other, then glue together.I would recommend flipping the ribbon over instead of what is pictured.IMG_9992
  4. Glue the ribbon to the back of the tea light. Make sure that the ribbon isn’t covering the on/off switch!IMG_9995
  5. Decorate as desired and turn on the light- the nose should glow orange like a carrot! Since my tea light was heavier, it weighed down the branch. I would recommend gluing the ribbon on top for larger lights.IMG_9657

 

Compiled by Bhalpriya Sandhu, Staff Writer

Photos by Emily Ng and Anna Yu


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