5 Christmas craft ideas to try with glass jars

Are you looking for some easy and festive Christmas craft ideas this holiday season? Well, look no further than your nearest glass jar, or take a look at our range, if you want something specific! These five projects are all simple and will add a touch of handmade charm to your holiday décor. 

Best of all, you probably already have everything you need lying around the house. So get the kids involved, get crackin' and show those jars who's boss this holiday season with these Christmas craft ideas!

1. Make a Mini Pine Christmas tree in a Mason Jar 

Do you just love Christmas trees, and want to add a few mini editions to your Christmas decor?

That's where the mini pine Christmas tree in a Mason jar comes in! This festive little decoration is perfect for small spaces and makes a big, colourful impact on your festivities. The best part? You can easily find all the supplies you need to make one at your local craft store. Simply pick up a mini Christmas tree or two from your local craft shop, decorate the Glass jar as festively as possible, and you’ll be set. You could even make it into a snow globe as well. See below for further instructions.

So what are you waiting for? Get started on your mini pine Christmas tree this holiday season.

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2. Floating Yuletide Candles for the holiday season

For those who want to really get into the Christmas spirit, floating Yuletide candles are the way to go. Small Christmas trees are placed in a jar of water, and the candles are floated on top, or simply grab a few small branches off your original tree, and add those to the water instead. You can use any size of jar, like our 260ml Verrine Jar, or the 380ml Jam Jar, depending on what you want your final decoration to look like. 

 As the candles burn, they create a festive atmosphere that is perfect for holiday parties or family gatherings. There are as many versions of this craft idea, as there are snowflakes on Christmas morning (with any luck). So let your imagination run wild!

And best of all, there is no need to worry about wax dripping on the floor or furniture. Floating Yuletide candles are a colourful, safe and fun way to enjoy the holidays, and are a fun way to decorate your home this Christmas season.

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3. Make a snow globe using a glass jar this festive season

Christmas is the time of year when we all like to keep our homes looking, merry and bright. One way to do that is to add some Christmas-themed decorations, like a snow globe. 

Snow globes are easy to make and can be customised to fit any Christmas décor. Plus, they make great gifts! 

To make a snow globe, you will need a glass jar, water, glycerin, and fake snowflakes. Start by filling the jar with water and adding a few drops of glycerin. This will help the “snow” to fall more slowly. Then, add some fake snowflakes and screw on the lid. Add other little elements to finish off your snow globe ‘landscape’, like, mini snowmen, Christmas trees, a Father Christmas, or anything else you can find at your local craft store.  

That’s it! You’ve now got your very own Christmas snow globe.

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4. Create a festive sheet music candle holder using a glass jar and some tea lights

Christmas is a time for family, friends, and most importantly, crafting, which is especially fun during the cold winter months. This year, add a personal touch to your Christmas decor with this easy and festive sheet music candle holder. 

All you need is a glass jar and some tea lights. Simply glue the sheet music around the outside of the jar, and then arrange the tea lights inside. When lit, the candle holder will give off a warm and inviting glow, perfect for any Christmas gathering. The cheapest and easiest way to get sheet music, unless you have some lying around, is to simply print it off from the internet.

So get out your glue gun and get started on this fun Christmas project today!

5. Make a unique wind chime out of glass jars and metal bells

With a few glass jars and some metal bells, you can create your own one-of-a-kind wind chime to hang above the front door. Simply remove the labels from the jars and use a carbide drill bit made especially for glass and tile to make a small hole in the centre of the bottom of each jar. 

Thread a length of nylon thread through each hole and tie it off with enough length of string to tie onto a hook in the wall or ceiling above your front door. Then, add your metal bells at different lengths to the bottom and middle of the bits of string which should now be hanging inside the glass jar.

Hang your wind chime in a spot where it will catch the breeze, and enjoy the beautiful sound of Christmas bells ringing in the wind.

So there you have it – five fun and festive ways to decorate your house using glass jars this Christmas. Be sure to check out our blog page section for more fantastic ideas, or get creative and come up with your own uses for those old jars taking up space in your cupboard. 

We’d love to see what you come up with, so don’t forget to share photos of your Christmas craft ideas on our social media pages!

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