On Friday the house began the transformation. Today is the final day of decorating because I decided to scale back a little and there are several things that will remain packed away this year. Even with that the house looks pretty festive.
|Candle Jars on Mantle|
The mantle usually takes on a different look each year, but most of the time in includes candles. This year is no different. NOTE: the candle jars are in place but some batting and snow needs to be added.
Back in November I was asked, by our women's group if I would like to share an idea for a holiday decoration with the community. So I created a variety of samples to display and now those samples became part of my own holiday decorations this year.
Everyone was asked to bring a pint size mason jar, along with a tea light candle. I supplied the rest. With some ribbons, raffia, snips of greens, tiny pinecones, berries, bells, snowflakes and felt cut-cuts, each jar becomes unique. The snow is a mix of epsom salt and a small amount of artificial snow with some sparkle. A snowflake shaped candle rug was made with two different die-cut snowflake shapes that were glued together for a added touch. Each and everyone was unique and festive. It was a delightful craft for all.
Here is the display of all the samples I made:
|Display of candles at home|
|Display of candles at clubhouse|
NOTE: The runner is another project that the quilting group made last year. Super simple!
Here is a cute, no water version of a snow globe:
Just a couple of the creations by the group:
The three very, very helpful friends that helped:
Love those Mason Jars!