Sunday, December 15, 2013

Day Fifteen...

~ Greetings Friends ~
and a warm welcome to
Day Fifteen
of the
25 Days of Christmas with The Twisted Stitcher!
I'm sharing a quick, easy decorating idea. It uses:
Bottle Brush Trees:
Bottle Brush Trees
These are Lemax trees and are found at Michael's by their Christmas Village Stuff
Then you buy some snow....
this is Buffalo Snow variety, I got it at Michael's right by the Christmas Village Stuff, but Hobby Lobby and Joann's also carries it, under different names, but all the same stuff
(chewed up plastic wrap type stuff).
Did you all know...
that I have a Ball Jar collection? Well I do! They are all the canning jars from my Grandma Epperson. She was a farmer's wife and she did a lot of canning and I inherited them and I love them and cherish them. They are on top of my kitchen cabinets and during the summer they have white daisies in them. Last Christmas and Winter I had white poinsettias in them, but this year they are snow globes!
The big Quart Jars get large bottle brush trees:
Quart Jar
The wee little jelly jars get teensie tiny trees:
Fruit Jars
And they go back on top of my cabinets:
Ball Jar Snowglobes
For a wintery landscape: Winter Ball Jars
These are only on one side of my kitchen the other side has about 20 more jars!
I decorate seasonally, and I wanted something that could last Christmas and Winter so I wouldn't have to take down after Christmas and just leave up until I decorate for spring. I think this idea fit the bill! And I figure I can dump out the snow into a Ziploc bag, and reuse next Christmas and Winter Season. Now that's economical people! I've already had a couple of my friends decide this was a pretty cool decorating idea, and I love it too :_
So go peeps...
back to Michaels/Joanns/Hobby Lobby
and buy some snow and fill your jars and plop a sweet tree in there and dream of the winter!
And on a side note...
did you know that Ball Jar Company is a Hoosier company?
Yep, it sure is! Ball Jars is located in Muncie Indiana, home to Ball State University!
I love Indiana :)
and that folks...
is day Fifteen!
Until tomorrow...
Vonna xxxx


  1. A great idea. And oh, I can see that the description on the tree bag is given in several languages, also in German. So maybe I can find them here, too.

  2. Wonderful idea Vonna!

  3. Love the jars, another creative decorating idea. Merry day 15 of the season !!

  4. Love this so much! It looks so cool!

  5. Great idea Vonna. It looks fabulous.

  6. Vonna you have to be the most creative person I know. I like you better than that woman who's name is Martha Stewart. I think Vonna Pfeiffer is the best.......

  7. Brilliant idea!!!!!!!!!! I am definitely going to do this!!!!!

  8. Anonymous10:29 AM

    Love that idea!

    I can't imagine having that many jars. I'm happy to have the four antique ones that I do. You are one very lucky crafter.

  9. Vonna I am so enjoying this series and I love this idea of snow and trees in these jars.

  10. Anonymous10:58 AM

    Thank you for sharing your stitching and your ideas with us so far...This is another great idea!

  11. Anonymous11:06 AM

    Thanks Vonna for another great idea! They look beautiful! They look like the winter wonderland we are experiencing today! It is better in a snow globe though...

  12. What a great idea. I see them used in many ways during the season. You are so talended. Love your postings.

  13. Vonna....I was wondering what to do with those jars I have in the basement! Thanks for the idea! You're FAB! Lisa K

  14. Love it! You have such wonderful decorating ideas. :-) Enjoy your Sunday!

  15. The jars looked nicely decked out for the season.

    Judy Heartland stitcher

  16. Sweet idea! It's a great decoration to carry you through the winter season
    I made bottle brush tree ornaments last year for my daughter's Christmas party. Everyone loved them but they were time consuming putting the tree into the ornie and gluing it to stand up straight.

  17. These are adorable, I love little snow globes. You are one busy gal. I am so enjoying all your decor!

  18. What a great idea! I have alot of my grandma's jars as well (many hold buttons) but sometimes I fill them with old fashioned candy and place them on the counter (didn't do it this year though).

  19. Vonna what a wonderful idea !!

  20. Oh I love that idea! Those trees would also be great for making homemade snow globes. I remember doing those as a kid.

  21. What a great idea. I am going to copy it and use it for my Christmas Eve center piece. I was just thinking about what to do earlier today.


  22. GREAT IDEA! Thank you for sharing!

  23. Cute idea Vonna! I also love the ball jars. Wish I had some from my grandma...don't know what happened to all of them.
    I've been looking everywhere for the pine branch pipe cleaners and cannot find them anywhere. I'm going to check Joann's tomorrow, but haven't seen them yet.

  24. What an adorable idea, thank-you for the inspireation, and sharing with us.

    Merry Christmas


  25. Your jars look just wonderful. They will be great till spring!

  26. I'm late to this Days of Christmas Party Train, Vonna (logged on around Thursday or Friday)--but I loved catching up and I am ADORING these posts. :D

    Genius use of your sweet Grandma's Canning Collection!

  27. Anonymous9:22 PM

    You just gave me a great inspiration for my jar collection (not all canning jars). You have the best creative mind!

  28. I love this sweet decorating idea! I don't have a Michaels nearby but maybe I can find some trees elsewhere. Thanks!

  29. Brilliant idea, the jars look wonderful
    Love to all
    Linda O xxx

  30. Fabulous idea. I have been enjoying all your fun ways of crafting Vonna. Thanks for sharing. love Annette

  31. Totally A D O R A B L E ! ! !

  32. Oh BOO, I may get banned from this page. DH is're going to that place AGAIN? Lol! Well Hello!

  33. How do you think up the cutest, easiest decorative ideas? I wish my mind worked like that! I'm going to be really sad when the 25 days of Christmas are over.

  34. This is an awesome idea Vonna! Yours look beautiful.

  35. Cute idea! I got some of the anniversary Ball jars this spring, the blue ones. I planned to make beach jars, but didn't get time as always! But I still have the idea and next year is right around the corner! Thanks for sharing a great idea!


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