Growing up I was obsessed with Christmas villages. I would
always stare at them in shops and dream about having my own. Eventually, my
parents started purchasing me a few pieces at a time and I amassed quite a
collection over the years. I lovingly set it up the first few years of our
marriage, but then as we had kids and they got old enough to start getting into
things, I realized that this might not be my season of life for my beloved
village to be out.
On the rare occasion that I get to window shop in craft
stores kid-free, I ohh and ahh over all the goodies and day dream about what I
could do with them. Sometimes I see something I really want to get, but I can’t
think of anything that I can do right away or I know I won’t have time to make
what I want. Other times I see something on the shelf and know what I want to make
instantly, and better yet, the price is right! Such was the case when I stumbled across these items and thought I could make a little scene out of them in lieu of my village.Thank goodness for Joann’s with
their sales and coupons because I was able to make this cute little snow scene
in a jar for only a few dollars.
I picked up a cute little paper house that is meant to be
used as an ornament. I also grabbed a small bag of trees that were there next
to them. Combined with a mason jar that I already had, and some buffalo snow,
that I also already had in my Christmas decoration stash, I assembled my scene
in the jar.
So simple and I love that I can enjoy a little Christmas
village that is kept safe from my children’s curiosity.
Labels: holidays, home decor, quick craft