I needed quick, easy and cheap Christmas decorations and I have literally hundreds of bright colored ornament balls so I thought I would try making my own Apothocary type jars to display them in. Now, I'm sure you've seen this before as it is not my original idea at all. But I thought I would share my version, just in case it inspires your to go out and try your own! I headed to the Goodwill and actually found everything I needed to make 6 of these jars (only three are pictured.) The jars ranged in price from $1.99-$3.99 and the bases were all $1.99 so they cost about $4-$6 each. MUCH cheaper than anything you could buy in a store! Plus they're totally unique, no two are alike! All you have to do is find jars with a lid and some sort of base* (these are candle holders) and glue them together using a strong adhesive. I use E6000 but am on the hunt for a replacement because it is pretty toxic and I have to work with the door open. Once they're cured for 24 hours, fill them with whatever suits your fancy! I used fake snow and bright colored ornament balls. Here are a few more ideas -
~Pinecones and red ornament-balls
~Curled Christmas ribbon
~You could even cover little styrofoam balls in glitter and fill them with "snowballs"
There are so many ideas! That's why I love this little project, it can fit just about any style of home.
*When looking for a base, try flipping things upside down (that's what I did for these ones.) They almost always look cuter that way.