Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Terrain Inspired: Winter Vignette Ornament

You all know my obsession with Terrain, as well as my tendency to parade guests through the store, showing it off like it was my own store. One of the best parts of Terrain though is the endless inspiration it provides for crafty little minxes like you and me. So I picked some of my favorite Terrain holiday gifts and decor and will be sharing a little how-to on each, all week long!

Miniature things are obviously best. So when I spotted Terrain's Winter Vignette Ornament, I knew I had to make one. I'm no stranger to a terrarium so the idea of a mini wintery one that required zero maintenance definitely appealed to me. Plus, I'm all about picking ornaments for Gabe, but I tend not to  purchase new ornaments that show my interests so I've decided that this one will do.

You'll need a small jar, winter miniatures and some twine or ribbon. My jar is actually a Target brand spice jar that I emptied into a bigger container, cleaned out and let dry. I added some shimmery "snow", a sprig of faux boxwood and a tiny clay mushroom that I picked from my regular terrarium. Most craft stores have tons of tiny Christmas things you could add but look around your house first, you may have  a little bit of this or that.

Next you need to put a small hole in the cap of the jar. I pressed the tip of a scissor down and spun the scissors around. Then I flipped the cap over and did the same until the hole was formed.

Thread your twine through the hole, then tie a not at the end, underneath the cap.

Put a small dab of hot glue under the cap, then screw it back on. Tie your twine into another knot, this time at the base of the cap, making a loop for hanging.

Hang and admire. That's what I've been doing.


Emily @ DavenportDIY said...

Super cute!! I love the tiny mushroom :) What a great idea!

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

This is adorable. Anything in miniature is too cute. I think Dollar Tree salt and pepper shakers may work for this, too?

Mary said...

Remember that one time I got a $150 handmade plate from terrain for $15 and the cashier gave me bish face about it and acted like I wasn't good enough to own the holy grail of hand thrown ceramics?

Good times. And it's now on a kitchen shelf collecting airborne bacon grease particles as kitchen knick knacks should.



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