Tis' the Season for DIY

Posted by Tamara Dagher on Monday, November 27th, 2017 at 4:46pm.


The holiday season is quickly approaching and our belly's are still full from our Thanksgiving feasts, but the best is yet to come. As we pull down our boxes, dust and all, we begin to piece our holiday decorations once again. 

This year try something different by still keeping it traditional and festive. The term DIY, which means "do it yourself" has become pretty  popular lately. This holiday season is perfect to brush up on your creativity and we're to help! The Hartanov team wants to help create your home into a cozy, holiday abode.

Let's start with something as simple and easy as mason jars. We all know how versatile mason jars can be; they're used for drinking, candle holders, flower vases, you know it. During this holiday season you can stack up on mason jars, which are available at any store with a kitchen section. You can find a set of 12 jars for about $10, now think of how many ideas that gives you this season!

I would like to share one of favorite easiest DIY mason jar projects. You can get all the products for about $10! 

If you have scraps of pine needles, pine cones, whatever has fallen off your old decorations, keep them and use them! This not only saves you money, but you can keep these scraps for future projects. I collected what I had fallen off my Christmas tree saved in a bag. This included pine needles, pine cones and little berries. All I purchased was, fake snow, a mason jar, silver ribbon and small tree ornaments.


First step is paint the bottom half of your jar with white paint. While it's still wet, roll the jar around the fake snow and pat is down on a paper towel.


One of my favorite tools for DIY projects to have is a hot glue gun! Start by applying glue to the jars bottom ring and stick on the ribbon. Next, begin by creating a little floral set with the scraps you have and glue them all together. I used pine needles, berries and pinecones.


For another option, you can add a snow look to it, by painting the set with white paint.


Wait for everything to dry out. Add fake snow inside the jar and add ornaments, maybe a battery operated tea light, or even LED string lights!


Enjoy your holiday crafting!

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