Cyndy is my momma-in-law, and from the time I first stepped foot in here house, I could tell that this woman had a flare for decorating, a crafty hand, and a great design sense.
A few Christmases ago we received this decoration from her. We've put it up every year since, and I love looking at it, the glowing lights, and the glistening beads and snowman inside make it so fun to have in our home!
Here is how to make your own, (courtesy of Cyndy, thank you!):
2 gallon glass canister with glass lid (I buy these at Walmart)
string of 25 lights or battery operated lights
If you can, drill hole in bottom of jar with diamond drill bit, add rubber ring for light string to go through. You will need to remove plug for light string, put cord through hole, re-attach plug.
I just put the outlet through top opening on jar and put the lid back on
Use a strand of battery operated lights.
2) Add rocks and candle ring.
3) Put led candle or any other type of decoration in middle.
This is a versatile decoration. You can use a Santa, snowman or whatever you like in the middle, Also, any type of greenery and filler. Use your imagination!
Let's take another look at the lovely finished product:
|Our string of lights comes out the top. I just plug it right into the rest of the strands of lights gracing the walls of my living room, and it turns on when the others are turned on.|
I love my house at Christmas time - I asked Jesse the other day if we could leave the decorations up all year. I just love the twinkle of the lights, the shiny ornaments, and all of the generally beautiful things that surround you at Christmastime.
This is what our house looks like:
I did a bow on top of the tree this year instead of the star. Last year I could never get the star to stay perfectly straight. It always looked like it was tilting to one side. After I'd had enough of that, I went for the bow this year!
The nativity scene was set up by Grace, which is why some figurines are not exactly spaced out where they ought to be. I didn't care, though. As she set it up she talked through who each figure was and carefully placed them herself. You can't change that!
Hope you enjoyed your peek into our house for Christmas!
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