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DIY Vintage Inspired Bell Jar Ornaments

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We absolutely love bell jars an one of our favorite holiday decorations are small vintage bell jar ornaments with sweet little snow scenes in them! These little ornaments are easy to make and have so much fun making them.


Here’s What You Need:
Plastic Wine Glasses
Dremmel or Utility Knife
Chipboard (cereal boxes, etc.)
Scrapbook Paper
Rubber Cement
Trinkets
Glitter
Large Beads
Pipe Cleaners
Twine
Scissors
Hot Glue
Large Circle or Scalloped Circle Punch (optional)

Step 1: Cut Glasses

Gather up your plastic wine glasses. They come with bottoms, just throw those away, you don’t need them. The stem of the glass is just a bit too long, so cut them down a little with a dremmel with a grinding attachment. You can cut the stems with a utility knife, but it is a lot easier to break them that way. If you have a dremmel, we would recommend using that.

Step 2: Make Bottoms

Use a paper punch to cut out the chipboard bottoms. We think it is around 3 or 3.5 inches wide with a scalloped edge. Also use the punch to cut out the scrapbook paper to cover the chipboard with. Cut out paper for the top and bottom. You can draw circles and cut them out instead of using a punch. We just think it makes it a whole lot easier if you have one. When you have all of your circles cut out, you are ready to glue. Use rubber cement to glue the paper to the chipboard. Let the glue dry.




Step 3: Make the inside

First, lay out your trinkets on your circles. Once you know where you want them, glue them down with some hot glue. Next, run a bead of hot glue around the bottom of your wine glass. Center the glass on the paper bottom and press down, glueing into place. With a funnel or rolled up paper pour some glitter into the top hole for snow.









Step 4: Make the tops

First you want to add the hanger part to your beads. If you want to use pipe cleaners, cut one in half. Then push it through the bead and twirl it around the bottom of the bead so it will stay in place. At the top of the bead make a nice sized loop with the other end of pipe cleaner and twist it together at the top of the bead. If you wish to use twine, first cut a long piece of twine. Fold the twine in half and push it through the bead. Double knot the twine loop at the top of the bead and then double knot the ends below the bottom of the bead and snip off any excess. Next, run a bead of hot glue around the top opening of the wine glass and glue the bead right side up to the top, sealing in your jar. Now you want to finish off the area where the bead and glass meet because it is not so pretty. Take small pieces of pipe cleaner and wrapped around the spot securing with glue in the back. And now they are ready to hang on your tree!









Although they are not quite as awesome as their vintage counterparts, we really love how they turned out! We love how versatile you can be with them as well! You could fill them with anything you like, and top them with loops for hanging or no loops for grouping on a shelf or table.




via  mysocalledcraftylife

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