Ever since I first saw this car in a jar craft here I knew I had to make it! I love getting in the holiday spirit by crafting and turns out this was even easier than I thought. All you need is a few materials, 5 minutes, and there you have it – a car in a jar! This is the perfect decoration to add to your holiday feast as a table center piece, add some decorations under the tree, or to any corner of your home you want to add some seasonal decorations to!
Small bottle brush tree
Baker’s twine or other type of string
Old fashioned looking toy car
Twine or ribbon to decorate
All the materials were pretty easy to find. If I didn’t have them already, I got them at my favorite craft store. The truck I was able to find at a local vintage toy and comic shop Dyl and I love to go to and it was only $1. Try looking around your house for an old car if you can’t find one and you can always paint it if it is covered in flames or a crazy design.
Make it your own: There are so many ways to get creative with this craft and add your own twist. Try adding more bottle brush trees around the car to set the scene, paint a holiday phrase on the outside of the mason jar, or tie jingle bells to the lid. The possibilities are endless! Use things on sale or you already have as inspiration.
Fill mason car with desired amount of fake snow
Prop bottle brush tree in trunk of toy car or on top and tie to the car using baker’s twine. If the windows are open tie the string through the window, if not, just tie around the entire car.
Place the car and tree tied together in the mason jar on top of the snow.
Close the lid and tie lid with twine or ribbon.
Put on display as a center piece, under the tree, or just as a cozy decoration.
Tip: I didn’t glue anything down for my car in a jar. You can choose to glue the car down so it doesn’t move, but I plan to take mine out and turn it into a summer version later with sand on the bottom and a surfboard tied to the car. Stay tuned!
Comment with how you made your car in a jar your own!
We wanted to fill up some open wall space we had in our kitchen, so we went to Etsy to find some cheap butcher prints – we’ve always wanted some and they make the perfect fit for a carnivore’s kitchen. As many of you know Etsy – like Target – is a a trip down the rabbit hole of shopping. After a good two hours of navigating through the plethora of butcher print options we found a great a deal of four 5′ 7″ prints for $38.
The prints came in about a week later and are beautiful! They were slightly larger than the 5′ 7″ frames that we purchased at Target – but with some precise scissor work cutting out the white borders they fit perfectly. They look great in the frames and really had a little something extra to the space (right next to our sale apron from Anthropologie).
Even if you’re not a fan of butcher prints – this store on Etsy, Kitchen Bath Prints, offered a variety of other great prints for any space. Check it out and tell us how you decorate your cozy kitchen!
I always love adding cute accents to my apartment. One of my favorite places to look for pieces is at antique stores. They are packed with tons of old books that also look great as decoration – and they usually come at pretty good prices. Dyl and I have so much fun picking through antique stores and seeing what funny book titles we come across and trying to guess how old some books are.
We brought home a few really beat up ones because they were classic titles that also looked great displayed in our apartment. At home, we placed them between some bicycle bookends from Target. It made for a simple accent in our living room that made the whole room a little more cozy.
What everyday items, like books, do you use as decoration?
Hobby Lobby has easily become one of my favorite stores. They have everything needed to decorate, organize, or craft. If you don’t have a location near you I highly recommend checking them out online. They also always have practically half the store on sale. Even if what you want is full price…just visit their website for a 40% off coupon.
My latest purchase is this red filing cabinet. We didn’t have a designated spot in our home for mail and it kept piling up in different areas throughout the apartment. Lucky for us, the day we found it metal decor was half price! It now hangs on the wall right when you walk in the door, so mail gets organized before we can even set it on the counter. Not only that, but it looks great and adds a pop of color!