DIY Apothecary Snow Village With Fairy Star Lights
When you combine apothecary jars with fairy star lights, you can create an endless array of elegant yet traditional or chic Christmas displays. What I especially love about using the fairy star lights with this DIY craft is they are not bulky like other string lights and so once complete you don't see big bulky wires, instead your focus is on the scenery and the lights, as it should be.
These are easy and fun to make and will be sure to have all your guests admiring your creative touch.
DIY Apothecary Snow Village With Fairy Star Lights Supplies List & Instructions Below (Be Creative and Most of All... HAVE FUN!)
i. Fairy star lights.
iii. Fake snow.
iv. Little villages and accessories.
v. Hanging Tin Stars (Alternative Design to Village Miniatures).
Since I personally love industrial interior design, I also did a variation with a tin snowflake focus, using these Hanging Tin Stars...
All of these supplies are available at most arts and craft shops but since the apothecary jars and villages can add up I waited for Michaels to have one of their crazy 25-50% off everything sales.
Before getting started, you will want to design your jars where you plan to have them on display, it’s much easier than trying to move them once they are completed.
Steps For Apothecary Snow Village with Fairy Star Lights
After washing the jars so they are glimmering clean and dry, I filled them each about 1/3 full with the fake snow.
Plug in the fairy star lights so you can account for the length required to reach the outlet before adding the lights to the first apothecary jar.
Once you reach your starting point on the string of fairy star lights, bend the copper wire over the rim of the jar to help you hold in place while you add several feet of wire to the inside of the jar.
Press the lights down into the snow and add another layer of snow on top to cover up the lights entirely.
Repeat steps 2 and 3 for the remaining jars. Simply run the fairy star lights into and out of each jar adding about the same amount of wire to each. I experimented with this process and also decided to leave a little extra wire around the top of each jar to add more twinkle.
You are now ready to create your little village! Simply place the villages and accessories on top of the layer of snow in each jar. Replace the lids, turn on your fairy star lights and enjoy your magical little village. Enjoy :)
This is where you can get your creative juices flowing. Alternatively, as I mentioned earlier, you can add other holiday decor, like unravelled ribbon, glass christmas bulbs or these tin snowflakes like I did!
All you need in addition to above is a glue gun and twine. I tied longer pieces of twine onto the snowflakes so that when they were glues to the top of the glass lid the hung at a nice length inside the jar.
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