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Make winter decorations in a glass yourself: simple DIY ideas for a festive mood at home!

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As the temperatures drop outside, you’re probably on the lookout for snowy decorations that will turn your home into a winter wonderland. Here are some great ideas and tutorials for jar winter decorations. They will surely help you if you want to decorate your home with something unique and beautiful this season.

Winter decorations in glass: wine glass dioramas

Get a collection of wine glasses, a box of sugar and a few figurines

Get a collection of wine glasses, a box of sugar and a few figurines – or even plastic ornaments – to make these simple winter dioramas. The finished decorations will look lovely on a holiday table or on a mantel with candles.

What you’ll need:

Wine glasses of various sizes
Hot glue gun
Small plastic trees, figures or ornaments
Superfine silver glitter (optional)
Ribbon or string


  • Place the jars upside down on a cardboard and trace the outer rim.
  • Grab your hot glue gun and start arranging small figurines or decorations. You can even stick in some glittery plastic animals for a glittery diorama.
  • Once the glue has dried, place the wine glass on the base to make sure everything fits. Now remove the base, turn the wine glass upside down and pour about a quarter cup of white sugar into the glass. Add some glitter to make it sparkle.
  • Replace the base of the diorama and insert the glued figures into the sugar until the base is flush with the rim of the jar. Attach with hot glue.
  • Finish with a piece of ribbon or string for a cute look. Turn the jar upside down and enjoy the cute dioramas in the snow. You can add candles to them and decorate them. Enjoy them on your holiday table, mantel, or scattered around your home for a fun, festive look!

Use natural materials: Snowy pine cone candle jars.

You can use natural materials for snowy pine cone candle jars

Make pretty lights as winter decor in a jar that look like they’re covered in freshly fallen snow! They’re beautiful, perfect for the holidays, and really easy to make.


Glass jar
2 pine cones
Binder twine and/or baker’s twine
Hot glue gun
Epsom salt


  • Wash and dry jars.
  • Glue lace around rim of jar.
  • Tie string around rim of jar.
  • Attach pine cones to the top with hot glue.
  • Decorate the pine cones and the top of the jar with Snow-Tex.
  • Add salt to the jar and place the candle inside.

Craft snowman in glass

DIY snow globes in glass are fun and inspiring winter decorations

DIY snow globes in a jar are fun and inspiring.

What you need:

– Canning jars, quart size wide mouth jars.
– Styrofoam balls, 3 graduated sizes
– Snow Tex
– artificial snow
– white glitter
– wooden snowflakes
– invisible thread or fishing line
– 2 bamboo skewers
– black sewing needles
– mini sugar sticks
– glue gun
– Ribbon for scarf and lid (optional)


  • You can use 3 different sized styrofoam balls, put them on a bamboo skewer, and then cover them with Snow-Tex. You will need to use an ice cream stick or plastic knife to spread it out. Leave the remaining skewer sticking out of the snowman. You can place it upside down in a canning jar until the snowman is dry. When dry, cut off the remaining skewer with wire cutters or side cutters.
  • Make arms with hot glue and small twigs and glue them on each side of the snowman.
  • Use black sewing needles for the buttons, eyes and mouth. You can use a small piece of ribbon for the scarf and the orange tip of the bamboo skewer for the nose. Just attach it with hot glue. Then attach the whole thing to the inside of the glass base with hot glue.
  • Use a spoon to gently spread the fake snow and white glitter over the bottom. Screw on the lid, and you’re done.

Elegant garland candle lanterns

Make your own winter decorations in a jar - simple DIY ideas for a festive mood at home

Candles are very popular in the winter. Find some ordinary lanterns to use as the base for these lanterns; we suggest looking for some at your local thrift store. Use fabric wrapped wire to decorate them into the shape of your lantern. Use greens and white berries or even fresh herbs or juniper berries to decorate. Place winter decorations on your table or mantel for the rest of the season.

Cute pine cone display in a jar

Take inspiration from nature when crafting winter decorations. Pine cones make a beautiful addition to seasonal table decorations. Arrange candle holders on a round tray and sprinkle them with pine cones and green branches to create a simple centerpiece for your coffee table or Christmas table decor.

Winter decor in a jar: glittery gold votive candles.

These shimmering DIY candle holders can be made in a few simple steps

These shimmering DIY candle holders can be made in a few simple steps: Spray a light mist of water into a glass holder. While the water is wet, spray a light coat of gold metallic paint over the water beads. Let the paint dry and then apply a coat of gold glitter spray.