December 06, 2011

A Little Holiday Project

Lately my mind is buzzing with ideas, some big, some small. It's like all the creativity that was missing for the past 2 years was quietly gathering steam and I am being propelled at full speed now. I hate going to sleep at night and can't wait to wake back up and play. It's like I have a new toy I can't wait to play with, only that toy is my life! It is the most surreal feeling. I'm loving life right now.

Anywho! Enough of my blathering. You came here for a holiday project you say?

All you'll need is:
2 empty glass spice jars (I love Target Archer's Farm spice jars & use them for buttons, etc.)
2 ballerina cupcake toppers
mica flakes
glue dots
craft glue
long tweezers

We put 4 mini glue dots on the base of each figure then put dabs of craft glue on the ballerina so some of the "snow" would stick to her. We used the long tweezers to get her situated in the jar and then added the mica. Emma's ballerina went for a dip in the mica pool but that was purely optional. Emma would still be playing in those flakes if I hadn't wrestled them from her.

So there it is. It was super easy and fun and there is no end to what you could stick in a jar and cover with snow.

I'll be back Wednesday or Thursday with news from the studio. There is real, actual sunshine in the forecast for tomorrow so hopefully I can get some good pictures.


  1. This is lovely! My daughter was siting with me when I read your post and now she wants to make some tonight! I guess it is off to the craft store for some little ballerinas!

  2. Love!! I make fairy jars and I adore the process but I have yet to keep one...I always gift them. I may have to get one of these going for me!!

  3. Your post made me smile and I was so excited for your excitement! So many folks grumble at this time of the year, that it is soooo refreshing to find someone having such a lovely time with life! I agree, I am in love with my life too! Kit

  4. these are simply magical!
    merry christmas my friend...thought of you today during a certain squeeking time ;)

  5. These are so cute! I'm super thrilled for you and your craft mojo- I sooo feel you on it too!

    Can't wait to see you tomorrow!

  6. I absolutely love it! You are indeed in ultra crafting mode.

  7. Jen- That is such a cute AND sweet craft. My little grands would love doing this. I have never bought Target's spices...WHAT have I been missing? xo Diana

  8. Love these little ballerina jars ~ super cute & creative.

  9. So adorable Jen. What a blessing to be loving life. Can't wait to see what else you have in store.

  10. these are so sweet! what a wonderful gift idea! i think my nieces would adore these!

  11. I just wanted to let you know that I have been "following" your blog for about 2 years now, and just now put you on my list of blogs to follow...a little late lol.
    I also wanted to let you know that your blog is the one i look for to see the updates first, you bring such a sense of peace and creativity in your posts. I always feel at home when I am reading them. Thank you so much for being who you are, you truly are a blessing to me. :):)

  12. Very, very, very cute.
    Very cute.
    I have mica, and now I just need to get my hands on a cute little something to put in the jar. You are ever the inspiration, JJ!

  13. How thrilled I am for you that you are loving your life! I also feel your peace and contentment when i read (along with your passion and excitement) and even with all of the wonderful crafts and stories, it is the feelings around them that i am drawn to and crave...and try to find...
    thank you for unselfishly sharing.


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