How to Create a Snowy Scene in a jar

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Learn how to create a snowy scene in a jar! It's the simplest vignette to create for the holidays and all winter.


christmas decor with a snowy winter scene in a jar

This month's Pinterest Challenge is so fun and simple for the holidays. 

Welcome to another installment of our monthly Pinterest Challenges hosted by my sweet friend, Cindy, from County Road 407

This month for our Pinterest Challenge, we are recreating this beautiful snowy village in a jar created by Northern Feeling. Be sure to give the blog a visit. I love this idea! I created my own look using similar elements.

Isn't this magical! I love the simplicity. 

If you are stopping by from Yvonne's blog over at Stone Gable, welcome! Yvonne is such a sweet person and one of the most talented bloggers that I know. 

Here are the elements that selected to use in my project.

  • glass jar
  • fake snow
  • tiny trees
  • fairy lights
  • building

Snowy Scene in a Jar

The older I get, the easier I want my DIY endeavors to be.

I recently cleaned out a crafting closet as a result.

I love creating snowy scenes with jars and cloches. I had fun creating this scene with old cars some years ago

Decorating with vintage cars at Christmas via Our Southern Home

This time it's all about a snowy scene with a cabin in the woods for me.

Not the horror movie from a few years back, but the Hallmark movie kind.

I'm so in love with this latest jar project.

What is it about fairy lights that create magic out of very little?

christmas scene in a cookie jar with fairy lights

I seriously get mesmerized by this sweet little scene.

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I honestly started creating my own little story surrounding this precious little cabin in the woods. 

I've got it decorated on the inside in my mind complete with a stone fireplace adorned with cedar garlands. 

A simple cedar Charlie Brown tree is in the corner.

There's a cozy couch there with a patchwork quilt for cozying up with a mug of hot chocolate after a day spent foraging for the greens to make the fresh garland.

Ahhhhh…..I'm ready to find an airbnb now!

christmas scene in a cookie jar with fairy lights

Snowy Scene in a Jar

Yield: 1 Snowy Scene
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Difficulty: easy

Become mesmerized by creating a simple snowy scene in a jar for thr holidays and all winter long.


  • Cookie Jar
  • Fake Snow
  • Fairy Lights
  • Batteries
  • Faux Trees
  • Faux Pinecones
  • Miniature Cabin


  1. Place batteries in one of the strands of fairy lights.
  2. Place in the bottom of the large cookie jar.
  3. Cover the battery mechanism with fake snow.
  4. Arrange some of the lights in the jar. You won't need all of them. It will be too cluttered. The rest of the lights can go on the small faux tree that you place beside the jar or around the exterior of the scene.
  5. Place your cabin ornament in the jar.
  6. Flank either side of the cabin with faux mini trees,
  7. Place 2 tiny faux pine cones in front of the scene.
  8. Use the remote to turn on the lights and be mesmerized!


Battery operated fairy lights with a remote are great for this. Shop products below with affiliate links.

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Did you make this project?

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snowy jar scene in a christmas vignette

It's a perfect little scene with this tree that I picked up at Walmart last year.

snowy jar scene

I made the wooden sign with a piece of plywood quite a few years ago. It has always been on our front porch but thought it looked appropriate with this little snowy jar scene. 

It was a fun sign project that you can do as well!

snowy cabin scene in a jar

Such a fun and simple project!

All the credit for this goes to my helper these days, Ashlyn. We purchased the trees, snow, pine cones, and cabin ornament from Hobby Lobby. 

I was busy working on a recipe post and she created this look for me. She did a great job! She even took process photos. While I hate that her college semester is online, I'm not disappointed with her back living at home. 

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Sadly, the day after she took the photos last week…..my phone went bonkers. I ended up losing all photos on my phone present going back to April. 

Even though you don't have the how-to photos, it's a pretty simple DIY to understand from the written instructions and after photos. 

Thanks, Ashlyn,  for all the fabulous help on this one!

Up next on today's tour is Amber from Follow the Yellow Brick Home. Amber will have you swooning over her vintage and antique collections. 

snowy jar scene

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CountyRoad407 –  https://www.countyroad407.com/a-quick-and-super-easy-rustic-christmas-jar/

StoneGable Blog – https://www.stonegableblog.com/snowy-white-christmas-village/

Our Southern Home – https://www.oursouthernhomesc.com/snowy-jar-scene/

Follow The Yellow Brick Home – https://followtheyellowbrickhome.com/easy-christmas-jar-cloche/

A Stroll Thru Life – https://www.astrollthrulife.net/?p=15761&preview=true

Decor to Adore – https://decortoadore.net/2011/12/gifts-to-make-5-winter-wonderland-under.html

Sweet Pea – https://www.virginiasweetpea.com/winter-scene-in-a-jar

White Arrows Home – https://www.whitearrowshome.com/simple-christmas-decor-in-a-jar

First Day of Home – https://www.firstdayofhome.com/mini-wooden-house-christmas-cloche/

My Wee Abode – https://myweeabode.com/fairy-light-candle-holder

Lora B – https://lorabloomquist.com/vintage-town-christmas-vignette/

Thistle Key Lane – https://thistlekeylane.com/snowy-village-houses-in-a-jar/

Bluesky at Home – https://blueskyathome.com/how-to-make-a-christmas-tree-village-in-a-vase

Everyday Edits – https://everydayedits.co/winter-wonderland-lantern

The Farmhouse Life – https://thefarmhouselife.com/?p=4464&preview=true

Decorate and More with Tip – https://decorateandmorewithtip.com/diy-christmas-hurricane-decoration/

On Rockwood Lane – https://onrockwoodlane.com/2020/10/simple-red-car-christmas-jar/


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  1. Thanks so much! Yes…..only used part of the strand in the jar. Left the remainder outside the jar and wrapped around the tree. The lid of the jar holds it in place plus the metal strand is bendable and thin.

  2. Thanks so very much, Yvonne! Yes, I cherish every moment. She is going to create a beautiful home full of love one day.

  3. Thanks so much, Amber! Ashlyn definitely has an eye for design and has always been such an amazing help on the blog!

  4. I absolutely adore everything here! The jar, the books, the sign, the little French stripe dresser! I just want it all!

    This is such an easy and adorable interpretation. It’s wonderful that Ashlyn is getting in on the blogging adventures!

    I am going to check out your sign post too. I love it!


  5. Christy, you have a created a super sweet vignette. Love the sweet cabin. Love your imagination. Sorry you lost your photos. I have iCloud so every image on my phone automatically goes to my computer and iPad. I normally don’t use my phone for blog shots, but it’s still nice to know you won’t lose any photos.

  6. Your Christmas vignette is absolutely charming, Christy! The little house is adorable. I love the DIY sign you made too. It makes the perfect backdrop for your scene.

  7. I am absolutely in love with this Christy! I love the little cabin and I love how you styled it on that precious dresser!! LOVE!!!!

  8. I think it’s wonderful that your daughter put this post together! Good job! I’m going to be hiring my sister to do some VA stuff… we are in the training stage right now, but she’s a smart one, so it will happen soon! Love the little scene, and your narrative of what’s going on inside! Pinned!

  9. Love your cabin in the woods scene, Christy. And it looks perfect next to your adorable sign. Getting excited about Christmas decorating after seeing all the inspiration today!

  10. Christy I love a good log cabin and will get myself to Hobby Lobby STAT! This is a truly sweet scene.
    On another note, I LOVE how you encourage people to read other posts. Is the circle photo and rectangle of information part of the template of your website or do you make those? Big heart eyes!!!

  11. I love your little scene and I’m ready to hit an air BnB right along with you! I hope we actually get snow here this year. Thank you for joining in. Your jar turned out perfect! Pinned

  12. You and Ashlyn created such a pretty Christmas scene! You will remember these sweet times having your daughter at home! I’m so inspired by your pretty vintage touches like the books and the amazing banner! I LOVE everything my friend! xo

  13. Such a cute idea! I love how you made the snow stick to the log cabin… so adorable! Thanks for sharing! Pinning this one!

  14. So, so cute! I guess I’m a little dense, but how do you use only part of the lights inside the jar? Ashlyn did a great job!!!

  15. I love that Ashlyn helps you with your blog projects. It is a shame that she has to do her college semester at home but I know that you enjoy having her there with you, a bonus for this dang virus. The Christmas scene that Ashlyn created looks so pretty and it must be fun to admire it each time one of you goes upstairs.

  16. Hi Christy, I love that your daughter is helping you! There are a few things with this crazy year that we do love. ;0) I should get my boys to help with the blog when they return home at Thanksgiving! Love those vintage books too! The whole vignette looks perfect for that space!

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