Being :: Crafting Winter Jars

December 10, 2012

Being: Conscious, mortal existence; life.

Every month we welcome two families, two people, two voices to share their stories in whatever way they chose. We hope that you find joy in their daily lives, and their simple habit of just being.


Today I wanted to share a photo tutorial for a favorite winter decoration of mine. Odds are you have everything you will need, and it is a project my six year old is more than capable of doing herself, so it’s a good one to have kids help with!
You will need ~
- a clear glass jar
- small pieces of evergreen branches that are about half the height of your jar
- whole cranberries (fresh or frozen)
- a tea light candle
- clear water (I know that sounds silly, but we have hard water so I use bottled water; if you don’t buy bottled water you could probably snag a bit from a   friend!)

This month we are happy to welcome Mackenzie to the Being series here at Rhythm of the Home.  A mother of three and an eclectic homeschooler, Mackenzie documents her daily life through words and images on her blog, While the Water Boils. Welcome, Mackenzie!


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Rachel @ Little Woodlanders December 10, 2012 at 8:53 am

Very pretty and simple! Great ideas for the green and red, love it!

Ginny December 10, 2012 at 2:29 pm

I love this idea, Mackenzie!

NotABlogger December 10, 2012 at 4:32 pm

Such a nice, simple, beautiful idea. I also enjoy the tutorial without words. Fun!

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