Today I’m sharing how to make an easy, retro farmhouse-inspired light up winter terrarium that will be a perfect addition to your Christmas decor.
This project uses inexpensive items easily found in the ever so popular Bulls-eye spot at Target, as well as a simple little retro red truck ornament found at Walmart. All together, this project costs less than $20, and took only minutes to make. A win-win in my book!
I am in love with farmhouse decor, and especially retro trucks. One of my favorite recent designs was the pumpkin patch poster I created a few months back to decorate our home for fall. Even when designing that poster, I knew I wanted to integrate a red retro truck with a Christmas tree in the back into a DIY Christmas craft.
For this project, I decided to mix things up, and use the retro truck and farmhouse decor as inspiration for a winter scene terrarium that lights up.
To make mine, I used the following supplies:
- Large mason jar (a 3.25 inch mouth and 6.25 inches high jar works well)
- Two (2) mini bottle brush Christmas trees
- Red mini retro truck tree ornament
- Small battery operated light set + batteries
- 1 inch by 1 inch white Velcro square with adhesive backing
- A small bag of fake snow
- Your favorite ribbon
You will also need a hot glue gun and a pair of scissors for assembly.
- Wrap the string of lights around both mini bottle brush Christmas trees. Begin wrapping at the top of the first tree and end at the bottom of the second tree.
- Insert batteries into the battery compartment of the light set.
- With the switch facing upward, hot glue both bottle brush Christmas trees to the top of the battery pack. You’ll easily be able to toggle the lights on or off once assembled inside the mason jar.
- Use Velcro with adhesive backing to anchor the battery pack to the inside bottom of the mason jar. By using Velcro, you’ll be able to easily remove and re-insert the battery pack when it’s time to switch out the batteries.
- Use a small dab of hot glue to tack down the wheels of the red truck ornament to the inside of the mason jar. With the side of the truck facing the front of your scene, lean against the inside glass.
- Sprinkle fake snow over the scene, filling the bottom of the jar until the battery pack is fully covered.
- Secure the lid onto jar, and tie on ribbon to match your Christmas decor.
Click here for a video showing exactly how I assembled my retro farmhouse-inspired light up winter terrarium.
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