Car in Jar Snow Globe


I was so confident that this project would come together easily …


easily and peasily, if you will …


And, truth be told, once I had my supplies it was a breeze …


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{The jar I used is a 16-ounce Ball Canning jar.  Here’s the Ball Canning link …  I found mine at Target.  Here’s the Target link …}


The biggest challenge was finding a vintage car.


I mistakenly thought I would find one among my son’s collection of Hot Wheels and Matchbox cars.  A collection he just can’t seem to part with.  Even though he’s now 16.  And even though the old car cases are shoved deep under the TV armoire …


And as I rummaged through the remnants of his childhood, I came to realize that he was always attracted to the raciest of cars.  Souped up with lots of flames …


nothing that inspired the homey, Norman Rockwell feel I was after.


I guess, when it comes down to it, what kid wants to push around mini vans and wood sided station wagons?


But I wasn’t deterred.  My great white hope was the thrift store.  Surely I’d find a giant box of vintage cars there …


Um. No.


It was at this point that I started to question my plan …


and questioning why I hadn’t even bothered to come up with a Plan B.


My next (and final) stop was Toys R Us.  And I’ll be honest with you, it wasn’t looking good.  I was faced with an aisle filled with race cars in neon colors and monster trucks.


But then there … there at the very end of the aisle … tucked behind three other cars, I found it.


The perfect car.  The perfect vintage car to use in my snow globe scene …


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{The name of the company that makes this car is called GreenLight Collectibles.  Here’s a link to their website:}


Now for the easy part.  I started by cutting off the base from my bottle brush tree …


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… and then tied to the tree to the top of the car using baker’s twine.




The final step: Put the car in the jar on a small bed of faux snow.


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And voila.


My picture perfect Norman Rockwell Christmas scene …




Christmas Craft Idea: Car In Jar Snow Globe

This project is part of a collective mason jar holiday extravaganza.  So be sure to stop by and check out my co-hosts projects today …

8. It All Started with Paint 9. Mason Jar Crafts Love 10. Yesterday on Tuesday 11. Two Shades of Pink 12. A Pumpkin and a Princess 13. Crafts with Jars 14. Lolly Jane

And my co-hosts projects from yesterday …

1. Free Pretty Things For You 2. The Cottage Market 3. The Shabby Creek Cottage 4. The Country Chic Cottage 5. The Gunny Sack 6. The New York Melrose Family 7. Cupcakes and Crinoline


You might also like …

Snow Globe Ornament Ideas

Car Snow Globe Ornament (click here)

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Christmas Advent Calendar (click here)

For even more holiday craft ideas, click here …

Christmas Craft Ideas

For even more mason jar craft ideas, click here …

Mason Jar Craft Ideas


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  1. says

    I soooooo love this one Linda…I think it is my favorite of all the incredible creations you have made! I am just a sucker for a vintage car in a jar…what can I say…It is even better than watching an old movie with a cup of hot cocoa on a snowy night!!!! : ) hugs…

  2. says

    Seriously cute. Cute. CUTE! Love the story behind the car- it is just perfect, Linda!!! Thank you for including us in this fun group of fellow mason jar lovers! (: xoxoxo

  3. says

    You already know this beauty stole my vintage loving heart!!! Like word cant even describe how much a adore it!! ITS SO ME!!!! Thank you for Everything my dear!!! It’s been a blast!!!

    you had me ROLLING with Malia’s comment!! HAHAHA!!!

  4. says

    Love your wee car in a mason jar! Must make my own and I have my own car collection. :) A girl can never have too many though. My teeny chevy is too turquoise… love your minty one. Must go shopping… :)

  5. says

    Love it! This is one of those simple little projects that is simply perfect – so glad you kept up the search until you found that perfect little car.

  6. says

    Gosh, this is such a cute idea! My son is 19 and STILL has his matchbox/hotwheels collection! LOL! I just picked up some cute mason jars with gold lids at Dollar Tree and this would be so fun to make with them. Thanks!

  7. says

    What? Just what? This is ahhhmazing! I just inherited all sorts of matchbox cars that are probably over 50 years old from a friend who collected them as a child. I wasn’t sure what to do with them since I was worried about lead paint and such. This is brilliant and I’m thinking of re-gifting some of these back to him just like this if I can find something similar in the stash! Such a genius idea, thanks for the inspiration!!

  8. Brenda says

    This is one of the CUTEST things I have ever seen!!! I made it my mission this week to go out and find one of those vintage cars (and found one at Hobby Lobby). I added the little tree and put it with my little glitter house collection and LOVE it! Thanks so much for sharing!!

  9. says

    I love this craft and the great variety that you could have with it – even the kids could pick out their own theme and do one. I’ll definitely be tucking this away to do soon before Christmas! Sharing with my FB readers on Monday.


  10. says

    Thanks so much for the sweet words about my Hanger Card Holder! I was a crazy idea! Lol! Oh and I shared this adorable project of yours on FB this weekend!!! Love, love, love it!!! I would love to feature it on my Pinterest post this week if that’s ok! I only do one pic & a link back. If it’s not please let me know! Happy Thanksgiving!

  11. says

    Hello there! I could have sworn I’ve been to this blog before but after checking through some of the post I realized it’s new to
    me. Anyhow, I’m definitely glad I found it and I’ll be book-marking and checking back often!

  12. says

    OH Linda, how did I miss this?! i know… i swore off the internet for a time period there and then did not got back and read those missed posts… bad girl!

    This is so cute! We’ve made ones in the past but not with an adorable vintage inspired car in it though!

    • says

      I found it at the craft store. Michaels, JoAnns, & Hobby Lobby all carry it at this time of year. Otherwise, you could always use some Epsom salt (which you can find at the drug store). Hope that helps! :) Linda


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