Can you believe we are in the final days of October? How do we go from ready for fall to oh my Thanksgiving is here in less than five weeks! Yikes! ! It is hard to believe we are sharing a new monthly Pinterest Challenge already!
Katrin showed us some snowy love with her holiday village in a jar. Are you ready to see our take on this month’s Pinterest Challenge?
Join us on a tour of how we all took on this cozy winter scene challenge. If you are stopping by from Carol’s blog, Bluesky at Home, welcome to Everyday Edits.
At first sight, this holiday village looks fairly simple, but Karin snuck in some fun elements to create a snowy winter wonderland.
I think we can all agree the lights really make this holiday village.
WINTER WONDERLAND LANTERN INSPIRATION
- glass jar or accessory
- artificial snow
- mini bottle brushes
- fairy lights
- small card houses.
This month’s Pinterest challenge was the number of elements to work into a small space. I upgraded my jar to a lantern to fit in some of my larger pieces. Like this cute little dollar, section find from Target (last year).
Winter Wonderland Lantern
The best part is I already knew where I wanted to put this holiday village so I kinda prepped it with that in mind.
I found this at Target a few years ago and it is one of my favorite lanterns to decorate.
This black and gold-trimmed lantern made an appearance during the fall season too.
Tip: I see the Magnolia brand decor popping up at Marshalls & Homegoods for 1/2 the price so you might find this lantern.
What I love about glass jars, vases or lanterns are the layers inside. With every glance of the jar or lantern, we spy something new we didn’t see the first time.
I got creative with a few items like the fake snow. Last season I donated plastic bags of the snow because of the mess. I found a cozy alternative from this super fun project.
What do you think? You guys I almost bailed on this challenge because I did not want to go out and buy the same fake snow I had donated last year.
My challenge was to work with what I had to force me to think outside the box to create a winter wonderland lantern when it was 75 degrees in Denver last week.
I did not have bottle brush trees so I snipped a few branches from outside and added fresh pine. It smells so good!
I looked for a card of a small town but I was totally drawn to this one I found online. Something about the lanterns along a snow-filled street just felt so homey to me.
I attached a piece of packing material like this idea.
The cardboard propped up the print in the lantern.
Where Karin used fairly lights, I added a tealight to the inside of the house. The light made it feel like a winter wonderland scene inside the lantern. I could not believe how much ambiance the light created. I mean it was 75 degrees last week. We got snow on Sunday. #wink
This was such a fun Pinterest Challenge.
Thank you for stopping by Everyday Edits! Please stop by Kori’s blog The Farmhouse Life for more inspiration. today. Please visit the other ladies below. You will be filled with so much inspiration for the upcoming holiday season.