This Christmas, in LA, I can’t help but think of a movie I watched a long time ago, called Castaway on the Moon. It was about a man stranded on an island, who with increasing hunger, began to become obsessed with the idea of eating black bean noodles. In one scene, you watch a montage of his memories of all the times he’s turned down black bean noodles, or left them half-eaten, or not eaten at all. And he’s kicking himself in retrospect, like – Eat the black bean noodles, you fool!
I kind of feel like that with white Christmas’. Being born and raised in Canada, and now living in LA, I could see how I may have taken it all for granted.
So this year, I was determined to have a white Christmas, after all. Hence my white Christmas bottle brush tree, snow globes.
These DIY, Anthropologie-inspired globes are all over Pinterest and the internet now. But I remember a couple years ago when I first saw them in the Anthropologie store, I was thinking – I could make these! And I did. For my daughter’s first birthday party, I made them and dyed the trees pink.
This year, I decided to make them again, but dye them white, for my white Christmas theme. I used 50/50 water and bleach. I soaked them until they turned an off-white color. To get them whiter, I painted the ends of the trees with white acrylic paint. A great idea I learned from The Decorated House.
I also got some silver and brown pinecones to add to the jars, from Michael’s.
Mason jars of different sizes.
White glue. And glitter. Just dipped and rolled.
And voila. Very white Christmassy right?
I hot glue-gunned the trees and pine cone to the jar lid.
Filled the jar with some white glitter.
And that’s it. So simple. So pretty.
I made enough this year to give away as gifts, as well. Along with my peppermint bark, of course.
One more day to go, before Christmas!