*peeks up over hedge*

Is it time to talk about Christmas yet? I really want to share this snowman luminary project.

*blink blink*

We’ve celebrated Thanksgiving, and I have photographic evidence of same:

Grandma made Old Fashioneds

Remind me to tell you about Old Fashioneds someday.

The annual tradition of olive fingers.

My grandma taught me this trick.

The annual tradition of olive fingers was passed down to my spawn. And naturally a big brother made bunny ears.

Yeah that’s ham on Smalls’ plate…we had ham and turkey, which were part of “just a small Thanksgiving with a few things” dinner that included a bigger variety of food than any Thanksgiving we’ve ever had.

So it’s definitely safe to talk about Christmas now. Right?

If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram (and I hope you do!) you might have seen this mason jar snowman luminary project already.

Mason jar snowman luminary.

Aren’t they adorable?

And the best part is that the snowmen have little fairy lights inside so when it gets dark out they glow:

This mason jar snowman combines a little paint on an upcycled jar and crochet for a cute, quick gift the kids can help with!

It’s like a snowman disco all up in here!

I used multicolor lights, but you could also use white fairy lights or even battery operated tealights.

That’s the beauty of crafting – you don’t have to follow any rules. You just pick up your crafty supplies and start playing with them and eventually, hopefully, what you end up with is awesome.

Even if it’s not perfect, it’s awesome. Because you made it.

Making a snowman luminary is pretty simple – all you need are a mason jar, a little craft paint, a small bit of yarn, and a string of battery operated fairy lights. And like, less than two hours. You can do this!

I shared the crochet pattern and instructions for this project over on Bombshell Bling, where I get to share awesome craftiness on the first and third Friday of each month. If you haven’t visited with Sarah yet, you definitely should!

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and, if you’re a Black Friday shopper, that the lines were short and the crowds were friendly. If you’re out shopping for yarn today or this weekend, this may be helpful for you!

I’ll be elbows deep in nutcrackers this weekend and maybe if I’m lucky I’ll get to finish a really fun crochet pattern I’ve been working on for you. 🙂

What are you up to? Have you started decorating yet? What’s on your crafty bucket list for this holiday season?


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