Christmas is definitely my big “decorating” holiday, but every year I seem to do more vintage Halloween! This year I put my paper mache lanterns and noisemakers in bell jars. If I had the space, I would keep them like this year round!
This pretty (and slightly spooky) bell jar is my donation to the Housing Works Design on a Dime event next month. It will be in the Nest Interiors NY booth. The scene includes painted branches, resin balls, a vintage glass bird ornament, an antique doll head, as well as assorted trim and bric-a-brac. The palette is unusual for me, but it will make sense with the design. Please attend if you are able. It is a great charity.
I had collected a few vintage tree toppers in gold and silver and liked how they looked as a group. I wanted to find a way to safely and dramatically display them. A glass dome proved to be the perfect solution!
To create this holiday bell jar you will need:
-a glass dome and wood base
-vintage mercury glass spikes
-assorted long screws (and possibly a nut and washer)
-tape (I used electrical)
-polyester (or cotton) fiberfil
-very thin drill bit (for spikes)