i have a fairly large personal collection of vintage alka seltzer jars. i love their turquoise blue lids.
usually i have them filled with what-nots and nestled inside of a vintage seed packet display box.
during the holiday season i like to remove the bottle lids, insert tiny trees, replace the lids and stand them up in a cluster. here, there and everywhere.
if you have some stray jars you can do the same:
gather an assortment of jar sizes + simply paint the lids.
if you prefer an upside down cloche ...you could cut out some stars from some special decorative paper scraps, adhere them to some pretty silver thread. tape or glue to the interier of the painted bottle lid. replace the lid and have them "dangle" down into the bottle.
baby food jars would work well for these types of project--i see these often at the thrift store. or simply gather an assortment of various sizes + shapes of bottles.
hotel condiment jars used for room service would also be interesting. the jars can be larger of course, whatever suits your fancy. i also like the idea of mixing lid colors. i would love silver + turquoise or a red + turquoise combination.
these would work perfectly for other seasonal celebrations--just pick something interesting + meaningful to you to "showcase" within the jar.
(holiday revisited is a random series devoted to project ideas from holiday past that i am currently re-sharing' + adding additonal notes + ideas)