Spring Garden Scenes inside Pickle Jars or Vintage Jars

Spring Garden Scenes inside Pickle Jars or Vintage Jars

Several years ago, before I even started my blog, I created some Spring home decor inside pickle jars / vintage jars with little Spring garden and Easter scenes. I just thought they were the cutest things ever- y’all know I love miniature ANYTHING! And when I reposted the old photo on my Facebook page, the positive response was overwhelming- so, here we are, with a long overdue project post.

These were the original Spring home decor jars- albeit, this a better photo than the one I originally posted! But, nonetheless- these are the original jars that prompted this post.

Spring garden or Spring home decor inside pickle jars or jam jars using dollhouse miniatures by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

See what I mean? Just adorable…and quick/easy to make once you have all the components. Who says “snow globes” need to be for Christmas or winter? I think creating little spring garden scenes inside glass jars with lids is exceptionally darling Spring home decor. This post contains affiliate links for your crafting convenience.

Creating Spring Garden Scenes inside Pickle Jars / Vintage Jars

Surprisingly, though, I didn’t have any vintage jars or pickle jars in my stash- how did that happen? So I headed to a favorite local antiques shop to re-stock…and specifically looked for wide mouth jars. And this peanut butter jar, complete with a Spring-y yellow top, was ideal!

Glass jars with lids and pickle jars at antiques store for upcycling into Spring home decor by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

The vision I had in my mind for involved a little potting table. So I assembled a variety of dollhouse miniatures and crafting supplies- some of which I already had from previous projects (like the popsicle sticks). But I had to shop for the miniature dollhouse gardening darlings– I know, poor me.

Dollhouse miniatures and craft supplies used to create Spring home decor inside jam jar or pickle jar by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

To create my potting table, I simply used plain popsicle sticks which I cut to size and then hot glued together into a basic table shape. Oh, and I cut out a circle of green fabric that fit perfectly in the bottom of my jar.

Building a small potting table for Spring garden inside jam jar or pickle jar for Spring home decor by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Then I just needed to bring my potting table and Spring garden scene to life! To make everything easier- I hot glued it all! Table to fabric…pots to table…and so on. Other than the stacked pot inside the bottom one, all my little dollhouse miniatures were attached with glue.

Decorating small potting table with dollhouse miniatures to depict a Spring garden inside pickle jar or jam jar by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

For my second Spring garden scene inside, I used one of my larger vintage jars. I desperately wanted to use some vintage miniature red and white toadstools from my stash (similar to these)!

First, I created a layer of reindeer moss glued to the same green fabric, and cut to fit inside the bottom of the jar.

Using vintage craft supplies and reindeer moss to create Spring garden inside pickle jar or jam jar by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

To the reindeer moss, I added the little toadstools (with hot glue again), as well as a pail of mushrooms (the pail was one of my dollhouse miniatures).

Creating scenes of a spring garden inside glass jars with lid using dollhouse miniatures and reindeer moss by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Spring Home Decor Inside Glass Jars with Lids using Dollhouse Miniatures

Ready to see the final results? Here’s the first Spring garden scene of the small potting table:

Upcycling pickle jars or glass jars with lids into Spring home decor using dollhouse miniatures for Spring garden by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

And here is the vintage jar with the smattering of toadstools!

Repurposing vintage jars and dollhouse miniatures into Spring home decor that depicts a Spring garden by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

With my pickle jars / vintage jars all put together, I have some wonderful Spring home decor. And just think, you can have a sweet little garden (in a jar) without getting dirt under your nails.

And if you’re looking for more upcycled / repurposed Spring home decor projects, please check out my full collection here for even more inspiration!

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  1. I love your little potting table scene!!

  2. Cuteness overload (I think it was the kitty that did it, lol). So cute! I love the mushroom jar…I can just see the gnome gardener working in his mushroom plot!

  3. Adorable. I love little scenes you created in the various jars. Thank you so much for sharing your Spring scenes with us at Vintage Charm.

  4. Absolutely adorable – love all of them but that potting bench is just the cutest ever! Pinning and sharing ☺

  5. Patty Williford says

    OMG!!!! How cute they are!! I want to do some of these with my grandchildren. I think they will have fun creating their own jar scene. Love your creativity and that you share your ideas!

  6. Cottonball and jars are adorable! You are so creative.

  7. Hello Sadie. These are such brilliant ideas, I just love them! I shared it on facebook before I even commented. I may have some miniatures to make a few myself, if not I am going to get some! I am debating between the fabulous garden table set up and the set up with the pitch fork. They are all adorable especially with Cottonball in the picture! Have a great day!

  8. Fonda Rush says

    Very cute idea! Poor Cottonball…She IS a great accessory, though.

  9. This is the cutest thing, I love the garden workbench so cute!!! And I have a ton I could make a few!! Would love to have you share on Friday Features!! Pinned

  10. So cute! made me smile!

  11. Love your sweet Spring gardening jars! You’ve inspired me to make some myself for the kitchen table. LOVE Cottonball even more!!
    Perfectly adorable model for showing your jars. Give her a hug and kiss for me, eh?

  12. Me again! Tell Cottonball I apologize for using the wrong pronoun! I meant to say: HE. Also do reassure him he is STILL the SWEETEST thing in the house!

    • Sadie Seasongoods says

      He gets called “she/her” all the time!!! Thankfully, he doesn’t seem to mind either way- as long as the attention is on him! 😉

  13. Oh my, I love these really cute creations of yours. Thanks for sharing them. I adore everyone of them.

  14. These are adorable!

  15. Aren’t these cute? Love the Easter jars.

  16. These are absolutely darling jars. Such a fun activity – esp. for kids!

  17. Shay Moore says

    Love, love, love these! In a previous post you mentioned a thrift store in Greenville that you like (besides the GW). I live in Anderson, and would to find it,could you send me the name and Ares it is in?? Thanks Shay

  18. Adorable!

  19. What a cute little garden bench – Thanks for sharing on the Pleasures of the NW’s DIY Party!

  20. These are so cute! I love miniature things!

  21. Very sweet idea and so creative. Love the sweet miniatures. Thanks for sharing this fun post at DI&DI.

  22. OH what a cute idea! 🙂

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  23. These are just adorable and I know you had fun making them. #merrymonday

  24. Oh my goodness!! How adorable! I never thought of using these little fairy garden pieces in this way, these are just perfect! Thanks so much for sharing at Celebrate Your Story!

  25. Omg, I love anything tiny and adorable, and these are the best!!! I also happen to have those little mushrooms and moss left over from our wedding decor…I need to make one of these mini scenes! 😀 Very, very cute and creative post.

  26. These would be so adorable on a tablescape!

  27. So Cute! These would make a great Easter gift, for the women in our family. Thanks for sharing them on the Creative Muster. PINNED
    Robin | Fluster Buster

  28. Thank you for sharing your DIY Spring Jars at the Snickerdoodle Create~Bake~Make link party! I am featuring them tomorrow at Snickerdoodle.

  29. These are adorable – I am in love with them all

  30. Love these! SO creative and fun!

  31. These are so adorable, they are a perfect way to celebrate spring

  32. These are adorable. I think they would make the perfect little gift to an office cubicle buddy or to a friend in the hospital. They are cheerful and would help bring at least the idea of the outdoors in.

    Thank you for the inspiration

  33. Susan C Kyzer says

    Sadie, I love your Blog…I saw a free printable for jars that looked like a prescription label for teachers. I cannot for the life of me find it. Can you help me? Please

  34. Awesome! I love these Spring jars you have created – extremely beautiful and creative. I especially liked the one with the Spring gardening scene.

  35. Hi, I didn’t know you were a mini fan! My dollhouse projects give me such great pleasure but NOW take up a lot of room…it’s another addiction in my book! I am on the lookout for pretty (albeit cheap) vintage jars for more waterless snowglobes! Made several this week and am pleased with them.

    • Sadie Seasongoods says

      My mom built me an amazing dollhouse when she was pregnant with me- and while I no longer have the house, we kept every single piece of furniture and furnishing that went in it. I can’t get enough! 🙂


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