The Business

Cheerful Spirit Creations is an online holiday shop based in Westchester, New York, and founded in 2017 by Jennifer Vodrazka. Cheerful Spirit's hand-crafted bottle light decorations are suitable for any interior. They provide a beautiful, soft glow using battery operated LED-lights. The company’s award-winning collection is inspired by the Christmas tree, and these creations make ideal design centerpieces for every occasion.

Each bottle creation uses German crushed-glass glitter, sisal trees, a patented string-light base, and two AAA batteries. They are then corked and sealed for a lovely “captured” touch. These vintage-inspired, festive decorations also come with a sturdy gift box that can be used to store the wine bottle each season.

In 2019, Cheerful Spirit Creations was proud to be awarded an Iron A’Design Award from the International Design Academy. This prestigious award recognized Jennifer and Cheerful Spirit for exceptional design of a “Decorative Item or Homeware Design.”

The Creator

Hi! I’m Jenn! I grew up in Bronx New York and currently live in Westchester County, NY. I'm  mom to two boys, office manager, diy'er and founder of Cheerful Spirit. I never thought I would make Christmas trees in wine bottles. But then again, I never knew how much joy something like this could bring to so many people. And when that happens, how can I not do it? In just a few, short years, my holiday hobby has become an award-winning favorite, decorating homes all across the United States. I am so lucky and blessed to be able to bring joy to so many people.

People ask me all the time how I came up with the idea of decorating a tree in a wine bottle – and I’m so glad they ask! Because this was never the big plan; it was an unexpected moment of inspiration. And if it can happen to me, it can happen to you, too.

Sometimes the holidays bring you down instead of up, and seasonal depression kicks in. A few years ago, I found myself very sad, lonely, yet busy and on top of that, I needed to come up with some great Christmas gifts! I also needed something to do to get my mind off of my stresses, and to feel like I was doing something good. In an unexpected moment of DIY gift-making, I decided to repurpose some wine bottles and do something completely new with them. I told my family that I was feeling inspired, adding lights, and eventually a little flocked tree. The finished product instantly made me smile… and the rest, as they say, is history.

I designed and proudly patented a unique base that lets me safely and efficiently light the trees inside the bottles. I began selling at local craft shows, donating to local organizations; and, finally, in 2017, I opened my online shop, Cheerful Spirit Creations.

Over the past few years, I have turned a seasonal hobby for family into a bigger and bigger project, and each year, more and more people let me know how much a Cheerful Spirit Creation means to them. Busy moms say I saved them time setting a beautiful Christmas table; couples tell me I solved their “host gift” problems for holiday parties; and young professionals say I helped them with quick and effortless Christmas decorating that suited their vintage style or small space.

I hope Cheerful Spirit Creations bring light and joy into your home, too!


Jennifer Vodrazka
Founder, Cheerful Spirit Creations LLC

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