So there I was, minding my own business, trying to get a bit of Christmas shopping done when I see this sweet snow globe. It was love. I was smitten.
Until I saw the price.
Forty big ones. Yikes.
Since you know I’m a sucker for crafts, it shouldn’t surprise you that I decided I could make my own mason jar snow globes and I’ll tell you what ~ they didn’t cost anywhere near $40 for the entire batch!
This craft is super simple. The only major time commitment is waiting for the glue to dry. Seriously.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Tacky Glue or some other white glue to adhere glitter to your trees
- Mason jars. They come in all different sizes, find the one that works for your items
- A glue gun and glue sticks to adhere trees to the inside of the mason jar
- Trees, animals, miniature buildings, snowmen, ornaments, etc to put inside the jar
- Glitter! I used silver for the accents and white for the snow
Now let’s have some fun. First, you want to make sure your mason jars are clean and dry. Next, randomly add little globs of glue to the branches of your trees. Sprinkle glitter generously over the glue and allow to dry.
Note: I also added some glitter to the tops of the snowman’s hat to make it look like snow was melting. You can put glitter anywhere you’d like. It’s your craft, have fun with it!
For this step you’ll need your glue gun. Arrange your items on the inside of the lid until you’re happy with the look, then glue your trees, snowmen, animals, etc to the lid.
It’s time for more glitter! Add about an inch or so of white glitter to the jar, keeping it upright so you don’t get glitter everywhere. You want enough glitter to cover the bottom of the lid, but not so much you cover your trees or snowmen completely.
Carefully put the lid on the jar, making sure you don’t jostle anything or knock off a tree in the process.
Tightly secure the lid to the jar. If you want, you can add a ring of glitter glue around the edge of the lid for some added sparkle.
Turn your jar upside down and voilà! You have a gorgeous snow globe that your friends and family will love.
I purchased the trees, glue, glitter, snowmen, and animals from Michael’s. The mason jars I found at my local market ~ Albertson’s, I think.
Have fun with this. You can make it as Christmasy or not as you’d like. For other holidays, you can add hearts for Valentine’s Day, balloons for a birthday, Shamrocks for St. Pats, bunnies and eggs for Easter, pumpkins for Halloween or Thanksgiving, the ideas are only limited by your imagination!
If you make this craft, please share a picture of your creation, I’d love to see what you come up with.
What are some of your favorite gifts to make? OR, what homemade gifts do you like to receive?