Friday, December 14, 2012

ARTSY: Woodland Snow Globes

I told you I was really into Pinterest Christmas crafts this season. These, however, might be my most favorite ones.
 

The inspiration for these waterless snow globes came from this website. Aren't they the cutest? I love how they turned out as a little village set on my entry table. The needlepoint houses are thrift store finds, as well as the green elf and the wooden trees.


I found the small bristle trees at the Dollar Tree in a package of two for $1. I picked up a huge bag of fake snow at JoAnn's for under $5 and have tons of it left, as you can really only put a little snow in each jar. First, find jars of different heights around your house. Hot glue the trees to the inside of the lid. I used a paint brush and a little Mod Podge and dabbed the tree branches and sprinkled a little gold glitter on them.


Them, add a bit of snow to the jar. Screw the lid on and tip over. You may find that you've added too much snow and have to open it up and dump some out. I did.


You can hot glue the lids onto your snow globes, but I found tightening them worked just fine. You can also paint the lids, but I left mine the original silver (for the Ball jars) and red (for the large pickle jar). I think that adding other thrift store/dollar store Christmas figurines would be cute as well, like tiny ceramic houses or plastic snowmen. Maybe I'll give it a shot next year.

2 comments:

  1. So lovely I will try to make these so nice
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