Friday, December 14, 2012

DIY Anthro-Inspired Mason Jar Snow Globes

So, I'm sure you've probably seen these fabulous mason jars at Anthropologie and on blogland recently.

                                                   Source: anthropologie.com via Amber on Pinterest

See, Adorable... Right?
I love them. Possibly because I have a slight obsession to mason jars and the fact that we already know how much I adore Christmas. 
So, obviously, I had to get me some. 
Only thing is that I wasn't going to pay $30 per jar!

Needless to say, I whipped out my glue gun and started craftin'
Which leads me to this tutorial:


Here is what you'll need:


Mason Jars with Lids
Fake Trees (I found a pack of 9 at Joanns 60% off, but they are also sold individually)
Fake snow (Mine was purchased at Joanns, but you could also use epsom salt) 
Glue Gun 
Ribbon (optional)

Step One:

Apply a small amount of glue on backside of the lid.


Step Two:
Add on your tree! 
Pick a size that will fit perfectly in your jar.


Step Three:

Add in your desired amount of snow flurries, 
Place your lid together and tighten. You don't want any snow to fall out!

Flip it over and...


Just like that, you have fantastic, handmade snow globes that only took a few minutes to throw together!

Now, If you're anything like me, you can't just stop there.
 I wanted them to be more "christmas-y", so I took it a step further.
This step is totally optional, but I think it makes them so much more festive:


Measure the length of the lid and find some adorable Christmas ribbon (mine is, once again, from Joann's)


Cut the ribbon with the measured length and hot glue it around its diameter. 

and that's it! 
See! I told you they were easy!



FYI, you can't just make one. 
Seriously.
They are addicting.



7 comments:

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  2. Thanks for linking up at Bacon Time. I will be featuring your post soon too!Happy holidays.

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  3. I love them. That is a project I never go to this year. They just make me smile. Thanks so much for brightening up my day and linking up to the party at the Cabin.

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  4. I'd like to see you do something for Valentines and Easter with the mason jars! I need some inspiration and love Mason jars :)

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