Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Waterless Snow Globes

This is one of those crafts that I said last year: ".....I'll do that next year"... lo and behold, it is next year and I'm finally doing it! You should too, it's really, really simple and looks oh so cute.

Here is what you need:

Glass jars/bottles

Bristle trees

Powdered snow/Snowflakes

White gold Glitter (optional)

Mod Podge (optional, for glittering)

Glue gun

Clean metal primer

Glossy white spray paint

The first thing that you'll want to do is prime and spray paint the lids of each jar and let them dry (overnight is best). I chose white, but of course you could do red, any color you want.

Next, I glittered the trees with white gold glitter, this is just a little added detail....this step is completely optional, it just added a little shine.

I used all sorts of bottles, from pickle jars to baby food jars....try to match up a tree that is in proportion to your jar.

Hot glue the trees into the lid:

Pour snowflakes into jar, screw on lid,

flip over.....they are ready to display! I didn't feel the need to permanently secure the lid, the hand tightening seem just fine.

I placed mine in the window sill in the kitchen, but of course, you could display them anywhere.

I think they would make a cute centerpiece or on a mantle too

Too cute!

I hope you are inspired to give this a try, it's too easy not to!

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  1. Those would be cute with some little deer or snowmen in theme also

  2. Super cute! I would love these nestled in greenery on a mantel! Thanks for sharing!

  3. I'm so glad I stopped by here. I love that idea. I'm looking for a different centerpiece for my snowman themed kitchen table. I think I could adapt this. Great post!

  4. I love this twist on the snow globe - I plan on featuring it on my blog soon!


  5. Sweet! Happy to have found your lovely blog. I'm your newest follower!

  6. Michelle, you always find great EASY projects. When I don't have time to read all the blog posts in my reader... you are definitely one of my go-to blogs. Thanks for always inspiring and making it EASY!

  7. Well aren't those just the cutest things. I agree, they would be wonderful nestled in some live greens for a centerpiece! Great idea!

  8. love it. definitely going to go for it.

  9. These are incredible! I just love the overall look and the clean simplicity of them!

    Would love for you to link them up at our "Home For The Holidays" link party, I know our readers would love them!


  10. Oh I really love these! For some reason they look so much more nicer than the water filled ones. Great job!

  11. this is awesome! I'm so glad i found this! Pinning this one to make next weekend!

  12. I absolutely LOVE this idea! It would be beautiful for Christmas, but you could leave it out all winter long. Thank you for sharing this with us!

  13. thanks for this great idea! my kids and i are making these today!

  14. i love this michelle! yesterday, sawyer told me he wanted to make a tree for his teacher and i thought of this idea and then i saw your post at a tt&j, and i was so excited to get the tutorial in perfect timing! :)

  15. Just love this project and will have to try it myself! Found you through Tatertots & Jello.

  16. Great idea!! This is a good project for my kids this next weekend.

  17. I LOVE this project!! I found your site via Jen from Tatortops & Jello. I'm having a lot of fun perusing your site and getting inspired. Thank you! :)

  18. I LOVE this idea! I've been thinking I need something Christmas-ie for my kitchen window, these will be perfect!


    P.S. I would love it if you'd share this at my Weekend Warrior Link Party, here's the link: http://www.askannamoseley.com/2011/11/weekend-warrior-link-party-31.html

  19. Oh my I'm loving these waterless snow globes! What a great idea!!!

  20. these are fantastic. I'd love you to add this to my link party over at http://raegunwear.blogspot.com

  21. I saw something similar at Anthropology this week. They were selling them for $20+ and I was appalled. I knew they were easy to make!

  22. These are fantastic! I would love to feature this on Reduce, Reuse, Upcycle. Feel free to stop by and grab a featured button. Thanks!

  23. Thank you so much everyone!
    I keep getting emails asking what I used the Mod Podge for....I used it to glitter the trees with.

  24. These are so pretty and I really want to make some. Where did you get your "snow"?

  25. I love this (and I am a collector of cute jars)...so will try (TRY) to remember this for next Christmas. Thank you for sharing your awesome creativity with us.

    mama to 8
    one homemade and 7 adopted

  26. I love these waterless snow globes...I will be making them this year for Christmas! Stop on over and check me out http://threemenandaladyblog.blogspot.com/

  27. so cute, and easy. my kind of project.

    blessings and thanks


  28. I JUST saw these at anthropologie for $18 - $40+ (WTF!?)
    Bravo you!

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  30. Where have you found the supplies? Are the available at a store like Michaels?

    1. Yes, Michael's carries the bottle brush trees...but I've seen them at Walmart, Kmart and Lowe's. The snow is from Hobby Lobby or Michael's

  31. I made something similar a couple days ago. I saw them last year at Anthropologie and choked on the price. I finally got around to making them myself and am thrilled with the results.

    Yours are darling.

  32. Just stopping by to let you know I featured this project on my Christmas tree craft collection.
    Please grab a featured button from my side bar when you get a chance. Thanks

  33. This is too perfect, I plan on making some with my niece and nephew, they are going to love it! I also featured it on my blog :)


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  45. What a fantastic idea. Now I know what to do either all the Christmas cake trees that family & friends return to us. I don't like to use them a second time on the cakes. Thank you. ;-)

  46. This is an awesome craft idea for Christmas and one that the kids would love to get involved with. Looks great and easy to do, so it's a real winner!

  47. Thank you again Michelle. I have been doing them for a few years. First I was a purist and only used Ball jars. Now I've turned them on their side and used whatever jar that fits!! I put little sports cars in some hauling a tree tied to it. Then a bigger tree with a red metal Tonka truck with a tree in the back flatbed. All gifts. I've given all away!! I just made one to keep. I miss you.

  48. I love this idea and have been making different ones . But , I also add battery operated colored lights in the jars . My son loves using it as a night light .


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