Mason Jar Snow Globe: My Version

Has anyone else seen these?  They are magical.  They are beautiful.  They are so overpriced, it’s just funny.  Here’s how I made one for a fraction of the price.

You’ll need a mason jar (1/2 off at Hobby Lobby = 75 cents), some little Christmas trees (also HL 50% off = $1 for a bag of 3 larger, 75 cents for a bag of 5 small), hot glue gun, and enough white glitter to generously cover the base of the jar.  I like the look of the silver glitter-tipped trees in Anthro’s version, so I also used some Mod Podge and silver glitter that I already had on hand.

I poured some Mod Podge onto a foil-lined plate and gently dipped the tree all around – don’t drag it unless you want bigger clumps of glitter.  (You could also use any glue, but Mod Podge is what I had on hand and it worked great.)

The glittered tree:

While the trees were drying, I hot glued the pieces of the lid together by gluing a rim around the ring, then attaching the flat circle part.  (I am sure there are technical terms for these lid parts that I do not know.)  😉

Arrange your trees/whatever other figurines you’d like you use (woodland creatures, etc), making sure they will fit inside the jar width- and height-wise.  Hot glue in place and let dry.  I got pretty sloppy with my hot glue, but I knew the glitter “snow” would cover it so I wasn’t worried about it.

Pour the white glitter into the jar.  (I lucked out with JUST enough!)

I applied hot glue all around the rim of the jar, then screwed the lid on.  Practice screwing the lid on without the glue a couple of times (I know that sounds silly, but it’s tricky) because obviously there’s not much going back once the glue is on there.

Turn over and enjoy!

Goes perfectly with my woodland scene cake platter (an idea I stole from this post from Nienie).:)

Because I liked how this turned out so much, I went a step further and did the same to a huge apple cider jug that I dug out of the kitchen trash at church last Sunday.  (I am nothing if not resourceful.)  This one was a bit trickier and involved many antics with two marshmallow roasters-turned-pair of tongs.  After a few furrowed brows, heavy sighs and the realization that I had glitter on my tongue, it worked out.  For this one, I used fake snow flakes (also from Hobby Lobby).

The happy woodland family:)

Are you going to make one or some?  Show me a picture if you do!

Katie - November 30, 2011 - 2:53 pm

The flat part is the lid and the ring is called a band. ^_~

These are cute!

Stephanie - November 30, 2011 - 8:18 pm

These turned out SO cute! I was just walking around Michaels today trying to figure out some thing cute (and inexpensive!) to make. Great idea!

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