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December 16, 2011

DIY Snow Globes

After spotting some Mason jar snow globes at Anthopologie a few weeks ago, I was determined to make my own for much less money ($38 for something I can make for less than $3? Now that's just silly!) 

Friends, I am happy to say that they are so, so easy to make! First, you need Mason jars in various sizes (or any canning jar, salt shaker, cookie jar, etc.!). For snow, fill with white glitter flakes. You can use the "snow" they sell in craft stores, but I realized really quickly that the faux snow is very messy...and I'd rather use glitter because it's much easier to clean up if something goes horribly wrong (like knocking the glitter tube all over the floor. Which I did. Sigh.)

Next, buy your snow globe decor -- the fun part! I bought a bottle brush tree set at Michael's half-off on Black Friday, so I had a ton of trees in various sizes to choose from. I also bought a small package of red sleds in the "Christmas village" section of the craft store to go with the trees. 

Once I got home and started to assemble my globes, I remembered my childhood miniature animal collection -- I have everything from rabbits to teeny tiny pigs to unicorns...and what else was I ever going to do with them? They fit perfectly inside the jars with the bottle brush trees, and voilà! the DIY snow globes were complete in less than an hour (with the help of a hot glue gun, that is.) 

So have any of  you made these this year or in the past? Several people have told me that they made these years ago, so I can't believe I'm just now hearing about them! I love the little globes -- they are an inexpensive, festive way to spruce up your house for the holidays, and they were super fun to make, too.

More inspiration for Mason jar snow globes here. Happy Friday, everyone!


  1. Those are the cutest things. The unicorn would be my favorite too!

  2. these look amazing nat and i love the bokeh in the top photo. the unicorn is darn cute. love that mythical creature. merry christmas!

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