Monday, December 05, 2011

Snow Day: DIY Anthropologie Snowglobe

Announced by all the trumpets of the sky,
Arrives the snow, and, driving o'er the fields,

Seems nowhere to alight: the whited air

Hides hills and woods, the river, and the heaven,

And veils the farmhouse at the garden's end.

The sled and traveler stopped, the courier's feet
Delayed, all friends shut out, the housemates sit

Around the radiant fireplace, enclosed

In a tumultuous privacy of storm. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

After the tree lighting ceremony in our town center, we took a walk through Anthropologie to gaze at all the eye candy. Satch really liked the mason jar snow globes so I promised him that we could make some for teacher gifts. They sell for $25-$38 - Holy Mother of Mark-Ups! They cost less than $5 to make! Here's how to do it...

First the mojo: The same exact jars can be purchased at Michaels or DollarTree for $1, but you can use any jar...try thrift stores or freecycle. The trees come in 2 packs for under $5 at Michaels or hobby shops. The sleds come in a 4 pack for under $3 at Michaels. As for the white snowy glitter, this huge can cost $5.99 and I had more than enough to make 4 mason jar globes and 3 spice jar globes.

1 - Hot glue your tchotchke to the inside of lid *unless it's a glass lid with a wire thingy
2 - fill 1/4 of the jar with glittler
3 - close & give

Here's what we made...


*If you want to make the kind with liquid inside, just fill the jar with water, then add a little glycerin. The glycerin keeps the glitter from sticking to the glass so it floats around like snow. You can buy glycerin at your local drug store. Make sure to glue the cap on your jar though to keep it from leaking.

By the Peace Sign Wreath made into Poppytalk...I'm so giddy!

I have another craft to share Wednesday...

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Anonymous Susie Michelle said...

Great idea! Simple and elegant. Thanks for sharing this project idea.

6:37 AM  

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