Monday, December 05, 2011

Mason Jar Snow Globe DIY

I was shopping in Anthropologie last week and I saw this salt shaker with a little Christmas tree in it and some snow. Then I saw mason jars with the same. I had a bunch of jars at home and I knew I had to make these.
What you'll need:

  1. mason jars and other jars of various sizes such as salt shakers, spice jars, jam jars, pickle jars
  2. Christmas trees. I got a pack of 21 at Michael's for sale 50% off
  3. other holiday items you may want to glue
  4. mini ball ornaments
  5. glue gun
  6. Epsom salts                           
I took various trees and glued them to the lids of the jars. I added a little Epsom salt to desired amount into the jar. Close the lid and turn upside down. That's it!

A different jar, I took little trees and glued the ornaments onto the bottom of the trees and then put them in the jar upside down, added salt, closed the jar and those just float freely.

Such a simple project and so impressive! I love upcycling items I already have laying around.


Lisa Braithwaite said...

Cute! I used to make these in baby food jars, with water so you could shake them up. I made little snowmen out of Fimo. Can't imagine putting in all that work now!

Wendy said...

Epsom smart for snow.
I love anything in a mason jar. Especially jam. Just saying.

Anonymous said...

I LOVE these! I am super low on Christmas decor - so I may have to make these - great crafts to do w the young ones!

Anonymous said...

I can't find the little Christmas in Orange as well. I went to Michael's, Joanne's ...any other suggestions? They are so cute!

Shari said...

They were low at the Michaels in Orange. Try Anaheim hills. It was with the little Christmas Village displays on the end hanging in a bag of 21

Susan@FruitfulWords said...

So cute. I will be making these with my nieces this weekend. Thanks for sharing your ideas.

Anonymous said...

I found some at Wal-Mart on the Christmas section!

Anonymous said...

Love this idea! What kind of glue did you use?

Anonymous said...

Try the Dollar Store....for trees and also thrift stores...people donate a lot of Christmas decorating items to "upgrade"...I just found some miniatures at a local resale shop for CHEAP!!

Jo Williams Independent Stampin' Up Demonstrator said...

These are so cute!! Thanks for sharing, I definitely want to make some of these for last minute Christmas gifts. Can you also put water in these with the epsom salts? Will the salts float when shaken?