Waterless Snow Globe

This craft is inspired by Anthropologie and many other versions can be found on Pinterest and the blog-sphere.

globe materials

Materials needed:

  • mason jars or cleaned up food jars
  • hot glue (E-6000 or any other permanent glue works well too)
  • fake snow (I bought a bag from Michael’s)
  • mini christmas trees (I bought mine from the dollar store)
  • ribbon

Directions:

  • glue the tree to the inside of the jar lid (if the tree is too tall for the jar, you need to do a little tree trimming)
  • put a small amount of fake snow in the jar (you will be tempted to put a lot in, but you don’t want to burry the tree in snow)
  • screw the lid onto the jar
  • tie a bow around the base of the jar

And you’re done!

finished globes

These are a few of my finished snow globes. I like the mismatched jars! I used both white satin ribbon and white eyelet ribbon.

Some different ideas:

  • using the glittered snow from Michaels
  • adding glitter to the tree
  • adding mini lights or ornaments to the tree

Enjoy!

Dollar Store Christmas Craft


Image

Supplies:

  • 5X7 frame from the dollar tree (any size would work, just resize the pdf)
  • white card stock
  • download the PDF file: text santa

I saw something similar to this on online, but decided to make it myself. I found this font on dafont.com, and many, many others! This particular font is called Misunderstood.

Directions:

Print out the PDF file and cut out the image to fit your frame. For my 5×7 frame I kept one inch one the top, one inch on the bottom, and 7/16th on each side of white card stock. like this:

Image

Hot Chocolate Party

Since I am not spending Christmas with my family this year, I am throwing a hot chocolate party in early December. I am going to be in my hometown for just a couple of days after finals and before I leave the country. I wanted something fun, but not too much work since my mom is already doing so much for the holiday season. I found these cute invitations, tags, and other printables online the other day and I knew it was the perfect solution.

Here’s the link: http://www.apairofpears.com/2011/12/hot-chocolate-party-printables.html?m=1