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


  • 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



Christmas frame wreath


Just whipped up this soon to be wreath; all it needs is a chunky satin ribbon to hang it up on the door. The frame is from the dollar tree (originally black), I made the felt flowers, the mini ornament is from Michaels, and I shrunk the sign down from a banner I found online.

Dollar Store Christmas Craft



  • 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.


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:


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