I found the inspiration for this ornament on Pinterest….of course! I made a dozen of these adorable ornaments to give out as christmas gifts. I tied a white ribbon in the loop for hanging the ornament and bought little Chinese take-out boxes to wrap them up in.
- mini christmas trees (Michael’s sells these in packs of 12 for around $3)
- “make your own” glass ornaments (make sure the opening is large enough for the base of the tree)
- hot glue
- glitter (I used Martha Stewart glitter in Snow)
- add glue to the base of the tree
- use your fingers and the tweezers to place the tree inside the ornament
- hold the tree in place with the tweezers to let the glue set
- using a funnel pour in the salt and glitter
- put the ornament top back on
And you’re done!
This craft is inspired by Anthropologie and many other versions can be found on Pinterest and the blog-sphere.
- 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)
- 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!
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