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DIY Ornaments: Winter Wonderland

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.

materials

Materials:

  • 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
  • tweezers
  • salt
  • glitter (I used Martha Stewart glitter in Snow)

Directions:

Step one:

  • 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

step 1

Step two:

  • using a funnel pour in the salt and glitter
  • put the ornament top back on

And you’re done!

finshed

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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!