11.20.2011

Mason Jar Snow Globes DIY

Hey guuuuuyssss!! I hope you all enjoyed Package Pals! It was super fun! I am so happy to have worked with all of those girls! If you would like to view all of the package pal posts you can find them HERE. :) I promise I'll announce when the next round will be- SOON! If you already know you'd like to participate you can email me at packagepals(at)gmail(dot)com!


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Today I'm going to show you all how to make your very own snow globe! Hooray! I've always loved snow globes and thought it'd be fun to make my own. :) This took LOTS of trial and error. But I finally did it! Here we go...
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First you'll need:
Mason Jars
Liquid Glycerin (this helps the snow fall slower)
Distilled Water
Fake Snow
Hot Glue
Your Choice of Figures
Optional- I found rocks (in the pet section at wal-mart. I figured they'd be nicer than ones from the yard) so that my figures would stand taller.

All of these things can be found at your local grocery store. (I did have to go to Hobby Lobby for the trees. But I'm sure as it gets closer to Christmas they'll be easier to find)

Step One- Hot glue your scene to the bottom of the Mason Jar lid and let it dry.
Be sure to fit your scene on the inside of the rim. It won't fit otherwise. Also be sure to measure the height of your scene to fit in the jars you've selected.
I decided to go with a woodland animal theme. I love them. :)
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Step Two- Place one to two tablespoons of snow and a dash of liquid glycerin in the bottom of the Mason Jar.

Step Three- Fill the Mason Jar with the distilled water. You'll want it pretty full but remember that your scene will take up space as well.

Step Four- Place the lid (with the scene) onto the mason jar and screw the lid on TIGHTLY.

then
ENJOY!

*NOTE* the snow may float at first. But the longer it sits in the water the more it will sink to the bottom.:)

50 comments:

Natasha Louise said...

Gentri this is really clever I love it! :)

Natasha Louise said...

p.s I want to join in with package pals next time!! :)

Stacie @ Jame said...

Great minds think alike... I have a mason jar snow globe lined up for my Christmas series, too!

Courtney B said...

LOVE these!! Your turned out so cute :)

Kendra said...

Love this! Thanks for sharing!

Rachel, Cold Knees said...

What a great DIY, I love how it's turned out! :) xx

Morgan said...

Wow this is so cool! I might have to try this for some holiday presents ;)

-Morgan

littlealpaca.blogspot.com

Rae Veda said...

This is so cute! I love it. xo, rv

http://aneclecticheap.blogspot.com/

Nicole said...

Oh my gosh - no way! This is a great craft for the Holidays!

Katie Ann said...

Hey thanks for your sweet comment! Hopefully outfit posts will become more regular. This snow globe idea is marvelous! I work at a craft store and I've been looking for something like this. Since we carry all the supplies, I'll have to look into purchasing it this week! Thank you!

Leenie said...

How fun! I have tons of mason jars and don't know what to do with them, so this project will be perrrrfect for the holiday season. Thanks girl!

Paula said...

this is such a cute idea, thanks for sharing! would also be a cute little gift for christmas :)

Christi Lynn said...

cute! i will have to try this.

Kylie said...

What a cute idea! I saw one in the ruche catalogue where they used felt flowers as the inside. These are such a great gift idea!

Jessica Wray said...

So cute! I've been meaning to do this

Let It Be Raw said...

These are great! I've always wondered about how snow globes were made.

simply megan. said...

Yaaaaay these turned out so well!!

Daryl said...

Cuteee! Did you get this idea from the Anthropologie E-cards? I totally thought of doing this after seeing your post about them!!!

Sara Shoemaker said...

wow I didn't even know you could make your own snow globe! awesome job Gentri! sorry I've been MIA on blogland lately, I just got back in town. :)


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Lynn {hearted girl} said...

oh Gentri, you are a girl after my own heart! i love this diy and the darling figures you chose for it!!! makin' magic, it's just how you do : )

happy Sunday xo ♥

Claire said...

cute! I saw an article in a magazine about how to make these, they look so great!

Krystina said...

I was inspired to try this after seeing similar things at anthropologie recently!! Glad you took care of the trial and error before me!! :p these look fantastic!! Can't wait to give these a shot!!
*Krystina
cupahotchocolate.blogspot.com

Kaitlyn said...

Thanks for sharing!! I think ill have to make on now!!!


In our sea of love

Shaunelle said...

My mouth seriously dropped open when I saw you made these. Such a great idea!

seems said...

Love it! Definitely will try this out soon.

Ashley {hudson's happenings} said...

I am so so glad you did this tutorial! I can't wait to make these with little Hudson...he will die! He loves snowglobes!! :D

brooke field said...

Wow, so clever! Reminds me of the anthropologie e-card.

Stephanie of Pretty {much} Art said...

These are SO FUN!!

Superficial Sanctuary said...

Seriously GENIUS! So freaking adorable, I can't even take it. Festive and creative, I absolutely love this idea -- so tempted to give it a shot!!

Jaclyn Kaye said...

This is SUCH a cute idea. Found your blog through Eclectic Snapshots. Looking forward to following along :)

xo
Jaclyn
A Day in the Life and Mind...

Autumn said...

These are so cute! This would be a fun present to give to people next year :) (I say next year...because this year is crazy haha).

Emma Frances said...

LOVE these! :] I need to make some kind of decorations for our house so these might be it!!

The Teenagers said...

I LOVE YOUR BLOG! and great tips!loving the moving photos! thanks for sharing!

followed your amazing blog, hope you can follow back!

xoxo
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Cat said...

This is such an amazing idea hun! I really want to try this. :D xx

ellie said...

This is so flippin' cute! i love that you went with the woodland animals theme! Adorable!

Jackie @ EatLove&Style said...

Oh my! It turned out great. I plan on making one with the tot this weekend.

Jackie

my soul is the sky said...

gent these are so cute! hey melina from only a flight away is doing a secret santa! wanna join? i thought it'd be fun if you did it too :)

http://onlyaflightaway.blogspot.com/2011/11/secret-santa.html

beckaboots said...

This is the coolest thing ever. I love making decorations but I've never seen such an awesome DIY snow globe. LOVE it :)

Bekah
If Work Permits

JRuud said...

I seriously LOVE this! I've always wanted to make these. Thanks for sharing love. xo.

Rolled Up Pretty said...

Gentri, this is the CUTEST idea! SO FUN and thanks for sharing!!!

Hannah said...

This is absolutely adorable! Definitely wanna try! I'm a new follower and already can't wait to read your posts :). If you get a chance, I'd love it if you headed over my way! xoxo

Champagne Lifestyle on a Beer Budget

Janette said...

That is soooo cool Gentri! I love the animal figurines! Where do I get liquid glycerin? Home Depot? I really have no idea!


Janette, the Jongleur

Lindsey said...

LOVE your snowglobes! I might have to do something similar. Thanks for sharing. (p.s. your blog is super cute!)

Kristy Lynn said...

SO on THIS!!!!

ashley.warner said...

eeeeekkkkk!
love love love love love LOVE

Monica and Whitney said...

I love this!

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Kylee said...

so cute! i love all of the animals in them :]

boyishchic said...

Whaaatttt!! Coolest thing ever!
xx. Jillian

ashlyn said...

what a great idea! who woulda thunk! ha
thanks for sharing gentri!


xoxo. ashlyn

:: ashley :: said...

did these today! linking to your site on my blog, love you!