Fun and Festive Holiday Snow Globes/Mini Jar Cloches
We have all seen a ton of those little faux snow globes all over the blogs and Pin Interest. You know the ones...made with mason jars with little snowy scenes inside? Most of them do not have water in them, so I am hesitant to call them just snow globes because they are more like Mini Jar Cloches. Don't you think?! Anyway, I was wanting to tackle this project with my own twist or vision on it. So here is what I did.
Collected up some supplies...little pretties and a few Dollar Store jars and couple of jars I picked up at Goodwill because I thought the triangular shape of them was different.
|Pretty stuff. Assorted Mini Ornaments from|
Pier One, AC Moore and the Dollar Store.
Some tiny jingle bells, candies and picks with
I cut a circular piece of Styrofoam out and made sure that the circumference of it, once glued to the lid would still allow the jar to close.
|The thickness of the circle is flexible. Just make sure that|
it isn't so thick that it takes up too much space in the jar once
closed, but thick enough to stabilize the materials when stuck
into the Styrofoam.
|I added the AC Moore snowman first|
and then built the area around him varying the height and
the visual weight of the other elements around him.
|This darling owl is from Pier One Imports. I |
placed a little snowy Dollar Store tree and a
few little picks and baubles,
and shake of glitter in with him.
I added a handful of bagged fresh fallen snow, closed up the lid. Done. Here are my results...
I also wanted to show you what I can up with for my Goodwill jars. I used these jars standing upright because I liked their lids and I wanted to do something different with these two jars. I made a simple snowy tree motif with a few jingle bells in the jar because they are tall and narrow. I then finished off the top with a few leftover birdies from my Bird Nest Ornament Project, a pick and a small bow. Here are the results.
Fun afternoon project that is easily customized for a friend who like....well, frogs! Or for myself, who likes....owls! Yeah me!
We are getting down to the wire friends. I am sure you all are in full holiday mode and busy busy busy. I know I am. The remainder of the projects are geared toward just that. I will finish this week off with quick tips and ideas that might help you in the pinch.
Here's looking at you kid...
Don't forget to come back tomorrow for my
25 Days of Christmas and Holiday Ideas and Gifts Series!!