With the holiday season in full swing, I’ve had a creative itch to make holiday crafts! Lately, the weather has been cooperating by thrusting all of the bay area into an intense cold state, making me itch to make holiday crafts even more! How else am I going to stay entertained while warm and indoors? And how else am I going to avoid cabin fever?
A couple seasons ago, Anthropologie had these mason jar snow globes at their store for INSANE prices! I’m talking $20-$40 per jar. They were gorgeous but definitely not worth the price tag, which is why I thought of making my own in the first place. I couldn’t resist the modern look of these decorations.
Now these snow globes have been popping up everywhere. I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not the first to think of this idea or even post about it. However, these snow globes are so insanely easy to make, you’ll be surprised at the little effort and high payoff of this craft! I’d like to think that’s why this craft is so popular lately. Plus, it’s so beautiful! You can make plenty of these and add to your holiday decor or gift to others. Even your hipster friends can’t deny how awesome these snow globes are.
DIY Anthropologie-Inspired Snow Globes
- Mason jars of any size (make sure the cap is large enough to hold the base of the trees
- Sisal/Bottle Brush Christmas trees (I bought mine from Michael’s with a 40% off coupon)
- Fake/craft snow
- Water or glycerin (optional)
- Hot Glue Gun
- Make sure the lid on your mason jar fits snugly, especially if you plan to add water or glycerin. Test this out first over your sink. I made the choice to not add water or glycerin to avoid any potential leaks, but feel free to go for it! I was placing this on my piano and didn’t want to risk any damage to the wood.
- Grab your hot glue gun and glue trees to the lid of your jar. You just need a dot of glue! Make sure there’s enough room to close the jar, but add as many trees as you’d like. I thought one large tree would look great in my jar, but a couple small ones would add visual interest.
- Add the fake craft snow to the jar. Add as much or as little as you’d like, but my recommendation is to cover the bottom of the jar at least 1cm.
- Add water or glycerin to the jar if you’d like! If you do so, add the material ALMOST to the top but not completely filled. Add about a teaspoon of glycerin to the water and see how you like the consistency. Add more glycerin or water to reach what you’re looking for. I recommend mixing it in a different container! The tree will displace some of the water so it will overflow if you fill it to the top.
- Then screw the lid back on, and turn your jar over. Shake and enjoy watching the snow fall on the trees!
I’m telling you, it only took me 3 minutes to make one of these! You can bust out a ton of these snow globes in a short amount of time. Hope you enjoy making them as much as I did!