Thursday, December 26, 2013

Snow Globes

Hello, my friends! I thought I'd share a project that I created for Christmas. You have been warned, this is a photo heavy post! =)


It's Mason Jar Snow Globes! Yes, I finally gave it a try after seeing so many awesome examples on Pinterest. I totally failed at taking photos of them though, so please bear with me.


I got Tim Holtz Idea-ology Woodlands bottle brush trees and dyed the smaller one with Picked Raspberry and a little bit of Squeezed Lemonade re-inkers. The larger one is dyed with Peacock Feather + a bit of Squeezed Lemonade. You can find out how to die them from this video created by Elizabeth Kartchner.


The bases are made with cardboard. I cut several of them out to fit the sizes of the jars then just glue them together with Glossy Accents. They are then coated with Picket Fence Distress Paint. Before the paint had the chance to dry, I sprinkled Martha Stewart Chunky Glitter over then to mimic snow.


Glossy Accents is the only glue that I used for this project and it's holding up pretty well. I used it to glue the bases onto the jar lids, too. I held them together with my fingers until the Glossy Accents dried. It really didn't take long.


Once I decided that I'd make those snow globes, I tried to figure out what goes in the jars. I went through my box of miniature treasures and found the dog and the cat with his mousey toy and rug. It took me a long time to figure out what goes in with the dog. Nothing else that I have fit or made sense, so I made those mini chewing bones out of paper weight clay. I let them dry overnight, gave them a little color with Copic markers and tied three of them together with some baker's twine.


The kitty one was easier, but those mini gift boxes were a pain to "wrap!" They were also made from paper weight clay, after drying them overnight, I wrapped them with patterned paper from Lawn Fawn's Peace Joy Love 6x6 Petite Paper Pack.


After filling the jars with enough glitters to fill in the gaps around the bases, they were done! It was easier than I expected and I think I'll start keeping my eyes out for miniature figures that have the potential of going into those jars for future projects! =)

Thanks so much for sticking with me for this long post and hope you have a fabulous day! =)

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17 comments:

Laura O'Donnell said...

these are fantastic!

Libby Hickson said...

Love these! I've been wanting to try this too, thanks for the inspiration!

~amy~ said...

ADORABLE!!!!

donna mikasa said...

Cuteness! I was wondering what you were making when I saw these on IG. So clever--especially the little "add-ons". LOVE!!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Such a Great idea!

Jocelyn Olson said...

These are just fantastic, Alice! I love how you made the bones, too.

Sheri said...

I absolutely adore these Alice!

Tenia Nelson said...

LURVE LURVE LURVE!!!!!

Merry said...

Oh so fun and what perfect ornaments you found to sit next to the trees.

Vera Yates (Ling) said...

Alice, this is fantastic! So adorable.

Lisa H said...

very cute Alice!!

alexandra s.m. said...

Your snow globes are so beautiful and special Alice!
I collect them but I have never tried to make them myself!
TFS~

Amy said...

too adorable!

Sandy said...

I do love your snow globes Alice and next year I want to try me some!!
Wonderful!!
Happy New Year!!
Sandy

~ Jo ~ said...

Beautiful snow globes Alice! I love mason jars and this is such a neat idea! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas my friend!
Hugs,
Jo
xox

Sue from Oregon said...

Darling!

Isabelle Gagnon said...

these are gorgeous! i love the mini cat and dog, where ever did you get them?

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