Sunday, December 15, 2013

DIY Mason Jar Snow Globes

Hey guys!
So it has been a long time since I posted. I have, as always, been super busy! Finals are coming up, as I'm sure everyone is very aware of, and I have had a huge paper to write for one of my classes. Swim started back in November as well, so as soon as I get home and done with homework, I'm just about passed out. But I have a lot of posts that I am getting ready because I have had a lot of ideas lately! Probably because it's my absolute favorite time of the year! :) I love Christmas and this time of year because everything is so cozy, and you get to spend a lot of time with friends and family.
Anyway! Let's get onto the globes!
 I saw a picture of these on tumblr I think it was, and they looked really easy to make! So I looked them up, went to the craft store and got supplies. 
For this project you will need a Mason jar of any size, little fake trees, glitter (I got tinsel glitter - I would stick to the smaller glitter, as I first tried big flakes of glitter and that didn't turn out so well), and super glue. 
 
Alright, now for the steps.
1. Un-screw the lid of the mason jar, and separate the lid from the round metal piece:

2. Place however many trees you want (and that will fit) on the white part of the lid. Make sure the bases of the trees don't cover the orange part. Then glue them down! I let the glue dry over night to ensure it dried well enough, and that the trees would be secure.

3. Fill the mason jar up with water and place the lid on the jar. At this point, do not put the glitter in. The trees turn the water a hazy blue color, so allow them to sit in the water and get the extra coloring off. I did this for a couple of days, but after a day, no more color comes off, so you could change the water then.
 
This is one that I had let sit overnight.

4. Once all the blue coloring is off of the trees, pour out the hazy water and rinse off them off to ensure no more blue comes off. Put in as much glitter as you want, but don't go super crazy! I found that you need less glitter than you think. Fill the mason jar with water, leaving room for the water displacement of the trees, and put on the lid and screw on the metal part. I put super glue around the orange part on the lid to make sure it had a tight, waterproof seal. And instead of flipping it over right away, I allowed it to sit upright to let the glue dry.
Here's a picture with the "snow" shook up.
I think these snow globes are so cute, and I really love mason jars. I think I'm going to tie little pieces of twine around the base to add a little something extra. These little guys are great for decorations around the house, or for a Christmas gift! And they're a lot of fun to make!

Let me know if you guys make these, or have made them before! What other DIY projects do you like doing for the holidays? Or, what is your favorite part of this time of year?

Thanks for reading, and have a great rest of your day! (:
 

12 comments:

  1. These are so cute! This is a lovely post! :)

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  2. *Also, my favourite part of this time of the year is giving presents!

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    1. Oh I know me too! I love picking them out and seeing how everyone likes them :) it's so fun!

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  3. So cute I love these need to give it a try

    Carrieanne x

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  4. oh my god amazing! how cool is your blog!

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  5. I love making these with the kids, last year we made so many we ended up giving them and gifts! A great way to use up all the jam jars in the year!

    Cornelia - Ineffable Beauty

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    1. Oh wow! Yeah, they're so much fun to make - I kind of want to make some mini jars and make little tiny snow globes!

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