Sunday, December 4, 2011

Snow Globes

I was over at a friends house from church the other day and she had made some snow globes that turned out adorable.
I thought it was such a cute idea and then I started seeing them on blogs and I thought they looked cute and would be easy to make so I gave it a try.

I bought 3 of the mason jars from Michaels and one storage jar from Ross. If I planned ahead or was willing to wait I would have collected jars from pasta sauce and other things.
I checked 3 Michales in Tucson and ended up buying a huge pack of the Lemax Trees. I wish there was a Hobby Lobby here because the ones at Hobby Lobby had smaller bases which would have made things easier.

The project ended up being a little more high maintenance than I expected. The lip of the jar is so much smaller than the width of the inside of the jar so I couldn't fit as many trees in some of them as I would have liked. Also, once I put the snow in the trees sat too low so I created plat forms using foam board so the trees would sit taller. I even had to trim some of the needles on the bottoms of the trees to make sure the snow fell past them.
I bought two bags of snow, one regular and one glittery, and only mixed a little glitter in each jar. The glitter sort of sticks to the sides of the jar which I don't love, but I can live with it.

The lady on this blog some how got her trees to sit high and wider than the opening of her jars. Hmm.

More work than expected but they turned out cute.

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