Winter always puts me in a crafting mood because I’m pent up in the house all day (too bad it’s rain we get in Washington and not snow!) and it’s just such a cozy and comforting feeling to work with my hands while hanging out with a mug of cocoa, some Christmas tunes, and the light of a candle. It’s been pretty gloomy and stormy this week so I decided to capture a little bit of that drizzly feel by making a mason jar snow globe!
I know that there are lotttsss of tutorials for mason jar snow globes (and basically anything/everything else you could do with a mason jar!) alllll over blogland, but I’ve never made one before and wanted to share with you what I put in mine! The nice thing about this mason jar snow globe is that there is now messy water or glycerin involved – just pretty faux snow! If you want to follow along, here’s what you’ll need:
DIY Mason Jar Snow Globe Materials
- Mason jar
- Assorted Christmasy trinkets (I usually find mini items in the dollhouse section of the craft store)
- Mini pom-poms
- Needle and white thread (not pictured)
- Faux snow (not pictured)
- Hot glue gun (not pictured)
Place your chosen Christmas (or whatever other holiday!) items in your mason jar and move them around until you are happy with their placement. Make sure the mason jar’s embossed label is in the back so it doesn’t block your vignette! Then use your hot glue gun and glue them in place. My little girl was kind of short so I first hot-glued her to a tiny wood round so that she would stand up a bit higher than the snow and not get buried! When you’re done you’ll have something like this:
Carefully sprinkle in some faux snow into your mason jar. I’m not intending for this snow globe to be shaken, so I used a pencil to poke the snow down into the right places so it was all even and not covering any of my mini props.
Now this next part is just a teeny bit tedious but the end result is so worth it! Knot of a length of thread and then string mini pom poms onto it with the needle. I made varying lengths of these “snow strands” with the longest having 7 pom poms. Then I hot glued the little strands to the bottom of my mason jar lid. I put the longer strands in the back, behind my Christmas vignette, with the shorter ones in the front to mimic snow falling!
Once I screwed the lid back on I felt that the top was lacking a little Christmas magic, so I hot glued some little tchotchkes to the top – a winter pinecone, present, and bauble! Perfection 🙂 And that’s it! The longest part of this project were the snow strands, but other than that, this project took just minutes! And now I have a pretty little mason jar snow globe to brighten up my holiday hearth 🙂
And there you have it! A pretty little craft to work on during a snow day and a great handmade gift idea! Merry Christmas, and God bless us, everyone! 🙂
What would you put in your mason jar snow globe?