Thursday, December 1, 2011

Handmade Christmas - Budget Anthro Mason Jar Snowglobes

 Today's edition of Budget Anthropologie is brought to you by water-less Mason Jar Snowglobes!

Anthropologie's Snow Globes

These little guys are sweet as can be, but, having a number of empty glass jars floating around my house, I knew I could recreate a host of these for a fraction of the price!

- Mason jars or empty food jars with lids: I used basically every empty jar in my apartment, from empty salsa containers, spaghetti sauce jars, a few mason jars, even emptied and cleaned wax candle mini jars with lids and a tiny hotel jelly jar.

- Fake snow! I got mine at Target for about $1.50, which was as cheap as I could find it. Other ideas include crumpling up bit of foam into tiny pieces, shredded paper bits, glitter etc. 

- Bottle brush mini trees, or other fake mini trees. I found a pack of 2 larger ones at the thrift store for $1.00, and I got a few packs of 7 or 8 bottle brush trees of varying sizes for $2.00 each at Michaels.

- Hot glue and hot glue gun, or adhesive of your choosing.

Pull out your trees, and arrange and hot glue your trees inside the lid of your jar! Be sure to center them so they fit inside the lip of the jar itself.

Once glued, test out the fit inside the jar. Hot glue is easy to change if something doesn't fit, simply pull the tree off the lid and re-position.

 Once you are satisfied, drop a few pinches of fake snow into the jar, put the lid on, and shake it up! You can also add glitter for a little more sparkle, or spice it up with other figurines or miniature ornaments. If you don't like the food jar lids, you can always spray paint or cover them with a bit of fabric and twine!

I made like 20 of these with all the random jars in our place, and they look adorable in clusters scattered throughout the apartment!

For a few bucks, you can have dozens of these for a fraction of the price of  one Anthro version.

Enjoy your new snowglobes and thanks for reading!!


  1. Thanks so much for sharing this! I loved it so much I shared it in a blog post today :)

    Merry Christmas!

    <3 Leney

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