It's day 2 of the 24 Days of Christmas! Today's tutorial is on these super cute mason jar snow globes. I have a little bit of a mason jar obsession, they just make everything look so cute! These little beauties can be gifted, or used for great decoration in your home. The best part is, you can put anything that your heart desires inside. Use this technique for other holidays too! Ok, now let's get crafting!
Here is a quick tutorial on how to make these cute decorations. Many of you already have several vintage mason jars and jelly jars, but you can find them at any major grocery or home goods store. At the Dollar Tree store, pick up four glass candlesticks for $1 each. For the trees, you can find them at Michaels Craft Store. It is a large bag of bottle brush Christmas Trees... and also some iridescent glitter and a bag of fake snow. Finally, you will need some paint if you would like to paint your candlesticks.
You can use Martha Stewart all purpose craft paint (works on wood, glass, metal, all surfaces), or something similar to paint all of the lids and the glass candlesticks that will be used as pedestals for some of the jars.
Paint a soft aqua blue color for the first coat of paint, then follow up a second coat with a pearl color to give them an icy look.
After all of the lids and bases are painted and dry, glue the trees to the inside of the lids (leaving enough room to screw the lids back on their jar). Then glue some of the lids to the pedestals you painted. Use Gorilla glue since it is waterproof and super strong. (Note: You must follow gorilla glue instructions for use).
After the glue dries, put about an inch of the faux snow (called Frosty Snow) and sprinkle a bit of glitter into each of the jars. Then, screw them onto each of their lids.
And there you have it! You have made yourself a cute little snow globe!!
For more cute holiday decorating ideas, go to http://www.anyonecandecorate.blogspot.com/ and check out her really cute ideas!