Last year I posted a Christmas project tutorial that was very popular. It was inspired by an Anthropologie version of a snow globe that was pretty, but was soooo overpriced.
If you follow me on Instagram, you might have seen that my version was just featured in Mother Earth Living Magazine, a wonderful magazine that is sold in Barnes & Nobel, Walmart, and many other places. It’s my first time having my work featured in print, and I can’t describe how cool it is to flip through the pages of the magazine and see my project!
In honor of it being published, I thought I’d bring back this tutorial and share it with you today… enjoy!
Don’t get me wrong, I love Anthropologie as much as the next person, but seriously, $28 for a small and $40 for a large mason jar snow globe? These snow globes are adorable, but I knew that I could make them for a LOT cheaper using some mason jars from my collection and some bottle brush trees.
I’ve been wanting to make these for weeks, but those darn trees have been so elusive! The only place I could find them in stock (finally) was at Home Depot, of all places, for around $7.50 for a whole bag of 21 trees. Great deal!
So here’s my Anthropologie Inspired Snow Globes, with a much more reasonable price tag. And they can be made in under 5 minutes each!
And just for fun, let’s compare versions and prices:
I think Anthropologie has some serious competition with my DIY version, don’t you agree? Especially when mine costs 1/20th and 1/14th of their price!! Here’s how to make your own beautiful snow globes…
- Mason Jars (any shape and size you would like to use)
- Bottle Brush Trees (from Home Depot, Michaels, Joannes, etc…)
- Fake Snow or Epsom Salt (I used fake snow because I wanted it fluffier than Anthro’s version)
- Glue Gun
- Clear Glitter (optional)
- Small Rocks or Clear Pebbles (optional)
Step #2- Add as much snow and glitter as you would like to the jar, with the opening up top. Screw on the lid, turn the jar upside down, and be amazed at how easy and beautiful your new snow globe is!
These snow globes are so pretty to decorate with, and would make a great gift with a cute tag and ribbon wrapped around the base! I hope you enjoy making these as much as I did. Cheap, fast, and easy, the best kind of DIY project, right?!
P.S. If you were thinking about adding water and glycerin to this version, DON’T, unless you want to have a “blue Christmas” 😉 Not that I would ever try such a silly thing.