DIY Christmas Snow Globes

DIY  Christmas Snow Globes

Craft is something the kidlets love to do at home, and I love doing it with them when I have the time! What I don’t love is craft that ends up taking you longer to clean up then it does to set up! These DIY Christmas snow globes are my kind of craft, minimal fuss and lots of fun!

Last week I decided I’d organise a little Christmas craft project for the kidlets for the weekend ahead. You see earlier in the week I’d had a conversation with my lovely friend Cathy who told me about some DIY candle holders she’d discovered on Pinterest see here, I think they are just lovely, Cathy’s planning to make some for herself. I got thinking about how I could do something similar but adapt it to be a little more child friendly. My thoughts were for a kind of liquid free Snow Globe.

I took a trip in to our local Reject shop with a bit of a plan in my head and come out with some supplies I thought the kidlets and I could work with.

Saturday morning was a busy one (a weekend wouldn’t be complete for me without some baking and creating) , we started by making some  Christmas Jelly Pin Wheels I discovered from over at Just a Mum (if you like jelly do it!!). It was then time for a bit of baking for the kidlets Christmas Tableau Cake Stall (which was that night), I made some Butterscotch Blondies, you really should try them, if you haven’t already. Then it was time to get crafting.

We got set up (as you can see minimal mess supplies required)

DIY snow globe action

And here’s how it all ended up…..

Snow Globes elegant

snow globe single

Three little people proud of their efforts.

snow globes in hands lit

So proud that we dined outside with our new little creations on Sunday Night.

snow globes at dinner time

These little treasures really are straight forward and fun too make.

Here’s your How-To:

DIY Snow Globe bits

DIY Snow globes instructions

DIY Christmas Snow Globes
 
Author:
Ingredients
  • Scissors
  • Craft glue
  • BluTack
  • Coloured ribbon or string (to tie around neck of bottle)
  • White and silver glitter (you can pretty much choose whatever colour you like, mine was from the reject shop)
  • 4 little Christmas figurines (I bought some cheap little cheese knife sets {form the reject shop} that were topped with little Christmas characters, I detached the knives from the tops leaving me with just the figurine)
  • An artificial Christmas branch cut up into 4 small pieces to resemble Christmas trees (reject shop)
  • 4 jars including lids (I got a 4 pack from the reject shop for $4 you could just upcycle some jars from home too)
  • candles (tea candles will work but for the kidlets I went with battery operated candles as a safer option, again purchased from the reject shop).
Instructions
  1. Taking lid off jar, position figurine and Christmas branch inside lid with a piece of Blu Tack, squeeze some craft glue all over the figurine base covering Blu Tack too (see picture).
  2. Set aside to dry for at least 4 hours (we did leave ours overnight).
  3. Pour glitter into base of jar (you're looking for about a 1cm depth of glitter maybe 2-3cm if your jar is a little larger).
  4. Once figurine and little branch has set in lid, carefully push inside the jar. Fasten lid onto jar and simply turn the jar upside down, (a few little shakes and you should have a cute little Christmas scene).
  5. Tie some pretty Christmas ribbon around the neck of jar.
  6. Using some little balls of Blu Tack fasten the battery operated candle to the base (now top) of the jar.
  7. Hey presto, you've got your very own Snow Globe with a little light and without the liquid & mess!

Have you checked out my other craft project on the Blog here, here and here.

Do you get up to any craft at Christmas?

I’ll be back again towards the end of the week with some more edible Christmas treasure.

Until then…..

Zamamabakes

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DIY  Christmas Snow Globes

Craft is something the kidlets love to do at home, and I love doing it with them when I have the time! What I don’t love is craft that ends up taking you longer to clean up then it does to set up! These DIY Christmas snow globes are my kind of craft, minimal fuss and lots of fun!

Last week I decided I’d organise a little Christmas craft project for the kidlets for the weekend ahead. You see earlier in the week I’d had a conversation with my lovely friend Cathy who told me about some DIY candle holders she’d discovered on Pinterest see here, I think they are just lovely, Cathy’s planning to make some for herself. I got thinking about how I could do something similar but adapt it to be a little more child friendly. My thoughts were for a kind of liquid free Snow Globe.

I took a trip in to our local Reject shop with a bit of a plan in my head and come out with some supplies I thought the kidlets and I could work with.

Saturday morning was a busy one (a weekend wouldn’t be complete for me without some baking and creating) , we started by making some  Christmas Jelly Pin Wheels I discovered from over at Just a Mum (if you like jelly do it!!). It was then time for a bit of baking for the kidlets Christmas Tableau Cake Stall (which was that night), I made some Butterscotch Blondies, you really should try them, if you haven’t already. Then it was time to get crafting.

We got set up (as you can see minimal mess supplies required)

DIY snow globe action

And here’s how it all ended up…..

Snow Globes elegant

snow globe single

Three little people proud of their efforts.

snow globes in hands lit

So proud that we dined outside with our new little creations on Sunday Night.

snow globes at dinner time

These little treasures really are straight forward and fun too make.

Here’s your How-To:

DIY Snow Globe bits

DIY Snow globes instructions

DIY Christmas Snow Globes
 
Author:
Ingredients
  • Scissors
  • Craft glue
  • BluTack
  • Coloured ribbon or string (to tie around neck of bottle)
  • White and silver glitter (you can pretty much choose whatever colour you like, mine was from the reject shop)
  • 4 little Christmas figurines (I bought some cheap little cheese knife sets {form the reject shop} that were topped with little Christmas characters, I detached the knives from the tops leaving me with just the figurine)
  • An artificial Christmas branch cut up into 4 small pieces to resemble Christmas trees (reject shop)
  • 4 jars including lids (I got a 4 pack from the reject shop for $4 you could just upcycle some jars from home too)
  • candles (tea candles will work but for the kidlets I went with battery operated candles as a safer option, again purchased from the reject shop).
Instructions
  1. Taking lid off jar, position figurine and Christmas branch inside lid with a piece of Blu Tack, squeeze some craft glue all over the figurine base covering Blu Tack too (see picture).
  2. Set aside to dry for at least 4 hours (we did leave ours overnight).
  3. Pour glitter into base of jar (you're looking for about a 1cm depth of glitter maybe 2-3cm if your jar is a little larger).
  4. Once figurine and little branch has set in lid, carefully push inside the jar. Fasten lid onto jar and simply turn the jar upside down, (a few little shakes and you should have a cute little Christmas scene).
  5. Tie some pretty Christmas ribbon around the neck of jar.
  6. Using some little balls of Blu Tack fasten the battery operated candle to the base (now top) of the jar.
  7. Hey presto, you've got your very own Snow Globe with a little light and without the liquid & mess!

Have you checked out my other craft project on the Blog here, here and here.

Do you get up to any craft at Christmas?

I’ll be back again towards the end of the week with some more edible Christmas treasure.

Until then…..

Zamamabakes

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5 Comments on “DIY Christmas Snow Globes

  1. Wow these are seriously gorgeous. I’m going to share over on my fb page. I was just wondering about what Christmas activities to do with my kids once the school holidays hit. They will love this. Thanks xx

    Reply
    1. Dannielle

      Thanks Robyn. You’ve just made my night! Hope your kids enjoy making them. I went back and bought another set of jars on Friday, kidlets and I are going to make one for each of their teachers. Have a beautiful Christmas. Xx

      Reply
  2. I love these, my little guy has a huge thing about snow globes, we will have to make them, thank you for sharing. x

    Reply
  3. These are dead-set adorable and perfect for carol night. Bet your kids treasure these forever.

    Hacking the Christmas knives for the figurines was genius! x

    Reply
    1. Dannielle

      Thanks Maxabella!
      I think they will. We’re planning to make some more with normal candles for their teachers.
      Thanks for your kind words.
      Have a great week! X

      Reply

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