Thursday, November 17, 2011

No paper.... lots of glitter, holiday project #3

So this time, no paper was involved... just lots and lots of glue and glitter.

On my visit to Anthropologie in Seattle last weekend, we not only saw this tree, but this cute... even adorable jar made into a sort of snow globe.  It came in this small jelly jar size, as well as a smaller salt shaker and larger pint jar size too.
Anthro
via Anthropologie
It wasn't your typical snow globe since there isn't any liquid inside... just lots of white snow (glitter)... and a rather steep price tag of $24.00 for the little jelly jar.  I knew, like my tree project, I could make this at home. I ordered some trees on etsy.

All I spent was the $6.00 for the trees (6 large, 8 medium and 10 small).  I had all of the other supplies.

First up I glittered my trees with silver glitter (thanks again Martha!).  Then, living dangerously, I glued the trees onto my jelly jar lids while the trees were still wet!  Yes,  I was a bit impatient.  The trees at Anthropologie appeared to be glittered with silver, even though the picture above doesn't look that way... so I stuck with what I saw in the store.... and you can never have too much glitter!

Once the glue had dried so that the trees were firmly attached to the lids, I poured white snow/glitter into each jelly jar.... about 1/2 inch deep.  Then I flipped the lids over... screwed the ring on firmly...

And voila!  My very own, Anthro inspired snow globes!

I like the simplicity...

And of course, the price!

Welcoming my own, snow filled weekend, or so the weather channel tells me...


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18 comments:

  1. Adorable... love them!! You did great. I am impressed with the price too ;) Enjoy (?) the snow :) -Tammy

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  2. May I just say......F!A!B!U!L!O!U!S! Oh yeah baby, that's some shouting going on. You've just given me a brilliant idea for my students to make for their parents! And for me to make for my friends.....and the list goes on and on. Thanks for the glittery and farmhouse inspiration! You rock girl!

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  3. Sparkly things... oh sorry, I got distracted ;) Your's are EVEN better. More glitter. Love em' a whole bunch.

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  4. Thanks so much for sharing this! I know what I'm giving my canning buddy for Christmas this year!

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  5. Oh they're so pretty! And you're oh-so clever! Did you use spray adhesive on the trees before sprinkling with glitter? Terrific idea...thanks for the how-to lesson. -Mary

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  6. That turned out great...I can see my grandkids faces right now, how fun! - It will be interesting to see what the weather does bring us, stay warm! xo

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  7. Simple and beautiful. A great craft to do with the kids too. :)

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  8. Very cute and thrifty! You are really rocking the holiday projects!

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  9. I squealed when I saw these, Chris! They are fabulous! Have already pinned them as a Christmas craft for after Thankgsiving. And what a deal you got on the bottle brush trees--mind sharing the source on Etsy? :)

    Erin @ Carolina Country Living
    (visiting from Creative Thursdays at The Vintage Farmhouse - link #17 - stop by, I'm holding a giveaway through Sunday night!)

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  10. Love your snow globe! Better than Anthrogoloie!

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  11. Very, Very cute. I did this years ago, saw it in a Martha magazine of course...and I still use them. I found vintage santas somewhere and used those, and some trees. Great job!

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  12. Those are just beautiful!... I love seeing what everyone is creating for Christmas... so pretty, thanks for sharing... xoxo Julie Marie

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  13. So, so adorable!! My sister and I were just talking about these the other day and we love it! :-) Thanks so much for sharing it at Inspiration Friday this week!
    Vanessa

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  14. Id like to wish everyone whose blog that i visit a happy Thanksgiving to you and your family's, and thank you for being a reader to mine. Richard from Amish Stories.

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