Friday, November 18, 2011

Doesn’t Everyone Put A Snowman In a Jar? Snowglobe Project.

I have only just started playing with Christmas projects. What kind of crafter am I?! So behind. But Vivian from The V Spot keeps sharing all these wonderful things she’s done with Epsom Salt and I just couldn’t delay any further.
Snow Man Globe
“Help! Some crazy chick stuck me in a jar”

Here’s what I started with:
Snowman Jar
Empty jam jar and Epsom Salt (available near first aid stuff).
Darice Snowmen
Package of flocked snowman doohickeys by Darice. I got mine at Michaels.

I swirled some glue in the bottom of my jar and then poured in about a handful of epsom salt. Covered the opening with my hand and shook it like a maraca. While that was drying, I painted the lid silver. While that was drying, I went back to my jar and sprayed some adhesive and sprinkled some iridescent glitter in the jar.
When my lid was dry, I glued one of the snow men in the middle:
Snowman Snow Globe
then spread a little more of the salt around him. Ran a bead of glue around the lip of the jar and put the lid back on. Actually I put the jar on the lid vs the lid on the jar if you follow.
Snowman Jar Closeup
I went around where the lid and jar adjoin with a scrap of tissue paper and finished with a little snowflake ornament on top.
Snowman In A Jar
I also managed to muck up some of the paint on the lid but I am calling it an unintentional creative decision to make this look like it’s something old I’ve had forever instead of an empty $2 jam jar and a $.30 snowman!
Snowman Snowflake

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Amy at Ameroonie Designs said...

So cute Carol! I love him. :)

Rhissanna said...

That's actually very cute! I'm fancying making one, but with a bottle brush Christmas tree.Thank you!

South Bay Studio said...

What a cute idea. I'll have to make a few of those. Kathi

Vivienne @ the V Spot said...

I love this! You scared me for a split second, because I'm getting ready to make real snow-globes using a similar method, and I worried you put the epsom salt in water. (cuz that would NOT have the desired effect.) This is seriously charming! Pinned, stumbled, tweeted and shared on my fb page. (That's how much I love it.)

Michele {The Scrap Shoppe} said...

Super cute, Carol! I've been wanting to make some of my own snow globes. SO what type of glue did you use??

Our Hopeful Home said...

Very cute! I think I have to start my Christmas crafts soon, too. I even have my OWN epsom salt craft to share. Hope you like it!


1CardCreator said...

Cute idea, love her blog now too!

Unknown said...

This is totally adorable. Great project and I love the little snowman.

Simply AJ said...

This is too cute! I must make one of these for my little Grandson (18 mths) -he would love it!! I have a small plastic jar that would work perfect for a (toddler-shatterproof) Snowman. Thanks for sharing this project. AJ@queenofmynest

Unknown said...

Every year I say I'm going to make these with the kids and I never get around to it. They look like so much fun to create. I guess I'll be putting this project on my Christmas craft to do list!
Thanks for sharing at Make the Scene Monday!

Jennifer said...

Very cool!! So excited you shared it at our Special Christmas Soiree!! Thanks!