Saturday, December 1, 2012

Vintage Paper Snowmen Under Glass

Vintage Snow Jars

When I was at a scrapbook show a few weeks ago, I saw some really cute domed jars. I fell in love with them but they were $5 each and I couldn’t justify it knowing I’d want to use more than one.

So I kept walking. Then I was at Dollar Tree and saw these clear glass candle holders that were similar in shape. Ding Ding Ding. Idea!


For this project you will need:
  • Clear glass jar or candle holder
  • Paper snowman 
  • Small tree
  • Epsom Salts
  • Glitter
  • Pipe Cleaner
  • Chipboard
  • Scrapbook Paper
  • Tinsel Pipe Cleaners

Vintage Snow Jars

The diecuts I used are actually vintage cards I picked up somewhere. You could print a vintage graphic on cardstock and trim  to get the same effect.

Stickles Snowmen

I added some Stickles glitter glue to the buttons on these snowpeople to give some dimension. Since these are cards they open and are hinged in the middle. The bottoms aren’t connected so I made a stand by folding the front one way and the back the other.

Using your candle holder as a guide trace circles around two pieces of scrapbook paper and a piece of chipboard. Apply scrapbook paper to either side of chipboard.

standing snowmen

Hot glue your snow people to the circles. Hot glue your trees in place.

Snowman jar

Pour Epsom Salts and glitter into candle holder and then hot glue your diorama in place.

Frosty Snow Jar

I added some coordinating washi tape just cause and finished by hot gluing tinsel pipe cleaners around the bottom.

Frosty Snoman Jar

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10 comments:

Michelle L. said...

Love 'em, Carol! Thanks for the tute, because I prob wouldn't have figured out that 'put the glitter in first' thing...duh!

Unknown said...

What a cute project....I love tutorials! I'm having a homemade holiday link party with prizes and I thinks this would be a great project to link up. I'd love for you to stop by. Linking ends 12/3/12 at 11:59 pm Eastern time.

http://4you-withlove.blogspot.com/2012/12/homemade-holiday-party.html

Our Hopeful Home said...

I have my jars all ready to go! Have you seem the ones on sale in the stores and catalogs? Why pay their prices when you can do it much nicer and much less expensively? Love your take with the vintage snowmen!

Roxana White said...

Love these! So easy and unique. Found your link on Happy Hour Projects Christmas Link party. Glad I did. Love your blog. Roxana http://fourelevenrox.blogspot.com/

Mary Beth said...

What a lovely vintage decoration!



j.k.lanier said...

These are so pretty!

malia said...

Really sweet Snowman Carol!

Anonymous said...

So cute! The vintage snowmen are adorable in your project. These would be perfect mixed in with a display on the mantle!

Unknown said...

YEA I'm so glad you linked up this project....I LOVE It! Thanks for sharing on the homemade holiday party.

Marilyn
4you-withlove.blogspot.com

Unknown said...

Thanks so much for linking up these stunning vintagy snowmen at It's Party Time! Love your creativity!