Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Holiday 2020: Dollar Tree "Frosty" Snowglobes


Today I'm sharing a super easy project to make for your own decor or to give as a gift. On my Dollar Tree outing last month, I picked up a few of their plastic Snowglobe kits. Similar ones can be found at Michaels, JoAnn etc. I did these dry because I didn't want to deal with any potential leaks as they're stored away. 

  • Dollar Tree Snowglobe Kit
  • Mini Figurines / Trees
  • Faux Snow
  • Glitter
  • Jingle Bells
  • Sequins
  • Glue Gun and Glue
  • Ribbon

The Snowglobe bottom unscrews and then there's a plastic stand / seal that becomes the base. I had some of these snowman figurines and mini-trees in my stash but you can use any minis. The instructions recommend sanding the base to ensure better adhesion but I used big globs of hot glue since they'd be covered up by the snow anyway. Very sure nothing's going anywhere! If you are going to put liquid in them, I'd recommend using something like E-6000 glue. 

Glued down the snowman, tree and a few jingle bells as shown. And then in the globe itself, poured some of the "faux snow" (also Dollar Tree), some iridescent glitter flakes, sequins and tiny jingle bells. That way when you shake your snowglobe you get a little jingle with your jangle. Working upside down, attach the base to the globe and then screw on the rim. 

Flip your snowglobe right side up and then hot glue a strip of ribbon et voila! This started out as something to send our son since because of the pandemic, he won't be coming home for Christmas. Then, as is often the case with things I make, Mr. Chocolate asked "Who's THAT for?" because he never knows what I'm up to in my craft room. "Our boy!."  "Oh." Pout face pout face pout face. But I was a Girl Scout and I come prepared. I bought several of these kits so back to Santa's workshop and magic magic, another one. Plus now I like them with my own decorations so making yet another one. That's the way the snowball rolls in our house! 

The two I made shown here with another Dollar Tree find "Merry" sign which I showed here: Dollar Tree Sign-A-Palooza

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