Today I wanted to share with you a DIY decoration idea. I haven’t really made my own Christmas decorations before, but I really wanted to give it a try!
I love a snow globe. Over the years, I’ve built up quite a collection of them – all shapes and sizes. Anytime I, or someone else, travels somewhere, I seem to come back with or am gifted a snow globe! This is of course unintentional. If that wasn’t enough, I also have a few Christmas themed (and did I mention musical) snow globes stored away, which I take great pride in getting out each year.
This is more of a snow jar. An honorary snow globe if you will. I saw this idea whilst scrolling through different Christmas crafts and thought it would be a fun thing to make…. So let’s get started!
I started off with this cute little mason jar, which I got from The Range. You can of course just use any empty jar from your cupboards, but I thought this was super cute and gave it a bit of an edge. Whatever you use, Its important make sure that its the right size to fit in everything that you want to.
The subject of your snow jar could be anything you like. I chose this cute little glittery Christmas tree, which I came across in Tiger. I just love this and I thought it would be the perfect centrepiece. I also added a little snowman – isn’t he adorable? You can add as much or make the centrepieces as big as you like. Personally, I feel like less is more, so I’m sticking with more of a simple vibe. I stuck them to the bottom of my mason jar.
It goes without saying, but snow is an essential part of any globe. Or snow jar in this case! I picked up this fake snow from Tiger. It worked a treat AND was super affordable – win win! Now comes the fun bit – you can start sprinkling the snow! You’ll need enough to cover the bottom of the jar. I kept a little extra aside and used it to dust the tree too. It just added that little bit more magic!
Lastly, I covered the lid in some snowflake washi tape, and tied a little red ribbon onto the handle. I think this adds a little pop of Christmassy colour and really brings it all together. If you’re really looking to push the boat out, you could pour water into your jar (or some glitter if you dare). Make it as festive as you like – Go Christmas crazy! Most importantly, just have fun.
And there you have it – a festive snow jar! Super fun, so simple and the cutest addition to the home!
If you happen to recreate any of these ideas, please do let me know in the comments below. I’d love to hear how they turn out! What Christmas crafts are you trying this year?