12.13.2011

Snow Globe DIY


On a recent trip to Anthropologie, I came across these cute snow globes they had! I always love seeing how the store is decorated, oftentimes with every day items that create unique works of art throughout the store. So when I saw these snow globes, I actually thought they were just for decoration, then I picked it up and saw the price tag. That's when I knew I could just make my own!

The supplies:



Jar, little trees, glue, glue gun, glitter, paint brush, quilt batting (for snow. This is just what I had on hand. Any kind of fake snow would be great!)

I used the paint brush to add glue on the trees, then sprinkled them with glitter. I used a glue gun to attach the trees and snow to the lid. I had these cute little poinsettias that I thought would be a nice little touch. The possibilities are endless!

The result:



For the size I made, it would have cost $25 at Anthropologie. Some cost even more. So, $25 Anthro or $5 DIY?

43 comments:

Moda said...

Bellissima idea!

Baci Marcella

StephieB said...

I think you already know the answer to that! Super cute - thanks for sharing, Stephie x

tinajo said...

This is so cute - love the idea! :-)

Flotsam Friends said...

Just so incredibly adorable and simple and stylish. I'm thinking of shells and Summer for here in Sydney. Pruxxx

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

GOOD MORNING PRECIOUS FRIEND! Dearest, this is what I do. I see beautiful things in expensive stores and then I make it myself! SHhhhhhhh!

GREAT JOB! And just using simple objects. I think that is the buzz word these days in blogland: SIMPLE. But simple is sooooooo beautiful!

HOW ARE YOU PRECIOUS?????

Anita

Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

You've been very creative I see;-)
I adore this DIY. I ought to try it at home too. Have a nice week;-)

Tee, Passports and Postcards said...

Definitely DIY- you made it yourself so there's pride in it (and an extra $20 to splurge on something else)!

Roselie said...

I 'd choose 5$ DIY. They are so pretty!

Krystal said...

those are SO cool...

cb said...

that is so cute!!!!!!! you did such a great job and saved yourself $25! go lady! making one with a little deer would be oh so cute!
xo,
cb

Amanda said...

what a cute idea! i want to try! i always want everything at anthro....now if we could just figure out how to make everything! i hope your having a great week!! xo

georgia~gigi said...

Oh, yours turned out perfect!
I have been working on a few holiday crafts myself.
I have stuff for the kids and I to make a popcorn garland ( did you ever make one growing up?)
I think this will have to go on the list too! So cute!
Did I ever tell you I love your new design? Very modern and stylish!
I love your style!
Happy Tuesday!

mwah
gi gi

Hogger and Co. said...

I love that you made these! Another blogger did the same - it's amazing how well they turned out!

You can check out her post here:
http://www.laviejaime.com/2011/12/diy-anthropologie-snow-globes.html

The Many Colours of Happiness said...

I love yours even more than the store bought ones!!! It came out great!

Gracey said...

DIY! I'd like to make one too!

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

Very cute! Like the idea of the quilt batting for snow. I did this DIY this weekend too :) it was so fun!

Chá das Cinco said...

That is lovely, dear!!! How nice this idea!!!
X-mas is on the door...let me hurry!!!!
Love u!!
Bela

LeeLee said...

This is such a great D.I.Y. love it!

shopgirl said...

Awesome job Shawna! Love it and yes - $5 totally beats spending $25!

p.s. the cardboard pot and kettle were my favourite part of the whole design show! Promise to write soon!
xoxo
Reese
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http://rambleswithreese.blogspot.com

Martina said...

Oh, such a gorgeous project - love it! I 'll never get too old for things like that! Have a sweet evening!

A Casa da Vá said...

Oh my, HOW adorable!! I have no craft skills but maybe I should give this one a try...

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xoxo,
Vanessa Adao
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amy b.s. said...

this is the greatest idea!

Gloria said...

Your snowglobe jar is beautiful!!!

It is always so much fun to make your own. And..look at all the money you saved making it!! Great job!

I hope you have a very Merry Christmas, sweet friend!!

God bless you,
xoxo...Gloria

Overlooking Mississippi said...

It's beautiful! I like yours better :)

Diana said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!! XOXOXO I just love how yours turned out....you are inspiring me to give it a try! Ive seen these done before and thought, hmm maybe! But now...def!

Annie said...

Oh my gosh, I LOVE this sooo much! You did SUCH an awesome job Shawna. I'm not surprised :)

Jennifer said...

DIY for sure! Yours looks AWESOME!

Lisa {A Piece of Lisa} said...

That's lovely what you've made, even cuter than the anthro one! :)

Madeleine Roberts said...

I love this version of snow globes..the DIY version that is.
I'm always conflicted with snow globes because some are pretty and some are so touristy (if you know what I mean.)
I like the Anthropologie and DIY style because it is so rustic and heavy vintage style. Very beautiful and great DIY project.
-Madeleine

mika @ Blue and the Girl said...

It looks great! Means a whole lot more when you do it yourself too!

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

Incredible!!! And I just happened to buy a bunch of mason jars yesterday. Now you've got me thinking... :) xoxo

Bonnie said...

This is such an adorable DIY! I love this idea. I might have to try it myself -- It is definitely cheaper!

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Fashion Meets Food said...

How gorgeous are these snow globes. I am definitely saving this and making them next year! xo

Meta Musings said...

This is sooo brilliant! Happy monday!

Style, She Wrote said...

That is an AMAZING diy! So simple, too! I can't wait to try this for myself. xo style, she wrote

Alise said...

This is adorable!! I think I will hit 99c store and get some supplies. =)

Punctuation Mark said...

i love the ones at anthro but they are certainly pricey and these look great!

simply_kc said...

I love D-I-Y's!!! I am actually obsessed with making things... if it's not baking... it's something to either decorate with or usable items that the house needed. Most of my Christmas presents this year are projects that I've tackled over the course of the month. :) Those miniature tress are exceptionally adorable if you dip them in bleach you could have white trees!

x0x0 ♥

Taj Acosta said...

These are too presh! Mine would need a lil bunny rabbit in there..Hope you have a blessed Christmas dear!! xx

StephieB said...

Have yourself a merry little Christmas! Stephie x

Bela said...

Much much much love to you, dear friend!!!!
May your days be filled with JOY and HEALTH!!
Bela

Camille said...

these snow globes are just adorable! love the idea!

Rose said...

Fab tip! xx

The Londoner