Sunday, December 11, 2011

Anthropologie Snow Globes

Megan and I were planning to head off to Anthropologie today for a little Christmas shopping. But we decided we really needed a craft day. So instead of shopping at Anthropologie, we were inspired by them. ... Ok, we just flat-out copied them.


Now we all knew the minute we saw these snow globes in the Anthropologie catalog that everyone in the blog world would be making their own, right? Well we were no exception!



We started with a bag of trees that I picked up at JoAnn Fabric for $5.99 (less than half price). I just love a good deal!


The trees were already snowy, but we added a little extra sparkle with glitter. As my husband says, "It's a glitter world we live in around here". ... I wonder if he noticed that I wrote that down the minute he said it!


And good old epsom salt makes the best snow!

Megan decorated the trees with a few tiny ornaments.







To make the trees sit up a little higher and to allow for more snow around their bases, we glued the trees to little blocks of styrofoam, then just glued the styrofoam to the inside of the jar lids.



Then we just added a little snow to the jar, screwed on the lid and flipped it over.






The hardest part was guessing how much snow to add. ..... This was too much. We buried the ornaments!



This was just right!



How cute is that?




If your jar had a narrow opening, be careful not to make your tree too wide with ornaments.


Whew, this one just barely fit!


This was a fun and easy project. And compared to the jars at Anthropologie priced at $30 to $38 dollars each, it was thrifty too!











I tried the snow globes out on my mantel. I loved the way they looked nestled among the greenery. But these jars went home with Megan today. And the best part was that we had a great time making them together! Don't worry, we'll get to Anthropologie another day.


Next time, I'll share our other project of the day!


And be sure to check out the cute party dress that could end up in your closet in our Shabby Apple Dress Giveaway going on now!


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38 comments:

Lily Dily said...

The globes are very cute! I have everything to do this, just need to sit down and do it! Thanks for the inspiration! Merry Christmas, Linda

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

Those are just darling !!! What a fun crafting day !

bj said...

These are just as cute as they can be. I will be making some MAYBE this Christmas but FOR SURE, next Christmas.
I know how much fun you had with your daughter...I am having a Mom/Daughter day today and can't wait. We do love our baby girls, don't we. !!
xo bj

NanaDiana said...

Sharon, Those are SOOOO cute. I just love them. I should make some of these with the grandkids...they would love them. xo Diana

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

these are adorable!! i made some with the kids, too and it was so fun!!!

Sarah AKA The Thriftress said...

So, so pretty! What a fun craft day!

Megan said...

these are so pretty. I need to get me a big old bag of epsom salt!

megan
craftycpa.blogspot.com

Ali Richardson said...

Yours came out GREAT!!! My sister made a ton of these too! Happy holidays :)

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Great copy, and much more economical.

GirlRural.com said...

So adorable! You could even add deer or some other little woodsy creature. These are too cute to pack away come January!

Alexis
GirlRural.com

Kathryn said...

I've been dying to make these since I saw them in a magazine... I like the idea of using the Styrofoam. I must try this!!!!

South Bay Studio said...

Very cute...Kathi

Cinthya said...

These are beautiful. It looks like you put a lot of time into it. I would love if you linked to http://www.eyeheart.ca/2011/12/anything-goes-at-eye-heart-5.html

Holly Lefevre said...

These are awesome! I never go to anthropolgie (because it is dangerous) but I did a couple weeks ago and saw these. I love your version!

EvA. . . said...

very very cute! love this idea. I've seen these a lot lately but i haven't seen a full tutorial like you shared with us! so pretty and simple. Saw you over at Home Sweet Home and I'm following along! Love your blog and all the ideas you've shared!
There is a Sunday Social linky party going on now and it would be awesome if you'd link up :)
http://delight-in-jesus.blogspot.com/2011/12/sunday-social-sasse-life_10.html

Emily @ The Diligent One said...

So cute! I've been wanting to try my hand at these, too, and I know just the bunch of girls who would love this project. :)

Julie said...

Adorable! Turned out so cute!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

I saw them in the store, too. Yours are cuter, and I truly appreciate the tutorial. This would be the cutest craft for the girls and I to do together once everyone finishes semester exams. Linking from Mod Vintage Life.

Erin of HomeSavvyAtoZ.com said...

These are adorable. I have seen so many different snow globes and mason jar globes at super high prices this year. I LOVE your DIY version! Thank you so much for sharing at Savvy HomeMade Monday!

Hi, I'm Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Wow! You are a Christmas crafting genius! So glad I found you via Centsational Girl.

Please stop by for a visit to my blog. I am currently in the midst of a Gifts to Make series.

Be Merry and Bright!

MadeByAPrincess said...

Hi! I found you via Sumo's Sweet Stuff and love this idea! Great craft to do with my son and I actually have all of these supplies :) I am new to the "linky party scene" but would love for you to link up to my new party, What I Made Monday. kyliejjenkins@aol.com

Cristin {Simplified Bee} said...

so cute!!! great blog too.

xo,
cristin

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

So pretty and festive! Love the trees! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

Cassidy Compton said...

I love these! I want to make some now :)

lauren @ West Furniture Revival said...

love these they turned out adorable.!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Sharon,
These are very cute...thank you for sharing them at NTT. My daughter got the items and is making some today.

Blessings,
Linda

Ruth said...

I do love these. They are on my to do list for today. Such a great idea. Yours look beautiful. I live the large jar.
Ruth

Lenore @ Lather. Write. Repeat. said...

Super smart idea!! I love the idea of doing it for so much less...

XO
Lenore

The Autocrat: Haley said...

Those are just too fabulous! Great job!

Jennifer @ Just A Girl said...

So sweet! i love these. I will have to try this.

trumatter said...

These are super cute!!! You know whats cuter? The smile on that face in the last photograph. I love the transition shots. :)

victoriantailor said...

Thanks for the lesson, always good to actually see someone doing the project, very pretty!

KelliB said...

These are soo cute!!! And so simple. I love them! I would love for you to share these at my linky party going on now over at The Inspired Collection! Hope you will stop by!

Kelli
www.theinspiredcollection.blogspot.com

Tenille said...

These are so cute and I love how each one can be customized by different people. Thanks for sharing. I would love it if you could link this up to our linky party going on right now. http://junkintheirtrunk.blogspot.com/2011/12/link-it-up-wednesday-7.html

A Cottage Muse said...

These are so cute...and the time together priceless!

KelliB said...

Thanks for linking up! I featured your snow globes this week!! Come by and grab a button!

Kelli
www.theinspiredcollection.blogspot.com

Jenn Erickson said...

Your snow globes are so beautiful! I love the way the epsom salt looks like vintage mica snow!

Thank you so much for being a part of the holiday spirit at Rook No. 17 last Tuesday. Can't wait to see what you have to share today!

Warmest wishes,
Jenn

Paula@SweetPea said...

This is such a fun project for Christmas decorating. Thanks so much for sharing it with this week's Throwback Thursday party.