DIY Anthropologie Mason Jar Snow Globes

I love the little Mason Jar Snow Globes they are selling at Anthropologie right now, but not so keen on the price tag. I couldn’t resist the urge to make my own for a fraction of the price and you can too! Take a look…

You can make these in 3 minutes!

For this project you will need: Mason jars (available in a variety of sizes at craft and grocery stores for $1.00- $2.99 a piece), bottlebrush trees (I got a bag of 20 different sized trees for $10.00 at a craft store), artificial snow and a glue gun or floral stick.

Place about a half of a cup of artificial snow in jar. Depending on the size of the jar - you may need more or less - just add enough to blanket the bottom of the jar and cover the base of the tree.

Using a glue gun or floral stick, attach tree to inside of lid.

Screw on lid.

Turn upside-down and tap side of jar to shake down snow from trees.

This is a great project to make and give - and definitely get the kids to help - mine loved this one.


Comments (19):

  1. Jessa

    December 1, 2011 at 7:05 pm

    They really are gorgeous. I think I’ll make mine with epsom salt for snow. I’m currently obsessed with the stuff!

    • camilla

      December 1, 2011 at 7:09 pm

      Jessa- that’s a great idea! I was also thinking you could use uncooked white rice or dry potato flakes. Thanks! C

  2. Heather @ Life, gluten free

    December 1, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    That is SO neat and such a quick project. We will have to try to make one! I can’t believe Anthro is trying to charge a good $25 bucks. Crazy πŸ™‚ Thanks for the DIY!!

    • camilla

      December 2, 2011 at 1:27 am

      Thanks Heather! I was surprised at the price – I couldn’t figure it out … perhaps they used vintage bottlebrush trees??? Not sure – but loved the look πŸ™‚ Take Care, C

  3. heidi defaut

    December 2, 2011 at 2:01 am

    i have been making these for years and i’d like to suggest that you add some glycerine to the water and make sure the glue you use inside is water proof or you will have your little trees or whatever you put inside floating around soon.the glycerine makes the snow fall slowly.

  4. heidi defaut

    December 2, 2011 at 2:40 am

    sorry, i should have said add the glycerine if you fill them with water.

    • camilla

      December 2, 2011 at 4:25 pm

      Thanks Heidi! πŸ™‚

    • Viky

      December 12, 2011 at 2:24 pm

      If I don’t fill it with glycerine,just with water what would happen ?

    • camilla

      December 3, 2011 at 3:02 am

      Cheryl – they are hard to resist! πŸ™‚
      Take Care, C

  5. Roseanna

    December 2, 2011 at 2:09 pm

    So cute…love the mason jars. I used to make these with baby food jars. The ornaments are adorable, sealing them with the cork is a great idea. Here is another way to seal them. Use vintage buttons to fill balls and close them up with a two hole button…simply use the prong from the removed top and squeezed into the two button holes. I then embellished the top with strips of twine, crumpled bias tape or ripped silk!

    • camilla

      December 2, 2011 at 3:32 pm

      Thanks Roseanna! That is a clever trick – I will have to try it πŸ™‚ Take Care, Camilla

    • camilla

      December 3, 2011 at 6:35 pm

      Catie – That is perfect! Kids really love these and they are so easy to make. πŸ™‚ – C

  6. Jaimie

    December 3, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    I loveee these! So cute. I think I’ve finally found my needed cheap-but-cute Christmas gift idea. Thank you! I can’t believe someone would pay so much for them when they are easy enough to make.

  7. Angela

    December 7, 2011 at 12:56 am

    Thanks so much for this. Totally doing it!! I bought the trees at Hobby Lobby in the miniature doll house collection. I also saw them in the high end train sets collection. Just FYI for anyone else who couldn’t find them πŸ™‚

    • camilla

      December 7, 2011 at 4:01 am

      Thanks Angela! I also found bottlebrush trees at Home Depot – a bag of 21 for $6.99. They were near the ornaments and artificial trees. Thanks for commenting! πŸ™‚ Take care, C

  8. jess

    December 11, 2011 at 10:54 pm

    My kids and I used ornaments instead of trees (we couldn’t find the trees and started thinking snowmen and Santa Claus. Turned out really cute and the kids picked ornaments based on their teachers likings, etc.

  9. Le

    April 19, 2012 at 11:17 am

    I like it!
    The next Christmas!

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