Create a Holiday Snowglobe

Mason jar_candy_spiegelLast year, I created a snowglobe out of a mason jar. I loved it, but I cannot find it anywhere!

So, I decided to create a new-and-improved one. I had intended to offer it as a class, but there is a lot of dry time and unless we sit in class all day, it just isn’t going to work.

I do have one kit available for $20 if you are interested. Just send me an e-mail and let me know what color tree you would like. You will need Art Glitter Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, Washi Tape and silicone to complete the project.

If you prefer to find the products yourself, here are the directions for creating this snowglobe …

  1. Combine 2-3 drops of Distress Reinker into a Mini Mister and fill with water. Shake and spritz on tree until desired color is reached. Let dry.
  2. When tree is completely dry, apply Art Glitter Designer Dries Clear Adhesive to the edges of the branches. Roll in Art Glitter Glitz (a combination of glitter, beads and Vintage Glass Shards). Let dry.
  3. Apply large glob of silicone to the bottom of the inside of the jar and press the base of the tree into it. Let dry overnight.
  4. Clean mason jar with glass cleaner.
  5. Cut out reindeer from Tim Holtz die. Run through Xyron and attach to jar.
  6. Add fake snow to inside of jar.
  7. Cut out circle to cover the top of the jar lid. Adhere.
  8. Cut out Snowflake Rosette with Tim Holtz die. Apply Washi tape to the back side and fold. Use DDCA to glue ends together. Hold until dry. Flip and adhere to 1” circle with Craft Glue Dots. Repeat for second rosette. Glue together and add snowflake punches to top. Adhere to jar lid.
  9. Assemble lid and wrap Washi Tape around the ring of the jar.
  10. Tie tinsel to the top.




Mason Jar Snowglobe

Bottle brush trees are all the rage again this year and I have fallen totally in love with them — especially when they are in jars.

After perusing Pinterest for a few hours, I decided to make one of my own.

When I showed this off at the store, I was asked to turn it into a class, so I did (see the descriptions at the right).

For those of you who cannot take the class, here’s how I did it …

First, I sprayed the tree (from Tim Holtz) with a mixture of Distress Reinker, Perfect Pearls and water and set it aside to dry.

I wanted to make sure that the tree was entirely above the rim of the jar, so I traced this lid and cut out circles of chipboard to give it some height.


I layered the chipboard pieces with dimensional foam tape.

I covered the top layer with some Christmas paper from Bo Bunny so it will be pretty if the snow doesn’t cover the whole base.

Then I attached the tree to base and added gold cord for garland and beads for ornaments.

I covered the ring with Vintage Silver Enamel Powder. A thick coat helps to cover some of the ridges so it looks more like a piece of home decor and less like a functional ring.

Once that was done, I poured some Faux Snow by Art Glitter into the jar, then attached the lid with the tree on it and then the ring. I tipped it back over to watch the snow fall and then added some tinsel and tulle around the base.I still have a tree and a wreath left, so I think I’m off to make some more!