Monday, December 16, 2013

Mason Jar Globes

I haven't exactly dropped off the face of the earth, but I am finishing up the semester (finals) and my internship with Anthropologie comes to a close this Friday, which explains why the blog isn't being updated as often lately. I'm a little preoccupied with not knowing what comes next... We have been making things here and there, little after-school projects like these mason jar snow globes, but I've decided to just enjoy my downtime, rather than try to document everything. A few weeks ago I led a children's holiday crafting event at Anthro where we ate cookies and worked on a mason jar globe project. It's an easy to do, elementary school inspired craft, and the kids really loved it, so back at home I made a few more with Jasper. We used some plastic foliage from the craft store to fill the jars. They have a bit of an underwater forest look- totally weird, but rather pretty in the sunlight. Here's the tutorial:


Assorted mason jars
Plastic/coated ornaments, or faux flowers and garland
Old fashioned glitter or snow confetti
Hot glue
Liquid glycerin 
Distilled water

Glue the ornamentation to the inside of the jar lid. Hold securely in place until the glue sets.

Add 2-3 pinches of glitter or snow to the jar, then fill the jar with water, leaving a 1 1/2" space at the top for displacement. Add 2-3 tablespoons of glycerin- found in cake supply aisle at craft stores, and insert the lid decor into the jar, sealing with the ring band.  Shake up and you've got yourself a snow globe.


  1. did your holly berry balls fall apart and turn your water red!? I did this project a few weeks ago and that part of it was a disaster!! the fake pine and my laminated photos, however, turned out great ;)

  2. Are your holly berries plastic or painted styrofoam? We used plastic faux plants, because I was worried the other type might break down. That's a bummer!


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