I recently saw some beautiful little homemade snow globes made by Homemade Modern. I thought to myself… I can do this!!
Following the directions from Homemade Modern, I selected some jars, mostly mason jars. I removed the paper on the jars that had paper labels, by first soaking them in water and removing the paper. Any paper that was left was removed with nail polish remover. I then glued some tiny bottle brush trees from Michaels into the bottom of the jars, and poured in some Epson salts. The final touch was a soft blue ribbon for the jar.
You could add a lid at this point, but I didn’t. Why go to all that work, when they are so adorable as they are?
This is probably the only snow we’ll be seeing at the ranch. I also added my inherited vintage preserve jar to the crate, filling it with vintage Christmas ornaments.
To add an unexpected element to the display, I placed chandy light bulbs in another inherited footed bowl. I love the texture and bit of whimsy. Basically all that was left to do was add some cedar from the outdoors to the crate.
You may not know this about me, but I don’t like to spend lots of money on seasonal items. I’m not saying I’m cheap I probably am it’s just that I prefer to use everyday items for holiday decorating as much as possible. I don’t want to store a bunch of Christmas decorations or spends lots of money on them. So this display worked perfectly for me. Most of these elements can be reused throughout the year. The only things that could not be used year-round were the little trees. If you have left over Epson salts, they make for a very soothing bath.
Everything else (minus the free greenery and vintage ornaments) can be used year-round.
To cute:) Love them!
Betsy@ coastal-colors says
Anita, these are adorable! Only you would have thought to add chandy bulbs in this vignette! Love it all!
Cindy Ritchie says
They are really adorable! I love the little white trees all lined up on the silver tray. What a sweet display.
Blondie's Journal says
I just love this festive vignette you’ve made! The snow globes are so pretty, the ribbon is a sweet touch! 🙂
Debra @ Common Ground says
love love love these, and that crate is so wonderful!!
Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR says
Anita, this is such a beautiful vignette. Love the crate; and using the bulbs was such a clever idea!
These are just beautiful. I love them.
One More Time says
so cute! Love your little trees and the way you have displayed them.
Love the vignette. 🙂
ℳartina @ Northern Nesting says
Sooooo pretty Anita!! Beautiful vignette!
Karen Albert says
Anita a very creative and lovely idea! I love the little trees!
Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap says
beautiful project! love the white trees’ look
PURA VIDA says
This is a fun little project!
Ellie VanCaster says
Anita that is beautiful.
I agree with you about using what you have whenever possible.
Kari Lindsay says
Really cool, and I love how affordable these are to make. I’m pinning this.
Cozy Little House says
I agree. Why buy a lot of stuff you only use once a year? I love your little pretties!
Happier Than a Pig in Mud says
Your vignette is beautiful! Love the little bottle brushes-enjoy:@)
Gee Singh Newbanks says
So adorable!!! Luv it all. The snow globes ( I made some as well) and the chandy bulbs… very original.
Charm Bracelet Diva says
Too funny — I spent the last two weeks looking for just the right little reindeer to place in my mason jar snow globe along with my little white tree. I lost it in an ebay auction tonight:( Oh well, perhaps my vintage Goodwill Santa will do? Love yours, as usual!
Cute and adorable. You can never go wrong with a white bottle brush tree!
Tracey Steele@Breathing English Air says
I like that these are so simple, but have a big impact. The bulbs are fun too; they are such a good shape.
Kim @ La Belle Époque says
I like your trio of bottle brush trees without the lids. I’m drooling over the French crate.
Jann Olson says
Very fun Anita. My friends and I just made 20 mini snowglobes in S&P shakers for favors for our Christmas party next Monday night. They turned out pretty cute. Love yours in the fab crate!
Your whole display is gorgeous! Love the creative idea to add the chandy bulbs, I’ve got to remember that one! Lovely!!
Val @ Home Made Modern says
Yours turned out so beautifully, Anita! Thanks for linking back to my project. I’m very honored you liked the idea enough to try it. 🙂