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We’ve got a quick and easy tutorial on how to turn a mason jar into a DIY Waterless Snow Globe!
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I love the holidays, they make me get all crafty! I get the urge to pull out my hot glue gun and start making all sorts of ornaments, decoration, and gifts. Over the weekend I was going through my Christmas decoration and I found some itty bitty bottle brush tress that I bought a few years ago. I have no idea what I had originally planned on making with them but when I saw them I was totally inspired to make waterless snow globes! I knew I didn’t want to deal with the hassle of water possibly leaking later down the line so a waterless snow globe it was. I grabbed a couple of mason jars, mini bottle brush trees, a Santa ornament, fake snow, and my trusty glue gun and Gorilla Hot Glue Sticks and headed to the kitchen to get to work.
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Putting the waterless snow globes together was simple. I started by gluing the mason jar band (the outer ring) to the lid to keep them firmly together. Then I added a little glue to my trees and ornament and placed them on the inside of the mason jar lid. Just a note you’ll want to try placing your decoration on the lid and screwing the jar down on it before you glue anything in place just to make sure the jar fits over everything and can still be screwed into the lid.
Once everything is glued together add a little fake snow to the jar and screw the lid on. Flip the jar over so the lid is on the bottom, shake the snow around until everything looks good and you have yourself a DIY waterless snow globe! That Santa is adorable right? It’s now happily sitting on my mantel along with a few other jars that only have trees in them. I just love it!
That took me all of 10 minutes and I was still feeling inspired so I whipped up some sugar cookie dough, pulled out my mason jar cookie cutter and made a few more mason jar snow globes, only this time I got to eat them when I was done!
I am in love with how they came out. I used a basic sugar cookie recipe and a basic royal icing recipe. I’m no cookie decorating expert so these took a little time but it was totally worth it. I started by outlining the cookie in white icing then I filled in the bottom portion with white and the top portion with blue. I filled in the lid of my mason jar with white icing and once it was completely dry I went back over it with silver luster dust. After the blue part began to dry, but was still slightly wet on the surface, I sprinkled some white nonpareils (little white balls) over the blue to create the look of snow. Once everything had set completely I came back in with white and green and made little snowmen and trees. Seriously guys I’m falling in love with them all over again. So cute! And just FYI they are delicious too!
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