I made two different versions of the jars... Both Christmas tree snow globes and pine cone globes.
After I finished making the pine cone globes. I sat them on top of a pair of vintage Pottery Barn pedestal style tarnished silver candle holders. The jar lids sat on top of them perfectly. I love the way they look!
I thought I'd give you a quick tutorial on how to make these little beauties? It was so easy! I already had several vintage mason jars and jelly jars. I also purchased some new mason jars to be sure I had plenty on hand. At the Dollar Tree store I picked up four glass candlesticks for $1 each.
I went to Michaels Craft Store and purchased a large bag of bottle brush Christmas Trees (on sale of course!)... and also some iridescent glitter and a bag of fake snow.
I used Martha Stewart all purpose craft paint (works on wood, glass, metal, all surfaces), to paint all of the lids and the glass candlesticks that I planned to used as pedestals for some of the jars.
I painted a super soft aqua blue color for the first coat of paint, then I followed up a second coat with a pearl color. I wanted the bases to have an icy look to them.
After all of the lids and bases were painted and dry. I glued trees to the inside of the lids (leaving enough room to screw the lids back on their jar). Then I glued some of the lids to the pedestals I had painted. I used Gorilla glue since it is waterproof and super strong. (Note: You must follow gorilla glue instructions for use).
After the glue was dried I put about an inch of the faux snow (called Frosty Snow) and sprinkled a bit of glitter into each of the jars. Then I screwed them onto each of their lids.
If you are wondering, these are water-less snow globes. They are not the kind you shake and watch the glitter snow fall. These are pretty much just for looks... and I love the way they look! They look like ornaments on display and the glass shows them off beautifully!
I was trying to decide which was my favorite, but I really do like both styles so much I can't decide! How about you, do you have a favorite?
I'd love to hear from you!
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