I’m excited to be participating in the Craft Lightning: Holiday Edition hosted by The Country Chic Cottage and 30 Minute Crafts. The craft needed to be under 15 minutes and Holiday related. I had a lot of ideas under 15 minutes because I like quick crafts, but I decided to go with these Waterless Snow Globes for this project.

waterless snow globe 2.2

I decided on a woodsy vintage-y theme for Christmas this year, mostly because I can up-cycle a lot of things I already have, like the Christmas village I won’t be using for lack of space. I unpacked some of the pieces and will be using them in different ways in my Christmas decorating.

waterless snow globes 8

You only need a few simple things for this project. The jars were given to me, for free, after a conference a few years ago. I think I still have about 8 of them I haven’t used yet. The trees are from the village and the animals are from the village also and my son’s toys. He’s too old for them now anyway.

waterless snow globe 7.1

I positioned the deer and tree on the lid, then kept them in place with a small amount of hot glue.

waterless snow globe 6.1

Once it was secure I added the glittery snow. Then I just screwed the lid back on.

waterless snow globe 5.1

I wanted to vary the height of the trees and animals so I added a few extra dowel pieces to the tree. It will be hidden by the snow. I made the deer taller by gobbing on hot glue and letting it cool in between each application.

waterless snow globe 3.1

I varied the globe heights by placing them on candlestick and old bottles.

waterless snow globe 1.1

I have a few block numbers and just happened to have a 2 and a 5. I was probably way more excited about that than I should of been.

I have 2 more projects coming up using the small trees. Come back later this week so you won’t miss them. I’m excited about being creative and spending very little money in my Christmas decorating this year. Thanks for letting me play along Angie and Carolina. Make sure you visit their blogs so you can check out the other quick crafts featured.

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Debbie @ PinkTexasChick November 19, 2013 at 12:44 pm

I love these and I myself prefer the waterless kind because I don’t trust myself to make them. I’ll leave that to those I find at the stores. Thanks for the step by step! :)
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Mary @ Redo 101 November 19, 2013 at 2:30 pm

I found this link at Pinterest – love this idea, I have the trees and the deer, now just need to save up a couple of jars! Thanks for sharing.


Lisa Hall November 19, 2013 at 4:40 pm

These are so cute and what a great idea to leave the water out!
I “attempted” some homemade water globes a LONG time ago using baby jars and it was so difficult because of the water. They didn’t turn out well at all, but these look great and I really love the added touch of putting them on a candlestick or riser!
Thanks for sharing!
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Janet November 26, 2013 at 7:58 pm

Very cute! I’ve seen several ideas with the little trees this year and can’t wait to get my hands on some. Yours are great. Waterless is a good thing, much less opportunity for much bigger messes :-).

JULES November 24, 2014 at 3:34 pm

Wow just gorgeous! clever idea too

Julie April 13, 2015 at 4:15 pm

OMG I just love these! I made these when I was a kid in school. I am going to make these with my grandson this year. In fact I have the perfect red sparkly ribbon I didnt know what to do with, I think I will put it around the bottom! Thanks for the memory and idea for a craft with my grandson! :)

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