Hey girl, hey!
This project is actually two in one! You can make both, or choose a favorite! Check out the video so you can enjoy all the fun, or just follow along here!
I made this project on Halloween, hence the fun hat! Our friend Linda Hawkins sent it to me! Thank you, Linda!
I used items from Dollar Tree and Target Dollar Spot. Here’s the list:
Tumbling blocks (like mini Jenga blocks)
Tree ornaments (used inside the jar)
Candle stick (I have the robin’s egg blue, but you might find a black one!)
Snow (little beads in a hanging package)
Black chalkboard paint
Target Dollar Spot: (if you don’t have a Target, you can use a DT ornament for your house. You’ll need to trim the wood sides a bit so it will fit in the jar).
Tree (used on the sleigh)
Wood doll head bead, it is flat on one side (Happy mail from one of our friends here).
Let’s get crafty!
I started out with this robin’s egg blue candle stick from Dollar Tree. I painted the candle stick, the jar lid and the doll head bead with Dollar Tree chalkboard paint. It worked great! The coverage is excellent, y’all!
Most everything took one coat, I just touched it up a bit where it was a little thin.
TIP: Add fairy lights to your jar by gluing the battery box to the inside of the lid and letting the lights glow!
Time for the Target Dollar Spot house! I wanted to elevate it in the jar so it would stand up past the snow. I just hot glued three DT tumbling blocks to the bottom of my house.
I then added E6000 to the blocks followed by hot glue. The E6000 holds it permanently, but takes a while to set up. The hot glue will keep it in place, but doesn’t stick for long on some surfaces (like glass), so it will hold just fine until the other cures.
This tree came in white as a set of two Christmas ornaments from DT. I painted it with Debi’s Design Diary Aviary, then wiped a bit off so the white would come through more.
Y’all. Getting that tree to stand in the jar! I tried a few things first, but let me tell you, just use a piece of floral foam, girl! Hot glue and E600 that and stick it in your about-to-be-a-snowglobe jar!
Use your hot glue and E6000 between the jar and your candle stick.
Here’s a similar one we made last year! The church is a Dollar Tree Christmas ornament, and the candle stick is also from Dollar Tree.
I added some snow and a little bow with ribbon from Dollar Tree.
Now that the snow globe is finished, let’s make the snowman family and their Christmas sled!
I added the Target Christmas tree using hot glue and E-6000, then used Poly-fil for the snow. I tried a few other things, but the Poly-fil was the way to go.
I also tried a few ways to add the snowmen, but the final choice was a skewer pushed all the way inside each one, then trimmed just enough to push down into the floral foam.
Here they are! All I’ll add now is a little “something” on the sled.
That little “Merry Christmas” was just enough!
Here are the projects together! They sure are cute!
How are you getting crafty this season? Let me know in the comments!
Thanks for stopping by!