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Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

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yup, snow globes

yup, snow globes

Let the Christmas crafting begin! Actually, I`ve been Christmas crafting for weeks now its just that now I can do it guilt free because I`m done school for a month! Whooo hoooo! So my crafty friend and I decided to try snow globes because everyone else on Pinterest is doing it so why not us?

We headed off to grab supplies on a busy friday night in the city. It was mildly off-putting to be walking past groups of people our age all dressed up to go to the bar while I was trying desperately to make sure that my bag of glitter and plastic animals was hidden underneath my arm. I just had to keep reminding myself that these people would be waking up with hangovers while I would be waking up with a mason jar full of glitter and fake snow and a plastic deer. I win, sort of?

We both got a little overwhelmed and giddy in Micheals (its okay if you are muttering “nerds!” to yourselves, we were doing the same throughout) and when they announced that the store would be closing in 5 minutes, I went into full on panic mode (which is why I ended up with this random 99 cent glittery robin and pine cone number that will forever make its home in a Micheals bag at the back of the hall closet).

We headed back to Karli`s and set out the necessary supplies.

This wasn`t part of Martha`s list.

This wasn`t part of Martha`s list.

This is actually just a picture of the TV playing the DVD of The Log. Excellent choice Karli.

This is actually just a picture of the TV playing the DVD of The Log. Excellent choice Karli.

And then we set to work. There was a great deal of trial and error. “How much glitter do we add? What does Martha say? How much is a DASH?! Too much glitter you think? Maybe more glycerine? Is your glitter sticking to your owl? Your tree is floating! Should we use hot water? Mine`s leaking!” Maybe we should have skipped the wine. But after a lot of second guessing and re-dos, we ended up some pretty sa-weeet little globes. Check it out…..

Snowy owl! Well, glittery owl, but close enough.

Snowy owl! Well, glittery owl, but close enough.

Lone albino pine tree.

Lone albino pine tree.

Adorbs!

Adorbs!

I WANT TO BE IN A GLOBE!!!!!!

I WANT TO BE IN A GLOBE!!!!!!

This was my fave one that I made. I love that deer.

This was my fave one that I made. I love that deer.

This little guy didn`t make the cut because he was too small to see over the rim of the jar. Sniff, sniff.

This little guy didn`t make the cut because he was too small to see over the rim of the jar. Sniff, sniff.

All in all a total success! I love these things. I want a hundred more of them and I never want to put them away with the rest of the christmas stuff.

(I posted a tutorial on how we made them because we ended up with a ton of questions that we hadn`t anticipated and figured out through trial and error.)

Hope you’re enjoying the lead up to Christmas!

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2 thoughts on “Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

  1. Such a great idea! Love love love the Owl 🙂

  2. Love it!! What a great idea!! I want to make some.

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