Thursday, December 19, 2013

Homemade Snow Globes + Giveaway Winner


Guess what my kids got for one of the nights of Chanukah?  Homemade Christmas Snow globes, that's how we like to mix it up around here.

I had a crafting date with a girlfriend of mine and we made these sweet snow globes for our kids.  We tried to find ornaments to put inside them that were perfect for each child.

For Sweet Girl, I went with the penguin.  She loves penguins and has quite the collection going on so this only seemed fitting.  I tried to glue the ice blocks in with the penguin but when I did that I couldn't get everything in the jar.  They look a bit silly on the side but they were too cute to leave out.



I had a hard time finding something for Little Man, I really wanted to get him something karate related but couldn't find anything.  I found this nutcracker and if you look closely, you will notice the karate belt I made out of felt (its suppose to be a brown belt with a white stripe but Little Man said it looks all white - oops.)  I also loved the tree that I was able to decorate and put in his snowglobe.




I admit to making a few mistakes with these but once you get the hang of it - its not hard at all.

All you need for these are:
Jars with lids
Ornaments and decorations
Ribbon
Small styrofoam balls or buffalo snow

All you do is:
Glue your ornaments and decorations to the lid.
Turn jar upside down and pour in snow.
Angle lid to get the ornament in jar correctly and close.
Decorate with ribbon if you want.

Mistakes I made so you don't have to:
Screw the lid onto jar first and find the center and mark, that way your nutcracker ornament doesn't end up facing the seam.
Before gluing ornaments and ice blocks other decorations on to the lid, make sure you will be able to fit it all in to the jar the way you have it planned out.
Even though your penguin ornament looks like it will fit into the jar, make sure its not just a tiny bit too tall once the lid is screwed on.

The winner of my EB Baking Giveaway:

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Last year I made Chocolate Dipped Oreo Biscotti

Two years ago I made Eggs in Veges

Three years ago I made Layered PB Cups

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3 comments:

  1. These are so adorable. My daughter would love to make several of these.

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  2. Such a cute and simple idea!!!

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  3. Those are too cute!!! Thanks for sharing them at For the Kids Fridays over at SunScholars! I am featuring your post at this week's party. Hope to have you back to share with us again soon! :)

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