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{Workshop Wednesday} Personalized Snow Globe

Christmas in July

Welcome to the Workshop Wednesday blog hop! 
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I hope you’ve been following along in our series! 
If you’re working on any Christmas gifts this July, don’t forget we’ll have a link party to show off your projects 
at the end of the month! 
Today I have a fun and simple project to share with you.
DIY snow globes were all the rage last Christmas thanks to Anthropologie, and I’ve been itching to make some of my own ever since. I wanted to take mine a step further and personalize them!
I’ve mentioned a few times in the past (here, here, and here!) that we have a farm that has been in the family for several generations. Its a special place for all of us, and I thought it would make a great gift to
miniaturize it into a snow globe!
small jar (Hobby Lobby)
bristle brush tree
photo formatted to fit in your jar
Glue the lace around the edge of the jar lid.
I made my photo black and white to better blend into the “snow” theme of the snow globe.
Green grass just would look right!
And when editing the photo, you want to be sure to leave some extra space along the bottom of the photo. 
You’ll see why soon.
I used a corner rounder on the top two corners of the photo just to keep with the old fashioned look I’m going for.
Fold up the bottom of the photo (that’s why we left the extra space!) about quarter of an inch.
Glue the photo to the inside of the jar lid, towards the back but be sure your jar will still fit over it if it is very round.
Even though I purchased the shortest bristle brush trees I could find, they were still too tall for my jar.
I used a pair of needle nose pliers to trim the tree down.
Its a little messy so be sure to put something down to collect the loose bristles!
Glue the tree to the inside of the jar lid in front of the photo.
Now its time to add a little snow!
Apply some glue around the lid and press down a small amount of batting everywhere you see exposed jar lid.
Time to add the glitter!
I used both white and silver glitter at a ratio of about 80:20.
Leave the jar right side up, screw on the jar lid.
Turn the jar upside down and you have your snow globe!
But I think it needs something else…
On some scrap paper I stamped out the name of the family farm.
Trim it out into a rectangle and fold the edges to make a banner.
Use a square punch (thank you Pinterest!) to cut the edges of the banner.
Apply a small amount of glue to the back of the banner then attach to the lace at the front of the snow globe.
Much better!
I think my family members will really enjoy this memento of our family farm.


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Saturday 21st of January 2023

but what do you use for the liquid to make it a true snow globe??? Glitter simply falling quickly up and down is not a snow globe. it needs to be suspended in liquid.

Michele McDonald

Sunday 22nd of January 2023

Since I am using a photo, it cannot be a "true" snow globe with liquid. But it is well loved just having the glitter inside.


Thursday 22nd of December 2016

Love this!!!! Hope I'm on your gift list!!!

- Brittany aka Pretty Handy Girl

Sunday 16th of December 2012

Michele this is so adorable! I love the extra little label. Thanks for linking up to my DIY Gift Idea party.

Dawn's Craft Place

Tuesday 13th of November 2012

I just love snow globes! How fun to personalize and never thought of not adding water, creative sweetieThanks for linking up and sharing with us.

Eileen Hull

Tuesday 13th of November 2012

I love this! Time to make a snow globe!

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