November 2nd, and I am sharing my very first Christmas DIY. Not going to lie, I have been so excited to decorate for Christmas. As soon as it turned to November, the fall decor was put away, and the Christmas totes were dragged upstairs from the basement. I've seen this DIY done a few different times and a few different ways. It certainly is not an original idea, but it's a good one. Today we'll be making mason jar Christmas tree snow globes!
Mason jars have actually been quite hard to find lately. But I managed to find quite a selection at our local Hobby Lobby in their craft section. Of course no one thinks to look there for mason jars! I snagged about 5 of them. Their glass was 50% off that week so I paid about $1.19 each, making them $6 total for all 5 mason jars.
String & Mini Ornaments *Optional
I also had to run into Target for a few last minute items and strolled through the dollar spot. I couldn't help it, it was right there as you entered through the main doors. They had already put out some Christmas items and I got all of those trees for $1 a piece. I bought about 15 trees total, but for this project I only used 5 of them. They were small enough to fit into a quart sized mason jar.
The mini ornaments are really optional but I thought they were a cute touch. I just strung them on a leather cord I already had on hand and cut to length so that in the end, I could wrap them around the mason jar's lid.
Start by gluing your Christmas trees into place inside the mason jars. This way they won't fall over and move around. Just make sure you are placing them towards the center. Because I bought more narrow lipped mason jars, I used kitchen tongs to place my trees into the mason jar. I held in place for about 5 seconds, then let go.
Now we must add the "snow" to our mason jar snow globes. I found a large white glitter that resembled snow and would be perfect for adding to the mason jars. It was really affordable at $1.29 a bag. I only needed one bag to fill all 5 jars. I had a funnel on hand that was the perfect fit, and used that to funnel the glitter into the jars.
Once you have your mason jar filled with snow to your desired level, go ahead and screw the lid on tight. You don't want your snow getting out and making a mess! You can choose to leave them as is, or go the extra mile and add a fun touch.
This is where the mini ornaments come into play. I thought about wrapping them around the trees or just adding them to the snow, but ultimately decided to tie them around the rim of the mason jar lid. The perfect pop of red which is the theme I am going for this year!
This is seriously such an easy Christmas DIY and something you can put together with limited funds! You can visit my Instagram below and watch the tutorial video if that's an easier way for you to follow along with this tutorial!