I was at Anthropologie a few weeks ago and noticed these…
And I thought to myself, “Those people are crazy inside their heads if they think anyone would pay $38 for that.” Well, enough people paid $38 for them that they are sold out on the website. I will admit that they are adorable. I decided to make my own. You can too. We can’t let Anthropologie beat us and take our bank account monies anymore! Well, at least not until next weekend.
What you’ll need:
1) Mason jars- need to be of the “wide mouth” variety. However many globes you would like to make is how many you’ll need.
2) Baby trees. I wanted one big and one little per jar. You just plan accordingly. These can be purchased at Michael’s (you can buy a big bag of different sizes). I got mine at Hobby Lobby in the dollhouse section. These can also be bought at Dollar Tree in the Christmas section. I saw it with my own eyes.
3) Glitter- silver for the trees
4) Snow- I found something at Michael’s called “Twinklet’s Diamond Dust” and used that because the texture was the most similar to the globes at Anthro. You can also use that snow stuff in the bags that is powdery or really thick glitter if you can find it.
5) Spray adhesive
6) Glue- Gorilla+Elmer’s is what I used. I think that a glue gun would be best but I didn’t have mine at the time.
What you’ll do:
1) Glitter and snow up your trees. In all honesty, you could probably just use the tree as is, however, it would not be as pretty. Take your spray adhesive and spray down your tree. Warning: Your fingers will get real sticky. Dip it in your diamond dust or sprinkle your dust over it all the way around. Next, take your glitter and sprinkle that over. Spray with adhesive again and repeat. The second go round is optional. Let dry for a bit.
2) Open your mason jar and glue trees to the bottom of the lid. Like I said previously, I used a combination of Elmer’s and Gorilla Glue. I really believe a glue gun would have been easier. Let this dry very well. Make sure your trees are really stuck before you attempt to move on. I was too impatient and my trees went crashing down and glitter flew everywhere. Less than ideal.
3) Pour your snow into the mason jar. Somewhere between a half an inch and an inch will probably do just fine. I used a combination of the powdery snow from the bag and the diamond dust.
4) Turn the top with the trees on it over and place carefully into the jar. Screw on the rim of the jar to tighten.
5) Turn the jar upside down. Voila! You have your very own Anthropologie mason jar snow globe. Excellent work.
I like it simple like this but there are lots of options if you want to spruce yours even more. Here are some I have considered:
~ Adding tiny sparkle balls found at Hobby Lobby as tree ornaments.
~ Adding a mini lamppost I found at Hobby Lobby so that your jar looks like Narnia.
~ Putting a house ornament in.
So, in conclusion, I feel as if I’ve won this round. That would make the tally:
Me: 1, Anthropologie: a quabillion.