Wonderful Waterless Snowglobes

Wonderful Waterless Snowglobes

Two, maybe three years ago, I made a series of waterless snowglobes. A trendy retailer had advertised their version for an uppity price, prompting me to try and recreate them myself.

And let me tell you, an obsession was born! I, of course, came armed with vintage supplies- old jars, vintage bottle brush trees, and couple of mid-century figurines. The results? 100% charming.

DIY waterless snowglobe Christmas decor using vintage jars by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Aren’t they cute?

I casually posted a photo of my waterless snowglobes on the Sadie Seasongoods Facebook Page, and folks loved them! So I knew I needed to make another one (darn!!) from scratch for a new blog post. This post contains affiliate links for your crafting convenience.

Luckily, I had plenty of leftover supplies: Jar, bottle brush tree, scrap Styrofoam (I often save smaller pieces from appliance packaging), a Styrofoam cutter, hot glue gun, and faux snow. Oh and a pen.

DIY waterless snowglobe Christmas decor using vintage jars by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

The supplies you’ll need.

I also grabbed some extra accouterments- miniature presents from my childhood dollhouse and some little golden pine cones (I’ve used this kind before, as well).

DIY waterless snowglobe Christmas decor using vintage jars by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Extra itty-bits…

This is such an easy project that you may become addicted. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

So, the first step: Trace your jar lid on the Styrofoam .

DIY waterless snowglobe Christmas decor using vintage jars by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Easy-peasy! This tool is way too much fun.

Using a Styrofoam cutter (which makes this a CINCH), cut our your foam circle, shaving off about ¼” from your tracing all the way around. Set your foam ring on the inside of your jar lid and make sure the jar can close upside down before you attach the foam.

Then, set your bottle brush tree (or whatever fun inserts you’re using) on the foam and again, make sure your jar will close (i.e., clearance above the tree). After everything checks out, hot glue the foam to the inside of your lid, then the base of your tree to the top of the foam circle.

DIY waterless snowglobe Christmas decor using vintage jars by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Time to hot-glue everything together.

Now you’re ready to finish up! Set the lid aside and add whatever “bits” (if any” to the bottom of your jar, then add a few spoonfuls of faux snow on top.

DIY waterless snowglobe Christmas decor using vintage jars by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Layers of cuteness…

Screw the lid onto your jar with the tree poking into the snow…

DIY waterless snowglobe Christmas decor using vintage jars by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Oh, what a feeling…
When we’re dancing on the ceiling.

And then flip! You may need to add/remove snow to achieve your desired depth- there’s no harm in that! It’s a hard thing to guesstimate. Shake your jar gently to get your free-floating bits (if you used any) to settle on top of the snow and then you’re done!

DIY Vintage Waterless Snowglobes using antique mason jars and vintage bottle brush trees by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Seriously, though- how cute is that??

Repurposed vintage mason jar waterless snowglobe Christmas decor DIY by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Check out how cute they are in a grouping!

See, what did I tell you? Super quick and beyond cute! Let me guess, you want to make another one? Well, what are you waiting for!?!

Craft on!

S


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Comments

  1. Thanks for linking up to Wordless Wednesday! Pinned!
    -Co-Host Coco

  2. Adorable. I want to find some items to make some of these. Thank you!

  3. Oh i love this idea! and you could make then for every holiday or special occasion or to suit a theme or just because you wanna! I need some accouterments!

  4. Love these! Totally 100% charming 🙂 I just wish I could find bottle brush trees.. I looked at all the craft stores near me and nothing!

  5. etcetorize says:

    So adorable! Thanks so much for sharing at the Make it Monday Party! Hope to see you again next week.

  6. I have a couple ginormous vintage Ball jars I inherited from my Grandma. They’d be perfect for a Christmas tree snow globe. Thanks for the inspiration!

  7. Gosh, this brings back memories. Love Vintage Christmas!! Pinned and Stumbled. Thanks for sharing with us at #homematters. Please come back this Friday!

  8. These are so cool Sadie!

  9. I’m almost afraid to get started because I know I’ll become addicted. This is so darn cute! Thanks so much for sharing at Vintage Inspiration Party.

  10. I’m having a hard time getting my snowman to come together your craft looks alot easier then my idea thanks for sharing following on bloglovin from party in your pj’s have a great day

  11. love your new idea.
    really great !
    thanks.

  12. tennisqueen says:

    So cute!

  13. This is so cute! I found you on Vintage Charm! I’ve been trying to think of a Christmas craft project that is easy and fairly quick for children to do. I have 5 grandkiddos from 2 – 14 and they will be here Thanksgiving. I wanted to take them all down to my craftroom in the basement so their mommies can have some alone time. And I found you! Thank you for the instructions. I’ll be doing this for sure with my grands!!!!

  14. Love this craft – easy, cute, and vintagey!

  15. Awesome idea, I love your jars!!

  16. You have some of the best ideas. These are darling! Thanks for posting to Throwback Thursday!

  17. Oh, I love these! They remind me of the snow globes from my childhood. I could spend hours just looking at them!
    If you have time, I would love for you to share this post over at the
    Holidays Celebration link party that is live right now! It’s such a neat idea, I’m sure our readers would love it too! (http://keepingitrreal.blogspot.com.es/2015/11/holidays-celebration-link-party-2-is.html)

  18. Amanda Kolb says:

    These are super adorable! You always come up with the best ideas. I really like how you used old jars to make these. Thank you for sharing at Merry Monday!

  19. I recently made a mini waterless snow globe as a Christmas ornament exchange. It was fun to make and I plan to make more. Thank you for sharing at Vintage Charm.

  20. Love it! such a cute idea.

  21. I LOVE snowglobes! 🙂 So fun!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J. Happy Thanksgiving!

  22. Lovely work! I bet your girls loved making these! Happy Thanksgiving! Blessings, Janet

  23. I love these waterless snowglobes. I think they are better than ones with water. I need to make some of these. I even have a jar like your red one.
    Hugs,
    Bev

  24. These are fabulous! LOVE them! Thanks for sharing them off at Vintage Inspiration Party.

  25. I adoreee snowglobes and thank you for posting it. Something that my kids and I can happily venture at home..

  26. What a fun idea! Thanks for sharing on the Pleasures of the NW’s DIY party! Would love to have you comment at the party!

  27. These are so sweet and looks amazing. Thanks for sharing at Dishing it and Digging it.

  28. Very cute! I will be making these with my kids and their cousins in a week! Thank you for the great idea. Sadie-Live, Laugh, & Craft

  29. Sarah – these are beautiful!

  30. I love this idea. They are so adorable.

    • sarahwpb@yahoo.com says:

      Thank you so very much!! They’re my favorite Christmas decor item(s)…even more than a decorated tree!

  31. Simply adorable & original too! Happy Holidays from Nettie in Spanish Fork, UT

  32. adboone5209 says:

    What an adorable idea! These snowglobes are so cute.

  33. ColleenB.~Texas says:

    Absolutely Adorable. One thing I’m not short of is jars; miniature items…….yes. Oh, A Shop’n I will go. :}
    From what I can tell; you didn’t secure the mini gift packages down; that you let them fall where they be right along with the faux snow.
    Arrived here from ‘Life on Lakeshore Drive.’ and so glad I did.
    Heading up to sign up for your email newsletter

  34. Love these vintage, homemade snow globes! This will be a host pick on this week’s Funtastic Friday!

  35. I love waterless snow globes and plan to make a few with my grandkids this weekend. Thank you for sharing at Vintage Charm.

  36. Another fabulous project Sarah!! These are so lovely and I’m delighted to be featuring them at Shabbilicious Friday tomorrow and pinning.
    Merry Christmas xx

  37. Kathy A. says:

    Oh no, NOW I have to keep on the lookout for old jars so I can do some. Maybe I can just dump out the old honey I have in a cute jar. I had been using all my current jars to put Epsom bath salts into! These are SOO cute. I have reindeer and bottle brush trees already waiting.Thank you!

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