Now that the gifts have mostly all been given, I can spill the beans a little more about what I've been up to these last few weeks.
I first saw this project on Pinterest, and I thought it was great for several reasons some of which are that it was fast, easy, inexpensive and has a big visual impact, so I tracked down the original source and yay! There's a tutorial! I followed the tutorial exactly, easy peasy.
I give you...
The Waterless Snow Globe!
Aren't they great? I'm so smitten with these. I actually made five of them as gifts.
I love the whole 'gifts in a jar' idea, and this year I've seen lots of new ones that are really fun & unique. This one was at the top of my list.
Each 'globe' looks a little different depending on the style of light post, and different ribbon.
And don't they glow! These tiny lights actually put off quite a bit of light.
I think they look a little like a scene from The Lion, Witch & The Wardrobe, you know the one...
All I need is a little Mr. Tumnus. Maybe just a tiny red scarf.
I'm happy to report that everyone who received this as their gift loved it, and I have to confess, I'll be making at least one more of these to keep for myself. Another thing I think is so great about these waterless snow globes is that they're very portable, they run on a small battery pack which can be easily be hidden, or tuck into some greenery, then you can place them just about anywhere you like, and not fuss about access to an outlet.
So what'ya think, pretty neat huh?
Gosh I love Pinterest! It came in very handy for me this year, stay tuned for more Pinterest inspired, handmade Christmas gifts!