Friday, December 30, 2011

Christmas In A Jar

Hi Kids~
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!

oxo,
Lisa


12 comments:

Giggly said...

Those are darling!!

Denise :) said...

These are very darling! Isn't Pinterest the best? My darling DIL made a mason jar snow globe...with a gift card in it. I'd seen them online but didn't realize how REALLY cute they'd be in person! Happy New Year, Lisa! :)

Shirley said...

Your snow globes are adorable and it is the first time that I have seen anything like it. I have seen the glass blocks with the Christmas decorations and a string of Christmas lights in it, but they had to be plug in. You are very crafty. Happy New Year from a Missouri Friend.

parTea lady said...

Your Waterless Snow Globe gifts are really pretty. I will definitely want to make some - thanks for the link.

Happy New Year

Michelle said...

Those are so pretty! Can you turn them on and off without opening up the jar?

Becky said...

Beautiful!

SewAmy said...

These are just adorable. So Christmasy. I will have to go to the pinterest and check it out.

Hootie said...

Just getting into pinterest...I could be in trouble! :)

Vixie said...

love love love this! I've included it in a blog post about my favourite things this week: http://www.matinlapin.com/2012/01/my-favourite-things-this-week_08.html

Vixie

heather said...
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heather said...

I love these and would like to make a few for gifts next year. Where did you find the little street lights?

Lisa Leggett said...

Hi Heather, thanks for asking. I bought the lights at JoAnn's. It was during the holiday's and they were in the Christmas section, but I think any miniature store would probably sell them as well, or maybe even at JoAnn's website. Good luck!