Nothing transports me back to Christmas as a child like a snow globe, when you're small and your world is still perfect and bright, you believe in Santa and Elves and Christmas Miracles.
What you'll need... If you want to make a snow globe (with water): Jars of various sizes, some mini bottle brush trees from your local craft store, crazy glue or some sort of water proof glue, glitter, holiday paper tape and ribbon (I used my girl Martha Stewarts for both, but its worth it because they're so cute and I have a bunch left for more wrapping) and glycerine (available at most drug and baking stores, prevents the glitter from falling too quickly).
For the terrarium: substitute the glitter with artificial snow (UPDATE: i just saw that Sweet Paul did a similar project and used coarse sea salt instead of artificial snow!) and drop the glycerine.
Glue the trees into place on the lid. Make sure they are far enough away from the edge that the jar will still close. I also glued some in the bottom of the jar to try it out, and I love them too.
For the Snow Globe, fill the jar with water almost to the top, a pinch of glitter and a dash of glycerine. Close the jar up real tight and give it a shake and you're all done.
You can paint the lids if you'd like, I covered mine with the paper tape to give it a little pazazz.
For the terrarium, add your desired amount of artificial snow and close it up. The artificial snow won't work for the snow globe (trust me, I tried, IT FLOATS!) so don't add water to these.
Use the chalk board tags we made yesterday to finish off the project. I prefer the non-water ones, but apparently a friend said they don't count as "snow globes" hence why I call them terrariums (and apparently liking them makes me uber hipster, but I just think it makes me uber cool, so whatevs).
What are you waiting for? Get a-makin'-em. Super easy, inexpensive, and a perfect gift! You making anything good for the holidays I need to know about?