In my most recent video tutorial, I’ve shared a step by step process on how you can create beautiful, handmade ornaments for Christmas. Not only are these snow globe inspired ornaments handmade, but they are so unique, and something anyone at any level can sit down and make. In my video I walk you through 3 snow glow ornaments, including an easy, lone snowy tree, a wintery lamppost with bushes, and for the more adventurous crafter, a small forest in the snowy mountains. The great thing about this tutorial, is that so many of the materials overlap, you can try your hand at one or all of these looks very easily. Or, if you are having a get together with friends or family and want something fun to do (without breaking the bank) this project will work great. Your local craft store should have the basic elements you need, but for easy reference, here are some of the materials you will need.
- Clear plastic ornaments (Large and X-large). I had purchased mine from Michael’s, but I noticed their wholesale outlet Darice has them on Amazon pretty cheap if you are in a pinch. Can’t use a coupon on them, but you can also guarantee they are available! I’d recommend this set 120 mm shatterproof ornaments, especially if you are worried about the size of the trees, etc. HOWEVER if you are using smaller trees or minis, or think you want to try a smaller size, then I bet the 100 mm or even possibly these 80 mm, but only if you are using the tiny trees.
- Clear/Transparent chunky crystal glitter (often in the kids craft section) – this bottle should work just fine and be PLENTY
- Mini Trees – I found some in both the holiday section, and the mini train supply section. The smallest trees should be like THESE. They’ll fit in just about any sized ornament you get. That being said, if you are using the larger ornaments, I’d suggest the 3″ trees like THESE. The mini bushes are hard to find. The closest I could find was something like THIS, which could work, but I would suggest popping off the stand portion. Don’t really need it.
- Lamp Post Mini – in the Christmas section with other minis but I think these are the same lanterns.
- Brown Paint – optional for the bottom (to hide the bottom of the trees/lamp post), but absolutely needed for the mountains. I used THIS metallic rich espresso paint.
- Skewers – to help get the trees into the perfect spot. These 12″ bamboo skewers would work, and you can use the extras for marshmallows and other fun holiday treats.
- E600 Glue – I feel more comfortable with this (even though it smells) because you have more time to adjust the trees as they dry. You don’t need a lot, so I’d suggest getting these mini tubes of this stuff.
Here’s a sneak peak at what they each look like:
Don’t forget to pin the video for future reference!
Need more ideas on what to make this holiday season? I’ve been pinning the latest and greatest Christmas trends, so see what’s in this year.
What are you making this holiday season? Tag me on my new Instagram account, I’d love to see what you are creating!
I’ve found a #Christmas #tutorial I’m going to try this year! Snow globe ornaments, anyone?