Wednesday, December 12, 2012

CRAFT: Snow Globe Necklace

*** Want to buy a finished Snow Globe necklace? You can find it HERE in my shop!**
 

Sometimes I get these project ideas in my head that I just HAVE to make. If I don't make it right away, the project keeps bugging me until I finally get around to it. Case in point: this snow globe necklace. It was kind of a crazy idea considering the glass jar pendants I have are SUPER tiny. When I told Shannon and my mother-in-law about wanting to put a Christmas tree in a jar they thought I was nuts. My unofficial motto has been "make it work," so I knew there was no giving up. And I'm glad I didn't, I'm totally in love with my little winter wonderland in a jar!

SUPPLIES: 1 small bottle brush Christmas tree (found at most craft stores), 1 small glass bottle pendant (I got mine in a pack of 2 from Hobby Lobby), jewelry chain, jump ring, glitter, hot glue gun and glue, toothpick, wire cutters and round nose pliers.

ONE: use your wire cutters to trim the tip of the tree (put your jar next to your tree to determine how much you need to trim off.)
TWO: (this is the tricky part) put a glob of hot glue on the tip of your toothpick and carefully put the hot glue on the inside bottom of your jar. Put your tree in immediately to secure, using the toothpick to position it properly. Let dry.
THREE: carefully fill your jar with glitter.


This is the glitter I found at my local Michael's craft store. You want to use an extra fine glitter so it looks the most like snow. This one is conveniently called "snow." It's perfect for this project! After you've poured the glitter in, put some hot glue on your cork and insert into the bottle to seal. Add your jump ring and chain.


Now you have a perfect little snowy world in miniature.




Here's the necklace in my hand to show you how tiny it is! It's a really fun Christmas accessory and would make a great gift as well.

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31 comments:

  1. This is such a pretty idea! I'd imagine you could morph it into "fairy dust" necklaces that would make little girls squeal in delight too. Thanks for sharing, ladies!

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  2. Oh how fun!! I think I just might NEED one of these! Thanks for sharing!

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  3. This is so very cute!!! Where would I find such a tiny glass jar? :)

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    1. My question too! ^^^ I would Love to make these for my nieces!

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    2. Hi ladies! I got my glass jar pendants at Hobby Lobby, but I'm sure you could find them at most craft stores! I know Etsy sells them as well. Happy hunting! -Jen

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  4. ok this is a must do. man am i glad to have found your blog! :) newest GFC. :) hope you visit me too!

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  5. This is AWESOME! I am pinning right now and you gained a new follower :) Where did you get the tiny tree?

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  6. Oh my goodness this is the cutest thing ever!! I love it! I'm going to have to hunt up a glass bottle pendant!

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  7. SO adorable!!! Newest follower here!

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  8. C'est mignon!!! I love that! That the kind of craft I can do with the toddler!
    Bisous

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  9. This is gorgeous! I want one! I'd love to have you stop by my weekly link party and link this up. http://thelifeofjenniferdawn.blogspot.com/2012/12/a-little-bird-told-me-link-party-20.html

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  10. I absolutely adore this! What a cute creative project can't wait to make one for myself

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  11. It is adorable. My granddaughter is obsessed with snow globes and this would be a perfect stocking stuffer.

    My DIY BLOG: My Perfect Accent http://www.myperfectaccent.com

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  12. This is a wonderful necklace! :)

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  13. Darling! Saw this on Whipperberry and came by for a closer look. I think I need one of these!

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  14. I love this - I need some crafts to make with my kiddos over the holidays - this is perfect!

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  15. This is adorable... so simple and so cute. Thanks for sharing.

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  16. I absolutely love fun miniature jewelry like this. OK to feature and link back so others can come visit? Thanks! www.beadinggem.com

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  17. What a cute idea!! My mom loves snow globes. She can't walk by them in the store without flipping over a few. I just happened to have some tiny bottles that I could use to make one of these.

    FYI for anyone looking for the glass bottles you can get really good deals on ebay.

    I have some tiny ones to make necklaces and some a little bigger (about twice the size of yours) that I am making Christmas ornaments out of. I am filling them with dandelion 'wishes', attaching an eye screw to the top and hanging a little silver tag around the neck that says wish. I am making these as ornaments for a few people, but I am using one of the tiny bottles to make a necklace for myself.

    I got all the bottles in bulk so I really needed more ideas of what I can do with the extras. I think I might make a couple with pixie dust too.

    If anyone lives near Tigard, Oregon let me know and I will give you a bottle!

    Stacy
    contactanastasia@yahoo.com

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  18. I wanted to let you know that I featured this today in my "What I Bookmarked This Week" post - stop by and see!

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  19. How did you attach the jump ring to the glass jar pendant?

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    1. Hi! Bev @ Flamingo Toes has some great jewelry tips, including how to add jump rings: http://www.flamingotoes.com/how-to-do-that/jewelry-tips/

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  20. Where did you get the blue mini tree? And how tall is it before you cut it?

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  21. Hi from your newest follower on facbook, pinterest, twitter, bloglovin and GFC! :) Found you from a pin on pinterest... the precious little snow globe necklaces that I just love! We have a linky party going on right now at Wonderful at Home, so I hope you can stop by and link up some of your wonderful projects! Here is the link, have a nice day! http://wonderfulathome.blogspot.com/2013/08/wonderful-wednesdays-linky-party-week-2.html

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  22. my husband is diabetic and he uses insulin the bottles look like they would work perfect, what do you think?

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