Friday, December 16, 2011

All that glitters...

 My hoodlums are home on Christmas break now.  I'm so happeeeeee!  Anyway, we've got lots of things planned, but we started with glittery snow globes.  (Or as I like to call them, faux globes.)   They were easy, fun and cheap.  Three of my favorite things. 
 I cleaned out our recycling bin before garbage day came, and rescued things like olive and pickle jars.  I scrubbed them good, removing labels, and then hit all the lids with white spray paint. 
 I found some tiny bottle brush trees in a big clearanced multi-pack at Michaels, near the Christmas Village items.  I found tiny animals in other packs too.
 Once home, I sprayed everything down with Elmer's glue spray and then busted out my Martha Stewart glitter pack, and doused everything in pretty, coordinating glitter.  I'll be wearing glitter for days now.  But 'tis the season, right?
 Once that was done, the kiddos and I decided what was going into each jar, and I hot glued everything to the lids.  I would have taken a photo for you, but I was busy trying not to burn myself with hot glue.  Hot glue and I go wayyyy back. 
We filled all our jars with a few spoonfuls of faux snow (You know, the plastic, flammable stuff? Yeah. Good stuff.) and some sprinkles of glitter.  Some people in my household (JJ) got a little heavy handed with the glitter.  Like I didn't see that coming, right?  You do a project with kids...
 Then (enter, "Smart Mama") I hot glued the lids to the jars.  Cause you know.... I'm going to have little people in my home over the next week, and I want them to be able to shake these things and have fun with them.
 Maybe we should call them "fun globes."  (And will someone please clip my children's fingernails?  I swear... do these children not have a mother?)
Here they are.... our fun globes... filled with huge quantities of glitter... and reeking ever so slightly of pickle... Good times for all.


What does your weekend hold? 



21 comments:

  1. those are AWESOME! They look exactly like the ones at anthropologie! way to go family!

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  2. Lissa, they DO?!! Oh I have to go look... new fan of Anthropologie!!!

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  3. Oh they DO!!! I'm even more excited now. LOL

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  4. Oh girlie they are so stinking cute. Love the penguins! Have a great weekend:)

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  5. I just saw some just like these at anthropologie today ! The small one was $18 and large $38 - no kidding! Yours totally rock!!!!!

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  6. um, so cute! i keep wanting to try this. enter slacker mom. and the nearest Michaels is 30 minutes away:(. and my husband threatens divorce every time the word glitter is uttered. ..

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  7. So darling! Looks like y'all had a good time.

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  8. So cute and sparkly! My little ones aren't finished school until the 23rd. I can't wait to have them home!

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  9. Such a cute idea! Did you put water in them or leave that out?

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  10. so CUTE!!! i bought stuff to do this too...where'd you get the snow. the flammable snow stuff that is?? :)

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  11. CUTE!!! Your kiddos look like they had so much fun! Gonna hit some of these craft stores now that mine are out of school! Yea!

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  12. I have made them with all my grandkids the last couple of weeks and we have had so much fun, although one of my granddaughters was not wanting to give all the little people up to be glued in a jar forever! Too Funny!

    Nancy

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  13. Jewls, I didn't put any water in them.

    Alicia, I found the snow years ago at Michaels maybe? Can't remember... It's been in a bag in my Christmas bin forever... but hey, at least it never caught on fire. LOL

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  14. Haha - smelling of pickle!!

    These turned out SO cute, and only you could set-them up in your house looking so adorably displayed!

    Thanks for sharing!!

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  15. These look AMAZING! I didn't see any at Michaels, but at the time I was looking for individual ones (I didn't know they had multi-packs of the trees!) I LOVE Michaels! They make awesome gifts too!

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  16. You are such a good mom, your hoodlums are very blessed. Gotta figure out a way to get that pickle smell out of those jars!
    Love all your glitter!

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  17. Those are very very cute!!! I may try those out - now to go look for pickle jars...... Our weekend is low key, relaxing, and recovering. Just what the doctor ordered!

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  18. You have absolutely wonderful craft ideas! Thank you so much for sharing. I will put this idea in a must do when the kids are old enough to know better. Too young still. But I might just do this myself. :)

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