There’s possibly nothing that I love more that DIY gifts. Its so fun to make something and then give it to those you love knowing that they’ll appreciate it simply because you made it and that they’re not judging it like a customer would. But, at this time of year, it can be overwhelming to even think of making gifts when we’re already so stressed about having to get them at all! That’s why I love this DIY gift idea. It’s really easy, really!
Not only does it come together in a snap, but it’s a fun activity you’re neighbors and friends will really enjoy doing together and it’s a gift that they can keep and use and enjoy year after year. This gift provides your giftees with everything they need to make their own unique snow globes!
I love the DIY snow globes that have hit the blog scene these last couple years. Tutorials abound and they’re absolutely delightful. There is really no limit to what you can create and they’re so much more personal than a store bought globe, even though those can be great gifts too!
But, this tutorial isn’t for creating those snow globes, it’s for helping you gather all the supplies and putting them together in a pretty way to hand out as gifts this year so that others can create them!
Ever since I started actually cooking, which sadly was just this year, I have found my collection of empty jars growing. It’s kind of interesting as I don’t actually use many processed foods of any kind in my cooking but it seems that my occasional salsa and nut butter purchases are enough to give me quite an accumulation.
They’re annoying in that the only cupboard I currently have room for them in is the back of the tupperware one which is the bottom cupboard and the one I leave unlocked because Stella (like all babies) loves to play with the tupperware! So I always have to watch her closely because she is especially drawn to those darn glass jars. Of course! So while I’m happy thinking I may have gotten a moment to myself by letting her sort through the containers and lids, inevitably, I end up having to chase after her and save my glass jar before she drops it on the tile and causes a hazard.
Maybe this Christmas break I’ll rearrange my cupboards haha! Either way, I’ve inherited my mother’s talent for saving everything and while I have no problem tossing the plastic jars, it hurts me to toss out a perfectly still-usable glass one. So, then, what do I do with all those jars while I still haven’t delved into the art of canning and only use a few at a time to store leftovers and milks?
The answer was not only to make some of my own DIY snow globes, but to allow my friends and family to do so too! I’m happy to share my collection of jars with those I love in order for them to have a fun and unique gift :)
So, whether you have a bunch of jars to use up like me, or you’re going to pick some up (they’re relatively cheap), this DIY gift is a great and easy use of them AND the post comes with free instruction cards to include and free tags to attach so really, there is minimal work for you to do at this busy time. Click over right here to ehow.com to see how to put them together and grab the free printables.