Snow Globes: Anthropologie Knock-off {from Aimee @ It’s Overflowing!}

I am so excited to have a Christmas guest post today, by Aimee at It’s Overflowing. I discovered her blog about a month ago with this fabulous cart makeover…. and if you haven’t seen her kitchen transformation, you have to check it out! To. Die. For. Seriously, she is amazing and she is all about creating beauty on a budget. I can’t wait for you to see what she is sharing today…

Hi My Sister’s Suitcase Friends!

I’m Aimee from It’s Overflowing: endless DIY projects and loving every moment!  I am SUPER EXCITED to be guest posting today!!!  Nat and Holly were super sweet to invite me to share my favorite Christmas Decoration this season! I absolutely LOVE that these sweet sisters share their crafty talents and beautiful photography with us, it’s totally an honor to be posting here!

I was looking around at my FAVORITE store and my heart skipped a beat!

I tend to prefer simple crafts that make a big impact so this was totally meant for me!!!  I grabbed some Mason Jars (they are 50% off at Hobby Lobby this week, just saying).  A couple white napkins from my kitchen and my glue gun. (Powder Artificial Snow, Epson salt or polyfill would work great, too).

With the “snow” set, I hot glued a couple dollhouse Christmas trees (they’re sold in both the dollhouse area and the Christmas area, but since Christmas is marked down right now, go for the ones in the Christmas section).

I didn’t want all three to be completely the same, so I took a garland that I had laying around and cut off one portion, cut a slit in one of the napkins and glued that faux tree into the napkin and held for 10 seconds until it was secure.  I had a couple of bitty pine cones laying around so I placed that in one of the globes also.

Truly, it’s more about the effect than the details.  And it’s totally Anthropologie so you can’t go wrong!!!

Different tree sizes and styles.  I really wanted a porcelain tree, too.  Still looking for that!!!

I took the trees out in their lids and gave them a spray of artificial snow.  It’s a little messy so I threw on my jacket and sprayed them outside.

With the snow still wet, I sprinkled a bit of sugar (you can use artificial snow, just whatever you have on hand).  I love a little shimmer, shine and sparkle!  When you put the lid back on just leave the lid with trees on the kitchen counter and cover with the jar.  Then screw the jar into place by pressing firmly down on the jar while it is on a hard surface.

For now these are in front of the Christmas tree, but I’m thinking mantle before long.  We have the Christmas music going and are munching on my Simple and Tasty {Two Ingredient} Peppermint Bark as we deck the halls!

The look and price make me SMILE!

 Two-ish Dollars a piece beats Twenty-Five-ish Dollars a piece, right!!! 

UPDATE:  My friend Kristen left me the follow scoop on a great deal!  “Just wanted you to know I made these today!!! Love :) I got two trees for $1 at the Dollar Tree.” Now I just need to go back and get more…check out Titus 2 Work in Progress for her finished project!!!

Thanks again Nat and Holly for inviting me to guest post at My Sister’s Suitcase!!!  I’m very excited to follow along and continue to be inspired!!!  If you’d like to visit me at It’s Overflowing where I update daily on our endless diy projects, favorite recipes and daily life, I’d love to have you!   Here are a couple of my favorite tutorials: our kitchen remodel, my Curbside Table turns Dazzling Kitchen Cart, and currently I’m sharing a month of Christmas Ideas!!!

Thanks Aimee! I can’t wait to see what you have in store for the rest of the month :) Make sure to check out It’s Overflowing for more great DIY ideas. Happy Monday!





Comments

  1. says

    Thanks Holly {and Nat}! I’ve been away all day! I’m about to post my tablescape and when I do I’m going to also place a link back to your site! Love ya’ll!!!

    XO, Aimee

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