DIY Personalized Snowglobes!

Backside of Jar

Backside of Jar

Snowglobes are fun no matter how old you are, and these are easy to make as well! This year we are throwing my daughter a big “FROZEN” First Birthday Party.  I wanted to do something fun and creative, and came with up these  Personalized Mason Jar Snowglobes.

These can we be used for any occasion, and with almost any clear jar and a lid. I chose the smaller pint size mason jars for my project. You can also use any regular size mason jars you have around the house or even cute little baby food jars!

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What You’ll Need:

Mason Jar
Glitter
Water
Super Glue
Personalized Picture
Scissors

What To Do:

1. CHOP CHOP
Most jars are smaller than the average 4 x 6 picture, so I had to cut them down to size. I cut each picture 2 inches x 3 inches. Make sure to trim each picture enough to leave room for the lamination seal to also fit in the jar.
**TIP: I used a piece of card stock in the corrected size to trace over all the pictures.

I had a little assistant on this one :)

I had a little assistance from Miss Dallis on this one 🙂

2. MAKE PRETTY
You can choose to cut out two pictures and glue them facing back to back, or create a design on the other side. Since our theme is Frozen, I cut out little snowflakes and glued them to the colored paper on the back of the photos. After everything was done, I let them sit overnight and dry. If you choose to use two photos back-to-back, test it out with the jar first and make sure that both photos will be clearly visible.

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3. LAMINATION
I took my photos to OfficeM*x and got them laminated. For 24 photos, it cost me $3.64. They came back all laminated on one sheet, so I cut them up and made sure not to cut the seal. If you want a cheaper option, you can also use clear packing tape. Make sure to get all the edges really good to not allow water in.

4. CREATE
Place the pictures inside the mason jars. Add a little glitter and fill it up to the top with water. If you don’t have glitter, you can also use gratted PVC pipe for a snow effect.
**TIP: This is also where you can add some Glecerin if you like. This makes the fake snow fall a little slower, and gives it a really neat effect

STEP 5: Place some Super Glue around the edges on the lid, and screw on tightly. Turn it over, shake it up… and now you have your beautifully hand made Mason Jar Snowglobes. Feel free to dress up your jars with stickers, ribbons and more!

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These are fun for the whole family and can make great gifts for Grandparents, Birthday Centerpieces, Holiday Table Decorations and more!

 

 

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Coconut Oil for President!! 15 Ways You Didn’t Know it Could Be Used!

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Seriously, Coconut Oil… I put that sh*t on everything! I stumbled upon the thought of using this magic stuff while pregnant. Friends, Blogs, Family, Pinterest, everything and everyone was telling me to start using it. I went to our nearest health foods store and bought a tub of their Organic Coconut Oil. I started out slow, using it only as a moisturizer against stretch marks. Well everything went as planned, and I smelled like a hippie/Pina Colada lady for months (it was amazing!). After giving birth to my daughter I still had a whole tub of this stuff I didn’t know what to do with. I started to do some research, and read that it was good for your hair and skin, so I started to use it in the shower weekly to condition and shave with. As this product started to grow on me, I ventured out on my own and tested it on everything! If my daughter scratched herself with one of her baby fingernails, it was Coco Oil to the rescue. And… it worked! This product is amazing, and best of all, it is organic and great for my whole family.  I am in love, and will continue to use this product FOR-EV-ER. I’d like to share some secrets, so here is Coconut Oil “15 Ways You Didn’t Know It Could be Used”.

 

1. Sore Throat Remedy

You can gargle some Coconut Oil in the back of your throat, or add it with some lemon juice and Honey to your tea or hot water.

2. Oil Pulling

Now this one, I had to try myself. I always grew up with a few cavities here and there, but worst of all I had “shadows”. These are not cavities, but dark spots on your molars. Oil pulling is a method of swishing coconut oil around in your mouth while it gets between all the cracks. This people, is amazing! My dark spots have gotten smaller, and one is even completely gone. Now this use I love, because my dentist has always told me that there was “nothing I could do about them”.  Oil pulling is great for your gums, and draws out all the toxins in your mouth. HINT: Try swishing around the coconut oil for 10 min a day, before spitting it out.

3.  Natural Lubricant

4.  Yeast Infections

This is great for breastfeeding mommies. Most of the counter medications are not advised to be used while BF. Since Coconut Oil is natural and organic, it can be an effective and natural remedy.

5.  Sunscreen/After Sun Care

Coconut Oil is a natural SPF 4 sunscreen. It can allow be applied to sun burn and used in your after sun care regimen.

6.  Naturally helps heal cold sores

7.  Pet Friendly!

Can be used on everything from itchy hot spots, to help preventing hair balls in cats. Personally we use this on our English Bull Terrier. They are notoriously known for their skin issues and allergic reactions. I dab a little on her dry skin, and even on her nose after a long day outside to keep the skin soft and protect it from the sun.

8.  Ear Infections

9.  Mosquito Bites

When applied topically, Coconut Oil can help lesson the itch from bug bites.

10. Athletes Foot/Foot Fungus

 

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5 Mommy & Baby Uses (These are my favorite!!)

11. Diaper/Heat Rash

12. Thrush Treatment & Prevention for Mommy & Baby

13. Lice Treatment

14. Cracked or Dry Nipples during Breastfeeding

15. Cradle Cap Treatment

Thank you for reading, and hope you enjoyed my first post EVER!