Snow Globe Christmas Card from a Recycled Jar
To celebrate Christmas in July, I am sharing the quick and easy steps on how to make an unconventional Snow Globe Christmas Card from a Recycled Jar featuring Dual Brush Pens and Adhesives from Tombow USA! As you all know, I am not a traditional paper crafter. I like to take card making and scrapbook supplies and turn them into something entirely different. Once you give this Snow Globe Christmas Card, it can be hung on the Christmas Tree and becomes a dated keepsake ornament – a card and a gift in one!
Recycle a Jar to Create a Snow Globe Christmas Card
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Here's what you need to make a Snow Globe with Tombow Dual Brush Pens:
- Tombow Dual Brush Pens – my favorite for coloring stamped images!
- MONO Multi Liquid Glue from Tombow
- Tombow MONOTWIN Permanent Marker
- Americana Multi-Surface Metallic Paint by DecoArt – Silver
- Fancy Jelly Jar with a screw off lid – think Smuckers!
- Lawn Fawn Ready, Set, Snow clear stamp set
- White Card Stock
- Styrofoam Ball
- Baker’s Twine – Red and White
- Rhinestones – Green
- Archival Ink Pad – Black
- Serrated Knife
- Scissors – I love my Fiskars!
- 24-Gauge Wire
- Wire Cutters
Here's how to create a Christmas Card from a Recycled Jar:
To begin the Snow Globe Christmas Card, stamp all images from the Lawn Fawn Ready, Set, Snow clear stamp set onto white card stock four times using black archival ink. Archival ink is permanent and will not bleed when colored with Tombow Dual Brush Pens. These Lawn Fawn stamps are clear, which allows you to line up and match the elements included with ease. Remove any labels from jelly jar then thoroughly wash and dry jar and lid. Basecoat jar lid with Americana Multi-Surface Silver acrylic paint, let dry and apply a second coat, if necessary.
Select some Snow Globe friendly colors of Tombow Dual Brush Pens and COLOR! This is the part I love after a long day at work, so relaxing. I always use my Tombow Dual Brush Pen Color Tracker when selecting colors, then I make a color swatch sample in the corner of my stamp sheet to make sure I like the colors I have selected. If you don’t have a Dual Brush Pen Color Tracker, download under the products tab and color. I used 925; 856; 491; 620; 603; 451; 515 and 373. TIP: Fill in any places where the stamps did not fill in completely with Tombow MONO Twin Permanent Marker.
Once you are pleased with your colors, then the cutting begins! Fussy cut each element from the card stock.
Flip over, then snip lengths of 24-gauge black wire. Attach the wire to the back of each element with Tombow MONO Multi Liquid Glue. Set all aside to dry.
Create your Snow Globe! I selected a small, squat jelly style jar with a screw off lid. Cut a Styrofoam ball in half with a serrated knife and attach it to the inside of the jar lid with Tombow MONO Multi Liquid Glue.
Rough cut a circle of Kunin Classic Felt White, then attach to Styrofoam half ball with more Tombow MONO Multi Liquid Glue. Apply an additional layer of Tombow MONO Multi Liquid Glue, then sprinkle liberally with clear glitter, shake off excess and let dry.
Then insert each element into the Styrofoam Ball. The Snow Globe couple looked cute, but the jar looked bare, so I embellished the jar! Cut out a flag from the sentiment in this set and color in with Tombow Dual Brush Pen #451 and tie onto the jar with red and white baker’s twine. To finish the Snow Glob Christmas Card, embellish the sentiment with two tiny green rhinestones.
Create a Keepsake Snow Globe Christmas Card
Here is a close-up of the finished Snow Globe Christmas Card! This project goes together in about an hour and will make a fabulous greeting and gift when combined with a gift card for that special Relative, wonderful Teacher, or thoughtful Neighbor.
Now, our cute Snow Globe Christmas Card couple need names, so leave a comment below to let me know what you would name them!
I have a TON of Christmas inspiration, so check out my Scrap Paper Christmas Ornaments made with supplies from around the house. Celebrate Christmas year-round!
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5 thoughts on “Snow Globe Christmas Card from a Recycled Jar”
WOW! What a great idea. But, is it not to heavy to hang on the tree?
I love this it will be fun to make. Thank you for sharing.
Thanks a bunch, Michele!
Thanks for the idea. My 8 yr old will love doing these for his class teachers.
ENJOY the creative process with your daughter!