Thursday, December 6, 2012

tinkered snow globe

Ever notice how the shiny over-sized twist-ties on heads of lettuce are the perfect shade of red? Perfect for wrapping around the lid of say, a canning jar that happens to have a small tree glued to its inside-center.

Which I then filled with salt, layered with sprinkles of glitter and added a few pearly beads to ...

to create a tinkered version of a mason jar snow globe.

But wait! First I needed to try out a new trick I'd read about: mixing epsom salt with white wine until a mush is formed

which is then spread and patted-down on surfaces and allowed to dry to create a frosty effect

{which I am guessing is how this delightfully crusty vignette seen at Anthropologie came to be}.

Once "frost" has hardened, shake off any excess crystalized salt and display as desired.

Serving suggestions: Perhaps display on a cake pedestal alongside other salty-sweet projects like this one

and relax & enjoy!


{Please note that these projects should not be eaten}


birdie blue said...

how sweet is that, elyse? love it! off to find some epsom salt...


Rebecca @ Belle Blog said...

Hi Elyse,

that sounds great... gotta figure out where to get those epsom salts.


Lucille said...

What a cute tutorial, Elyse! Thank you so much!

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

Don't you just love making these cute mason jar with itty bitty trees? So fun, cute post my sweetie! xox

Unknown said...

This is wonderful. I have been in a crafting kind of mood this Christmas. I have tons of mason jars left over from my daughter's baby shower. I think I am going to try this.


The Polka Dot Closet said...

I have never heard of that, what a fabulous idea! I love your snow jar!


Theresa said...

Beautiful! Love that little resting elf:) Have a blessed day dear friend, HUGS!

Amy C said...

this is so adorable - I love the shiny red romaine twist touch!

Jen Kershner said...

I love it! With my whole heart! What a fun project.

Jeanne said...

I've been making some of these snow globes too - they're such fun! But I like your idea of adding a few pearls to the snow and that frosted effect is pretty cool too. Who would have ever thought to mix epsom salt and white wine???

Marie De Marco said...

so cute! i'm going to try this out. i have a vintage pair of ice skates i would love to make the "frosty" look on the blades of the skates.

SLR said...

Had lots of fun making these this year!! Love yours. Pixies...swoon!!