Holiday Terrariums & Snow Globes Made with Glass Hurricanes & Cloches

DIY Holiday Terrarium and Snow Globe Craft Project

The holidays are my favorite time of year simply for the decorations. I’m more excited to decorate my home for the season, than a kid is on actual Christmas morning. To me there’s no such thing as too many lights, or too much sparkle. To prepare to decorate for this upcoming holiday season, I wanted to use the glass cloches and glass hurricanes I had on hand to create my own festive Christmas terrariums or snow globes of sorts. This idea is a super simple and easy way to make your own custom Christmas decorations!

I started off by gathering the elements to my holiday scene. You can use anything festive for the holidays that you love – it just needs to be small enough to fit in your containers!

DIY Holiday Terrarium and Snow Globe Craft Project

christmas ornaments

I selected small ornaments like a Santa, his sleigh, a few reindeer, a church, and tiny bottle brush trees. I love glitter, so for snow I wanted to use the really glittery extra fine snow flurries, Original Buffalo® Iridescent Snowflakes.

 

Here’s a list of the ornaments I used from Joann’s Craft store:

Decorating your glass pieces is really simple! For a festive Christmas glass hurricane I used started by filling the bottom with snow and then layered in my decorations. My theme here was a reindeer scene.

Here’s another version with a ombre glittered reindeer.I also made the bottle brush trees in the back of these hurricane scenes! I’ll be sharing a DIY on how to craft those yourself soon 🙂

You can also use any glass cloches displays you have to add a bit of festive christmas decor to your kitchen. Here I used my favorite white marble and gold cloche to create a fun scene with Santa picking out his Christmas tree.

 

I love cloches, so I had to fill them all with festive scenes! Here’s another decoration idea, very reminiscent of a traditional snow globe scene. I used a small christmas church and snow with my rustic rose gold cloche.

I added the Holiday hurricane decorations throughout my home for a beautiful Christmas display.

Hope you are inspired by my festive creations to create your own holiday terrariums and snow globes with your glass hurricanes and cloches! My displays truly make me happy, and sometimes even so overjoyed I become sappy.  Tis the season! I may just keep these out all winter because they are so precious!

Materials I used for this project:

  • Glass hurricane   (Mine is from local garden store Laurel Nursery/Garden Center, Inc. Glass hurricanes are also available at at craft stores, dollar stores, home stores etc.)

  • Glass cloches   (Mine are both from Homegoods)

  • Small christmas ornaments   (Joann’s Craft Store – linked above)

  • Buffalo Snow® Extra-Fine Flurries   (Michael’s Craft Store – or Amazon linked above)

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Holiday Wine Bottle Craft for Festive Decorations

winter wine bottles decorations

As you prepare to dress your home for the holidays, get festive by creating winter wonderland themed decorations, by re-purposing your leftover wine bottles. I love these snowman & snowflake holiday decorations, they’re just creative & fun! For winter wonderland designs, I like to use the blue wine bottles for colorful contrast to create sparkly designs on top of.

Remove the Wine Bottle Label

The first step is the hardest part! If you can get through cleaning the wine bottles, removing the sticky labels and glue residue – then the rest is just fun! Some wine bottle labels can be really tricky to remove.

I start by running the bottle under warm water and scrape using a handled dish-washing brush with a scraper. If that doesn’t work, I try soaking the bottles in hot soapy water until the water turns cold. The labels should separate and lift off easily.

If not, I mix 3 parts baking soda to 1 part vegetable oil (or whatever cheap cooking oil you are willing to sacrifice from the kitchen) to create a thick paste, about the consistency of Elmer’s glue. This mixture should dissolve any stubborn glue or label. I slather this mixture onto the label or leftover glue residue and leave it over night.

Then, I return to the sink to scrub off the stickiness. A final wash with dish-washing soap is needed to remove the oil & baking soda mixture. You’ll want a clean, residue-free wine bottle before spraying, painting, or gluing anything on it.

Festive Winter Wonderland Designs

One crafty idea is to use Krylon’s Glitter Blast spray paint to create fun and colorful “snow” background on the wine bottles. You can find many colors of this glitter spray at craft stores, big box stores, home improvement stores and their corresponding online sites. I find it’s often cheapest online through Amazon, around $6 a bottle.

 I always spray outside in the lawn with cardboard down on the grass for protection. I wear a mask and safety eye glasses, as this spray is strong and comes out in a solid stream and glitter does get everywhere. This glitter spray is something to adapt to working with – but easier once you get a hang of it.

Definitely shake the can well for at least two minuets and spray from at least 3 feet away for an even consistency. If you spray too close the spray gets wet and runs.

I let this layer dry for overnight before starting on the decorative elements. Make sure to clean out the spray nozzle before the glitter dries and clogs the nozzle .

For a simple, easy to create design, you can create a fun holiday design with gemstone embellishments from the craft store. Below are links to the stickers I’ve used in the past. They already have adhesive on the back, but you can add a bit of clear glue if you’re finding they won’t stick to the bottle. Here are the snowman stickers & stems I used from Michael’s Craft Store:

Winter Stems:

Here’s another winter wonderland design idea using a 1.5L Magnum clear glass wine bottle and a sangria glass jug. Here are the snowflake stickers I used from Michael’s Craft Store & Amazon :

The festive snowman picks are similar to these stems:

Using silver spray paint is another glam option. The most important part is to have fun with your holiday creations 🙂

Materials I used for this project:

  • Krylon Glitter Blast Spray Paint

  • Snowflake & Snowman Gemstone Stickers   (Michael’s Craft Store and JO Ann’s Craft Store, Amazon linked above)

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Festive Fall Home Decor

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Welcome Home Fall, Autumn Home Tour

So long, summer! Summer is always fun while it lasted, but eventually it becomes time to welcome fall. The change in weather means colorful fall leaves are outside, and inside I’m ready for candles and seasonal redecorating!

Decorating for this festive season means embracing warm color, and enhancing coziness. I love every single thing about fall, the golden hues, the crisp air, the pumpkin flavors, the warm mulled wine, the festive food – literally everything! I may go overboard when it comes to bringing in fall touches to my home, but I have no control of my enthusiasm for all things fall. For me, every surface is game for something fun. I’ve counted 28 pumpkins in my displays!

Fall a great season to decorate for because you can bring out the decorations in September and keep out your festive fall items through Thanksgiving. Check out my festive home decor ideas for inspiration on making the transition from bright summer colors to the fall’s warmer, richer hues.

 

Shelf Switch Up

I gushed about how thrilled I am to have my own hanging shelves to display my treasures on. Well this space is even more amazing because I can switch it up each season 🙂

Handmade Wine Bottle Decorations

I not only love wine, but I love upcycling the bottles and crafting decorations out of wine bottles.

  

Sundays spent at home with all my favorite fall things 🤗

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The best home decor is made by your own hands 🤗

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Embrace the Festiveness of Fall

I have no problem having fun with my home decor. I find most items on a budget at Homegoods, Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Joann Crafts and Michaels Craft.

I can almost feel fall in the air! Getting ready for pumpkin spice season 🎃🙌🏻

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Some of my favorite new fall things ☺️

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Handmade Fall Decorations

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It’s almost that time of year! That is the time to welcome fall into your home with rustic pumpkins, leaves, gords and other seasonal items. Autumn is one of my favorite seasons. I love creating fall DIY decorations and festive displays.

I find therapeutic stress release in crafting. Tying that with my love for wine, I found the inspiration to upcycle wine bottles and other glass bottles into handmade decorations.  I realized how many bottles I was going through and throwing out. These creative painted wine bottle decorations make great vases, candle stick holders or they are great standing by themselves as decoration pieces.

For fall seasonal decor I’m using leaves and autumn colors in my DIY creations. Here’s a few DIY fall decoration ideas you can make with upcylced wine bottles and items found at the craft store.

Fall Decorations & Craft Ideas

Happy fall 🍂🍁🍃

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Grateful Fall Decorations

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Pumpkin Decor Ideas

Can't stop crafting! #🍁 #🎃

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It's Friday & I'm about to drink more wine to fuel my crafting habit. CHEERS!🍷🎃

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Thankful Fall Decorations

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Candy Corn Painted Glass Bottles

Candy corn is everyone's seasonal favorite right?! 💛🎃

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Flea Market Furniture Flip

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While treasure hunting at the end of the season Hannas town flea market in October, I found a charming mirrored shelf piece. I think I paid $10 for it. I of course wanted to transform it to make it my own. I love the look of mercury glass and have read a lot about how to achieve the look through DIY hacks.  So of course I was excited to have a flea market furniture flip on my hands and planned to transform the mirror, plus add some color to the wood with paint!

mirrored shelf

If you research it online, you’ll find there are many DIY hacks for taking a mirror or a piece of glass and making it look aged like mercury glass. I read a ton of DIYers advice on the process. I summed it up in my mind to layering a mixture of vinegar + water and looking glass spray paint and a darker spray paint, blotting in between layers to disperse the paint.

 

Well I think I took a bit too far. It dried too quickly before I could blot off the paint. I plan on buying another piece of mirror to have another try at attempting the DIY mercury glass look. For now the glass turned out okay for a first attempt.

 

For the paint color I decided to paint the shelf the new 2018 paint color of the year by PPG Voice of Color, Black Flame. It’s a indigo-black, charcoal hue.  I see it as a modern, moody version of my long-time favorite color purple.

I can’t wait to find a spot to hang this piece and decorate the shelves. Another piece I made my own 🙂

 

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