Anthropologie Snow Globe Knockoff

Whew! It’s only December 4th, but Christmas is definitely in full swing here At The Picket Fence! Normally we reserve our Sundays here at the fence for our Simply Sunday posts, and don’t worry we’ll still be sharing several inspirational posts during this most special of Holy Seasons! But in order to work in all that we have planned for the Christmas season we hope you’ll forgive us for featuring a project or two on Sundays!  For example, these fun and adorable snow globes!

I think we’ve all seen by now these mason jar and salt shaker snow globes from Anthropologie.  You know the ones that started at $18.00 for the salt shaker (by the way they are sold out of these!) and went up to $38.00 for the large mason jars! In fact a few of you have already knocked off these great little globes.
snow gllobes
Way back in early November I pinned these knowing that I would be recreating these for my kitchen this Christmas.  They couldn’t be easier to make and are seriously cute!  I wish I had some complicated tutorial to give you and you’d  think I was so clever and ingenious but really they are easy-peasy! 
Here’s what you need:
Variety of sizes of Ball Mason Jars with lids (already had jars)
Small glass salt shakers (plain with crome  lids I found mine at Garden Ridge)
Artificial snow
Miniature trees (I found mine at Dollar Tree *2 for $1 & the extra tiny one at WalMart .40 each)
small extras like mini pinecones, tiny silver % white ornaments, tinsel, etc.)

Total Cost Per Snow Globe: $1.00-1.25 per snow globe (a little more if you need to purchase jars)


Decide on your little display for each jar.  For some you might want to remove the plastic bases and place the stems of the trees in small ornaments. 
You can also add various small ornaments and pinecones at the base of the trees. 
Once you decide on your vignette for each jar, add snow around the base of the trees and screw lid into bottom of jar.
That’s it!
Here is an up close view of the salt shaker snow globes. 
And, here are some more photos of the snow globes all ready for Christmas in my kitchen!
Do you like my DIY tiered tray? Would you believe most of the items are from the Dollar Tree?! I’ll share how I made this in a future post! Here’s some more pictures of the snow globes.
Here are the darling salt shaker ones. 
Did I mention they are $18.00 in the store?! Did I mention they are sold out!?


I love the addition of these cute paper cone trees.  An easy and free (if you have scrapbook paper around) addition to my snow globe vignette.
So do you think I did a good job knocking off the Anthropologie snow globes? How about when you know I saved $17-36 a globe!  
There are so many other fabulous projects you can do with mason jars during the Christmas season.  One that caught our eye was this amazing mason jar advent created by Kristin at Sweet Country Life.
Pinned Image
Visit Kristin at her lovely blog to see a little more about this delightful sweet country advent, and how they are using it to remind them of the TRUE meaning of Christmas.
I am so excited that  you got a sneak peek at my kitchen…you’ll have to join me to see the rest this coming Friday when I host the Christmas in the Kitchen portion of the Christmas Blogger Block Party
Thank you for joining us this Sunday here At The Picket Fence.  May this first Sunday of Christmas be one of peace, hope and rest for you and your family! Take a moment to remember the WHY of this glorious time of year..friends, family and most importantly FAITH!
Don’t forget Debbie will be kicking off the Christmas Blogger Block Party later tonight with her Holiday Copycat Challenge…see you there!

This post is partying with….

You’re Talking Too Much: Meet Me Monday
Between Naps on the Porch: Metamorphosis Monday
Ask Anna: Weekend Warrior
Ivy and Elephants: What’s It Wednesdays
Savvy Southern Style: Wow Us Wednesdays
Uncommon: Home for the Holidays
Ruby Jean: Sew-Crafty Tuesday


  1. says

    First off….
    Thank you so much for sharing my version of our Advent with your readers! I love that we have been able to partner up again on our shared love of celebrating Him.

    Secondly~ I must live under a rock. Because I have not seen these snow globes. But you can bet your bottom dollar that I will be making these.
    Anything with a mason jar….

    Be still my Sweet Country Heart!


  2. says

    Some people must be seriously challenged in the craft area. $18 for a salt shaker with a tree inside!!? And they’re sold out!!? Just think how much we could all make if those silly people would just pay us…these are so easy, I’ll even make some! And you can be assured I have everything needed in my dungeon! Thanks for sharing.♥♫

  3. says

    Heather, they look soo cute! I might have to make some too. I’ve seen them all over Pinterest and blogland. Like your tiered trays too. Can’t wait to see the whole kitchen done up for Christmas! Hope you’re having a great weekend.

    ~ Catie

  4. says

    I am so glad I saved my old salt shakers in a little drawer downstairs in the studio. I am heading down to get them and use a piece off my old white bottle brush tree for the shaker. Thanks for sharing. Oh I have lots of jars also to use

  5. says

    How cute are those?! I haven’t been to Anthropologie to even see these, so this is a first for me. I really like your less expensive version. That store can be so high! That makes a nice statement piece in your kitchen for the holidays.

  6. says

    SO very cute! I bought those darling trees when I saw them in Dollar Tree last week…I wasn’t sure what to do with them till now. Thanks so much for sharing your ideas. I saw your post over at Debbie Doos.

  7. says

    Why pay top dollar when you can dyi? Love the eensy salt shaly the best! It is so darling! I’d like to make some of these for my little girl’s room…she would love them! andrea@townandprairie

  8. says

    Ahhhh! Now I want to do this. Honestly, I will never get my decorating done if I keep wanting to copy everything I see in blog land.

    But those are sooo cute…
    And I do have a snow theme in the kitchen…

  9. says

    Heather- What a fun post. I love those “globes”. I hope your Season is going beautifully so far. It is very busy here with new baby, 2 year old and a recovering Mom! xo Diana

  10. Courtney ~ French Country Cottage says

    So cute- love how your globes came out!! I did a copy cat version for Debbie’s party too 😀 I have seen these being linked up for a couple weeks now- they are so darling!

  11. says

    Heather yours is absolutelly gorgeous! I will copy cat your snow globes, so fantastic, I think I’d like that for my kitchen and the three tier is stunning! Have a great week. FABBY

  12. says

    I saw these @ Anthropologie, and I loved them! 😀 I really like yours, too, and I think it is clever how you have them displayed. Great copy cat!!! I am an Anthropologie addict ;P

    I am linking from Debbiedoos.

  13. says

    Hi. Thanks. LOVE your jars. I’ve wanted to do these for a while now. I can’t find trees easily. My dollar tree doesn’t have them. Do you know what section at walmart you found them? Because I know that no one at Walmart will know what I’m talking about.
    angellsworth at gmail com

  14. says

    Those are sooo cute!… I saw Tracie at Fishtail Cottage had posted about yours, then made one of her own too… so I made one last night!… thanks for sharing, xoxo Julie Marie PS I am here from the party at Ivy and Elephants too!


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