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23 Dec

How to Tuesday: Mason Jar Snowglobe!

Before I head home for the holidays I have just enough time to share a quick last-minute DIY gift! I saw this online last year and I can’t believe I waited so long to make it. Today’s project is a snowglobe from a mason jar. And trust me when I say it could not be simpler!

Mason jar
Water-proof glue (my hot glue gun worked well)
Paint (optional)
Small figurines

1. Choose a lightweight object for your snowglobe. You can find lots of small animal figurines and trees at your favorite crafts store. I went a different route and used a small Empire State Building statue I found in a shop.

2. This step is optional, but I’m glad I did it. To give your snowglobe an extra flair of fancy, paint your object gold or silver. I had some extra spraypain from the straw sunbursts and painted my Empire State Building gold. I suggest also painting the lid and the screw cap as well.

3. Once your painted figurines and lid are dry, glue them to the flat lid.

4. While your glue dries, fill the mason jar with water and add in glitter. (No such thing as too much glitter or “snow” in a snowglobe!)

5. Add in a few drops of glycerin to help the glitter fall slowly in the snowglobe. I recommend 2 or 3 drops. I used 5 and it was way too many.

6. Hold the lid upside down OUTSIDE of the jar and make sure the glue is dry and holding the figurines’ weight. Place lid on top and screw the cap back onto the jar.

7. Shake well, but gently!



glue statue

      pour water  add glitter

glycerin       test if stay     put lid on     screw lid

final 2

It’s safe to say that a lot of people on my list next year will be getting these. But I’m keeping this one of Empy for myself.

New in December & January!




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1 Jul

Project of the Month: Pinwheel Bouquet

Happy July!

To us at SMP Craft, July means barbecues with friends, family picnics, and just enjoying the great outdoors. Of course, when eating outdoors don’t forget to spruce up that shabby picnic table. It just so happens we have the perfect table centerpiece for your outdoor dining: a pinwheel bouquet displayed in an outdoorsy-chic mason jar.

IMG_0929We found this craft on Tiny Painter and thought it was perfect for our project of the month. We made ours to decorate the office once we realized SMP Craft HQ was a bit unpatriotic. What better way to show USA pride for the 4th of July—and the World Cup!—than this lovely display of red, white, and blue? But these pinwheel bouquets can decorate for any occasion. Try some black with silver and gold accents for a graduation party or some nautical blues and yellows for an easy beach house decoration!

The pinwheels were pretty easy and fast to make. There were four of us and we made 8 pinwheels in under 30 minutes.

Supplies needed:
* Square sheets of paper (6 in. x 6 in. is ideal; pick the patterns to match your personality!)
* Scissors
* Hot glue gun (and additional glue sticks if needed)
* Buttons, coins, or any other decoration for the middle of the pinwheel
* Sticks (we used wood skewers)
* Mason jar
* Pebbles or sand (anything to put in the mason jar to hold the pinwheels up)


1. Cut the paper from the corner towards the center (stop approximately 1/2 inch from the center). Repeat for all 4 corners.


2. Fold one side of one triangle to the center and glue it down. Repeat on all 4 triangles but make sure you’re using the same side for each.


3. Pick a cute matching button or a coin – or anything else you can think of – and glue it to the center where the four “triangle” corners meet.


4. Flip over your pinwheel and glue your stick to the back.


5. Fill a mason jar with pebbles or sand and stick in the pinwheels. Voila! A beautiful and centerpiece for any occasion.


*Note: These are not functional pinwheels; they are purely decoration.*


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CAUGHT CRAFTING: SMPCraft’s Spotlight on NYC Crafting

SMPCRAFT #CAUGHTCRAFTING Thursday morning, Astoria, Queens. Accessorizing with a lovely temporary floral tattoo she learned to make from DIY Temporary Tattoos: Draw It, Print It, Ink It by Pepper Baldwin!



Father's Day is less than three weeks away -- Sunday, June 19th in the U.S. -- just enough time to start prepping for what would make dear old pops feel loved....What dad, what MAN, wouldn't want to get a bright red tool box full of homemade BBQ, bacon, and chili flavored chocolate? Or a handmade Paracord hammock? Does he play golf?--hand dipped tees? Does he like to hike? Enjoy nature and the great outdoors? How about homemade beef jerky? Or does he enjoy watching sports--Remote Control Cookie? What about beer? One of the coolest new items coming out of Japan is a Frozen Beer Slushy Maker by Kirin Ichiban that perfectly pairs with the DIY black and tan soap! Scroll and click for more homemade DIY Father's Day gift ideas sure to make pappy happy! Hashtag #SMPCRAFT #DIYFATHERSDAY!

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