The Art of Doing Stuff recently posted THIS on their Facebook wall. I loved the idea and thought it would be an awesome little holiday decoration for the kids rooms at night. Last night while Kevin and I were at Menards looking for battery powered LED lights for his ice shanty(hmmmm....), I was suddenly reminded of said post and with little effort at all found the perfect lights and Christmas trees to complete the project (thirty precent off too)! It took less than 5 minutes to put together and cost just around $3.50 per jar.
1. You'll need epsom salt, a large wide mouth mason jar, a strand of battery powered lights, and little fake Christmas trees...you know the kind people put in snow villages.
2. Wrap the lights around your fingers to create a contained ball of sorts. I might advise not unwrapping the lights at all, although I didn't try this so can't promise its the best option here. I do however not recommend putting them in the bottom without any kind of order. You will need to use half a bag of salt to bury the strands and your tree will end up not fitting in the jar. Moving on.
3. Place your large tree(s) on top of the strands of lights.
4. Cover the lights with epsom salt and screw on the lid!
Now you have yourself a pretty little snow globe that you can put virtually anywhere in your home! Enjoy!