When school was about to let out for the holidays, I went a little bit nutty trying to find the perfect teacher’s gift for my daughter’s amazing teacher. I had only met her a handful of times, but each time I felt she truly loved her job and it showed. My daughter absolutely LOVES going to school and I wanted to give her a one of a kind gift. Well, what better way to give a one of a kind gift, than to make one myself! However, it couldn’t be too “Christmas-y” cause her teacher was Jewish but I also didn’t just want to give her a regular gift card so I thought to myself…what do teacher’s love?
Summer vacation! So I thought of this easy, fun way to keep summer all year long by making a No-Water Snow Globe!
- Glue your figurine (in my case, the cute little palm tree) to the lid of your mason jar. Allow 10-20 minutes to set.
- Pour craft sand into mason jar, about 1-2 inches.
- Add a layer of small assorted stones.
- Top off with some mini seashells.
- Add the lid to your jar carefully and seal.
- Slowly tip jar on it’s side, so that all sand, stones and shells move and don’t get caught in the tree.
- Flip so that lid side is down. Shake a bit to distribute stones and shells.
- Voila! Summer in a jar!
These make great gifts for anyone and your kids can do it themselves! We’re gonna try a few different settings, next time I really want to use my “Heritage” Ball Mason Jars cause they’re blue! I’m making a couple more of these and sending them to my friends back in Pennsylvania…after this winter, they all need a little summer!