Mini Snow Globe Charm

Dec 19, 2013

Mini Snow Globe Charm

As soon as I saw the adorable snow globe charm created by Margot Potter I knew I had to make one of these little cuties. Although, I created somewhat of a Texas sized version. I love wearing big chunky charms and thought this would make for an adorable holiday piece to wear on a simple silver or ball chain style necklace.

Close Up

I pretty much created my charm exactly as Margot,  although I didn’t have to trim off the top of a bottle brush tree as I had one that was super small and fit inside my bottle perfectly. All I needed to do was snip off the wooden base of the tree using wire cutters.

Supplies Used: 2″ Glass Bottle with Cork (Tim Holtz), .75″ Mini Glass Bottle with Cork (Maya Road), Tinsel Trim, 1″ Bottle Brush Tree (Hobby Lobby), 2 Mini Eye Screws (Tim Holtz), 4 Teeny Tiny Silver Jingle Bells, Vintage Mica, Shaved Ice (Stampendous), Strand of 5 Crystal Baubles, Jump Rings, Needle Nose Wire Cutters

Large Charm

To create the larger bottle I placed a small amount of vintage mica inside then inserted the bottle brush tree so it would rest on top of the mica. My tree fits quite snuggly so there was no need to add adhesive to the bottom of my tree. This one is not moving a bit. Next I wrapped some tinsel just below the lip of the bottle and secured it in place with a double knot. I then inserted an eye screw to the top of the cork and attached a jump ring with a teeny tiny silver jingle bell to it.  Bam first charm completed just that fast.

Small Charm

Since I don’t wear dangle earrings I thought it would be cute to add a small snow filled charm alongside the mini snow globe charm. To create the smaller charm I placed a small amount of shaved ice inside the smaller bottle. I then wrapped some tinsel just below the lip of the bottle. To secure the tinsel in place I tied a double knot. I then inserted an eye screw to the top of the cork and attached the strand of 5 crystal baubles with 3 teeny tiny silver jingle bells randomly attached to the jump rings between the baubles.  Next, I attached the strand of crystal baubles and mini bottle to the jump ring of the larger bottle.

To give this piece a double charm look I attached a jump ring between the second and third charm above the smaller bottle. Now go make you one, you’re gonna love it.

Lisa

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  • Beth W

    I’m making some of these for my dil’s-they’ll be perfect!
    thank you and Margot for the fabulous inspiration.

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