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Vintage Snow Globes with 1905 Winter Children

Maybe you already noticed that I’m creating numerous snow globes for Christmas this year? Today I’m sharing a set of 4 matching ones:

Wings of Whimsy: Vintage Snow Globes #freebie #printable #ephemera #christmas #victorian

These are so incredibly easy to make! Gather your mason jars, (or any large glas jar you have sitting around the house), add a little epsom salt for snow (thank you for making me an epsom believer, Paula!) and the graphics of your choosing. 

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To get you started, I have included a printable with 4 cute winter children postcards, ready for you to print and cut:

Wings of Whimsy: Vintage Snow Globes #freebie #printable #ephemera #christmas #victorian

I printed mine on 170g Canon Matte Photo Paper, left the bottom part uncut, but cut away the background above the children. This can easily be done with most any images, also vintage photos, or even modern photos if you prefer! I then used some of the excess paper, to create little feet (like an H-shape) to each picture, this will make it stand up, and can (mostly) be hidden in the “snow” 🙂 I also used a gold glitter pen to enhance the Christmas greetings on the cards.

This printable sheet of postcards can of course be used for many other Christmas crafts too, maybe they can be included with your Christmas cards this year?

Find your high quality copy in my Christmas download folder, free for your personal use and enjoyment 🙂

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I’m sure there’s several different ways of illuminating the snow globes. The 2 alternatives shown here are either little tea light candles in front of the globes (my favorite!) or place the globes in a row, and tuck a few lights from a string of white/transparent Christmas lights into each globe, to light it from the inside. You might even want to do both…lol!

Wings of Whimsy: Vintage Snow Globes #freebie #printable #ephemera #christmas #victorian

Wings of Whimsy: Vintage Snow Globes #freebie #printable #ephemera #christmas #victorian

Wings of Whimsy: Vintage Snow Globes #freebie #printable #ephemera #christmas #victorianIf you want Christmas trees in your snow globes too, I designed several different ones last year, and they are still looking good with this years displays (click on the image below to go to the posts with the trees):

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I used the following graphics to create this design:

Winter Children – Tuck DB

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6 thoughts on “Vintage Snow Globes with 1905 Winter Children

  1. WAUW once again you´ve managed to make such a wonderful piece of art here hun. I love those jars they´re sooo pretty and decorative. as everything you do. I love anything with light on it this time of year, and these are so sooo pretty.

    1. I was simply “over” the crocheted jar covers… lol They are everywhere now, and totally “last year” – yes I have them too, made last year… hehehe I imagine I could be looking back thinking the same about these next year, but for now I love them, and the jars can easily be re-used for other purposes if/when I grow tired of these…:-P xoxoxo

  2. Another fab set of Christmas images and they look so good in the jars. I love the candles in the tart tins too! Margie x

    1. Dear Margie! Did you see YOUR tart tins yesterday??? I think they came out sooo lovely presented here, I was very proud to show them to everyone!! And the post is also meant to be a big thank you for joining the swap 😀 😀 😀

      Thank you for the lovely comment here too, and I agree, little tea lights in tart tins give wonderful reflections and creates such a magic mood! Thinking of that, I wonder if I could glue some glitter and decor to the tart tins I use for candles too… hm…! xoxoxo

  3. Love the way you used the Christmas trees from the Nov.20-25, 2013 blog post. I saved it in my files with this blog post (I save them by month and date of the post so I can know where to look for something) so that I can get it and use it when I want to make something.


    1. I’m always looking for new ways to display my crafts 🙂 And I think this came out nice, and very easy too! If you have bottle brush trees the right size they’d of course be great too 🙂 xoxoxo

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