Lately, I've been a bit obsessed with teeny, tiny worlds under glass. The seed for this obsession may have been planted when, as a child, my green thumb-havin' Hippie Mama helped me make my own little terrarium. I don't remember the little ecosystem thriving under my care (I'm sure I quickly lost interest), but the fond memory of designing my own magical landscape, all contained in a glass bubble, has stayed with me all these years. I've wanted to craft up my own snow globe for a while, but hadn't gotten around to it. While trying to think of creative ways to reuse glass food jars that can't be recycled in our area, I suddenly had the thought to combine my love of terrariums, snow globes, folk art whimsy bottles, miniature shrines, kitsch, and glitter all in one sweet little package.
So, I spray painted a jar lid my favorite aqua color, and set to work armed with paint, glitter, and other vintage bits.
The result is a tiny, magical forest inhabited by an itsy bitsy deer.
I may have to start asking the neighbors for jars, because I'm going to need a bunch.