a gilded link-up

Remember our color themed link-up a few months ago? We joined up with several other awesome bloggers and created DIYs all based on hot pink! Today we’re back together and this time, all that glitters is gold.

Here’s what we came up with, an all-gold snow globe! A gold-out, if you will.Small Fry | Gold Challenge

There is something especially magic about a snow globe, and we’ve seen our fair share around town, but wanted to make our own special version. So we sprayed everything gold, naturally. Here’s what you’ll need:

All Gold Link-up | Small Fry

 We found everything we needed at our local craft store, and most DIYs will suggest you buy glycerin, we tried it both ways, and water works just fine!

1. Take your gold spray paint and spray your sisal miniature tree, and minature plastic animals. Let them dry completely.

2. Using super glue or a hot glue gun, glue the objects to the lid of the jar. Make sure you test it before gluing so everything fits inside and still screws in. Otherwise you might need to lose a moose leg, not pretty.

3. Most globes are filled with the snow globe snow, but we swapped it out for glitter! It’s the prettiest little thing.

Here’s what our fellow link-up buddies put together, don’t miss them! If you want to play along with our color challenges post your pics with the #colorchallenge hash so we can check it out!

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  • bridget {bake at 350}
    December 16, 2013 at 8:21 am

    eep! so cute!!!

  • Mary
    December 16, 2013 at 9:18 am

    This looks so fun and easy!! Love it.

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  • thea
    December 16, 2013 at 12:59 pm

    love it! Christmas is the perfect time to obsess over gold & glitter! This post brought a grin to my face 😉


  • Ash H.
    December 16, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    In all the other tutorials I’ve seen online, they say you have to put glycerin in the water or else the glitter will sticks to the side o the jar. Did you no have that problem?

  • Jen
    December 16, 2013 at 1:38 pm

    Gah! So darling! Can’t wait to make these with my boys, they will have so much fun with this!


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    December 16, 2013 at 4:28 pm

    OMG! Obsessed with snow globes, who knew you could DIY them too! Thaaaanks!!!

    xoxo PARIS BEE

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    December 19, 2013 at 1:41 am

    A Midas touch to Christmas.

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