Listen, I know it's not even Halloween yet, so let's call this a seasonal decoration rather than a Christmas one. And since snow is still probably a way off for most of you (and another thirty years off for us here in San Francisco), let's also pretend that all good Style Lush writers and readers devise plans for our seasonal home decor months in advance instead of at the very last minute, if at all. It's just that I saw these snow globes in the current West Elm catalog and thought the owl and tree versions were so simple and modern and lovely that I had to share them, calendar be damned.
What's weird, though, is that although they show up in the current catalog, the online store says they're no longer available. Hmm. Maybe they'll be back in stock once the holidays are in full swing? Or maybe somewhere in the great out there a West Elm employee is being reprimanded for showcasing out-of-stock pieces on right there plain as day on page 41, taunting me?
Since West Elm apparently doesn't want me to give them my money, off I headed to Google to see if I could find some DIY snow globe tutorials. There are plenty out there--I thought it would be more complicated than putting water, glitter, and a figurine in a jar; it's not!--but while browsing for ideas, I came across a killer way to dress up gift cards. Gift cards in gift card envelopes are sad sad sad; do this instead! (Okay, YES, I'm asking you to bookmark a Christmas idea in October. I'M SORRY.)
I give this project bonus points because it makes use of all those empty jars I'm hoarding in the attic for no good reason.