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DIY snowglobe ornament

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Make this cute and easy DIY snowglobe ornament in under 5 minutes using some bottle brush trees and faux snow. These are the perfect touch to your Christmas tree no matter your theme or decor style! They add just the right touch of sparkle! Scroll down to see how I made these.

DIY Snowglobe Ornament

I love adding a few handmade ornaments to the tree in addition to some classic ball ornaments. This year I chose to do a winter white neutral theme and got the idea to add a few snowglobe ornaments. These were so easy to make and you could fill with just about anything. I used some leftover bottle brush trees but I think pine cones would be really pretty too!

You will need:

DIY snow globe ornament

Start by heating up your glue gun and unscrew the lid off the jar.

Once the hot glue gun is warmed up, add some glue to the bottom of your bottle brush tree and place standing up on the inside bottom lid of the jar.

DIY snow globe ornament DIY snow globe ornament

Fill the inside of the jar with some faux snow.

DIY snowglobe ornament

Once the glue on the lid is dry, screw the lid back on the jar.

DIY snowglobe ornament

How easy is that?

DIY snowglobe ornament

I’ll link some of the things I used to make these below along with some other homemade ornaments we’ve made in the past if you’re looking for more inspiration!

diy snowglobe ornament bottle brush trees diy snowglobe ornament

 

Here are some other DIY ornaments

These scented salt dough ornaments

These dried citrus slice ornaments

 

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18 In DIY/ holidays

DIY Simmer Pot Gift

DIY Simmer pot gift

There’s something so cozy about a beautiful simmer pot on the stove and the fragrant aromas. Especially in winter time. This DIY simmer pot is a great gift idea for the holidays and super easy to assemble!

And  for more Christmas ideas, scroll to the bottom to check out a 14 Days of Christmas blog hop!

What is a stovetop simmer pot?

A simmer pot is a basically a pot of water, fruits, herbs and spices that you simmer throughout the day to fill your home with a nice aroma. Simmer pots are really nice around the holidays with those warm spices but they can be enjoyed all year long.

DIY simmer pot gift

In the past I’ve done simmer pots in any old ordinary pot but recently I got this glass pot on Amazon. It’s soooo pretty and I thought it would make a great hostess gift.

What you need to make this DIY Simmer Pot:

  • Simmer Pot (linking it here)
  • 2 oranges
  • 1/2 bag of fresh cranberries
  • Dried cloves
  • 3 sprigs of fresh rosemary
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • Ribbon or twine

How to make a DIY Simmer Pot Gift

Fill your pot with the oranges, cranberries and sprinkle in some cloves. With a ribbon or some twine, tie together the cinnamon sticks and rosemary and place in the pot. You don’t have to use this pot you can absolutely put together the ingredients and gather in a mason jar as well. Wrap and tie with a ribbon. If you want, you can also add a little tag with the instructions for simmering (listing the instructions below).

DIY simmer pot gift

Instructions:

Fill a pot with about 3-4 cups of water. Add all ingredients to the pot and allow to simmer. Keep an eye on the water and add more as needed. You can reuse for a few days, just add more water. Enjoy!

DIY simmer pot

 

DIY simmer pot DIY simmer pot gift DIY simmer pot gift

I love to see what you create so be sure to take a photo and tag me on Instagram @ourtiny_nest

For more holiday DIYs or gift ideas check out

My homemade Irish Cream – my family and friends look forward to this every year!

These personalized DIY tea bags

Dried orange slice ornaments

 

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14 Days of Christmas Ideas

15 minute baked brie – A Loverly Life

Red Solo Cup Lights – Chas’ Crazy Creations

Pampas Grass Christmas Tree – This Dear Casa

DIY Ornament Arch – Design of Your Life

Christmas Oven Mitts – Happily Ever After

Tips for a Christmas Mantel – Shop at Blu

How to paint a Christmas Star – The Fifth Sparrow No More

Christmas lists to organize your planning – Living Large in a Small House

Poinsetta Decorating Ideas – From Farmhouse to Florida

Christmas Place Settings – Adorn the Table

DIY house ornaments – Perfecting Places

Winter Tree Decorating – Sweet Valley Acres

Dried Orange Slices – Pure Happy Home

 

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Holiday Gift Guide for Her

holiday gift guide for her 2022

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If you’re shopping for mom, grandma, your sister, wife, etc. these are some of my top gift ideas! Check out my Holiday Gift Guide for Her. And scroll to the bottom for gift ideas for him, and my top toys for kids!

Holiday Gift Guide for Her 2022

Grow your own avocado vase – now she can grow her very own avocado and make her own guac. She doesn’t have to be in Mexico.

advocado seed starter vase

Lululemon go getter bag – the perfect all day bag! This is great for the teachers or nurses in your life.

 Go Getter Bag 2.0 25L

 

Oxo cold brew maker – for the woman who loves her cold brew all year long.

Oxo cold brew maker

 

Amoystone amethyst tealight holder – this is so beautiful

Amethyst crystal tealight candle

 

Personalized family tree – this is a great gift for mom or grandma.

personalized family tree

 

Vision journal – for the woman who has goals and is determined to crush them.

holiday gift guide for her vision journal

 

Beast Blender and Hydration System – for the one who loves her juices and smoothies.

beast blender and hydration system

 

Barefoot Dreams Pajamas – for the woman who values her sleep.

holiday gift guide for her - barefoot dreams luxe pajamas

Lip Masks – give the gift of a soft pout with these viral lip masks.

holiday gift guide for her laneige

 

At Home Murder Mystery – This is the perfect gift for the woman who loves her some true crime!

at home murder mystery game

 

Gleaming primrose vanity mirror – this vanity is absolutely stunning!

Wine chiller – this is perfect for the wine lover! Keeps a bottle of wine or champagne chilled and is great for on the go.

wine bottle chiller

 

Slippers – these look sooo comfy and are plush lined.

slippers

 

 

Embroidered pet sweatshirt – for the dog mom or cool aunt with fur kids. Upload a photo of their fur kid and have their face put on a shirt.

embroidered pet sweatshirt

 

Birth flower necklace by Made By Mary – I love the look of stacked necklaces and these are perfect for mom or grandma, personalized with birth flowers of their children or grandchildren.

birth flower stacker necklace

 

Click here for the holiday gift guide for him

Holiday Gift Guide for Him 2022

Check out my top toys for kids this year!

top toys for kids this holiday season

 

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Holiday Gift Guide for Him

Holiday Gift Guide for Him 2022

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We all agree, guys are the hardest to shop for! Here are some of my picks for the men in your life. There’s something for dad, grandpa, your boyfriend, uncle, etc. Scroll down to see my Holiday Gift Guide for Him plus gift ideas for her and my top toys for kids all the way at the bottom!

 

Holiday Gift Guide for Him 2022

Nintendo NES Classic Edition – For the 90s kid at heart. This comes with 30 oldie but goodie games including Super Mario Bros, Donkey Kong, Pac Man and more.

Nintendo NES

Virtual golf – for the guy who loves golf and is always perfecting his swing. Now he can practice at home with his own indoor virtual golf. Dude man just got something similar for his birthday and he’s dying to try it.

SMARTGOLF AI Golf Simulator - Professional Smart Golf Simulator with AI Golf Club | Indoor Golf Training | Golf Swing Tracker (Compatible with Smartphones, Tablets, and Tvs)

 

Sipping Rocks – these are great for the whiskey lover. Will keep his drink cold and no more ice watering down his whiskey.

whiskey sipping rocks

Meater – a wireless smart meat thermometer he can use for grilling, smoking or in the kitchen.

Meater plus

 

Cocktail smoker kit – this is a great gift for the foodie! Now he can make his own smoky cocktails and smoke anything – cheeses, meats, veggies, etc.

Cocktail Smoker Kit with Torch, Four Kinds of Wood Smoker Chips for Whiskey and Bourbon. Infuse Cocktails, Wine, Whiskey, Cheese, Salad and Meats. for Your Friends, Husband, Dad.(No Butane)

Amazon Echo Show – has Alexa, video calling to keep in touch with the grandkids or kids, and he can manage his smart home.

amazon echo show

 

Slippers – these have been a popular seller for the past few years.

UGG Men's Ascot Slipper

 

Tell me your story – This guided journal has over 200 questions so that grandpa or dad can create a keepsake to treasure. They have them for mom and grandma too!

Amazon.com: Tell Me Your Life Story, Grandpa: A Grandfather's Guided Journal and Memory Keepsake Book (Tell Me Your Life Story® Series Books): 9781952568152: About Me, Questions: Books

 

Portable neck fan – this is a great gift for her or him but I think it’s perfect for the guy who is obsessed with his lawn and is always outside doing yardwork.

portable neck fan

Yeti cooler bag – this bag is perfect for keeping your drinks and food cool while camping, going to the beach, or golfing.

YETI Hopper Flip 12 Portable Soft Cooler

 

Mini crockpot – I think this is a great gift idea for the guy who works outside, construction workers, electricians, etc. He can keep his hearty lunch warm.

Crockpot Electric Lunch Box, Portable Food Warmer for On-the-Go, 20-Ounce, Faded Blue

 

Bidet – give the gift of a clean hiney 🙂 lifechanging I promise.

TUSHY Classic 2.0 Bidet Toilet Seat Attachment | Modern Sleek Design. Fresh Clean Water Sprayer. (Non-Electric Self Cleaning Adjustable Nozzle), White/Silver Knob

 

Men’s Warming Vest – perfect for the outdoorsman.

Warming vest

Hot Seat this is a great gift idea for grandparents. Perfect to bring to the sports games to keep your bottom warm.

holiday gift guide for him hot seat

 

Click here to see my holiday gift guide for her

holiday gift guide for her 2022

Check out my top toys for kids this year

top toys for kids this holiday season

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