12 Days of Home for the Holidays Welcomes Jenni Bowlin

Jenni Bowlin
After years of collecting everything vintage Christmas, I found myself with a large hoard – too large in fact that I felt it was shameful not to sell it or share it in some way.  That particularly year, 2011, I had signed up for a large Christmas show in town for the first time.  This forced me to evaluate my stash, trying to come up with some creative ideas to re-purpose all of my tiny Christmas treasures into something new.  This is when I made my first snowglobe – and I’ve been making them ever since. 
The basics for each globe are always tiny trees (either bleached and dyed or swept with a wash of watered down glue and German glass glitter)  
vintage cake toppers, bells, placecard holders, nativities, deer, candy holders and always an ironstone plate as a base.  Each year there is always a new twist (this year I have been playing with sliced wood bottoms and moss)    
Just how I like it.  They have been a great success at the show each year.  There is nothing like putting time, effort and soul into something and having someone else appreciate it.  A sale is the ultimate reward!
but the final product is always clean and simple.

Making your own is easy.  Just gather a plate for the base, a glass dome (overturned candle holders work well for smaller versions), fake snow, a glue for slick surfaces and vintage content.  Glue your objects to the center of the plate, let dry, add some snow, and glue on glass dome.  It’s that easy!
I look forward to “snowglobe season” every year and hope to offer a class at our Vintagefest event next year.  In the meantime, I always offer several completed versions on my website, jbsmercantile.com every December 1st.  Can’t wait until the first?  Want to snag one for free? Follow me on Instagram (Instagram/jbowlin7) and leave a comment on my post today, (December 4th).  We will choose a number at random from the total number of comments to select the winner.  Good luck!

Jenni Bowlin

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Sponsored Giveaway (seperate from Jenni's giveaway)


-Leave a comment for our guest, Jenni Bowlin.
-Choose at least one of Jenni's social media/blog outlets and follow (you can do more than one.)
-Bring a friend.
-"Like" and leave a comment on our sponsors Facebook page.  (LINKS)
-Leave separate comments of each item you accomplish.
Note:  May Arts Ribbon is for 3 rolls of your choice.
There will be a random drawing on December 13 for the entire sponsored giveaway. For details CLICK here.
*All giveaways are open to USA residents only.

Happy Holidays!

Comments

  1. Snowglobes are so heartwarming...........love that vintage Santa!

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  2. Liked jenni's fb

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  3. Snowglobes are so pretty! Loved seeing all of these. :)

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  4. We've done these mini snowglobes with the small, plastic punch cups. That makes it affordable to do with 30 kids at church. The kids loved it.

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  5. Gloria L.9:54 AM

    Jenni is my inspiration!

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  6. This brings back warm wonderful feelings of when I was a kid and my favorite Aunt had a collection of snow globes. I have to make one (and maybe more if it goes well) this year! Thanks for a great blog post!!

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  7. Also like and left thank you on May Arts Ribbon FB.

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  8. Michelle Salazar10:49 AM

    Love those snow globes what a great tradition to have in your family and I am sure each one is a joy to create.

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  9. Michelle Salazar10:57 AM

    Followed on Instagram I am sisof1 on there!

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  10. I am a big Fan of yours Jenni! I love all of your work. Thank you for sharing what you do.

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  11. Ruth A11:33 AM

    Love the idea of snow globes for grands!

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  12. Wow the snow globe inspiration...going to try my hand at it and do a few gifts. TFS

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  13. Left a little love on Jenni Blog

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  14. I love getting to know the designers better! Love the snowglobes!!! Thanks ffor allowing us to get to know you better!

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  15. I am following Jenni on Instagram and left her a message there!

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  16. I follow Jenni on Facebook!

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  17. I follow Jenni on Twitter!

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  18. I am following Jenni on Pinterest!

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  19. I subscribe to Jenni on youtube!

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  20. I thanked G45 on Facebook for sponsoring the giveaway!

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  21. I thanked May Arts on Facebook for sponsoring the giveaway!

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  22. I thanked Blue Fern Studios on Facebook for sponsoring the giveaway!

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  23. I thanked Darkroom Door on Facebook for sponsoring the giveaway!

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  24. I thanked Core'dinations on Facebook for sponsoring the giveaway!

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  25. I thanked X-acto/Elmers for sponsoring the giveaway!

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  26. I thanked Hydrangea Hippo on Facebook for sponsoring the giveaway!

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  27. I thanked Stampington & Company on Facebook for sponsoring the giveaway!

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  28. I thanked Ribbons Galore and more on facebook for sponsoring the giveaway!

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  29. Forgot to say that I "like" all of the sponsors on Facebook! Thank YOU for putting this awesome meet and greet together! I am loving getting to know the designers better and getting inspiration from them!

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  30. I love the snow globe ideas - gonna have to do that for sure

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  31. Following Jenni Bowlin Studios on Facebook

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  32. Following Jenni on Pinterest

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  33. Following Jenni on her blog

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  34. Subscribed to Jenni's Newsletter

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  35. Following Jenni on Instagram

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  36. Hey guys- I'm on the road but noticed that the "insert date here" note is still in the post as originally I didn't know the date I would be. So just to make things clear, you have to post a comment on my Instagram post for today, December 4th for a chance to win. I will announce the winner there. However, if you post a comment on my personal blog today, I will also chose a winner there as I know everyone doesn't do Instagram. Thanks for all of the sweet comments!

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  37. Your snow globes are gorgeous! I love the vintage look. You really have a beautiful collection! Thank you so much for your blog post today.

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  38. I love Jenni and everything she does. As I posted on her blog-her creations and products always remind me of simpler,gentler times.

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  39. I always love the vintage designs of Jenni Bowlin products...warm and wonderful and fun!

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  40. I'm following Jenni on Pinterest!

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  41. I'm following her Studio on Twitter.

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  42. I follow Jenni on FB as Karen Ladd

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  43. I also follow her by email

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  44. Left a comment on Jenni's FB oage here:
    https://www.facebook.com/JenniBowlinStudio/posts/676957549002830

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  45. Following Jenni on Pinterest as Karen Ladd

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  46. Following Jenni on Facebook and Pinterest! Adorable snow globe!!!

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  47. My daughter has a snowglobe collection dating back 29 years. These are fun!!

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  48. I like Jenni on FB!

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  49. I follow Jenni on Twitter!

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  50. I follow Jenni on Pinterest!

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  51. I subscribe to Jenni's Youtube.

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  52. I hadn't heard of bleaching the trees and making them the color you want. Now that I know about that trick I'll be trying it out. Love all of the decorations around your house.

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  53. I "liked" the Darkroom divas and left a comment.

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  54. I've liked Hydrangea Hippo for quite awhile. I left her a "thank you" on her FB page.

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  55. I "liked" Stampington and Co and thanked them for helping with the giveaway.

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  56. I "liked" Jenni on FB. I left her a comment.

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  57. A few comments ago I had a comment about liking Darkroom Divas. Obviously I can't read my own handwriting. I should have said Darkroom Door. Sorry for the goof. I did like Darkroom Door and left a comment.

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  58. Simply Gorgeous Snowglobes made from items we already have. Brilliant!

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  59. Jenni has such a way with vintage!!!!!

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  60. I'm a vintage lover & always on the lookout for "smalls". Loved seeing you turn them into treasures.

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  61. I am longtime follower of jenni on fb & twitter

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  62. left a comment on Jenni FB page

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  63. started following on pinterest

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  64. I love those snowglobes! Sadly, I'm not on instagram :(

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  65. Love your snowglobes ideas! Fun and easy! Thank you for

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  66. Snowglobes!! Followed her in instagram and commented on her blog.

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  67. Oh love your snowglobes they scream a vintage christmas to me....thanks for a chance to win....hugs
    Peggy Lee

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  68. So fun! Thanks for the chance to win. :)
    - April W

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  69. Following on Instagram!
    - April W

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  70. Your snow globes are so cute! Thank you for sharing.

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  71. Following Jenni on Twitter as karenladd

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  72. I already followed May Arts and I thanked them for helping to sponsor D's 12 Days of Christmas on FB.

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  73. I already followed Blue Fern and I thanked them for helping to sponsor D's 12 Days of Christmas on FB.

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  74. always awesome and love the vintage style:):) ~ gonna make one!!!!

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  75. Anonymous9:53 AM

    Dear Jenni, I own lots of your lovely paper goodies...love your vintage style...Merry Christmas! Becky J abcjones@comcast.net

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  76. Anonymous10:04 AM

    I also subscribe to Jenni's blog :) Becky J abcjones@comcast.net

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  77. Great idea with the snow globes Jenni.

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  78. I'm not good at remembering to use props in photos. Thanks for the tip

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