Winter Eco-Craft: Global Chilling


  • Variety of kitchen glass containers, such as jars, salt shakers, or syrup jars
  • Hot glue gun
  • Used Styrofoam from old packages
  • Blender
  • Plastic toys and trees


  1. Cut the Styrofoam into small pieces. Place it in the blender and blend until it turns into fine, fluffy snow.
  2. Use the hot glue to arrange the plastic toys and trees inside the glass containers. (If you don’t have the containers on hand, thrift stores are a great place to find them.) Let dry.
  3. Sprinkle the snow inside the containers. Put the lids back on—and you’re done!

From Upcycling Celebrations: A Use-What-You-Have Guide to Decorating, Gift-Giving, and Entertaining by Danny Seo.