Every year when I was growing up and my parents put out our holiday decorations, my favorite thing was a somewhat large snow globe with a miniature winter scene inside. It played music and I would turn it over and over in my tiny hands, watching the little flecks of “snow” fall to the bottom. These days, snow globes have become one of my favorite crafts this time of year. They are so easy to make and are the cutest decorations for your home or at your desk. Read on to learn how to make one yourself!
What you need: A mason jar, krazy glue, glycerin (I found it in the baking section at A.C. Moore), distilled water, glitter, and figurines to put inside.
Start by deciding which figurines you want to use and where you want to place them – once they are glued in you won’t be able to change them!
Take the lid of the mason jar and remove it from the outer metal ring. Turn it upside down and use the krazy glue to attach the figurines.
While the glue is drying (it only takes a few minutes if you use krazy glue), fill the mason jar almost to the top with water. Then add a dash of the glycerin – this has a syrupy consistency that makes the glitter drift around in the water and take longer to sink to the bottom.
Pour in the glitter – you can use as much as you want!
Apply the krazy glue to the outer rim of the mason jar lid, and place it back on the jar. Screw the lid on tightly and let sit for a bit to be sure it’s completely dry.
While the first one dried I decided to make a second one!
Once your jars are dry, turn them upside down, shake gently and let it snow!
Side note – I think the blue color came from the miniature trees, but I love how it looks! To achieve this effect you could add a couple drops of blue food coloring :).
Photos by Julia.
More DIY projects from the BLDG 25 Blog.