DIY snow globe

Adrienne Conza, Staff Writer

One of my favorite things about December is when it snows and the world looks like a winter wonderland. I think there is something simply magical about snow. Therefore, I think snow globes are fascinating and beScreen Shot 2014-12-03 at 12.40.19 PMautiful because they capture little moments of winter magic in a jar. So when I stumbled across a tutorial for DIY snow globes, I just had to make some! They are affordable and easy to make, and the best part is that you can personalize them and create your very own winter wonderland in a jar.

To make a snow globe, you will need: Any jar with a lid that seals (I used a mason jar), glitter, figurines (I bought mine at A.C. Moore), crazy glue, liquid glycerine, pure water, and some ribbon.

Start by attaching your figurines with crazy glue to the back of the cover of your jar. Be sure to allow the glue to dry completely before you move on. I let mine dry for 24 hours just to be safe.

Next, fill your jar with pure water almost to the top, and add a squeeze of glycerine. The glycerine makes the glitter Screen Shot 2014-12-03 at 12.42.41 PMfall more slowly, so you can add as much or as little as you want, depending on how slowly you want the glitter to fall (I used about ¼ teaspoon for one mason jar). Then add your glitter. You can add as much or as little as you want, and in whatever colors or shapes you like. For one jar I used a combination of plain white glitter and pearlescent glitter. In another jar I used silver and gold star shaped glitter for a variation on the classic snow globe.

Once you have added your glitter, put the cover with the attached figurines on to the jar, tie your ribbon around the bottom, and then shake! Your snow globe shouldn’t leak if you have a fitting cover and screw it on firmly, but you can always add a little bit of crazy glue around the inside edge of the cover to really seal it closed.

These snow globes are easy to make, and they are really beautiful. You can easily personalize your snow globe by adding different figurines or colored glitter, so these snow globes are a perfect to make as gifts for friends, family, or even just for yourself!

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