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7 DIY Snow Globes

It is easy to believe in the magic of the Christmas season when you gaze into a snow globe. The quick shake and the gentle fall of snow over an intimate holiday scene delights both young and old.  Creating your own snow globe can be a fun family craft. We provide the instructions, as well as the inspiration. 
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7 DIY Snow Globes

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It is easy to believe in the magic of the Christmas season when you gaze into a snow globe. The quick shake and the gentle fall of snow over an intimate holiday scene delights both young and old. 

Creating your own snow globe can be a fun family craft. We provide the instructions, as well as the inspiration. 

How to Make a snow globe

For your holiday snow globe craft you will need: 

  • A mason jar with lid and ring
  • Strong glue
  • Glitter
  • Glycerin
  • Distilled water (enough to fill the jar)
  • Small figures and objects to create your scene
  1. Your jar will be displayed upside down, with the lid as the base. Arrange and then glue your figures to the inside lid of the mason jar.
  2. Fill your mason jar with the distilled water, until the water nearly reaches the top. 
  3. Add a few drops of the glycerin to the water. The addition of the glycerin helps the snow to gently drift to the bottom of the snow globe.
  4. Add your glitter, as much or as little as you like.
  5. When the glue is dry and the figures are secure to the lid, add additional glue to the outer rim of the lid and secure it to to the filled mason jar. Screw the outer ring on to the jar and wait until the glue is dry. This should only take a few minutes. 
  6. Turn the jar upside down, shake it, and enjoy your new DIY snow globe!

Next up: Seven home made snow globe to inspire you.

Image Source: blog.freepeople

 

Country Creations

These cute winter scenes have an old fashioned country Christmas feel, thanks to the fun figurines and the plaid bows. 

All that Glitters is Gold

These gorgeous gold-themed snow globes prove that personalizing your craft to match your holiday home decor can make a beautiful statement. For the right-side up snow globe, attach the objects with thin wire or allow them to float in the jar. 

Image Source: theartseefartsee.com

Light Up the Night

This unique snow globe features a streetlight lamp, all lit for a dark winter's night. To achieve this look, use a battery or corded light up decoration, but skip the water and glyclerine. This is a snowglobe for display, but no shaking, please. 

Instead, lightly use spray glitter on the inside of the jar to create a speckled snow effect.

Glue fake snow to the top inside of the jar.

Secure the lamp to the lid with glue dots.

Screw the lid on, but skip the glue. 

 

Image Source: Put It In A Jar

Happy Snowman

This happy snowman is a festive addtion to the holiday home. Choose a snowman that is large enough to take up most of the jar, for impact. Painting the lid of the mason jar black finishes this classic DIY snow globe. 

Image Source: Anyone Can Decorate

A Trio of Trees

Create a trip of snowglobes, simple in design and easy to craft. Placing objects in threes, always works well for home decor.

 

Image Source: Southern Living

Up on a Pedestal

The addition of a festive pedestal turns the ordinary snow globe into a decoration that could be used as a table centerpiece, as well as a lovely display on a mantelpiece. 

Image Source: snowtango.com

Sticker Snow Globe

The youngest of crafters can make their own snowglobes using stickers and a little help from an adult. Skip the glue and have the kids stick their favorite seals onto the jars for a quick project. 

Image Source: The Outlaw Mom

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