Tutorial: Snow Globes

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Since everyone has been asking me for the directions on this project, I thought I’d give you all a Thanksgiving present early!  ENJOY!  :)

Who doesn’t love snow globes?  I literally could sit for hours and just shake them all around.  I love them!  :)  When I found an idea on Pinterest on how to make your own snow globe, of course I had to give it a try!  You could probably do this idea with children, but DO NOT let them use the glue on their own.  :)

Here’s what you need:

  • jar (with seal and lid)
  • Gorilla glue
  • trees (or any other object you would like inside that could handle water)
  • glitter
  • filtered water
  • ribbon or twine

I’m the type of person that when I make something, I like it to stick and STAY.  LOL  This is my main reasoning to use Gorilla glue!  :)

The first step is to take the seal of the jar and glue your trees (or other objects) to it with the gorilla glue.

Once you have all of your trees (objects) glued to the seals, let them sit for at least two hours so they dry completely.

After the glue has dried and your trees (objects) are in place, put about one inch of glitter into your jars, or enough to cover up the bottom of the trees (objects).

Next, add water.  When you add the water, the glitter will float and not absorb right away, therefore you’ll need to stir it with something to make sure the glitter soaks into the water; I used a plastic knife.

However…what I learned after doing this the first time, let the water sit for a bit (maybe 24 hours) to see if the glitter will absorb any more water (I’m 99% positive it will.); if so, add some more.  Make sure you fill the jars up almost the top.

Now it’s time to put it all together!  :)  Again, since I like to make sure things stick…hehe…when it came time to put everything together, I added Gorilla glue around the lid of the jar before I sealed it.

After everything has been sealed, do let these jars sit for another couple of hours to make sure the glue tries before it possibly gets wet.  While it looks like the water is tinted with food coloring, I promise you that it’s not.  I think the trees changed the color of the water, which in my opinion, gives it a very pretty texture!  :)

I am impatient, I must admit, so while the jars were still “upside-down,” I tied some ribbon around them to add that personal touch!  :)

…and then you wait…  :)

And then after a few hours, turn them over and watch the magic happen!!  :)

17 Responses to Tutorial: Snow Globes

  1. This is so cute. What a great idea. I have a link party called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party and would love to have you share this with everyone. Here is the link to the party. http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2012/11/mason-jar
    Debi @ Adorned From Above

  2. These are super cute! My husband really wants to make these, so maybe we'll try it this year. Thanks for sharing at The Fun In Functional!

  3. Julie says:

    Great to meet you Plucky! I collected snow globes for years. Now my 13 yr. old does. Every time we are on a family trip she likes to get one of those little ones in the gift shop. Wait until I show her this! Thank you so much for linking up to our Christmas party. The 1st winner is announced this Friday…good luck XO ~ Julie

  4. Hi Plucky, I saw these over at the Artsy Link Party and had to stop by and tell you how beautiful I think they are. I like how the trees changed the color of the water too. Such a fun project!!

  5. These are beautiful!! Thanks for linking them up at Artsy Corner :) Hope to see you again this week!

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  6. Fun idea Plucky! You have a WONDERFUL Christmas!!
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