Thursday, November 17, 2011

Home-made Snow Globes

These homemade snow globes are so fun to make! See below for directions and make sure to share your photo on our facebook page if you create one!


For the Jar:

Almost any jar works for this project: Baby-food, pimiento, and olive jars are good choices. Look for plastic or ceramic figurines (metal ones are prone to rust) at flea markets and hobby or model-railroad shops. Synthetic evergreen tips are available at many floral-supply stores. You will also need oil-based enamel paint, sandpaper, epoxy, distilled water, glitter, and glycerin (available at drugstores).

Painting the Lid:

If the jar lids are not in seasonal colors already, paint them with oil-based enamel paint. Sand the inside of the lid until the surface is rough. With clear-drying epoxy, adhere the figurine to the inside of the lid, and let the epoxy dry


  1. Glue Trees and/or figurines to lid with Elmers glue. Some figurines are cute if they are not glued down, and are free to "float around."
  2. Fill the jar almost to the top with distilled water
  3. Add a pinch of glitter and a dash of glycerin to keep the glitter from falling too quickly. Don't add too much, or the glitter will stick to the bottom of the jar when it's flipped. 
  4. Screw on the lid tightly, being careful not to dislodge the figurine.

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