DIY Snowglobe

December 1, 2010 |  by  |  Blog, DIY, Home & Decor

If this is not the perfect time for some DIY snow globes! These little windows of snowy winter worlds are easy to make and are a wonderful holiday gift or decoration for your home.

You will need:

*A jar of your choice (with a lid)
*Figurines or jewelery
*Anti-rust sealant for metal pieces
*Clear-drying epoxy
*Distilled water
*Dash of glycerin
*Large silver or white glitter (smaller versions will float at the top)

1. Use clear-drying epoxy to adhere your piece to the inside of the lid (or use the glue gun).
2. After the epoxy dries completely, fill your jar with distilled or boiled water (at room temperature, of course).
3. Add just a dash of glycerin so the “snow” falls slowly.
4. Add as much glitter as you like. If you don’t like the look of glitter, you can usually find faux snow at craft stores.
5. Screw your lid on tightly and enjoy your snow globe!

I used a bird and a small discoball. I wanted the discoball to hang above the bird, but I didn’t calculate  gravity in, so when I turned the glass upside down, the discoball went the wrong way, up! D’oh!

So change of plan: I removed the bird and this is how it looks now:

I still wasn’t too happy, so I decided to use the discoball as a balloon wrapped around Santa’s hand:

Later it turned out, that my figurines detached from the bottom, as I just used the glue gun to hold them. So make sure, you use an Epoxy!

Some other cool snow globe ideas are:

..Here at: JacinandPat (no water used)

..A snow globe ring!

..The cutest DIY snow globe soaps at Alphamom!

Have you made any snow globes before? Leave a picture in the comments!

A snowy day!

//xoxo, Sibylle//

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  1. Your snow globes are adorable and thank you for your tutorial! I’ve got this linked to my snow globes post too today, you’ve done a lovely job! Happy Holidays!

  2. very cool! how long does epoxy take to dry before you can add the water?

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