Snow globes transport us into a magical winter land. It triggers our imagination into believing in a faraway blissful snowy land where our hearts like an innocent child longs to be in; making snow angels, snow men and singing merry songs. Isn’t it true?
A tiny snow globe may just be an amusing showpiece but it may help you relax and grin when you’re feeling low. But would you like to make one on your own. Even children would love to watch a snow globe and they too can partake in the fun of making snow globes too. You might have several mason jars around your home, used for storing spices and several other household items. These very same jars could be used for making snow globes too. To learn more just follow these two easy and simple tutorials and you will have your very own snow globe. These you can also present as gift items to your friends and family.
Here Are 2 Easy DIY Mason Jar Snow Globe Tutorials:
You Will Need:
A mason jar
Small, waterproof or plastic toys or figurines for your snow globe
Purchase a mason jar, or wash and clean an old one. It should be completely transparent. Separate its’ lid, take the flat dish part of the lid, this will be the base for pasting your plastic toys, figurines or any snow related item. Even if your jar has a one piece lid, you can directly paste on the figurines on it. If you wish to add some base to your figurines, you can use a wooden block piece as base. Use water proof glue to paste all pieces in place as you desire and leave it for a day or some good amount of hours to set completely. Also use the same glue to seal the lid with the jar, to avoid any leakage of water.
But, prior to sealing permanently; fill the jar with water almost to the top leaving an inch space or slightly more to pour in the glycerin. The glycerin will make the glitter fall slowly and not clump together, to keep the glitter afloat to give it the snowing effect.
Finally, when the figurines or toys have been fixed and secured in place, invert and immerse it into the filled jar. Seal the lid on the jar with the waterproof glue.
Waterless Snow Globe
You Will Need:
A mason jar
A foam board or cardboard
Small toys or figurines
And hot glue or any super glue
First, paste a foam board or cardboard on the center of the lid, thick enough to paste on the figurines. This will give an elevation to the figurines. Then paste on the figurines, or plastic toy animals, or tiny Christmas trees, objects that remind you of winter and snow.
Fill in fake snow into the jar about an inch high. Fake snow can be available in any craft store. If you are unable to find any in the market you can make some on your own by crushing hard boiled egg shells. Boil the eggs, separate the shells and crush them to use it as fake snow for your snow globe.
Place the lid over the jar and tighten it. Reverse the jar and your waterless snow globe is ready.