Hello Blissfully Ever After readers! My name is Melanie and I blog over at Mommy Mentionables. I am so excited to be a regular contributor here and sharing my first DIY craft with you. It’s never too early for Christmas, so today I have a really fun, easy and festive tutorial.
DIY Christmas Snow Globes!
Here is what you need:
Empty glass jars (For this tutorial I am using baby food jars and half pint jars)
The baby food jars are Step 2. These will make some adorable mini snow globes.
The mini trees I found at Hobby Lobby. The snowman and dog house I found at Wal Mart in the Christmas aisle.
Here are the steps:
Before beginning this project, take tops off jars and spray paint desired color and set to dry. (Optional)
The next step is to clean your jars and remove any excess glue leftover from labels. I used Goo Gone but you can also soak the glass in some dish washing liquid and then scrape it off.
Next, use a waterproof glue and put a drop of glue on the top. I used Elmers polyurethane glue but there are many different types of waterproof adhesives. Let the glue stand 1-2 minutes before putting your decoration on it.
I used the mini trees in the baby food jars and the larger snowman and dog house in the half pint jars.
Note on the half pint jar.
These are the jars where the center comes out. To make sure the lid stays secure, I also put glue on the inside of the lid to seal the opening.
Now when I say 24 hours, I mean 24 hours! Otherwise, you will end of like me… impatient and overly excited of what I saw was coming together before my eyes, I somehow managed to totally mess them up by continuing to touch them to see if the glue was dry.
So put them off to the side and admire from afar.
In the meantime though…You can start preparing your jars for the final step.
If you’re using Step 2 baby food jars, add about a teaspoon of glitter. If your using something larger add about two. There’s no perfect recipe, just eyeball it. You can always add more later, after you add the water.
Once 24 hours is up, finish making your globe!
Add in 10 drops of Glycerin if your using the baby food jars. For the larger jars, use 20 drops.
Add the water, screw the tops on and there you have it….
The most adorable little Christmas snow globes!
My personal favorites are probably the mini globes made from the baby food jars.
Be prepared for all of your family members wanting you to make them one of their own. My kiddos are too small right now so they weren’t able to join in the fun this year but next year this is definitely something we will be doing together. I can already see my toddler wanting to make a Minnie Mouse snow globe. It’s not like we don’t have enough Minnie’s in the house right now….
I hope you’ve enjoyed this tutorial! It’s such a privilege to be here. I am looking forward to being able to share many more DIY crafts with you.
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