DIY Snow Globe Mason JarNovember 30, 2014
Did you know you can make your own adorably cute DIY Snow Globes using Mason Jars?! Yes, it’s actually much easier than you might think! I love customizing the decor in my home for the season we’re in, and these DIY Snow Globe Jars are so easy and affordable to make, I could easily whip together 3 or 4 of these to group together on a mantle or shelf. They only cost a few bucks to make… yes, they’re that cheap!
Here, take a look at the finished product!
It’s so darling, right? And it’s so simple, you will want to make one or two or ten yourself! 🙂 I am definitely planning on making a few more of these lil babies before the season is up!
Let’s get to the tutorial now, shall we?
DIY Snow Globe Mason Jar
- 1 mason jar (any brand is fine)
- 1 or 2 small figurines to be placed inside the snow globe
- fine glitter
- hot glue
With so few supplies, the tutorial cannot be difficult, am I right? 😉
Oh, also please excuse the bag of green sand in the picture of the supplies above! I did not use that for this project, but I considered placing it inside the jar, but didn’t like the look of floating sand. It didn’t look magical enough, so I discarded that batch and started over. Keep reading below to see why I discarded another batch of water..
The first step is to take your jar lid and hot glue the figurines to the inside of the lid. Place them strategically on the lid so that when the jar is filled up and the lid is screwed on, you will have a cute snow globe with visible figurines. The figurines I used were found from the Dollar Tree: a little Santa and a Christmas tree. Other cute options that I’ve seen there are a little snowman, a lamp post, a caroler, a child on a sled, a reindeer, etc. The possibilities are endless.
The next step is to pour the glitter into the bottom of the jar and then fill almost to the top with water. Now I did some experimenting for you guys, as some other tutorials on the web say that if you add a few drops of oil to the water/glitter mixture, the glitter will float in the water and be suspended beautifully. I have found the opposite to be true. I originally added a few drops of oil to the water/glitter mixture and found that the glitter just clumped up and didn’t travel through the water gently. So I discarded that batch of water and started over. When I filled up the jar with only glitter and water (and no oil whatsoever), I found that the glitter was able to float and travel through the water beautifully. It could possibly depend on the brand of glitter used, or the size of glitter particles used, but you can always experiment a bit with your supplies to find a combination that works well.
Then simply screw the lid (with the attached figurines) onto the jar, carefully not to displace too much water. Seal tightly and shake away! Isn’t it such a sweet little project?!
And it’s an easy Christmas gift, too. Simply wrap a cute bow around it, throw it in a gift bag with some tissue paper, and you have an inexpensive gift for neighbors, teachers, friends, etc. all taken care of!
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