DIY Snow globe

Snow globes are magical and beautiful, so why not make one at home? It’s super simple and easy, doesn’t make a huge  mess and is fun to make. You can give a personalised DIY snow globe to your family and loved ones for christmas and even make them special for them, with the things they adore and unique personal messages. It’s also a perfect way to keep your kids entertained and let them unleash their creativity.

DIY Snow globe

DIY Snow globe

Your snow globes  can be as colourful as you want, but you can also make them monocrome using just one colour, such as white or gold which gives them a less festive but more elegant appearance.

White snow globes

White snow globes

The things you’ll need to make your very own snow globe are:

  • a jar, including a lid (or a small glass botle with a cork or a cap),
  • distilled water,
  • glycerin (optional),
  • glitters/coconut flour/sparkles/tiny pieces of plastic,
  • super glue or other waterproof adhesive,
  • ceramic or plastic ornaments/figurines.

How to make a snow globe?

First, you’ll want to make the figures or ornament that will be the main piece of attention in your snow globe. You have to be careful and make sure they fit on the lid of a jar you chose, since you’ll be gluing them on later. But also make sure your decorations aren’t to small either or you wont be able to see them when the jar is closed. You can also buy some ornaments (ceramic or plastic for best results) but making them yourself is fun and easy. A simple idea for your own figurines is to make them using clay. Just buy yourself some clay (there are also some interesting recipes online for clay you can make yourself) basicaly any clay will do, and get creative. Be sure to bake the clay and colour it with water-resistant colours.

DIY snow globe decoration

DIY snow globe decoration

Snow globe decoration

Snowman for snow globe decoration

Glue the figures you bought or made to the lid of the jar and fill the jar. To fill the jar and finish your DIY snow globe use distilled water, a spoon or two of glycerin (usually found in soap-making sections of hobby stores) and glitter, or whatever you decided to make your snow with. For example, you could also use coconut flour, sparkles or tiny pieces of plastic. Use the right amount of water  so there will be no air bubbles in your snow globe. Also keep in mind the volume of your figures and ornaments glued to the lid.

Screw the lid on to the jar and  if you are worried about kids unscrewing the lid, you can also glue it on. You can also decorate your finished snow globe with glass colours. And after  that your very own snow globe is finished!

DIY snow globe 1

DIY snow globe 1

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DIY snow globe 2

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DIY snow globe 4

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