Snow Globe
Arts & Crafts Activity

Saturday, December 15, 2012
I hate winter. I have no problem admitting to it. But good news for winter. I love thee for one reason, and one reason only: Christmas! Can't have Christmas any other way than white! And I admit, I get a little depressed during the month of December if there is no white carpet on the ground. I need my snow for Christmas, what can I say! So I was ecstatic last week when we had our first snow fall. Alright it was merely a couple of inches with half that melted less than 24 hours later due to rain but hey, it's white outside and that's all that matters! So because Christmas is not far away and I am getting really excited, let's make snow globes together! 

Snow globes are a Christmas essential. They are cute, fun and magical! Recreate your own winter wonderland world with this easy DIY craft!

What you will need

  • Baby food jar 
  • Extra-strong glue 
  • Plastic bottle cap 
  • Glitter (you can vary the size, colour and shape) 
  • Felt, white or green 
  • Plastic decorations and figurines to decorate the interior of the globe

How to
  • Let the baby jar and lid soak in soapy water for several hours. You will then be able to wash it properly and remove the label. Make sure you dry it off thoroughly. 
  • Glue your figurine to the top of the bottle cap. Then glue the bottle cap to the inside of the jar's lid. 
  • Glue a few decorations around the inside of the jar and along the jar's rim. 
  • Let it dry according to your glue's instructions.
  • Pour a pinch (or two... or three!) of glitter inside the jar.  
  • Once completely dry, fill the jar with warm tap water (water might be cloudy at first but it will clear up as it cools off). You have to make sure not to fill with water to the rim because when you will put the lid on, the figurine will make the water level go up. Screw the lid very tightly and let it cool off by leaving the jar stand, lid side down. 
  • Cut a piece of felt to recreate snow or grass around your jar to hide the lid. 
  • Glue it all around the lid.
  • Your snow globe is now ready to be shaken away! 

Happy Holidays!

*If you plan on keeping your snow globe as long as possible and not just for the Holidays, use distilled water instead of tap water to fill your jar. You will find distilled water at your local pharmacy. Distilled water will not turn yellow over time.

*If there's any chance that the globe might make its way into some very joyous or playful hands (say for example kid hands!), you will want to seal the lid with silicone sealant, which can be found at any hardware or craft store.



11 Fabulous Comments:

Kelly R said...

Thank you for these wonderful ideas.

Susan said...

One of my favorite craft activities! Thanks!

Melanie @ bear rabbit bear said...

I have always wanted to make these!

becca said...

I got Little Man a snow globe art set wish I had read this sooner

Michele Clarke said...

Love!

Marti Cooper said...

That is adorable and a great way to re-use baby food jars! Thank you so much for sharing this at SHOW-licious Craft Showcase! http://sew-licious.blogspot.com/2012/12/show-licious-craft-showcase-12.html

I look forward to seeing you again! :)

Marti

Dewdrop Gardens said...

These are very cute! Great way to reuse old jars. I made some this year using mason jars, it is addicting and so much fun! Love the look of yours.
Saw you sharing at A Diamond in the Stuff
Debbie :)

Theresa said...

So cute. Do you know how long they last adding water in? Visiting from DearCreatives.com

Carrie said...

Oh, how fun!! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!

Claire Justine said...

Oh so sweet,I need one :) thanks for joining us at Creative Mondays last week. Featuring your great idea this week ,hope you can stop by and link up again this week with us ? Merry Christmas...

Claire Justine said...

Hi thanks for the comment on my blog, I've made a "I've been featured button" and placed it on the side of my blog. Looking forward to seeing your posts thoughtout the new year and starting to feature more of my favourite posts :) Happy New Year ...

Post a Comment