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
- 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!
*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.