Snow globes are great gifts for a variety of occasions, such as birthdays or Christmastime. Instead of heading to the store to find that perfect snow globe, you can make one easily at home using some craft supplies and a little creativity. Purchasing the supplies to make your snow globes is the first part to getting these wonderful little gifts made for your loved ones.
Things You'll Need
- Glass jar with lid
- Glass or plastic figurine
- Florist's clay
- Silicone-based sealant
- Acrylic latex paint
- Distilled water
Head to your local craft store and purchase some small jars with sealing lids. You can usually buy these in bulk. You can also try to get them for free from a local grocer, or if you have a baby in the house, use old baby food jars.
Grab some glycerin and glitter from your craft store for your snow globe. You can use white or silver glitter to represent snow, or if you are making a Halloween-themed globe, use black glitter.
Find a waterproof plastic or glass figurine that will fit inside your jar. You can search around your local craft store or head to second-hand stores to find a cheap one. You can also make your own out of clay at home if you so choose.
Purchase florist's clay from your craft store. You'll need this when adhering your figurine to the inside of the lid of your jar. Also grab some silicone-based sealant to glue the lid onto your jar.
Decide on a paint color for the lid of your jar and purchase acrylic latex paint in the color of your choice. You'll want to base your choice on a color that matches your figurine. Or you can paint your name on it, to mark your handy work.
Go to your local grocer and purchase some distilled water to use for the inside of your jar. Once you have this, you have all the supplies you'll need for your snow globe.
Tips & Warnings
- To assemble the snow globe, fill the jar a few centimeters from the top with water, add some glitter and a few glycerin drops. Put florist clay into the lid and push your figurine down into it. Apply sealant to the edges of your lid and flip it over placing it inside your jar and twisting it close. You can then paint the lid colors of your choice.
- Photo Credit Toronto Snowglobe image by Julian Kilsby from Fotolia.com
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