Winter vacation has always been one of my favorite times of year to try new craft projects. The slow, winter days are perfect for staying indoors, turning on some cheerful music, and crafting for hours at a time.
My latest project is perfect for a winter day spent indoors, and it’s a great project to share with family members who may be home for the holidays. I found inspiration from bloggers Lemonista and The Naked Baker who shared their simple instructions and tips for these cute DIY snow globes.
What You’ll Need:
- Clear jar* with a tight fitting lid
- Glycerin (or mineral or baby oil)
- A decorative trinket that fits inside the jar (not made of paper or fabric)
- Decorative confetti for “snow”: glitter, small beads, fake snow, clean crushed egg shells
- Amazing QuickHOLD Craft glue
*Tip: Getting the label off the bottle without leaving behind the sticky stuff is tough. Try filling the bottle with hot water, let it sit for a minute or two, and then peel the label off. Works like a charm!
- Use Amazing QuickHOLD glue to adhere your trinket to the lid of the jar. Apply the glue to the trinket and let sit for about a minute to get tacky; and then attach the trinket. Since I used a Mason jar and the lid comes in two pieces, I applied E-6000 to the rim of the part that screws on and glued the pieces together.
- While waiting for that to dry, fill your jar up about a 1/2-inch from the top with water.
- Pour the entire bottle of glycerin (2 tbsp. of whichever oil) into the water and stir until mixed. Add decorative confetti of your choice (glitter, small beads, fake snow etc).
- Apply E-6000 to the ridges and the mouth of the jar.
- Move your jar and trinketed lid to the sink. When you place the lid on your jar, it’s normal for it to overflow a little bit. This will not weaken the glue or it’s ability to seal the jar. Close the jar tightly.
- Voila! You have an adorable, homemade snow globe.
Ciao! My name is Marcie Giovannoni, and I’m the “Crafty Intern” for the Eclectic blog. By day, I’m a senior at the University of Oregon, and by night, you can usually find me crafting my heart out with my hands covered in glue. I have a passion for trying new things and I enjoy seeing life through the viewfinder of my camera.