|Mason Jar Snow Globe|
So this is by no means an original idea. Anthropologie has Mason Jar snow globes for $38:
I looked around our house and realized that my boys have grown up without snow globes. The shock, the horror. My poor children had yet to experience the magic that is snow globes! That is when I decided that we would make our own.
If you'd like to make your own here is what you'll need:
Mason jars (whatever size you'd prefer)
Glycerin (to make the water thicker so the glitter will float rather than sink)
Glitter (coarse preferable)
ornaments or trinkets to put inside
Epoxy or hot glue to attach the ornaments or trinkets
|I chose two little and a large from Michael's|
Then here are the materials we used:
To start we washed the jars in the dishwasher and then glued the ornaments and items to the lids:
Getting the key to stand up straight in the air was a pain. Once the glue was good and dry. We filled our jars to the top with distilled water (making sure there was room for the object to displace water). Then we added a small amount of glycerin. The kids shook the glitter into the jars. The more glitter the merrier!
Then we put the lid on:
And here is how our snow globes came out:
Santa was John's favorite (he is an English Santa complete with Christmas pudding), but he was so light he came unglued and started floating.
And this is my favorite. A melting snow man with birds and a magical key:
And here they are on our mantel:
Much cheaper than Anthropologie and much more fun to make your own!