DIY: How to Make Your Own Snow Globe

A snow globe is a funny transparent sphere, traditionally made of glass, containing a miniaturized scene of some sort, often together with a landscape, town, or figure model. The sphere also encloses the water inside the globe; the water works as the medium through which the “snow” falls. The globe is shaken to mix up the white particles to initiate the snow. The globe is then put back in its position, and the flakes fall down slowly through the liquid. Snow globes sometimes have a funny built-in music box that plays a piece of music. Some snow globes have a pattern around the outer base for decoration. Snow globes are usually used as a collectible item.

Two months ago, we had our festival season to wrap, shop, decorate, and cook. Yes, we all had fun and enjoyed our time. However, sometimes we ignore that there is much more to the festival season than baking cookies and buying presents. It’s also a time to produce fun new holiday traditions while keeping old ones alive. It’s imperative to keep costs low when you’re already spending a great deal of money on decor and gifts. Therefore, here is an entertaining, step-by-step tutorial on how to make your own Do It Yourself snow globes! All you need are some empty, clean jars and a couple of craft supplies. You don’t need to be a specialist crafter, either; you can complete this project within an hour. It’s also really great to do with children – with adult supervision, of course! So without further ado, here’s how to make your own snow globe!

First things first: you’ll require some supplies. You can pick jars of any size – which is a fabulous way to upcycle your old stuff! Also, you will need miniature winter figurines, craft glue, medium-sized snowflake stickers, and artificial snow. Optional supplies include ribbon and spray paint to dress up your jars further. Now, onto the tracks to create your jar!

  1. Clean out old jars – jelly jars, mason jars, and baby food jars work great and will give you a multi-tiered and fun display. Make sure they are completely dried before you start crafting.
  2.  If using mason jars, please make sure to properly glue the lid pieces together with super or craft glue. You don’t want the stuff coming apart! 
  3. If using spray paint, you can sprinkle the lids at this point and set them aside to dry. Silver spraypaint is particularly fun and festive.
  4. Now, spread inside the jars and stick a snowflake sticker on the glass inside. This will make a background for your scene.
  5. Fill jars about 1/6th to 1/3th of the way with your fake snow.
  6. Glue your knickknacks to the lid; the lid should be facing up, so you are working with a flat surface. Let them dry.
  7. Once properly dried, you have to screw the lid back onto the jar. Your knickknacks will be upside down as you do this. Now, flip the jar over once you’ve tightened the lid, and YAY – snowglobe!
  8. Repeat the method with differently-sized jars and mix up your figurines’ usage. You can build a winter wonderland that’s ideal for window displays, mantel decor, or adorable centerpieces. You can wrap the ribbon around the jar’s base to create an even more colorful display. Green and red are optimal for Christmas, while silver and blue are great as well.

There you have it – a simple, low-priced project that captures the Christmas spirit while taking your decoration to the next level. Remember this whenever you’re planning to beautify your home during the next Christmas months. 

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