Christmas Craft – DIY Snow Globe

8 Dec

by Mumsible G

Okay, I just finished making this gorgeous Snow Globe and let me tell you – it’s like Christmas in a Jar!!!! I’m feeling the Season so much 🙂 Glee Christmas Album in the background and playing with the Snow Globe – Junior is loving the craft and I’m one happy Mum!!

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For those of us that don’t have snow – every bit of ‘snow experience’ is joyous!! And that’s what this craft does to Junior & me – simple happiness!

What Junior & I used:

  • Mason jar
  • Glitter
  • Water
  • Ribbon
  • Christmas Decorations
  • Epoxy Glue
  • Sand paper
  • Glycerin
  • Acetone & Cotton Wool
  • Scissors

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How Junior & I went about it:

  1. Make sure you have a clean mason jar with decorations that can fit inside it.
  2. Start by sanding the inside of the mason jar lid – you don’t need to make a big deal of it – just slightly and clean with acetone and cotton wool.
  3. Make sure your decorations are clean and do not have any dust. Using the epoxy glue stick them onto the mason jar lid. (Note:- you have to use epoxy glue – the PVA glue will just get washed off when it comes into contact with water).
  4. Leave the lid to dry.20131208_103544
  5. Into the jar add a fair amount of glitter – the amount depends on the size of the jar so try to mentally visualize the glitter mixing with the water.
  6. Add water and a teaspoon of glycerin. Make sure the liquid solution really fills the jar.
  7. As you close the lid (with the decorations now fixed on!) you will find some of the solution escaping – it’s ok!!
  8. Turn it around 🙂
  9. Christmas in a jar!
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!!!!!!!

Ev’rywhere you go;
Take a look in the five-and-ten, glistening once again
With candy canes and silver lanes aglow.

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas,
Toys in ev’ry store,
But the prettiest sight to see is the holly that will be
On your own front door.

A pair of hopalong boots and a pistol that shoots
Is the wish of Barney and Ben;
Dolls that will talk and will go for a walk
Is the hope of Janice and Jen;
And Mom and Dad can hardly wait for school to start again.

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas
Ev’rywhere you go;
There’s a tree in the Grand Hotel, one in the park as well,
The sturdy kind that doesn’t mind the snow.

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas;
Soon the bells will start,
And the thing that will make them ring is the carol that you sing
Right within your heart.

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