I got the hankering for a DIY project and decided to give a new life to a few of my little nick-nacks that live in drawers at home. I've decided these will make for some cute gifts for the kids in my life...and definitely a fun craft project to try at Christmas with my niece and nephew!
Here's how to make your own:
- Clean jars with lids (I used old jam jars etc)
- Spray Paint (I choose to use my personal favourite brand, Rust-Oleum)
- Glycerol (not pictured, but small bottles available at most pharmacies)
- Plastic or ceramic animals, trees and/or figurines (I had random things kicking around)
- Glitter (mine is from the local newsagency)
- Selleys Multi Grip (or an equivalent strong glue)
Make sure your jars are clean and thoroughly dry. Spray the lids your chosen colour and allow to dry. Attach the figurines using a bit of glue to the underside of the lid. Let the glue set completely and then fill your jar just under full with water. Next, add a small drop of glycerol to the water (the glycerin helps suspend the glitter in the water giving it that snow effect.) Add your glitter to the jar, using more or less depending on how snowy you’d like your snow globe jars to appear. Insert your figurine and screw the lid on firmly and give it a good shake! Look at that..you have your very own inexpensive Snow Globe!