One (and maybe the only thing) that I love about winter is watching snow fall. It is almost magical watching the shimmering flakes fall from the sky. Snow globes are a great way to capture this magic without the cold that goes along with it. Homemade snow globes allows you to create a fun and whimsical wintry scene all of your own.
Pretty much any glass jar will work for a homemade snow globe, but try and get one that is close in size to the objects you are placing inside to keep things look proportional. Mason Jars, Big Baby Food Jars, Olive Jars etc… will all work quite well once cleaned out. Plastic and ceramic figures work best and can easily be found in craft stores. I’ve found that ceramic figures meant for Christmas towns work best as the plastic ones can leach dye into the water over time. I’ve even seen Christmas town figures in the Dollar store that would work so this is definitely a project that can be done without spending a whole lot.
If you are using mason jars you may need to glue the figures to cork or and then the cork to the inside of the lid in order to get the figures high enough up to see above the lip of the lid once screwed on. You will also need to hot glue the snap lid to the ring create the lid.
Plastic or ceramic figures
Glue gun figures to the inside of the lid of the glass jar and allow to cool and dry.
Fill the jar almost to the top with water, leave just a little bit of head room to allow for displacement.
Add a little bit of glycerin to the jar to slow down the glitter as it falls. You may have to play around with the amount but I used a tablespoon for the medium-small sized jar I used.
Add about a tsp of glitter to the jar and stir with a spoon.
Screw the lid on to the jar tightly.
Now “Let is snow!”