The shimmering magic of snowfall is always transfixing, whether it’s outside your window or inside this classic toy. Homemade globes let you create a wintry scene straight out of your own imagination.
Create a Winter Wonderland in a jar with this simple DIY project idea, perfect for a Christmassy crafternoon with the kids. These adorable festive ornaments only require a few materials and make great gifts too. Create a snowy tree scene or feature your favourite characters or animals. Here’s how to make your own homemade snow globe…
1 – Start by deciding which figurines you want to use and where you want to place them – once they are glued in you won’t be able to change them! Coat your figurines and let dry. This should help your figurines keep their coloring. Once the figurings are dry, use the Crazy Glue to attach them to the lid of the mason jar. Let them dry completely.
2 – Glue the toys to the inside of the lid. Make sure you leave a small amount of space between the Christmas figurines and the edge of the lid, so that it can screw down onto the glass jar. The glue should be fully dry, before you move onto the next step.
3- Pour half of the tube of glitter into the bottom of the glass jar. If you add more than this, the Christmas figurines you’ve chosen may get coated in glitter or the jar will become so clouded with sparkly bits that it’ll look more like a blizzard than a delicate shower of snow.
4 – Add water to the jam jar, up to the point where the lid screws on. Bear in mind that a certain amount of water will be displaced by the figurines. Don’t worry if some of the glitter floats to the top, once the snow globe is fully assembled it’ll shake right down again.
5 – Screw the lid on firmly, turn the jam jar upside down and give it a good shake! If some of the decorative items become dislodged in the process, you can easily open the jar again and remove them from the water, then glue them back down.
Display your finished snow globe or give it as a Christmas gift. You can also experiment with using different coloured glitters, different size jars, painted the lid, or decorating the jar with ribbon.