Well, never fear, we’re here to help! This small, easy-to-do family-friendly project will keep small hands busy and foster that family connection this holiday season.
A DIY snowglobe seems to be the perfect holiday comfort-inducing craft! You can make so many different types in so many different styles but watching the “snow” fall in the globe after being shaken seems to give the perfect quintessential holiday magic feeling. Plus, it gets your creative side working and it’s all-inclusive family fun! What could be better during the holiday season?!
So let’s get on with it and we hope you enjoy making your DIY snowglobe!
You will need:
•Mason jar (or jar of choice, so long as it has a tight-sealing lid!)
•Tiny figurine of choice (A tree, a house, snowman, whatever suits you!)
•Several drops of Glycerin (Or mineral or baby oil! – this helps the glitter, and optional snow, float a little more “naturally” in the jar.)
•White drying gorilla glue (or any other glue, as long as it’s water-proof)
•Binder Clips (to clip the tree to the lid to help it adhere)
These items below are optional:
•Snow (Sequins or foil confetti)
•Sealant (aquarium or silicone)
•Holiday fabric or ribbon for decoration
•Small wooden block (to help the tree stand above the mason jar lid)
1. Clean your jar of choice thoroughly to avoid any food residue, or dirt and remove the labels and clean the glue off.
2. Peel off any stickers, or anything on the bottom of your centrepiece (whether it’s your tree, snowman, or whatever!). Slightly wet the bottom of the tree, spread some Gorilla glue on it (Gorilla Glue needs water to adhere to surfaces), and stick it to the jar lid. Option: you can take a tiny piece of wood (or another waterproof medium, about the thickness of a mason jar lid) and glue the tree to the wood, and then to the lid so that the tree doesn’t get partially hidden by the mason jar lid when it’s finished and flipped upside down.
3. Using the binder clips, clamp down around the tree’s base and the mason jar’s lid. Let it dry for about an hour.
4. Once dry, add your water (don’t fill it to the top, the lid of the jar may displace the water so leave a bit of room!), glitter, a few drops of glycerin (or baby or mineral oil!), and add your optional snow pieces if you wanted! Lastly, pick up your tree attached to the lid, flip it upside down, and screw it on top! Feel free to swish it around and add more to get the desired snow effect you want.
5. This is an optional step, but before screwing the other part of the lid on tight, you can line the threads of the lid with gorilla glue or sealant to help seal everything up tight and prevent potential leaking. Once you screw the lid on tight, make sure you give it about another hour to dry if you choose this step.
6. Decorate the lid or the outside with red or green fabric if you so choose, and finally, give it a shake and enjoy your Christmas creation!