Let It Snow Globe with an Easy DIY!
Because cabin fever. We invited Jessica Marquez, the creative behind Miniature Rhino to join us for a “holi-DIY” and show us how to create snow globes using something we all have in our cabinet: Ball Mason jars. With a flurry of mini makers on hand, she guided us through the easy-to-try-at-home craft, letting the littles loose to fill their jars with glitter, gems, and figurines. Talk about merry making. Here’s how we did it!
- Ball Mason Jar
- Gorilla Glue Super Glue
- Plastic Gloves
- Glass Beads or Stones (optional)
- Plastic Toy Figurines
- Miniature Trees
- Distilled water
- Mini ornaments, plastic candy canes, sequins and gems
- Use sandpaper to scratch the inner lid of the mason jar, and wipe clean. This will help the glue adhere.
- Glue a layer of glass beads and gems, or stones to the inner lid to create some height and environment for your figurines. When gluing hold objects in place for a few seconds to set. Leave the outside rim of the lid clear to make sure the jar will still fit on to the lid. Tip: Gorilla Glue dries fast and is strong so you might want to use plastic gloves to protect your skin.
- Arrange your tree and figurine how you wish and then glue in place.
- Add a scoop of glitter, sequins, and a few drops of glycerin to your jar and then fill with distilled water. The glycerin thickens the water, which helps the glitter float.
- Turn the lid with your snow globe scene upside down, drop it into the jar filled with water and screw the lid on tightly. You can also add a thin layer of glue around the edge of the lid before sealing for an extra tight seal.
- Shake and enjoy!