Friday, November 12, 2010

Let it snow

so, even though our Christmas is more BBQ's and Aeroguard than snow flakes and mistletoe, these simple homemade snow globes are easy to make and simply stunning. And don't need to be hidden away in the roof space until December. 
A canny DIY couple could even use them as wedding favours. *
Instructions as follows:

 You will need to buy/beg/steal
*A jar of your choice (with a lid)
*Figurines or jewellery
*Anti-rust sealant for metal pieces
*Clear-drying epoxy  
*Distilled water
*Dash of glycerin
*Large silver or white glitter (smaller versions will float at the top)

1. Use clear-drying epoxy to adhere your piece to the inside of the lid. Let dry per  instructions.
2. After the epoxy dries completely, fill your jar with distilled or boiled water (at room temperature, of course).
3. Add just a dash of glycerin so the "snow" falls slowly.
4. Add as much glitter as you like. If you don't like the look of glitter, you can usually find faux snow at craft and haberdashery stores.
5. Screw your lid on tightly and enjoy your snow globe

Courtesy of Nicole

* I'd be one happy camper to receive one of these at a wedding. Especially the butterfly one!


morgan said...

What an awesome idea! thank you :) I think I just might have to try this.

morgan said...

I'm Morgan, by the way, and I just stumbled on your blog. So nice to meet you!

Sophie Slim said...

The butterfly one is definitely awesome! I think I'm going to try and make these for Christmas pressies! :) Thanks!!

Nell said...

So genius. Love it xx

bianca said...

This is such a fun christmas project!
I love the ones with cork lids.

The Princess and The Pea said...

Very sweet! Nicolex

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