‘Tis the season to be jolly and engage your creative senses for decorating. You can either buy or DIY a Christmas Snow Globe and other decorations to beautify your homes. Snow globes are pretty little things and are appeasing to look at.
Do you ever feel like the 9.5 million Aussies who think they are missing out on a magical Christmas? Well, you can stop feeling like that by creating your snow globe. However, you might be perplexed as to how to go about making one. So, this article will tell you in detail how to DIY a snow globe and have a semblance of white Christmas.
How To Make Snow Globes?
Snow Globes are customizable and super-easy to create. It’s a fun project to do as a family and bring in the Christmas Cheer. You’ll be able to get into the festive cheer, keep your kids engaged and decorate your homes beautifully with this DIY project.
Firstly, to make snow globes, you need to gather your materials. You’ll need to ensure you have the following:
- A clean jam jar or an acrylic snow globe jar with double lids.
- Waterproof figurines made of resin or plastic
- Distilled Water
- White air-drying modeling clay
- Strong and clear water-resistant glue
Once you gather these materials, you can start creating your unique snow globes.
Making the Snow Globe
Making the snow globe once you have your materials is easy. Ensure you follow the steps below to have an aesthetically pleasing and magical snow globe at your home.
To make your pretty and fun snow globe, you need first to gather your figurines. You might have a Santa Claus figurine along with a snowman and Christmas tree. You must ensure these decorations and figurines fit well inside the jar or globe. You also need to confirm that your jar seals well and won’t open up randomly.
If you don’t have a ready-made globe with two lids, you might use the air-drying modelling clay to create a base on the jar. The clay should be circular and slightly smaller than the jar opening. Wait for the clay to dry completely before you place your figurines. It generally takes 24 hours to dry. Alternatively, you can bake it in the oven in the lowest heat for 2-3 hours.
Once the clay is cool and dry, you can use the water-resistant strong and clear glue to attach the figurines to the circular-shaped clay. Ensure your figurines are placed properly and don’t fall off. Then attach the clay to the jar lid and ensure it is glued well. You should then allow it to dry.
Now for the magic, you have to create the globe. You need to fill the jar with 2-3 teaspoons of glycerin so that the glitter you put in doesn’t fall too quickly. Ensure you don’t put too much glycerin, or the glitter won’t fall at all.
After the glycerin, add the water leaving some gap to add the glitter. Mix the mixture well.
Once your jar is ready, apply glue on the jar’s rim properly. You then turn the jar’s lid upside-down and place the figurine into the water. Screw the lid tight and let the glue dry completely. Wait for 2-3 hours for the drying process to complete. Then you can test the jar and make sure there are no leaks and the snow glitter moves around well.
This step is optional. You can tie a ribbon around the snow globe base to give it a more festive look.
So, DIY or buy a Christmas snow globe. Making a snow globe is easy. You merely need to gather the materials and follow the steps given above. It’s a creatively enriching process and makes you feel happy. Plus, you get to decorate your home with fantastic Christmas figures and experience the magic.