What Do You Need to Make a Snow Globe?

  • A globe or jar with a solid lid or base
  • Strong glue
  • The item you want in the globe
  • Distilled water
  • Liquid glycerin
  • Glitter

STEP #1:

After removing the lid from the jar or globe, attach your item to the lid using a strong adhesive. Be certain to do some testing of proper placement prior to gluing it. Once you got it in the right place, glue it down. It may take some time, potentially hours, but you need to guarantee the item is securely glued down before you can move on to the next step.

STEP #2:

Now that the adhesive has dried, it time to add your distilled water into the globe. You want the globed to be filled, but remember to consider there still needs to be room for your item.

STEP #3:

Add a touch of glycerin. This is the solution, which is going to allow your glitter or snow fall slowly. It is easy to over pour the glycerin, so be careful just to put in a little bit, you can always add more.

STEP #4:

It is glitter time and the best snow globe glitter is plastic glitter. Put as much as you want in the globe, along with the water and glycerin. Take a small utensil and mix it all together.

STEP #5:

Top off the globe with your distilled water. It is imperative to the success of your snow globe that there are not any air bubbles.

STEP #6:

Seal up your snow globe tightly. Remember these snow globes are going to take quite the beating. The worse thing that can happen when you are showing of your snow globe is that it pops open. It is very possible that your globe will initially leak from overflowing, but it should dry up quickly. Some snow globe do it yourselfers will glue the globe shut to add an extra level of security.

–Snow globes are a tremendous DIY project that can easily translate into a DIY gift. This DIY project leaves a lot of opportunity for creativity and even to personalize the globe. There may be a trial and error period. It is unlikely your first couple snow globes will be winning any competitions, but it is a wonderful way to pass some time during the winter months.