2012 UPDATE: Since making this snow globe last year, I’m sad to say the dye from the tree turned the water in the globe green! I’m still trying to figure out a way to fix this issue (maybe coat the tree with a sealant first?). If you’re looking to use this snow globe for longer than one season, I don’t recommend you use green trees.
Mason Jar Snow Globe Tutorial
I had so much fun making this next project! I tend to grab mason jars from garage sales and thrift stores whenever I can find them (today I actually snagged a turquoise one!). They have so many uses, from baking to crafts projects. This weekend I turned a few of my mason jars into snow globes for Christmas!
What you’ll need:
Any jar that seals
(I found the glycerin at the drug store in the pharmacy section.)
Using the Crazy Glue, attach your figurines to the lid of the mason jar. Let them dry completely. (I waited 24 hours to be sure.)
Next, fill your jar almost to the top with distilled water. Add a dash of liquid glycerin (this is used to make the glitter fall more slowly). The amount is glitter you add is sort of at your own discretion. I ended up experimenting and some of mine have a lot of glitter and some don’t. Jordan’s has a ton. 😉 Screw the cap on tightly and shake your jar to get the glitter moving.
And you’re done! Give your Christmas decorations a pretty handmade touch this year using this easy tutorial!