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Snow Globe Mason Jars – Wet or Dry

Here is the Dry Snow Globe

 

 And, here’s how your snow globe will look if you choose the wet version. 

 

Ingredients for Wet Snow Globe Mason Jar above:

 

 

Snow Globe in Mason Jar

Southerners love Mason Jars. We use them for canning, Redneck Wine Glasses, planters, trinket holders and sweet tea glasses.

Now, for the holidays, you can turn them into a miniature winter wonderland. Fun for the whole family.

Here’s what you’ll need for the Wet Snow Globe:

mason jars

distilled water

glycerin

glitter

super glue

Note:  For the Dry Snow Globe, simply omit the water and glycerin.

Here’s How You Make Snow Globe Mason Jars

Read all instructions before beginning this fun project.

Clean your glasses and wipe dry.

Glue your figurines with a generous amount of super glue to the inside of the metal lid. Be careful not to get too close to the edge or it will not screw on to the jar properly. Leave for 24 hours for best results. If you choose the Dry version, you probably wouldn’t have to wait that long.

Pour distilled water almost all the way to the top.

While stirring constantly, pour in a little glycerin. The amount you put in determines how slow the glitter will float. I think we may have put in about 15 little drops. You can add more later if needed – just be sure to stir constantly while pouring.

Next, add glitter in small amounts, stirring constantly, until you figure out how much you want.

When  you’re satisfied with the results, simply screw the lid on tight and give it a gentle shake.

Tips:

We actually like the look of the Dry Snow Globe best. It’s easier and less messy for the kiddos. But, it you decide to make the Wet Snow Globe, it might be best to use trees or figurines meant for aquariums. We bought trees from a craft store and they work fine, but the next day, the water had a little bit of a turquoise tint from the paint on the trees.

Use trees and white snow glitter for a simple outdoor scene. The kids may enjoy something a little brighter in color (snowman, santa, etc …).

Use a generous amount of super glue covering the entire bottom of the figurine and press for a minute to ensure a good seal.

Enjoy!

These Snow Globe Mason Jars were a fun, easy project that the kids really enjoyed. They are a cute addition to your Christmas Village. Happy Holidays and y’all come back soon. Love, Cindy

I saw this Snow Globe Mason Jar in this month’s Country Living Magazine.

 

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2 Comments

  1. Lissa (Bellenza) on the December 5, 2011 remarked #

    Love your holiday craft ideas (like your “wedding invitation ornament” that I just spotted featured on another blog)! Cheers!

  2. Cindy Eckhart on the December 5, 2011 remarked #

    Lisa, Thank you so much! I’m so glad you enjoy the crafts. It’s a fun family project. I appreciate you taking time to leave your thoughts! Love, Cindy

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