Snow globes are always fun once you shake them and watch the glitter fall, and making your own can be an awesome craft because you can make each one unique for yourself, a gift or to sell. All you need are some clean mason jars and you can get started.
For this project you want to make sure your mason jar has a lid with the center piece which has a rubber sealing ring. You need this to keep the seal just as you would when the jars were used for canning or preserving.
Glycerin is important as it slows the rate of the glitter and you can find that online with the link below. Check your local craft store or online for items to place in your globe. You can go simple as they do in the video or you can step it up a notch and create an actual Christmas scene or any scene, these don't have to be restricted to the holidays.
Find Small Pieces to Make a Scene
You can make these as simple or as complex as you want. As long as you have pieces that are water resistant meaning they don't bleed colors when wet, you could get really creative with a tiny scene. You could then sell these at your holiday craft show as they would make awesome gifts. Below is the glycerin that can be hard to find in stores.
You could use small aquarium pieces to add to a unique snow globe, or at the dollar store simply find plastic Christmas decorations that will fit. Just remember the width of the lid and see what can fit.
These can be super fun and a good earner at a craft show. You may want to invest in new mason jars for this project to make sure the lid seals tight.
how to make a mason jar snow globe using baby oil and personalized
Here is another spin on the mason jar snow globe. You can personalize them with laminated pictures. The artist in this video simply printed out nice pictures of her kids and then had them laminated at the copy shop. She then build up the scene with white beads to represent snow and a plastic tree.
Personalized and Awesome!
I thought this was a brilliant idea especially for a gift, or you could offer personalized snow globes at a craft show. As long as the pictures are laminated or sealed tightly in the plastic this will work as she also uses baby oil instead of water.
The baby oil and glitter move slower, so as long as you have a large supply this option works well too. You can usually get larger bottles of baby oil in the grocery stores.
Check for water resistance
One of the things she did before she got started was to pick up a few Christmas decorations at the dollar store and then sat them in water to make sure the dyes did not come out. This is a good idea as you don't want to go to all the trouble of making a mason jar snow globe only to have the oil turn red. Use lots of glitter and have fun with this craft.
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