Thursday, December 29, 2011

Snow Globes

Snow globes

What you need:
Glass container with lid that screws on
Distilled water
Miniature christmas trees or other decorations that will hold up to water

As I was trying to come up with Christmas gifts for the grandparents, this seemed like the perfect handmade gift that would last for a long time and be meaningful to them. I wish I had time to get really creative with what went inside of the snow globe, but Christmas snuck up on me so I kept it simple with the Christmas trees

Glue your Christmas tree with the epoxy to the inside lid of the glass container that you are going to use (this could be anything from a mason jar, liquor bottle, or any cool find at the local thrift store). Let dry over night.  

Fill the glass container with distilled water, adding in a splash of glycerin. Too much glycerin will make the glitter stick to the top of the container. Then add in a generous amount of glitter.

Glue the inside of the container lid with epoxy, and immediately put it on your glass container and let it sit upside down so that the glue has time to dry without water leaking out. Once it is dry you have a beautiful, unique snow globe all made by you!

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