Dec 12.15

Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snowglobe!

Handmade

 

 

After watching, and re-watching the ridiculously addictive Crafternoon videos, I admit that I was jealous that Julia, our LUSH Times Editor was having all of the fun. So I decided to do something about it!

I've been wanting to create my own mason jar snowglobe for a over year now and I had already put aside a mason jar and a retro Christmas tree figurine that I kept just for this project. With Julia's easy to follow instructions (and masses of inspiration from all of her wonderful cats), I was able to craft a little Winter Wonderland of my own in no time at all.

 

Here's how you can create your own masterpiece:

1: Materials

  • - Empty mason jar (a wide mouth is easier to work with)
  • - Figurine of your choice 
  • - Superglue
  • - Distilled water
  • - Glycerin (just a capful or two is needed)
  • - Mica or cosmetic glitter

2: Pick a figurine in proportion to the size of your jar. This little tree has been around at every Christmas for as long as I can remember. (It still had tinsel stuck in some of its branches!)

3: Use a small amount of glue and attach your figurine to the bottom of the mason jar lid. Remember to let it dry for at least 10 minutes!

4: While the glue dries, fill your mason jar up with distilled water almost to the rim. Then add in a small amount of glycerin to top it off. The glycerin is what helps to suspend the "snow" in your globe.

5: Glitter! This is the fun part. Add a little, or a lot of your assorted glitter colours. I used a variety of silver and white glitters to add extra dimension. Then I added some more.

6: Soon this will look like freshly fallen snow.

7: Carefully lower your figurine into the jar. If there is still air in the jar once you've added your holiday figure, take it out slowly and add more water until it's full. Be sure to make sure that your lid is secure and tight before flipping your jar right side up. 

8: Shake, shake, shake! Isn't it beautiful? 

Vanessa Lamont

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