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Get into the holidays and make your own vintage mason-jar snow globes!  Use our Snow Globe DIY Kit, which includes a limited-edition blue mason jar, four miniature trees, and a package of shimmery ornament flakes.

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WHAT YOU'LL NEED:
  • Medium-sized mason jar
  • Glue gun or glue stick
  • Small figurines or trees
  • Fake powdered snow
  • Scissors
  • Small scoop/tablespoon
Our Snow Globe DIY Kit (pictured), includes most of the materials you'll need including a limited-edition blue mason jar, four miniature trees, and a package of shimmery ornament flakes.
Does anyone know a good substitute for the snow? This is great btw
Glitters are commonly used for homemade snow globes/snowstorms - usually white or silver, but occasionally 'holographic' (though there's no reason you couldn't use colours to match a scheme). There are lots of different grades from 0.002 square inches (1.3 mm2) to 0.25 square inches (160 mm2) (Source: Wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glitter), and you'll find them easily on Amazon and ebay.<br> <br> It's also sometimes recommended to add a teaspoon or so of glycerine to thicken the water ever so slightly, for a longer-lasting 'snowfall'.
@karipinturr - great suggestions!
This looks good<em> - </em>I've been looking for snow globe ideas this past week, and this makes me think adding a drop or two of food colouring to the water in my own creations might be an interesting idea, since I can't easily get hold of coloured jars, could control the strength myself and assume the cost of posting the kit to the UK would be prohibitive.<br> <br> Also, of course, the combination of me being me with the Instructables site means I want to make something more --- involved..!
I LOVE IT SO MUCH!!!! This would be great as a Christmas present!!!!!!
This is such a cool idea! And it's so inexpensive too! Good job
I made this snow globe. I think I need to modify it a bit, because the snow floated, the figurines' view was blocked by the screw part, and my water turned green from my tree. However, this craft is creative and I enjoyed making it. Merry Christmas!
So, I had to modify this a little, but I think it came out okay. I used polyester snow, but had to cut down on the amount because it doesn't sink. I also used superglue and let it sit overnight
<p>i want it</p>
Bethany mota did something like this on you tube
The stuff that you make is pretty cool:)
I am concerned that over time mold and/or bacteria will grow and wreck this. Do you add any sort of preservative, possibly ethyl alcohol?
Do you have trouble getting the glue to hold after it's been in the water a while?
@dickerson888: one solution could be to reapply glue but use gorilla glue or other water proof glues.
Thanks
Beautifully done, perfecto
where can someone get the snow flakes at
@ScoutDadNC: We include the snow flakes in our Snow Globe kit: http://www.fairgoods.com/products/diy-snow-globe-kit. They should also be available at your local craft store. Thanks for trying this project out!
You are so creative!
I like the effect of the white tree in the blue tinted jar :)
Thanks Penolopy, we really love this project and it's helping us get into the holiday spirit!

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