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Mini Water/Snow Globes

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Have you ever seen those capsule dispensers with the little trinkets inside? The ones that you put quarters in at the store? I bet you've bought a few of these capsules, but the problem here, is "What do I do with them!?". As I was coming home, I studied the capsules and the trinkets that fit inside them, and realized, when filled with water, they would make perfect water globes! And with Christmas coming around the block, these can make very unique gifts on a cheap budget. Add a little glitter, and there you go! The perfect holiday decoration! here's what you need:
Some capsules
The trinkets that came in the capsules
Hot glue gun (with the glue sticks)
Water
Dry erase marker
White/Clear glitter (optional)



 
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Step 1: Attatching of the trinkets

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For this step, you need to glue the base of your trinket to the lid of your capsule. If your trinket has feet, or other sorts of legs that need to be specifically placed, put the trinket right side up in the capsule, and close the lid. Shake it a few times to be sure the the trinket is in its most natural position. Then, the lid facing you, hold the capsule up to a light, and mark where the feet are with your dry-erase. When you take the lid off, you should be able to see where the feet markings are from the other side when held up to a light. Now, you know where to place it. Put glue onto the trinkets base, and attach. Let dry.
ycc21064 years ago
Hey that's a cute idea!
A bit small to my taste... I think you can find bigger ones.
and the glue, needs to be a cleaner. Maybe just being more careful? Well on a bigger one it won't show as much.
Have you tried with tinted oil?
Amby-chan (author)  ycc21064 years ago
I'm just bad with the gun. That's my first time using a hot glue gun!

I haven't tried tinted oil. It would look cool to use blue water to make an underwater scene! I'm sure you could just use water and food coloring instead of oil though.

Very creative...so simple. Well done.
 

ebert20114 years ago
This is just pure genius...
and now i curse myself for throwing those things away. I should have known someone would come up with a great 'Ible!
  Omg me too. I used to have a ton of those stupid things. Lol.
frollard4 years ago
even filling them underwater wouldn't be too hard with 'snow'  - let the particles settle with the clear portion upside down, then lower under water gently)...then close it.
i saved a bunch of these in my sock drawer, i knew theyd come in handy 
deofthedead4 years ago
Heee! This is absolutely adorable, totally do-able, and just plain darn awesome. If I ever get my craft table cleaned up, I will -so- do this and take pictures. Rated and faved, for sure. <3
Doctor What4 years ago
Because of my sister, those things pile up in my car.  This is an excellent way to upcycle them!
Great idea!
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