Remember back in december when I recommended these mason jar snow globes? Well I made some of my own, and they turned out pretty awesome (if I do say so myself), and, since I avoided any traditional holiday themes, pretty seasonless as well. So never mind that the holidays are behind us, make yourself some fake snow magic and enjoy it year-round!
Follow these little guys and see how the magic was made...
I researched quite a few tutorials including the one I originally mentioned with my gift suggestions and even one by Queen Martha herself, and got these materials together to start off with. I soon realized through my own experimentation that some of these tools didn't work very well, and that I needed a few additional things to get my snow globes done. To save you the hassle of trial and error, your final supplies list should look something like this:
these smooth glass jars from Penzeys Spices.
irredescent white, but go nuts!
local pet supply store, and a whole handful of little animals from my local toy store (the Schleich animals are amazing!). Editing was key, but really, in this case editing really just means playing with dolls. In the end the sweet and goofy ostrich was just too tall for my jars, the sheep were a bit too literal for christmas, and the badger was, well, short and mean, as badgers are. And as much as I wanted to use my neon flowers, they sort of overwhelmed my llama, so I saved them for the next batch
And that's it! Now you just play with your toys until you've got them all arranged how you like, and glue everybody down into their new home on the inside of the lid.
Load the glue up nice and thick, it won't show once you've got it all assembled and it needs to hold tight. Then just fill your jars with water and a few drops of dish detergent, add your glitter, and carefully insert these guys in head-first as you screw the lid on. Try and make sure the jar is filled as high as possible and that you don't lose much water as you put the lid on; any air will show up at the top when you flip it over. You could glue the lid on, but mine didn't seem to leak and I liked the idea that they could be emptied and adjusted in the future if needed.
Just like that, I made horse and llama snow globes. What will you put in yours?