what you need:
* clean glass jars with lid, please make sure they still close well, or you might get frustrated when everything is almost done and the glass leaks (i speak from experience), marmelade jars work well and small baby food jars are perfect for mini snow domes...
* water-resistant glue
* destilled water
* glycerin (i bought mine at the pharmacy)
* glitter flakes
* little animals, cars, snowmen, trees, whatever you'd like in your snow dome (try the model railroad section in the toys department for trees i.e.) i find it's best to collect little things for the snow domes over the months instead of starting to search for something fitting when you want to make them...
what to do:
* glue the animals/trees etc. to the inside of the lid, making sure that you can still close the glass
* pour water and glycerin into the glass jar at a ratio of 1:1
* at this point you might try to put the lid onto the glass (make sure the glue has dried) in order to test how much you need to top up with water/glycerin
* add glitter flakes
* screw lid to glass really tight, turn around, shake, enjoy!
(um, well i have to admit, the toadstool one didn't work out - i was too much in a hurry and the glue hadn't dried yet, i'll have to re-do this one :(( so, yes, make sure the glue is dry and everything's fixed)
(you might want to glue the lid to the glass as well, but make sure to test if you're happy with the amount of water/glycerin and glitter before doing that!)
you have the option of putting a piece of fabric and twine around the lid to make the snow dome look a little more pretty :)
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