our DIY snowglobe post is one of the blog's most popular. i shared detailed step by step instructions on how to make your own snow globes or glitter jars! since then, i've seen countless other snow globe tutorials and i have to say, i adore the results! snow globes add such a playful and magical detail to any winter or holiday decoration!
i made a snowglobe again the other day and thought i'd just share a few more tips and suggestions:
1. destilled water!
most tutorials out there omit this important ingredient. i'm sure a snowglobe made with tap water works fine, but no guarantees that the water stays clear for a long time. i've had my magic bottle e.g. for years now, and the water is still clear as ever!
2. enough glycerin!
make sure you use not just a dash of glycerin, but enough to actually make the glitter flakes float down slowly - it looks more magical!
3. colourful water!
i've been asked if food colouring works with the snowglobes. i do not know, as i have never tried it. but i used green coloured glitter with my newest snowglobe and it made the water turn a little green, which i love!
4. use a platform!
i noticed that most little figures that i wanted to place into my snowglobe were quite short compared to the glass. i glued them onto found objects that work as a platform so now they can be seen and enjoyed much better.
5. try something quirky!
step away from the classical fawn, toadstool and other woodland themes. try something surprising and different. i used a camel next to the pine tree in my newest snow globe creation.
our detailed snow globe tutorial is here and here is a link to our magic bottle tutorial. have fun crafting!!
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