Staff Blogger: Ellen Venema, Rhein Center Assistant Coordinator
There’s something simply magical about a snow globe. Whether they transport you back to a place of childhood innocence and wonder, or just please your decorative eye, snow globes are sure to bring about a smile. Try making one of these rustic renditions with your family this winter.
Here’s what you will need:
First, use the sandpaper to rough-up the underside of the lid and the bottom of your centerpiece so that the glue will have a better hold.
Follow the directions on your glue bottle to adhere your feature object to the underside of the mason jar lid. If necessary/possible, use clamps or clips to hold it in place as it dries for the specified amount of time, probably anywhere from an hour to a day.
After your centerpiece is dry and solidly attached, fill your jar with the glitter, confetti and distilled water. Keep the water level just low enough to allow for displacement by the centerpiece. Be careful, or this could get messy!
Add a splash of glycerin to the water. Just enough, and your snow will fall gracefully. Too much, and your snow will stick to the bottom.
This last step should probably be done over a sink, just in case. Turn your centerpiece upside down, insert it into the jar, and screw the lid on tightly. Adding glue to the inside of the lid may help give you a watertight seal.
Now, simply turn your jar over, and enjoy the snowfall with your family!
What other Christmas decorations are you adorning your home with? Tell us in the comments below.