Festive DIY Fun: Transform Old Mason Jars Into Snow Globes

Ever brought back a snow globes as a vacation gift? Well today we're showing you how to make your very own. It only takes a few simple steps...

You'll need:

  • a clean Mason jar
  • model trees, figures or a photo
  • laminating foil and laminator for the photo
  • modeling clay
  • superglue
  • decorative snow
  • distilled water
  • glycerol
  • hot glue
  • decorative trim
  • decorative band

Here's how:

1. Mold the modeling clay so that it fits into the lid. Attach it to the inside of the lid using superglue.

2. If you want to use a photo inside your snow globe, you'll need to laminate it and cut the people out.

3. Attach the trees, figure or photo to the modeling clay using superglue.

Spread superglue onto the modeling clay and cover it with decorative snow.

3. Stir the distilled water with some glycerol in the Mason jar and add the decorative snow.

Carefully screw the lid with the figure or photo onto the Mason jar.

4. Before turning the Mason jar upright, glue on the decorative trim below the lid. Also attach some decorative band.

The snow globe containing a photo makes the perfect DIY gift with a personal touch. 

German philosopher Walter Benjamin was a passionate collector of snow globes. If he had known about this easy step-by-step guide, we're sure he'd have much preferred to make his own!

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