Holiday DIY: Mason jar snow globe

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Our friend Jackie Sheriff found some vintage mason-jar snow globes and was inspired to make her own, which inspired us to ask her to be our guest blogger for this DIY.

What you’ll need:

  • Medium-sized mason jar
  • Glue gun or glue stick
  • Small figurines or trees
  • Fake powdered snow
  • Scissors
  • Small scoop/tablespoon

You can also use our Snow Globe DIY Kit (pictured below), which includes a limited-edition blue mason jar, four miniature trees, and a package of shimmery ornament flakes.

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STEP ONE

Clean the jars and remove the lids. The bottom of the lid should be facing up since it will be the base of the snow globe.

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STEP TWO

Arrange the trees and figures (if using) to make sure everything fits properly in the closed jar. Take your tree and hot glue gun, and apply enough glue to cover the base of the tree. Place the tree on the lid. Be sure to avoid placing the tree on the sealing compound of the lid (the red band). Press firmly and hold for 10 seconds. Continue this step until you’ve glued all of your trees or figures into place. Let set for a few minutes.

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STEP THREE

While the glue is setting, add about 3 to 5 tablespoons of powdered snow to the jars  you should have no more than an inch at the bottom of the jar, depending on your preference.

If you’re using our Snow Globe DIY Kit, pour in the package of shimmery ornament flakes.

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STEP FOUR

If you’ve used a strong enough adhesive, you can add water to fill the jar. Screw the lid on tight, turn upside down, and shake gently.

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STEP FIVE

You’re done! You can also add ribbon or decorative paper to the jar lid  just measure the width, cut to desired length, and glue to the lid.

Fairgoods is an online shop that sells type and fun gifts that use that type.

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