The holidays are a time to be surrounded by loved ones, enjoy the company of friends, and feast on delicious food. But what about the little guy? What about the one who needs help to open a store-bought gift? No problem! This blog will show you how to make a custom snow globe even if you don’t have any glass or ice. With a few supplies and a little creativity, you can create something special for that particular person in your life.
Materials You’ll Need
The materials you’ll need to make a custom snow globe are:
-A glass jar or container that is at least 8 inches tall and 3 inches in diameter
-Snow or ice
-Cotton cloth or paper towel
-Hot glue gun and hot glue sticks
How to Make a Custom Snow Globe
If you’re like most people, you don’t have any glass or ice on hand to make a custom snow globe. Fear not! You can still make one using simple materials and some creative decorating.
- Start by gathering the necessary supplies. You’ll need a container that will fit your snow globe shape (a jar, an old milk jug, a large bowl), some clear plastic wrap or plastic baggies, a hot glue gun and glue sticks, rocks, or other small objects to fill the Globe with (optional), and white paint or cream-colored acrylic paint if you want to decorate your Globe yourself.
- To make the base of your snow globe, cut a clear plastic wrap or plastic baggie that is big enough to fit inside your chosen container. Place the object you want to be the base of your snow globe inside the wrap, ensuring it’s secure. Then use the hot glue gun to attach the top of the wrap onto the object so that it doesn’t come off when you put your snow globe together later. Make sure there are no significant gaps between the top of the wrap and the object – if there are, use more hot glue to fill them in.
- The fun part comes: filling your snow Globe with snow! If you’re painting it yourself, start by mixing some white paint or cream-colored acrylic paint with water until you get a good consistency for brushing (you
Tips for Making a Better Snow Globe
If you’re planning on making a snow globe this holiday season, you can follow a few tips to make it as perfect as possible.
Start by gathering all of the materials you’ll need. You’ll need glass jars or vases, Styrofoam balls, toothpicks, and clear packing tape. If you don’t have any ice or glass yet, don’t worry! There are many ways to create a snow globe without using any of those items.
To create realistic snow inside your Globe, start by filling each jar or vase with enough water to cover the Styrofoam balls. Freeze them overnight, so they solidify. Once frozen, use the toothpicks to poke small holes in each ball and fill them with clear packing tape. This will help create the look of real snowflakes inside your Globe.
Why not add some Christmas tree ornaments to give your Globe an extra touch of realism? Place them inside the jars before freezing them, and they’ll be sure to bring holiday cheer to every viewing!
The Final Result
If you’re like most people, you don’t have any glass or ice to make a custom snow globe. But don’t worry! You can still make one using some plastic cups and a little craftsmanship.
Cut six cups in half with a sharp knife to make your snow globe. Make sure the cuts are evenly spaced so that the cups form a circle when stacked together. Place one cup in the center of the remaining five cups. Using your fingers, push down on the top of the cup until it fits snugly into the other cups.
Now pour a layer of water into each of the six cups. Snow should fill up to about an inch from the top of each cup. Freeze for four hours or overnight. Once frozen, gently remove each cup from its stack and place it on a flat surface. Use a sharp knife to cut out circles from each cup, being careful not to nick the water-filled center.
First, remove the metal ring from around each circle to assemble your snow globe. Then take one process and slip it over one end of a metal rod (or straw). Attach the other end of the metal rod to another circle that has been cut out slightly larger than the first one (to allow for shrinkage during freezing). Repeat until all processes have been assembled.
Finally, use a brush to apply frosting to each surface of your snow globe. If desired,