I’ve had these DIY Vintage Snow Globes on my mind for years since I found a box of vintage Christmas baubles at an antique/flea market. I kept putting off this particular DIY craft because I thought it might be too involved. Boy, was I wrong.
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Making snow globes is SO easy and takes very little supplies.
DIY Vintage Snow Globes
Making DIY snow globes is easy but it does take a little preparation. Account for epoxy drying and curing time. I prepped and epoxied the baubles one day and then put together the diy vintage snow globes the next day.
- Lint free cloth (or use an old t-shirt)
- Clean jar with a tight fitting lid
- Distilled water
- Epoxy (here is what I used)
- Baubles to be epoxied
- Gently sand surface to be adhered and wipe away dust with a lint free cloth.
- Mix two-part epoxy according to package directions.
- Apply epoxy to surface of the object and place on the inside of the lid.
- Allow to dry and cure according to package directions.
- Fill jar with jar distilled water. Fill almost to the top. Leave enough room for the objects to push up some water when you insert them.
- Add just a drop of glycerin. Glycerin allows the glitter to swirl in the water a bit before settling. Stir to mix.
- Add desired about of glitter. I used about 1-2 teaspoons.
- Turn over lid and insert the objects into the water.
- Screw lid tightly.
- Turn over your diy vintage snow globe and give it a shake!
You can dress up the outside of the jar by adhering ribbons, pom pom fringe, or even stickers. I left mine plain because I love the pops of color from the vintage Christmas baubles and I really wanted those to stand out.
DIY Snow Globe Tips
- That color tree tinted my water blue. Take into consideration items that may bleed into the water.
- Objects appear larger once they are placed into the water and may distort their appearance.
- You can easily add or remove water or add extra glitter if you don’t have enough for your liking.
- Use a larger flake glitter for a prettier effect.
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