For the Love of Primitive Antiques

Handmade Snowglobes

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These were fun to design and make and extremely easy to do!  Just gather together some old or new Christmas ornaments(without any metal attachments), mini figurines, and bottle brush trees or anything thing that you can imagine as long as it is waterproof and can be glued in the confines of the interior diameter of the jar lid.  Next get a Mason, Ball, or even an empty jar out of the fridge and its lid.  Other materials needed are a glycerin, glue gun with plenty of glue sticks, glitter, clear & white silicone in a tube, a glass candle stick holder( I found mine at the local dollar store), purified water, ribbon, bells, and any other type of embellishments.

Gathered supplies

Gathered supplies

Glue items onto the center of the lid, making sure that you glue it to side that will be on the inside of the jar when finished.

Glue items onto the center of the lid, making sure that you glue it to side that will be on the inside of the jar when finished.

Put the lid ring around the candle stick and then glue the candle stick to the bottom of the lid.

Put the lid ring around the candle stick and then glue the candle stick to the bottom of the lid.

Add white silicone around  glued object so it looks like snow, being careful not to get any silicone around the seal. Allow to dry completely.

Add white silicone around glued object so it looks like snow, being careful not to get any silicone around the seal. Allow to dry completely.

Add 2 tbs glitter to jar, also add a few drops of glycerin and about 3/4 full of water.

Add 2 tbs glitter to jar, also add a few drops of glycerin and about 3/4 full of water.

Insert glued object into jar and carefully fill the jar with the water until you can tightly screw down the top without over flowing the water yet making sure the jar is completely full.

Insert glued object into jar and carefully fill the jar with the water until you can tightly screw down the top without over flowing the water yet making sure the jar is completely full.

Using the clear silicone, put a bead around the edge of the lid where it is screwed onto the jar. This helps prevent any leakage.

Using the clear silicone, put a bead around the edge of the lid where it is screwed onto the jar. This helps prevent any leakage.

Use the ribbon and embellishments to decorate the rim of the lid.

Use the ribbon and embellishments to decorate the rim of the lid.

This can be made for all different kinds of occasions just by changing what you put inside the jar.  Have fun and enjoy!

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